5K/10K/25K Teams

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Team competition is available for the 25K, 10K and 5K Run with five team categories:

  • Corporate
  • Speed
  • Military
  • Public Safety
  • USATF

Team Competition Information
  • Team registration must be completed online with all team members registered by Tuesday, May 5 at 11:59p (edt)
  • Individuals may compete on only one team.
  • All team members must be 18 years of age on race day
  • All team members must compete in the same distance event
  • USATF and Public Safety (Police, Fire, etc.) team fees only are waived; individual fees required
  • Military team and participant fees are waived
  • Military participants must be on a team to have the participant fee waived

Course Information
  • 25K - 8:30a Start
  • 10K - 7:40a Start
  • 5K - 7:00a Start 
  • Start on Monroe Avenue at Lyon Street
  • Finish on Ottawa Avenue at Lyon Street
  • Find your pace per mile sign and enter through gate to line up

Event Information
  • Late registration for teams is NOT available on Friday, May 8 or Saturday, May 9 (EVENT DAY). Individuals may register on Friday, May 8, however, individuals cannot be attached to a team after Tuesday, May 5 at 11:59p (edt)
  • No Team Roster changes will be accepted after Tuesday, May 5 at 11:59p (edt)
  • Event Check-in will be available on Friday, May 8 from 11a-8p at the Sports & Fitness Expo. 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids and on Saturday, May 9 beginning at 6a, DeVos Place
  • Gear Check will be available at Event Day Hospitality in DeVos Place and only Team members are allowed.  Please arrange a separate location to meet with family and friends prior to and after the event.  However, Event Day Hospitality is available for purchase for friends and family to join team members
  • Trophies are given to the top three teams and the individual members will receive medals

Questions?  Email the Team Coordinator


CORPORATE
Division One: < 1,000 employees
Division Two: 1,000 – 2,500 employees
Division Three: 2,500+ employees
  • Employees with a minimum of 20 hours (excluding consultants, retirees, or spouses)
  • 5 – 10 runners per team
  • All team members must be 18 years of age on race day
  • Sponsor may enter as many teams as desired.
  • Must register as 25K, 10K or 5K runner (no Clydesdales)
  • The top five finishers will count toward the team’s score. Teams with fewer than five finishers will be disqualified
  • Scoring is based on each runner within his/her age group on each team. The team with the lowest score wins
  • Trophies awarded to the top three teams in each division in all 3 races. In addition, medals will be awarded to all team members

SPEED
  • Minimum of five and no more than 10 runners per team
  • All team members must be 18 years of age on race day
  • Team members do not have to be employees of one company
  • The top five finishers will count toward the team’s score. If the team does not have five finishers, it will be disqualified
  • Scoring is based on the combined times of the top five finishers on each team

MILITARY (All Fees Waived)
  • All members must be active, reserve, retired or former members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • All team members must be 18 years of age on race day
  • Minimum of five and no more than 10 runners per team
  • The top five finishers count toward the team’s score. If the team does not have five finishers, it will be disqualified
  • Scoring is based on the combined times of the top five finishers on each team

PUBLIC SAFETY (Team Fee Only Waived/Individual Fees Required)
  • Minimum of five and no more than 10 runners per team
  • All team members must be 18 years of age on race day
  • Team members do not have to be employees of one company.  However, you must be employed by a public safety organization (i.e. police department, fire department, etc.)
  • The top five finishers will count toward the team’s score. If the team does not have five finishers, it will be disqualified
  • Scoring is based on the combined times of the top five finishers on each team

USATF
  • The USA Team Championship title will be awarded to the first place national club team and association club team
  • The maximum number of team members is unlimited
  • Male teams must have a minimum of five runners who will be scored on aggregate time.
  • Female teams must have a minimum of three runners who will be scored on aggregate time
  • No team registration fee for USATF teams is required
  • All members must be individually registered to run with a 2019 USATF membership number
  • Only available for the 25K distance event