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, October 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
  • Packet Pickup is moving outside to CALDER PLAZA351 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (between Lyon St and Michigan Ave)
    - Thursday, October 21, 3-7p
    - Friday, October 22 - 11-8p
  • Individuals may register until October 22 at 5p at home then come down to pick up their packet, however, individuals cannot be attached to a team after Tuesday, October 5 at 11:59p (edt)
  • No Team Roster changes will be accepted after Tuesday, October 5 at 11:59p (edt)
  • Trophies are given to the top three teams and the individual members will receive medal and will be mailed in and around 30 business days following the event

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