Team Challenge 2023

photo of the legs and feet of a female athlete running down a gravel path between rows of shrubs.

 

About the Race     About the Fun Walk/Roll     General Info     COVID Precautions     Sponsors and Teams     Be A Sponsor     Questions?

 

The Arc of Northern Virginia Corporate & Community Team Challenge

The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Corporate and Community Team Challenge brings together companies and the community to raise important funds to sustain and strengthen its vital programs, services, and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages and their families.  This year, the premier corporate challenge foot race — and the area’s only team-based race with teams of 5-7 runners — will again be held in-person at Burke Lake Park.  More details below!

 

About the 5k Race – 


drawn map shoing the course of the 5k runFor 44 years, this has been Northern Virginia’s premier corporate and community challenge foot race and the area’s only team based race with teams of 5-7 runners.

The 5k Course starts at Shelter C at Burke Lake Park (7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA) and continues out and back, to return to Shelter C.  The course is partially paved and partially on the dirt path (watch for some rocks and roots!) over mildly rolling terrain. The race ends at Shelter C for post-race festivities, including food, music, and an awards ceremony.

Timing:

This race is chip timed by NoVA Race Timing www.novaracetiming.com. Race results will be posted on their website.

Running Teams consist of 5-7 team members for the Team Challenge 5k Course. The competition is scored by finish order of runners, not by individual times.

 

Team Categories include:

• Corporate Coed – (Note: requires at least 2 female team members.)
• Corporate All Male
• Corporate All Female
• Community Open

 

Awards: 

Trophies will be awarded to the top five Corporate All Male, top five Corporate Coed, top four Corporate All Female, and top four Community Open teams.

 

Overall Finish Categories:

The top five men and women will receive Amazon gift cards.

 

Age Group Categories:

The top two males and females in each age group will receive Amazon gift cards: under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+

 

Registration Fees:

Running team ( 5-7 runners):  $500          Individual runner:  $35

All preregistered participants will receive an event t-shirt and a race bib.

Register as a team and receive these additional benefits:
•  Printed event shirts with your team listed on the back (Registration due by May 12th to receive t-shirts)
•  An engraved plaque with your team photo to commemorate your participation

 

Registration will open on Wednesday, February 15th 

Individual Runners:
Click on the button below to register for the 5k Race.

 

 

Running Team Registraton:
Team Captains should download the Team Registration Form, enter your team details,
and email the completed form to: teamchallenge@thearcofnova.org

 

 

Running Team Payment:
Team Registration fees may be paid online by clicking the button below, or by sending a check to:
The Arc of Northern Virginia,
2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200,
Falls Church, VA 22043.

 

If you require an invoice for your company, contact Alyssa Zawicki at: teamchallenge@thearcofnova.org

 

 

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About the 2k Fun Walk or Roll


a drawn map showing the route of the 2k fun walk

 

For those who are not runners we are very happy to welcome everyone who wants to gather for the fun of the event by walking together in-person as a team. And because the course is paved, those who use wheeled forms of mobility can participate as well!  Walking/rolling teams can have up to 10 participants. The 2k Fun Walk/Roll is 1k in each direction, out and back. This category of our Team Challenge event is fun, non-competitive, and pet, family, wheelchair, and stroller friendly. Finish times will not be recorded.

 

Registration Fees:

Walking team ( Up to 10 people):  $500          Individual walker:  $25

All preregistered participants will receive an event t-shirt and bib.

Register as a team and receive these additional benefits:
•  Printed event t-shirts with your team listed on back. (Registration due by May 12th to receive t-shirts)
•  An engraved plaque with your team photo to commemorate your participation

 

Registration will open on Wednesday, February 15th 

Individual Walkers:
Click on the button below to register for the 2k Fun Walk.

 

 

Walking Team Registraton:
Team Captains should download the Team Registration Form, enter your team details,
and email the completed form to: teamchallenge@thearcofnova.org

 

 

Walking Team Payment:
Team Registration fees may be paid online by clicking the button below, or by sending a check to:
The Arc of Northern Virginia,
2755 Hartland Road, Suite 200,
Falls Church, VA 22046.

 

If you require an invoice for your company, contact Alyssa Zawicki at: teamchallenge@thearcofnova.org

 

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Event Sponsorship Opportunities!


Since our first race event more than 40 years ago, we have been fortunate to have the support of generous businesses, corporations, organizations, families, and individuals. Our Team Challenge sponsors, through their contributions to the event, help ensure that the funds raised from this signature event are maximized to support and expand programs and services to the individuals and families we serve. It’s also a great way to associate your name with a highly respected charitable organization and demonstrate your commitment to serving our community.

 

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General Event Information


All team participants will receive commemorative event t-shirts.

 

Packet Pick-Up:

Packet pick up will be announced at a later date. Pick up will also be available on race day morning.

 

Team Registration Due by May 12, 2023:

Teams can register after May 12, but they will not be able to get our beautiful event t-shirts.

 

Team Photographs and Recognition Plaque :

All teams will receive a plaque with their team photo a few weeks after the race. Team photos will be taken beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race day morning.

 

Other race day photos will be available via a link sent out after the race.

 

Event Schedule

7:30   Team Photos

9:00   Race Start

10:00 Awards Presentation for Overall Winners and Team Awards

 

Directions to Parking:

The race starts and ends at Shelter C in Burke Lake Park (7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA). Parking is available at lots in Shelters A and C. Map

 

Join the community and stay connected:

Follow The Arc of Northern Virginia on Facebook and Twitter!  Join our Team Challenge 5K Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thearcofnova.team.challenge. Post pics of your warm-up routine, starting your run/walk, crossing the finish line, and celebrating with your team.  Use the hashtag #RaceForInclusion to share with the community.

 

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COVID Precautions 


We continue to monitor the developments related to COVID-19, and if necessary, we will release a summary of needed coronavirus safety precautions. 

 

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2022 TEAMS AND SPONSORS


We would like to thank the following sponsors and teams who registered and participated in last year’s Team Challenge events: 

 

Platinum Sponsor*:

 

Spirit of ArgonST logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Premier Sponsor*:

MAXISIQ company logo

 

 

 

 

Silver Sponsors*:

Lockheed Martin

Paradigm Companies

Red Six

 

Bronze Sponsors*:

The Burke Family

Community Systems, Inc. Virginia

enCircle

McCandlish Lillard

 

Champion Sponsors*:

Capital One

Chartis Federal

Community Concepts, Inc.

Community Visions, LLC

The Connally Family

Electrosoft

Rikki Epstein & Ron Shapiro

Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC

New Editions Consulting, Inc.

Mark & Helen Russell

Skjei Telecom, Inc.

Michael & Karen Thomas – Team Drew

UnitedHealthcare

Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas

 

Team Sponsors*: 

The Creswick Family
The Harbitter Family Fund

 

Race Warm-up Sponsor: 

Gerard Rugel, Attorney at Law

 

Additional Teams*: 

Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
FreshEye Innovative Solutions
L’Arche GWDC
Shana O’Brien & Family
Parsons Corporation
ROCS Grad Staffing
Special Olympics
St. John’s Community Services
Team Maddox
United Bank

 

*(includes running and walking teams)

 

List complete as of COB 4/21/2022 

 

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Questions? Just Ask!


Team, registration, and race logistic questions can be directed to: Alyssa Zawicki, Race Coordinator

Sponsorship, team payment, and donation questions can be directed to: Howard Stregack, Director of Development

 

 

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