Team Challenge 2020

Team Challenge Virtual 5K Race

 

About the Race        About the Walk        General Info        2020 Sponsors and Teams        Be A Sponsor        Questions?

 

The Arc of Northern Virginia Corporate & Community Team Challenge Goes VIRTUAL

The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Corporate and Community Team Challenge that brings together companies and community to raise important funds to sustain and strengthen its vital programs, services, and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This year, the premier corporate challenge foot race and the area’s only team-based race with teams of 5-7 runners goes virtual, and includes more opportunities for individual runners and for walkers to particpate and compete as a team. More details below!

 

About the 5K Race


 

What is a virtual 5K?

A virtual 5K is a race that you complete where ever you would like. Choose your own route in your neighborhood or favorite park. Then run or jog the distanceand record your time to complete the virtual run. You are “competing” against other runners who are also running their own routes and recording their time.

 

How to join in the fun:

1. Register for the virtual run.
2. Receive your race package (T-shirt and race bib) in the mail. It will be shipped to the address you provide at registration.
3. Complete your virtual run any time between Friday, September 4 and 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
4. Post your result to the online race page.
5. Join us for the LIVE race awards program online Sunday, September 13, 2020.

 

Why switch to a virtual 5K?

First of all, there’s the safety factor. A virtual race allows the event to continue while still following physical distancing guidelines. But an even greater benefit is the flexibility a virtual event offers you, the participant. You can run when you want, where you want, and how you want. You can even use a treadmill and run at home if you prefer!

 

But physical distancing doesn’t mean isolating. There’s a virtual community in it with you. Share how you are training, why you’re running for people with disabilities, and then post your finishing photos online using the hashtag #RaceForInclusion.

 

Selecting a course:

Selecting a good course is a very important part of having a successful virtual run. If you need help, some suggested course ideas will be shared when you register for the event. We also suggest running your race day course for warmups or practice prior to the race window. You want to make sure there are no dangerous road crossings, heavy traffic on roads, or other hazzards if you’re running a trail. Using apps to record your distance can help make sure you get the most accurate time possible.

Do I use a specific race app to clock my time and distance?

An app is not required. You are welcome to use whatever tool you wish to record your time.

 

Posting your results:

Upon registration, you will be sent a link with a survey where you can post your results. Share your results on social media using the hashtag #RaceForInclusion.

 

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 to 7 runners):  $500          Individual runner:  $35

 

Registration Now Open! 

 

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About the Team Distance Walk


 

What is a virtual distance walk?

A virtual distance walk is one that you complete where ever you would like, and your distance is combined with others on your team, resulting in your total team distance. Walking teams can have up to 10 participants. Each participant chooses one day during the event window that they will do their walk. On this day, the participant records their distance for that one walk.  Individual walkers will report their distances, and compiled to determine the final team results.  This is meant to be a fun walk, one that is pet, family, wheelchair and even stroller friendly!

 

How to join in the fun:

1. Register for the distance walk.
2. Receive your race package in the mail. It will be shipped to the address you provide at registration.
3. Complete your distance walk any time between Friday, September 4 and 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 12, 2020.
4. Post your distance to the online walk page.
5. Join us for the LIVE race awards program online Sunday, September 13, 2020.

 

Why switch to a virtual walk?

First of all, there’s the safety factor. A virtual walk allows the event to continue while still following physical distancing guidelines. But an even greater benefit is the flexibility a virtual event offers you, the participant. You can walk when you want, where you want, and how you want. You can even use a treadmill and walk at home if you prefer!

 

But physical distancing doesn’t mean isolating. There’s a virtual community in it with you. Share how you are training, why you’re walking for people with disabilities, and then post your finishing photos online using the hashtag #RaceForInclusion.

 

Selecting a course:

Selecting a good course is a very important part of having a successful and fun walk. If you need help, some suggested course ideas will be shared when you register for the event. We also suggest walking your race day course for warmups or practice prior to the event window. You want to make sure there are no dangerous road crossings, heavy traffic on roads, or other hazzards if you’re walking a trail. Using apps to record your distance can help make sure you get the most accurate results possible.

 

Do I use a specific app to clock my time and distance?

An app is not required. You are welcome to use whatever tool you wish to record your time.

 

Posting your results:

Upon registration, you will be sent a link with a survey where you can post your results. Share your results on social media using the hashtag #RaceForInclusion.

 

Registration Fees:

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

 

Registration Now Open! 

 

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Event Sponsorship Opportunities!


Since our first race event 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 at the same time demonstrate your commitment to serving our community.

 

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General Event Information


All team participants will receive customized event t-shirts.

 

Packet Delivery:

Packets containing T-shirt and race bib will be mailed to registered participants.  You should receive your packet in the mail prior to September 4th, the first day of the race window.

 

Team Registration Due by August 17th:

Teams can register after August 17th but they will not be able to get our beautiful  customized t-shirts.

 

Team Photographs and Recognition Plaque :

We are asking teams to make arrangements to take a team photo.  This can be done via a Zoom meeting with all participants in their video boxes, or in-person but properly socially-distanced.  Be creative and fun, but safe.  When you submit your team photo, we will include it on the recogniton plaque to be delivered after the race event.

 

Event Schedule

September 4th:  First day to record your individual race time, or walk distances

September 12:  Deadline to finish your race or walk is 12:00 noon.

September 13:  Race results Awards Presentation Ceremony:  Live, online.  Time and details TBA

Join the community and stay connected:

Follow The Arc of Northern Virginia on Facebook and Twitter! Upon registration, you will receive a link to our private Team Challenge 5K Facebook group. Throughout the next few months, we will be posting challenges, work outs and fun activities to engage in at home!

 

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2020 TEAMS AND SPONSORS


We would like to thank the following sponsors and teams for joining us for the 2020 Team Challenge: 

Platinum Sponsors*:

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Spirit of ArgonST logo

 

Gold Sponsor:

 

Silver Sponsors*:

Lockheed Martin
Paradigm Companies

 

Bronze Sponsors*:

The Burke Family
Parsons
Red Six Solutions

 

ALLY Sponsors*:

New Editions Consulting Inc.

 

Team Sponsors*:

Rikki Epstein & Ron Shapiro

 

Virtual “Finish Line” Sponsors*:

Tuck Technologies

 

Virtual “Starting Horn” Sponsors*:

 

Virtual “Race Warm-up” Sponsors*:

Moms In Motion
Gerard Rugel, Attorney at Law

 

Additional Teams*: 

Chartis Federal
Electrosoft
FreshEye Innovative Solutions
L’Arche Greater Washington, D.C.
Running 4 Independent Living
The Spirit of PEC
Syndicat NOVA
Team Drew
Team Maddox

*(includes running and walking teams)

 

List complete as of 7/30/2020 

 

Questions? Just Ask!


Team, registration, and race logistic questions can be directed to: Diane Monnig

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

 

 

A look at past years race results and photos:


2019 Team Challenge

2019 Race Results

2019 Race Photos

2018 Team Challenge

2018 Race Results 

2018 Team Photos

2017 Team Challenge

2017 Race Results  

2017 Race Photos

 

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