The Arc of Northern Virginia Corporate & Community Team Challenge
Join us on Sunday, May 5, 2019 for 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. The Arc of Northern Virginia Corporate & Community Team Challenge is the premier corporate challenge foot race and the area’s only team-based race with teams of 5-7 runners. More details below!
About the 8K Race
For 40 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 8K Course starts at Shelter A at Burke Lake Park (7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA) and continues around the lake to return to Shelter A. The course is partially paved (in the first and last mile), and the dirt path (watch for some rocks and roots!) around the lake is over mildly rolling terrain. The race ends at Shelter A for post-race festivities including food, music, door prizes, chair massages, and children’s activities.
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 to 7 team members for Team Challenge 8K Course. The competition is scored by finish order of runners, not by individual times.
Team Categories include:
Corporate Coed/Corporate All Male/Corporate All Female/Community Open. Note ** Corporate Coed team requires at least 2 females.
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 gift certificates to Metro, Run & Walk
Age Group Categories:
The top two males and females will receive gift certificates to Metro, Run & Walk: under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+
About the 2-Mile Walk
Walking teams can have up to 12 participants and takes place on paved road and is 1 mile in each direction. This is a non-competitive, fun walk and is pet, family, wheelchair and stroller friendly event. Finish times will not be recorded.
Volunteer Opportunities Available!!
Want to be involved, but you’re not a runner? Want to give back to the community, or earn volunteer credit for school? We sure can use your help! Take a look at our volunteer opportunities and lend us a hand!
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.
General Event Information
All team participants receive customized 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 April 15th:
Teams can register after April 15th but they will not be able to get our beautiful customized t-shirts.
All teams will receive a plaque with their team photo a few weeks after the race. Team photos will be begin at 7:00 a.m. on race day morning. Other race day photos will be available via a link sent out after the race.
7:00 Team Photos
8:30 Race Start
10:00 Awards Presentation for Overall Winners and Team Awards
Directions to Parking:
The race starts and ends at Shelter A in Burke Lake Park (7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA). Parking is available at lots in Shelters A and C. Map
2019 TEAMS AND SPONSORS
We would like to thank the following sponsors and teams for joining us for the 2019 Team Challenge:
The Spirit of ArgonST
The Burke Family
The Church Family
Red Six Solutions
Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC
Teams & Team Sponsors:
C&G Carpentry Services, Inc.
The Choice Group
Community Living Alternatives
Rikki Epstein and Ron Shapiro
Job Discovery Inc.
New Editions Consulting Inc.
Shana O’Brien & Family
The Spirit of of PEC
Race Day Sponsor:
As of 4/18/2019
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
Volunteer questions can be directed to: Larry Rockwell
A look at past years race results and photos: