Team Challenge

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 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+



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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.




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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!


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Race Sponsorships

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.

Photographs :

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.

Event Schedule

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







2018 8K Course Map









We would like to thank the following sponsors and teams for joining us for the 2019 Team Challenge: 


Platinum Sponsor:

The Spirit of ArgonST


Gold Sponsor:



Silver Sponsors:

Lockheed Martin
Paradigm Companies


Bronze Sponsors:

The Burke Family
The Church Family
Red Six Solutions
Volunteers of America Chesapeake


ALLY Sponsors:

Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC
Skjei Telecom


Teams & Team Sponsors:

C&G Carpentry Services, Inc.
Changeis, Inc.
Chartis Federal
The Choice Group
Community Living Alternatives
Dynalectric Company
Rikki Epstein and Ron Shapiro
Job Discovery Inc.
Merrill Lynch
New Editions Consulting Inc.
Shana O’Brien & Family
The Spirit of of PEC
Sprint Business
Syndicat NOVA
Team Drew
Tuck Technologies
United Bank


Race Day Sponsor:

Capstone Chiropractic LLC
Hess Plastic Surgery
Key Private Bank
Gerard Rugel, Attorney at Law



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:

2018 Race Results 

2018 Team Photos

2017 Race Results  

2017 Race Photos