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!


Running Team , Walking Team, and Individual Registration NOW OPEN!!

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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.


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+


About the 2K 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.


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


Platinum Sponsors­* – 

        iomaxis logo     Spirit of ArgonST logo

Gold Sponsors – 


Silver Sponsors­* –

Don Beyer Volvo-Kia
Lockheed Martin
Paradigm Companies


Bronze Sponsors* – 

Anthem HealthKeepers Plus
BIT Systems
The Burke Family
Volunteers of America Chesapeake


ALLY Sponsors* –  

Changeis, Inc.
The Church Family
Hale Ball Carlson Baumgartner Murphy, PLC
Key Center School
Key Private Bank
Members Trust Company
Skjei Telecom


Team Sponsors – 

The Egan Family
Merrill Lynch
Rikki Epstein & Ron Shapiro
Shana O’Brien & Family 


Water Station/End-of-Race Beverage Sponsors –  

Community Residences, Inc.
Magellan Complete Care of Virginia
Steve & Christine Plummer
Tuck Technologies


Registration Table Sponsor –  

Good Neighbor Community Services


Awards Table Sponsor –  

American Road & Transportation Builders Association


Kids Fun Zone Sponsor –  

Brain Injury Services


Milemarker Sponsors –  

Community Concepts, Inc.
Scott & Patty Dulman
Gerard Rugel, Attorney at Law


Additional Teams Fielded by –

Chartis Federal
Chimes Virginia
The Choice Group
Dynalectric Company
Lutheran Family Services of Virginia, Inc.
New Editions Consulting
Northrop Grumman
The Spirit of PEC
Sprint Business
Team Drew
The Arc of Northern Virginia


*Includes running/walking teams

As of 4/27/2018



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