Catalyst Community Challenge

Catalyst Community Challenge

Friendly, spirited competition for walkers and runners alike!

Teams are free this year! All teams can consist of family, friends, neighbors and/or co-workers. Train together. Succeed together. Celebrate together!

This friendly, spirited competition will serve as a catalyst for individuals in groups who want to motivate and support one another through the winter as they prepare for the May 8 Borgess Run for the Health of it!


Categories:

Running Division

Running teams can participate in the 5K Run, 10K Run and Half Marathon.

Spirit Walk Division

A Walk team participates in the 5K Walk and the team with the most spirit wins!


Running Competition:

Guidelines
  • Team scoring competition will be in the 5K Run, the 10K Run or the Half Marathon. All members of a team must be in the same race.
  • There is no cost for any team. Team members pay regular registration fees.
  • Runners may compete for only one team.
  • A running team may have no fewer than 3 participants and as many as 5 participants.
  • All members of a team must sign up AT THE SAME TIME. No changes can be made after signing up a team.
  • Teams may be coed.
Scoring
  • For each running team, the top three finishers, according to their place in their age division, will be combined for that team’s race score.
  • The running team with the lowest score wins.
  • In case of a tie, the team’s next non-scoring runner with the highest place in his/her age division will be used as the tiebreaker.
Awards
  • Running awards, in the form of plaques or trophies, will be given to the top three teams in each race (5K, 10K and Half Marathon).
  • Medals will be given to the members of the 1st place running teams.
  • When scoring is complete, awards will be available at the awards Tent in Tent City. If not complete on race day, the winners will be notified and publicized on the website.
Team Photos
  • Photos will be taken at the Catalyst Community Challenge photo area in Tent City between 9 and 11 am.

Spirit Competition:

Guidelines
  • Team Spirit competition will be in the 5K Walk.
  • There is no cost for a Spirit Team. Team members pay regular registration fees.
  • A walking team may have no fewer than 5 participants; there is no upper limit.
  • Each team must carry a team sign, which will be provided.
  • Teams may be coed.
Scoring
  • In the 5K Walk, which is not timed or scored, the team with the most spirit wins.
  • Teams will be judged during the walk at the corner of Nazareth Road and the entrance to Nazareth campus.
  • Spirit, through attire and actions, must be displayed at that time.
Awards
  • Spirit awards, in the form of plaques or trophies, will be given to the tope three teams in the 5K Walk.
  • Certificates will go to members of the 1st place Spirit Team.
  • When scoring is complete, awards will be available at the Awards Tent in tent City. If not complete on race day, the winners will be notified and publicized on the website.
Team Photos
  • There will be an opportunity for a team photo at the time of judging (corner of Nazareth Road and the entrance to the Nazareth campus)
  • Photos will be taken at the Catalyst Community Challenge photo area in Tent City between 9 and 11 am.

How to Register Teams:

Registration — Competitive Running Divisions

NOTE: ALL TEAM MEMBERS MUST REGISTER AT THE SAME TIME IN THE COMPETITIVE RUNNING DIVISION

  1. When registering for a Run on SignMeUp, under “Please select a category,” choose 3 to 5 person team in the race of your choice.
  2. On the 3rd page of regisgtration, enter your team name.
  3. Fill out registration form
  4. At the end of the form, click “Add group member” to register other team members. You may register a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 team members
  5. Once all group members have been added, click “Proceed to checkout.”
Registration — 5K Walk Spirit Teams
  • Turn in team name to Cheryl@borgessrun.com.
  • Provide a team roster by April 24 to Cheryl@borgessrun.com

Team Competition Contact Information:

Phone: 269-345-1913 or toll free 877-255-2447
Email: Cheryl@borgessrun.com
Address: Borgess Run, 261 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Ste L400, Kalamazoo, MI 49007