How Teams Work
Register for a half marathon as a qualifying team and run with the support of your friends. The more the merrier!
Registering as a Team
Most of our half marathons offer a team registration option. There are no relays, but there is a team prize to compete for. Runners on a team of 6 or more will each receive a special swag item (formerly a $10 discount*) and the team will be automatically entered in the team category.
The 1st person to register will create the team name. All other team members must use the same team name to receive the discount. You will register as a team, but pay full price for registration. The $10 will be refunded to each member of a team at the expo (or included with your bib, if you are having it shipped), as long as your team has between 6 and 12 members.
Please be considerate when choosing a team name. Any name team names we deem offensive will be changed to “Team A,” “Team B” etc.
*Military and promotional entries can count towards a team, but are not eligible for the $10 refund.
Teams will be scored similarly to cross country scoring. All runners in the team category will be placed according to their finish time. We will add up the placing for the top 5 runners from each team and the team with the lowest score will win. At least 6 members must finish for the team to score.
Eligible teams are between 6 and 12 people, but only the 5 fastest runners will be part of the score. Any other runners on your team can act as pushers or displacers. Teams with more than 12 members will not be elegible for bonus swag/discounts.
I registered by myself. Can I still join a team?
Yes, you can add yourself to a team by following these instructions:
- Sign In to RunSignUp
- Go to your Profile
- Click Manage Registration
- Click Team from the menu option
- Share, update details, and manage your Group/Team from here
Do the half marathons at Ultras events have a team option?
They do not. Only half marathons that are part of the National Park Half Marathons series have teams.
How do I get my team discount?
Discounts for team members are issued soon after race day for pre-2020 races. For races occurring after January 1, 2020 runners will receive a special swag item on race weekend.
The race is sold out. Can I still join my team?
If you're already registered you can updated your registration to join a team.
If you're not yet registered you won't be able to join a team unless you're able to find a bib for sale from a runner who can no longer make it.
If you register with a team, are you also eligible to place in the single runner category?
Yep! You'll complete as an individual and on your team.