Running Teams

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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.

Team Scoring

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.

Team Size

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.

FAQs

I registered by myself. Can I still join a team?

Do the half marathons at Ultras events have a team option?

How do I get my team discount?

The race is sold out. Can I still join my team?

If you register with a team, are you also eligible to place in the single runner category?

Questions or Comments?

  • Kaelee Clifford says:

    Hi Kay – Yes, runners can add themselves to a team after registering by following these instructions:

    1. Sign In to RunSignUp
    2. Go to your Profile
    3. Click Manage Registration
    4. Click Team from the menu option
    5. Share, update details, and manage your Group/Team from here

    • Yogi D says:

      Kaelee,

      3 of us friends have registered as a team (Team Asha) but would like to join another group of friends who also created a team (Sloth Sumber Party) unbeknownst to us. How can we change our teams? Thank you.

      • Kaelee Clifford says:

        Hi Yogi – You can change to another team by following the same directions:
        1. Sign In to RunSignUp
        2. Go to your Profile
        3. Click Manage Registration
        4. Click Team from the menu option
        5. Share, update details, and manage your Group/Team from here

  • Kaelee Clifford says:

    Hi Cathy – Yep! You will complete as an individual and on your team.

  • Kaelee Clifford says:

    Hi Magnolia – Unfortunately, no, unless you are able to find a bib for sale from a runner who can no longer make it.

  • Kaelee Clifford says:

    Hi Liz – The team refunds were not issued at the expo. The refund is issued to the card you used to register with. I am checking to see if the refunds have been processed for Great Smoky Mountains – if they haven’t they will be within the week.

  • Kaelee Clifford says:

    Hi Beani – We do not have a team option for the ultra events, just the half marathon series.

  • Marlyn says:

    Find a team

  • Kaelee Clifford says:

    Hi Andie – You can add yourself to a team by following these instructions:
    1. Sign In to RunSignUp
    2. Go to your Profile
    3. Click Manage Registration
    4. Click Team from the menu option
    5. Share, update details, and manage your Group/Team from here

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