Teams | Great Bay 5K | Race for a Healthy Estuary & Great Bay 55K Challenge

5K In-Person: October 30, 2021 at 9am

Greenland/Stratham, NH

Virtual 5K & 55K Challenge: October 1 – 30, 2021

 

Team Competition

 

Being part of a team, whether a group of friends or family, a running club or a group from where you work, makes training and racing more fun! So put your team together and sign up to race the Great Bay 5K | Race for a Healthy Estuary and the Great Bay 55K Challenge!

Team Registration

When you register online for the Great Bay 5K or Great Bay 55K Challenge, select the name of your team, or add a new team name if your team is not already on the list. If you forgot to register for a team online, please contact the race director at gb5k@greatbaystewards.org to add your name to a team.

No need to sign up for the Female and Male Team Competitions or the New England Oyster Cup Competition. Teams with 5 women and/or 5 men and participating in the 5K will automatically be entered into the Women Team Competition and/or the Male Team Competition. Teams with 3 women AND 3 men participating in the 5K will automatically be entered into the New England Oyster Cup Competition.

New England Oyster Cup Competition

This is a special competition for mixed teams comprised of at least 3 men and 3 women participating in the 5K. Scoring will be based on chip time for the fastest 3 women and fastest 3 men on each team, and the team with the overall fastest time will win the coveted “New England Oyster Cup” trophy, plus bragging rights as the fastest mixed running team in New England! Each member of the six person winning team will also receive an individual award.

The winning team can celebrate their victory with a $500 cash award.

Team Captain

Each team with 10 or more members must have a designated captain. The first person who registers for a team is, by default, the team captain. If another registered runner should be listed as the Team Captain, please contact the Race Director at gb5k@greatbaystewards.org and provide the correct information.

Team captains must submit their team name or logos to the Race Director at gb5k@greatbaystewards.org no later than October 1. The logos must be high-resolution JPGs. Missing the deadline will mean your team’s race shirts will not have your team logo. Only the team name will be printed on the shirts.

If Team Members do not pick up their Team shirts during early packet pickup or on race day, all remaining Team shirts will be at the finish area where Team Captains or a designated Team member can pick up the remaining Team shirts.

Team Awards

Teams can qualify for the following awards: 

  • Female and Male Team Awards: Pizza and beer party for 30 people
  • New England Oyster Cup (if a member of a mixed team with at least 3 men and 3 women): Special Oyster Cup trophy
  • Individual team members are eligible to win the following individual runner awards:
    • 1st, 2nd or 3rd place male or female overall: $100, $50 or $25
    • If she and/or he breaks the NH “All Comers” 5K record: $1,000!
    • The MacKenzie Mile (male and female): $50
    • Individual Age Group award: a unique trophy
    • Individual Age Graded Award: $200

    Go to the TEAM page for full team details.

Team Member Shirt and Bib Pickup

There are several options to receive your Great Bay 5K race shirt, Great Bay 55K Challenge hat and your race bib. For an additional $10 fee, registrants can choose to have these items sent to your home by mail. Otherwise, packet pick-up for all participants is as follows:  

If your team is receiving custom race shirts, they are available for pickup on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 2pm – 6pm at the Barn at the Great Bay Discovery Center, 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH. They will also be available on race day, Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 7am – 9am at Stratham Hill Park. Team shirts not picked up will be forwarded to the finish area where the Team captain or a designated Team member can pick up all remaining Team shirts.

Team Photos

Every team can get a FREE team photo at the race, which will be available on the Great Bay 5K website after the race. 

Team photos will be taken on race morning in the Registration/Packet Pickup area at Stratham Hill Park. Look for the sign for Team Photos. 

Forgot to Sign Up for a Team?

No worries. Runners who registered already but who did not sign up for a team at that time can still do so. Please contact the Race Director at gb5k@greatbaystewards.org  and ask to be added to a specific team and your guaranteed team shirt. Deadline is October 14 to guarantee a customized Team shirt.

Team Size

Your team can be as small or large as you want it to be. There are only minimum size requirements if you want to compete for awards.

To be entered automatically into the Female Team Competition and/or Male Team Competition, your team must have at least 5 women and/or 5 men racing in the 5K.

To be entered automatically into the New England Oyster Cup Competition, your team must have at least 3 woman AND 3 men participating in the 5K.

Great Bay 5K and Great Bay 55K Challenge teams of 10 or more participants will received customized shirts with either the team name or logo on the back. If you registered only for the Great Bay 55K Challenge, you will have to purchase a shirt. Please note, a team can be a combination of 5K and 55K Challenge participants, but only 5K participants are eligible for team competition awards.

Want customized shirts but don’t have enough team members? You can always order additional shirts, using this form, for an additional $15.

NOTE: A team member is eligible to be a part of both the Team Competition and the New England Oyster Cup Competition, as well as all individual awards.

Female and Male Team Competitions

Each team must have at least 5 women and/or 5 men participating in the 5K to be eligible for this competition.

Scoring is based on points allocated for how each of the top 5 team members finish in their gender/age groups: A 1st place age group finisher earns 1 point; 2nd place earns 2 points, etc. The lowest total score wins.

No tie breakers. If more than one team has the same lowest score, teams will share the glory of being tied as winning teams.

Each winning team in each category will earn a complimentary pizza party for 30 people.

Pizza party locations will be announced at the Award Ceremony after the Great Bay 5K | Race for a Healthy Estuary is complete.

Team Race Shirts

Teams with 10 or more members can order customized team race shirts with your team name or logo!

Great Bay 5K and Great Bay 55K Challenge teams of 10 or more participants will received customized shirts with either the team name or logo on the back. If you registered only for the Great Bay 55K Challenge, you will have to purchase a shirt. Shirts are $15 each. If ordering Women’s shirts, please order one to two sizes up as they run small. Use this form to order shirts.

Important: The deadline for ordering Team shirts is October 1, 2021.

Team Race Hats for the GB55K Challenge

We are not offering customized team race hats in 2021. Your Great Bay 55K Challenge registration includes one hat. You can order extra hats for family and friends by using this form.

Race Bib

Bibs will be available for pickup on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 2pm to 6pm at the Barn at the Great Bay Discovery Center and Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 7am – 9am at Stratham Hill Park.

Each race bib is good for one beer or cider and oysters at participating sponsors. Bring your race bib to any of the sponsors from on October 30 and 31, 2021. 

Team Tent

If your team is one of the 3 largest to have preregistered for the Great Bay 5K, you can set up your team tent just beyond the finish line at the Great Bay Discovery Center for a post-race team meet-up. Directions for setting up your tent will be provided to your team captain prior to the race.