Congratulations to the 2021 Runner’s Alley Team, which took home the New England Oyster Cup again this year! We also congratulate Runner’s Alley for taking first place in the Female Team Competition and the New England 65-Plus Runner’s Club for taking first in the Men’s Team competition. Click on each category or here for overall results (interested in all past results? Find them here!).
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 email@example.com to add your name to a team.
New England Oyster Cup Competition
The winning team can celebrate their victory with a $250 cash award.
Team captains must submit their team name or logos to the Race Director at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 AND a $250 prize!
- The team with the most members will win a $250 prize
- Individual team members are also eligible to win individual runner awards!
Team Member Shirt and Bib Pickup
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.
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.
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. Use this form to order shirts.
Important: The deadline for ordering Team shirts is October 2, 2022.
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 29 or 30, 2022.
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