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!

Team Competition Benefits

No minimum team size (unless competing for awards)
You can be a member of a Male, Female, or Mixed team
FREE team photos at the race
Team name or logo on your race shirts (minimum 10 runners)
3 largest teams can set up a team tent at the finish
Winning Male, Female, and Mixed teams earn a pizza party for 30 people!
Win the New England Oyster Cup in a special mixed-team competition

 

Team Size

Your team can be as small or large as you want it to be. There are only minimum size requirements (5 members or more) if you want to compete for awards.

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. Photo details will be provided to your team captain prior to the race.

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.

Team Captain

Each team with 10 or more members must have a designated captain. Racers can identify themselves as the team captain when they register online.

Captains will be responsible for picking up the race packets for their entire team on Friday, October 25 between 3-7 PM at a location to be determined. There will be no regular team pick-up on race day.

Team captains must submit their team name or logos to info@gb5k.org no later than September 30. The logos must be high-resolution JPGs. Missing the deadline will mean your team’s race shirts will not have your team name or logo.

What Can Teams Win?

Teams can qualify for the following awards: 

  • 1st, 2nd or 3rd place male or female overall: $200, $150 or $100
  • The MacKenzie Mile (male and female): $50
  • Individual Age Group award: a unique trophy
  • Team award (Male, Female, and Mixed teams): Pizza party for 30
  • New England Oyster Cup (if a member of a mixed team with at least 3 men and 3 women): Special Oyster Cup trophy
  • And if she and/or he breaks the NH “All Comers” 5K record: $1,000!
Team Race Shirts

Teams with 10 or more members can have their team name or logos on their race shirts! If your team has fewer than 10 members, you can reach the minimum by purchasing extra shirts for $15.00 each. The deadline for registering for team shirts and ordering extra shirts is September 26. Check back here for a link to where extra shirts can be ordered.

Team Awards

To compete for awards, each team must have at least 5 members. The categories are Male, Female and Mixed. The mixed team must have a minimum of 2 women and 2 men. Scoring is based on points allocated for how each of the top 5 team members (including at least 2 women on the mixed team) finishes in their age group: A 1st place age group finisher earns 1 point, 2nd place earns 2 points, etc. The lowest score wins. Ties will be broken by counting the number of 1st place age group finishes on each team. The winning team in each category will earn a free pizza party (pizza and non-alcoholic beverages) for up to 30 people. Location to be announced.

New England Oyster Cup

This is a special competition for mixed teams comprised of at least 3 men and 3 women. Scoring will be based on chip time for each team member, and the team with the overall fastest time will win the coveted “New England Oyster Cup” trophy, plus bragging rights as the fasted mixed running team in New England!

Team Registration

When you register online for the Great Bay 5K, select the name of your team, or add a new team name if your team is not already on the list.

Choose whether you will compete on a Male, Female, or Mixed team.

Mixed team members can compete for the Mixed Team award and the New England Oyster Cup.

No need to sign up for the New England Oyster Cup. If your team has at least 3 men and 3 women, you will be automatically considered for this award.