In addition to our top male and female runner trophies, we have a few other challenges in store!
1. We’re bringing back the Academic Team Challenge! Last year, we invited academic institutions to declare a team (made up of residents, faculty, alumni, or just fans!) to compete for a $1,000 in scholarship money, a trophy, and bragging rights! Six institutions signed up: Rigshospitalet, UC Davis, UAB, University of Wisconsin Badgers, Washington University St. Louis, and the Mayo Clinic. The top three times from each team were averaged into a single “Top Team Time.” We’re not sure if Team Mayo’s sharp blue shirts were a contributing factor, but they sure looked great as they took first place with a Top Team Time of 20:35! Who will challenge Team Mayo this year? Why not your institution? There is no charge to declare a team (other than the usual registration fee paid by each runner). Academic teams who are interested in competing this year just need to complete a quick form – contact us for more information!
2. NEW THIS YEAR... we’re also adding a Corporate Team Challenge! Your company can declare a team for no charge (other than the usual registration fee that each runner pays) to compete for the esteemed title and a trophy! To score, we will take the top three times from each team and average them into a “Top Team Time.” Our sponsor companies (Varian, Elekta, Northwest Medical Physics Center, Sun Nuclear, and DLL) are automatically registered in this contest! If your company is not a sponsor, you can declare a team by completing a simple form – contact us for more information. Runners will need to identify themselves as being on the corporate team to qualify.
Questions? We’re happy to help! Visit www.ROI5K.com for more information, or contact us to learn more about the challenges, or for any other race questions.