Team challenge

(March 26-May 19)

Our Team Challenge encourages co-workers, church members, families, fitness groups, and schools to unite in support of healthy living, another important YMCA focus. Corporate, Community, and School Team Captains recruit employees, family and friends to join their Run! Ballantyne team and earn participation and volunteer points for their team during this 8-week challenge. Team Captains are influential ambassadors for our race and will communicate important team-related information to team members.

NOTE: Teams have a separate Packet Pick Up process than individuals. Please review our Packet Pick Up tab for more details.

Team Registration

Team Name List

Click Here to see current teams

Community Team Division

To register your company as a Run! Ballantyne Community Team, click link below:


Corporate Team Division

Division 1 1-25 local employees
Division 2 26-99 local employees
Division 3 100+ local employees

To register your company as a Run! Ballantyne Corporate Team, a team captain must be selected and the team | captain registration form needs to be completed (see link below).

School Team Division

Division 1 Preschool & Elementary School Teams
Division 2 Middle School Teams
Division 3 High School Teams

To register your company as a Run! Ballantyne School Team, click link below:


SCHOOL TEAM SHIRTS (20+ school team members)

A special tradition of our road race is Run! Ballantyne school team spirit and unity! Schools who secure 20 or more team members (faculty, teachers, students, parents, friends, etc.) will receive custom Run! Ballantyne participant team shirts in your school team color with your school team name on the sleeve! School team shirt colors requests are submitted by Run! Ballantyne school team captains when completing the “School Team | Captain Registration form". NOTE: School team members must register by Friday, May 4th in order to be guaranteed a custom school team shirt. School Team members who register May 5th – May 19th will receive the general Run! Ballantyne participant shirt.

Team Awards

TOp team participation

The top three teams from each division will receive an award and be recognized as the most impactful Run! Ballantyne team in support of the YMCA Annual Campaign. Teams are eligible for team participation awards after meeting the 5 participant team minimum.

How team participation points are tallied:

  • 10 Points for each participant above the 5 participant minimum in our 8k & 5k races
  • 5 Points for each participant above the 5 participant minimum in our Fun Run
  • 5 Points will be awarded for each Volunteer from your team

    Top Community Team Participation
    Community (Division 1) – Jamaica Mi Crazy
    Community (Division 2) – Forest Hill Church – Ballantyne Campus
    Community (Division 3) – Morrison Family YMCA

    Top Corporate Team Participation
    Corporate (Division 1) – HYOSUNG
    Corporate (Division 2) – Expeditors International
    Corporate (Division 3) – Schaeffler US

    Top School Team Participation
    School (Division 1) – St. Matthew Catholic School
    School (Division 2) – Indian Land Middle School

Fastest Overall Team

The average time from the fastest three 5K teammembers from each team will be considered for Fastest Team Awards. Awards will be given for Fastest Overall Community, Corporate and School teams.


    Fastest Community Team
    Jamaica Mi Crazy

    Fastest Corporate Team
    Schaeffler US

    Fastest School Team
    Morrison Licensed Preschool

    Team Benefits

    STRENGTH IN NUMBERS - Participating as a YMCA Run! team has many benefits:

    • Promoting School Spirit and boosting Employee/Member morale
    • Teambuilding through group training programs and friendly competition to be the winner of your Team Division
    • Philanthropy opportunities through fundraising for the Morrison Family & Sara's YMCA Community Support programs and volunteering on Run! Ballantyne Race Day. Did you know that your Run! Ballantyne entry fee helps support local kids in need by providing them opportunities to thrive in YMCA youth programs like Afterschool, Preschool, Summer Camp and Youth Sports?
Impact a Child 2018
Goal: $2,000