Team challenge

(March 25-May 18)

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 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

Corporate Team Division

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

School Team Division

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

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 a personalized 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 2nd in order to be guaranteed a custom school team shirt. School Team members who register May 3rd – May 18th 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

    Top Corporate Team Participation
    Small Company – BB&W
    Mid-Sized Company – Expeditors International
    Large Company – Schaeffler US

    Top School Team Participation
    Elementary School – St. Matthew Catholic School
    Middle School – Weddington Wildcats
    High School - Audrey Kell High School

Fastest Overall Team

The average time from the fastest three 5K team members 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

    Fastest Corporate Team
    Schaeffler US

    Fastest School Team
    Weddington Wildcats

    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 2019
Goal: $2,000