CCRS Rules

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Team Divisions/Eligibility

1. Divisions are based on the number of employees at all locations in Middle Tennessee and the number of runners entered. There are generally 4-5 Divisions (A, B, C, D, E) for each race, depending upon the number of entering companies.
2. An effort is made to keep the number of teams in each division balanced for each race based the number of divisions and the number of runners per team. The objective is to structure the divisions to provide corporate awards for all participants.
3. All team entrants must be employees receiving benefits, retirees, or full-time contract employees placed on permanent assignment at a company.
4. Regular part time employees receiving benefits are also eligible.

Registration

1. Teams will be assigned to an A, B, C, D, or E Division.
2. The team captain must submit a Team Entry Roster by email to Lauren Janicak or other designated person 8 DAYS before race day in order for the team to participate. This roster is available on the Registration page.
3. After the roster is submitted, runners can be added or deleted up until 48 hours before the race.
4. Participants enter as an individual runner and are also eligible for individual awards. All CCRS participants must pre-register for each event either online or my mail. Due to time restrictions to code CCRS participants, participants cannot be coded to a corporate team on the day of the event.
5. The Team Entry Roster does not enter the individual in the race. It is only used to code a "registered runner" to the team.
6. NashvilleSports.com, Active.com and hardcopy entry forms may or may not have a space for Team registration and Team name. If they do, please have all team runners fill this section out. If not, enter the team name and # on the hardcopy entry forms.
7. Team Number: Each runner must enter his or her company team name or number on the registration to be included on the teams. Click the Team Number button for a team number list. If your team has never participated in these races, you need to have a number assigned. Contact Lauren Janicak.
8. Companies may enter and pay for their Team as a group, but must arrange with race officials to do this before race day.
9. Teams must have at least 3 registered runners to enter a team.
10.  Teams are assigned to divisions based on the number of runners on each roster. The division a team is placed in and the number of scoring runners for each division can be different in one race than in another race. Different races will have different numbers of teams, and teams may have different runners in different races.
11.   Team Fees = None. There is no cost to participate in the Corporate Challenge Running Series other than the normal registration fees for each event.

Scoring

1. Teams may enter unlimited runners, but only a predetermined number will score. The number of scoring runners will vary by division and race. This is an example:
- A Teams will score 7 runners.
- B and C Teams will score 5 runners.
- D and E Teams will score 3 runners.
2. Each runner scores points based on how they place in their age group in the overall race.
- a 37-year-old woman places 12th in her age group, she scores 12 points
- a 67-year-old retiree places 1st, scores 1 point
3. Add up the total scores for the number of scoring runners (usually 3, 5, or 7 runners). The team with the lowerest total score wins.
4. The scoring is done by volunteer CCRS race directors at each event.
5. Results by team will be posted on the NashvilleSports.com and the Nashville Striders website