Corporate Challenge Racing Series

The Corporate Challenge Racing Series (CCRS) is a program organized through the Nashville Sports Council to promote fitness, teamwork, and community among business organizations in Middle Tennessee. CCRS does this through creating different corporate divisions in a series of Nashville road races during the year. These races are structured to encourage participation by having multiple divisions based on the size of the company. The way in which points are distributed is based on age group places rather than times. (Click the Rules and Scoring button for more information).  

Most CCRS races benefit local charities, and all are supported by the Nashville Sports Council.

If interested in your corporation having a team, please contact Jennifer Evans for more information.

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 Jennifer Evans 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 48 hours prior the race.
  4. Individual runners and are also eligible for individual awards.
  5. 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.
  6. The Team Entry Roster does not enter the individual in the race. It is only used to code a "registered runner" to the team.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 Jennifer Evans.
  9. Companies may enter and pay for their Team as a group, but must arrange with race officials to do this before race day
  10. Teams must have at least 3 registered runners to enter a team
  11. 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.
  12. 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:
    1. A Teams will score 7 runners
    2. B and C Teams will score 5 runners
    3. 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.
    1. a 37-year-old woman places 12th in her age group, she scores 12 points
    2. 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 lowest 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

Team Captain Members