Cross Country Team Challenge

Tue July 26, 2022 Grand Rapids, MI 49504 US Directions

Cross Country Team Challenge Individual & Team Registration

$15 Price increases after July 23, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

FREE Community FUN RUN

$0 Registration ends July 26, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Running IS a team sport and the Cross Country Team Challenge allows you and four of your friends to experience it all together.  This event resembles a high school style cross country meet, using standard scoring and a 5K course.  This is a team event, with 5 to 7 people per team.  If you don't have a team or enough people to make a full team, let us know and we will help you put a team together.

This year we try out a new course & venue at Richmond Park in the City of Grand Rapids. The 5K course will feature mowed grass, packed dirt, and gravel.  Be sure to check out the course preview video below to get an idea of what XC running looks like! Also new this year is the FREE community 1 Mile Run, which is open to both youth & adults.  

For more information on what cross country is, click the "Cross Country 101" section to your left or simply ask us.

How to Register

We tried to make it as easy as we could for you to register and start your team (if you have one). The first person on your team to register has the ability to create the team. From there, that person can share the team name and a link for others to join. We also activated the features that allow you to change your team name and the type of team you have (female, male, coed). We are also happy to help with all of this.

If you don't have a team yet (or don't want the pressure of creating the team name), no worries! Go ahead and register yourself and we can help you unite you with a team later.

When in doubt, ask! Remember, teams can range from 5 to 7 individuals, with only the top 5 places counting towards your score (with any other runners on your team helping to block other team members from securing lower points). Coed teams don't not have a requirement for the number of males or females they have on them, just at least one member of the opposite gender.

NEW this year is that we will be chipping timing the event!

We have youth pricing turned on so anyone under the age of 20 will receive a $10 entry. If a high school team would like to register to participate, email us at for a special discount code.


Gazelle Sports generously has signed on board as an Awards Sponsor this year. They have helped us since the first year.

  • Fast Overall Female: $25 to Gazelle Sports
  • Fast Overall Male: $25 to Gazelle Sports
  • Middle of the Pack Award: $25 to Gazelle Sports 
    (given to the person who finishes in the middle of the final order)

  • Overall Female Team: all team members receive a $20 to Gazelle Sports
  • Overall Male Team: all team members receive a $20 to Gazelle Sports
  • Overall Coed Team: all team members receive a $20 to Gazelle Sports
  • Most Spirited Team: all team members receive a $20 to Gazelle Sports
    (this will be voted on by the race day volunteers)

The FUN Run Mile participants are not eligible for awards. The FUN Run Mile is also not timed.

Race Day Timeline

  • TBA: Bib pickup
  • 6:00pm: Community Fun Run Mile
  • 6:25pm: XC teams report to the starting line
  • 6:30pm: XC race starts
  • 7:30pm: awards

We look forward to seeing you on race day!

2019 Results

Individual and team results.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

1101 Richmond St NW
Grand Rapids, MI US 49504
Course Preview Video

View the first loop of the course!

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