Conqur Endurance Group, in partnership with the Rose Bowl Operating Company, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and PIHRA (Professionals in Human Resources Association) are pleased to introduce the Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K Corporate Challenge.

Challenge Overview:

The Corporate Challenge provides Pasadena businesses the opportunity to promote workplace wellness, build camaraderie and create friendly competition amongst other businesses. Regardless of size of the organization, companies are encouraged to sign up corporate teams to participate in either the Half Marathon or 5K where the participating teams will compete for bragging rights and a host of cool prizes.

In 2018, the Pasadena Half Marathon and 5K at the Rose Bowl will take place on Sunday, January 21st.

ENROLL YOUR TEAM

Company Benefits:

  • Group registration
  • Group packet pick-up
  • Recognition on Pasadena Half Marathon & 5K at the Rose Bowl website
  • Exclusive 5K and Half Marathon training plans
  • Designated hospitality area for participants before and after the race within the Rose Bowl Concourse
  • Discounted Health & Fitness Expo booth
  • Designated corporate challenge cheer station in stands
  • Team competition with related size companies
  • Improved employee fitness and workplace wellness (resulting in fewer sick days)
  • Positive recognition in the local community
  • Fun and friendly competition with other local companies

Team structure

A team consists of a minimum of 5 runners. Employees may register immediate family members as team members, who will count towards the minimum of 5 runners.

Corporate size

To create a level playing field, we’re creating three classes (tiers) based on number of runners (employees and immediate family members) registered to run for the company:

Class 1: Teams with 5 - 20 runners

Class 2: Teams with 21 - 40 runners

Class 3: Teams with more than 41 runners

Scoring

  • Participants who complete the half marathon will earn 13 points towards the team total
  • Participants who complete the 5K will earn 5 points towards the team total
  • Once all points have been tallied, the team point total will be divided by the number of runners on the team to determine the team’s score

Scoring Examples

  • A team with 18 team members has 7 runners complete the half marathon and 11 runners complete the 5K will earn 146 points [(7 x 13) + (11 x 5)]. The team score is 8.11 [146 points divided by 18]
  • A team with 18 team members has 3 runners complete the half marathon and 15 runners complete the 5K will earn 114 points [(3 x 13) + (15 x 5)]. The team score is 6.33 [114 points divided by 18]
  • A team with 7 team members has 2 runners complete the half marathon and 5 runners complete the 5K will earn 51 points [(2 x 13) + (5 x 5)]. The team score is 7.85 [51 points divided by 7]
  • A team with 7 team members has 5 runners complete the half marathon and 2 runners complete the 5K will earn 75 points [(5 x 13) + (2 x 5)]. The team score is 10.71 [75 points divided by 7]

In case of a tie, the winner in the class will be the team with the lowest collective time.

Recognition

Prizes in each of the three classes:

  • Winner
  • Runner-up
  • 2nd Runner Up

Prizes will include wandering trophies for the class winners and special experiences at the Rose Bowl. The three winning teams and runner-up’s will be recognized in Pasadena Magazine and at a Pasadena Chamber of Commerce function.

Select a Captain who will coordinate your team’s participation and act as the main contact in working with event organizer, Conqur. The captain needs to enroll your team by clicking on the “Enroll Your Team” button above. You will then hear from Kate Hammond with the next steps within 2-4 business days. Any questions, please email kate.hammond@goconqur.com.
The Corporate Challenge takes place as part of the Pasadena Half Marathon and 5K at the Rose Bowl on Sunday January, 21, 2018. The Half Marathon and 5K begin at 7AM and the participants are encouraged to arrive no later than 6AM.
No, you can walk or you may run, it’s up to the individual. However, in order to earn points for your team, you must cross the finish line.
Anyone who works in a full-time or part-time capacity for your company can be enlisted to run for your team. As far as family, an immediate family member of an employee, i.e. employee’s father, mother, spouse/domestic partner and/or sibling(s) can be enrolled on your company team roster.
You can email Kate Hammond at Conqur, kate.hammond@goconqur.com and ask that those individuals be added to your team. Kate will discuss the particulars with you.
We have a few Running Clubs and training programs with whom we have an affiliate relationship, including the Pasadena Pacers. Follow this link and you will see who the groups are, where they are located and how to get in contact with them: http://www.lamarathon.com/participant-info/la-road-runners/partner-training-programs