BKS Partners Corporate Run
Thursday, October 19, 2023
JACKSONVILLE’S BEST OUTDOOR OFFICE PARTY!
Let’s celebrate being together again with our co-workers and the entire Jacksonville business community in an event just for US! It’s the return of Jacksonville’s largest and best office party where businesses and non-profits can participate by forming teams to run or walk with their co-workers. This event is well-known for its camaraderie, friendly competition, post-race celebration and FUN! The BKS Corporate Run is all about celebrating workplace fitness, promoting company spirit and celebrating health and wellness in the Jacksonville business community.
Grab your co-workers and Team Up for the fun!!
Local High School Cross Country and Track teams including Summer Camp Scholarships.
Each team needs a Team Captain.
TEAM CAPTAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Register as captain of your team. Click here.
- Promote your team and encourage fellow workers, friends and family to join your team. Only employees count in the scoring. All team members count for the Team Spirit awards (most participants). To be counted in team scores a team member must work a minimum of 20 hours per week the company.
- Download a BKS Partners Corporate Run poster to help you promote. 11 x 17 Poster or 8.5 by 11 Poster
- Get your team training. Download 8 week Training Program.
- Rent a space (if you have a tent) or rent a space with a tent.
- Decide how you plan to get your team packets. Either pick up at 1st Place Sports or have them couriered.
- Motivate the company to participate in the t-shirt contest and submit your company’s t-shirt for judging.
Follow these steps to register your team
- Create your team at this link
- Be sure to check the box that you are going to be a team member.
- If you are a CEO check the box.
- Rent a tent for the team
- Decide how to get your packets
- Send your co-workers, family and friends the link to register and join your team. Same link as above.
Team Captains - Rent a Tent
Team tents are the ideal place to give a pre-race motivational speech or chant company cheers. It provides a sheltered area to host your own private party or give out refreshments to your team members, and it also provides a place to meet after the race to celebrate your team’s achievement! Team tents start at $250. If you have your own tent just rent a space. A 10 by 10 space rents for $200.
You can rent a tent or space without at tent at the link below. You can also increase the size of your area and rent larger spaces and tents at this link.
|Through September 30th||$30|
|October 1st -October 14th||$35|
Sorry, there are NO REFUNDS!
How To Get Your Team Packets
Pickup at 1st Place Sports
Packets will be available for pickup on Tuesday, October 18th, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Wednesday, October 19th, from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM at 1st Place Sports, 3931 Baymeadows Road.
Race Day Pickup
Packets will also be available on race day, October 20th at the race site. This is not encouraged.
Have your packets delivered by courier
You can pay $50 to have your team packets couriered to your location. Pay to have your packets delivered to you.
Awards will be presented to the top Male, Female, and Mixed teams in each division. These awards will be based on the total times of the top four finishers on each team. To count in the team scoring, team members must work 20 hours per week. Winning teams employment will be verified, and awards will be mailed to the winning team the week after the event.
Awards will be presented on race night to the top three Overall Male & Female winners and to the top three Male & Female CEO finishers.
Team Spirit Award
The top three Teams with the most participants (runners & walkers) will be awarded Team Spirit awards at the awards ceremony right after the race.
Anyone participating in the CEO category must be the most senior full time employee of the company. A person does not necessarily need to hold the CEO title (i.e. President, Owner, etc.) To participate in the CEO category, participants MUST be preregistered as a CEO prior to race night. No changes to CEO status will be made on race night. A CEO may only be listed on one team. CEO Competition is open to companies with 5 or more full time employees.
There will be a T-shirt contest for any companies who want to participate. Awards will be given on race night to the winner in the following categories: Most Original Design, Most Colorful, and Most Creative Use of Your Company Logo.
Mail or drop off a sample of your company shirt to the Race Office at 3931 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32217 by Friday, October 7th. For identification, please attach a business card from your company to the inside collar of your shirt. Shirts will be judged prior to raceday, and all submitted shirts will be displayed on race night.
Banking & Financial
Banks, credit unions, mortgage companies, stock brokers, and real estate firms.
Running clubs, health clubs, etc. Do not have to be employees.
Grade Schools, High Schools, Colleges.
Life, Health, Auto, HMO’s, PPO’s.
Law firms, police teams, government agencies dealing strictly in law enforcement.
Any business that provides a service or expertise and not covered by any other division in this listing,
Manufacturing & Construction
Engineers, Architects, Any company involved in manufacturing or construction.
Media & Communications
Television, radio, newspaper and magazine, advertising, telephone, computers, paging companies, & electronics, and PR firms.
Hospitals, medical centers, clinics, doctor’s offices, therapy companies, etc.
Military & Government
Any division of city, county, state or federal government, or any branch of the military .
Any company or organization not fitting into one of the other divisions.
Must be registered with the State of Florida
Sales, Retail and Hospitality
Businesses involved in retail or wholesale sales.
Railroad, trucking, shipping, automobile dealerships, etc.
Big Post Race Celebration!
Music and free beer at the Landing Park!! Refreshments will be available immediately following the race.
Seed your fastest runners!
10% of your participants (i.e. 45 participants = 5 seeded runners, up to a maximum of 25 runners) can be seeded! Seeded runners are the fastest runners and will be at the front of the starting line. Seeded runners should be able to complete the run in 25 minutes or less.
At packet pick-up, the Team Captain will receive wristbands for their top 10% runners. It is up to the Team Captain to distribute the wristbands to whichever runners are going to be in the seeded section. Only those runners who wear the wristband will be allowed in the “seeded corral” at the start line. It is not mandatory to seed runners. You do not have to take the wrist bands if you don’t want to seed any of your runners.
Water/Aid stations will be located at the start, 1/2 way on the course, and at the finish.
Complementary Team Photos
Complimentary team photos will be taken from 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM. Look for the TEAM PHOTO sign at the race site and come early to have your company photo taken. We encourage all participants to wear your company T-shirts.
For safety reasons, baby joggers/strollers, bicycles, rollers skates, in-line skates, and dogs are prohibited from the race course.
We will be using the Race Result system to time runners. Your Timing Chip will be located on the back of your race number.
The 20/20 Incentive Program
Team Captains can win a $100 gift certificate to 1st Place Sports Running stores if their team participation increases by 20% over the number of team members you had in 2019 or the last time you had a team. Team participation must increase by a minimum of ten runners to qualify. Another way to win is to increase your team by twenty participants. Team Captains of new teams will qualify for the gift certificate if they have 20 participants on their team.
Remember that you can recruit friends and family to run on your team for this prize. However, team members who count in the team scoring must be employees who work 20 hours per week to qualify in the team competition.
We hope that you will once again be a team captain, or will consider forming a new team this year. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bikes and dogs are not allowed on the course under any circumstance. Biking next to a runner could lead to the runner being disqualified.