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Open to all local high school teams
The HS Mascot Challenge is a great way to get your team together mid-summer for some running, bonding, and fund-raising. Beyond a great time, here is what your team can win:
Rule #1 Every team must have a mascot. A sweet mascot. The mascot must run the race. The mascot can be a student, coach, or parent. You can't just wear a bandana and call it a mascot. Represent and make it legit!
Rule #2 Mascots must participate in the elite heat, at 5 pm and identify themselves to race officials prior to the start.
Rule #3 Every team must have AT LEAST 10 people on their team. You can have 52 people on your team, but not just 8. These people must be athletes on the team, coaches, parents or siblings of students on the team.
Rule #4 You need to pre-register online. While we will have race day registration (both paper and by computer), to quickly and accurately compute the winning times all mascot dash team members must be registered online by July 12th.
Rule #5 Have fun! Make sure your team sticks around for the award ceremony and cheers on all the schools participating in the Mascot Challenge.
How You Win!
The mascot runs as fast as possible. We will record the mile time of the mascot during the race. For every other person on the team to finish the race, we will deduct 10 seconds off their team's mascot. So....
Your mascot finishes the mile in 7 minutes. Your team has 10 people finish the race, including the mascot. 10 people x 10 seconds = 1 min. 40 sec. Your team's adjusted time is 5:20. You may have just won cash for your school's cross country team!
The winning team will be announced at the grassy area past the finish line and just beside Buffalo Wild Wings during the award ceremony. Even if you don't win, you're going to have a great time with your team, the CRC, and the running community!
SIGN UP NOW. You don't need to have your roster completed in one registration, your team can register individually. If your team name does not appear, please let us know by using the contact form on the main race page and we will get your school added.