Community Teams

Rural City of Wangaratta
Community Teams Challenge

The Community Teams event is an opportunity for people to benefit from mutual support. Teams can be family, social, work-place, sporting group or a combination of all of the above.

Click HERE for a list of teams that have 10 or more paid entrants. If you would like your team added to this list, simply get your team to 10 or more paid entrants and provide us with a single logo and website link. We’ll do the rest.

Individuals who are a part of a team are still eligible for all prizes and awards in the event that they have entered.

2020 prizes for Community Teams are as follows:

  • The winning team will receive a cash payment of $300.
  • The second placed team will receive a cash payment of $100.

Creating a community team is a simple process. It can even be done without making an entry for yourself. To create a team, follow these steps:

  • 1 – Go to the entry page on the website (www.wangarattamarathon.com.au/entry),
  • 2 – Click the “Enter” button,
  • 3 – Enter basic details and click “Continue”,
  • 4 – Click the “Create a community Team” button,
  • 5 – Fill in the details and you’re done,
  • 6 – You will receive an email after you enter your basic details and then another email when the team is created.

Community Team Rules:

  • The winning team will be drawn at random from all those that meet the following criteria:
    • Every team that achieves 80 finishers will be granted one entry into the major draw.
      • For each additional 10 finishers, a further entry into the major draw will be granted.
    • Every team that achieves 800 finisher kilometres will be granted one entry into the major draw.
      • For each additional 100 finisher kilometres, a further entry into the major draw will be granted.
    • Entries are cumulative, so if a team achieves 80 finishers AND 800 finisher kilometres they receive two entries.
    • If no team achieves either 80 finishers or 800 finisher kilometers, then the winning team will be chosen using the same process as above, but substituting 80 and 800 for 40 and 400.
  • The second placed team will be drawn at random from all those that meet the following criteria:
    • Every team that achieves 3 finishers and 20 kilometres will be added to the draw.
    • One entry into the draw will be given for each finisher.
    • Any unsuccessful “winning” draw teams will be entered into the second place draw, with one entry per finisher.

Example: Team Jones has 93 finishers that achieve a total distance of 1136km. Team Jones is awarded 2 entries in the draw for their finisher numbers (80 minimum plus another entry for the extra 10 finishers), and 4 entries for their total finisher distance (one entry for reaching 800km, then a further three entries for gaining an additional 300 finisher kilometres). Team Jones has 6 entries in the major draw in total.

Additional Rules:

  • The “Community Teams” event is a completion based award.  It is to encourage participation rather than fast times.
  • Finisher kilometres will be allocated as follows:
    • Entrants that complete the 5km event will be allocated 5 points for the team,
    • Entrants that complete the 10km event will be allocated 10 points for the team,
    • Entrants that complete the Half Marathon event will be allocated 21.1 points for the team,
    • Entrants that complete the Marathon event will be allocated 42.2 points for the team,
    • Entrants that complete the 2km event (primary children only) will be allocated 2 points for the team, but only if they have a parent or carer entered into a longer event.
    • Parents / carers that accompany their children in the 2km event do NOT earn Community Team points.
  • A Team must be noted in the participants entry,
    • Existing entrants may not join a team after online entries close,
    • New entrants after online entries have closed may nominate a team when entering,
    • Only event participants noting team entry details prior to the event will be allocated to the team (eg no team member requests after the event),
  • Individuals who choose to enter multiple events may have results from multiple events included in the Community Team points (scheduling does make it possible for an entrant to run more than one event),
  • To add yourself as a team member after you have entered, please click the edit details link in your registration email.
    • You will be taken to your online entry details. Click “continue” on the first page,
    • then the “Edit details” tab, and
    • then the “edit” button next to your entry.
    • Now you can select a community team from the drop down list.
  • The “Team coordinator” will be responsible for distribution of race bibs (if bulk entry).