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Introducing a brand new TEAM CHALLENGE for our 40th anniversary! 

The YMCA Mistletoe Run is proud to provide a team challenge opportunity for our 2023 race! Members of your team can participate in the Fun Run, 5K, Half Marathon OR volunteer!! 

Build teamwork, foster healthy competition & encourage volunteerism within your organization, company, running group, or friends! We welcome all groups of people to create a team and join us! We hope you will consider participating!

Benefits of Participating as a Team

  • Build community and camaraderie among your team members
  • Show off your team spirit and team engagement by competing against other teams for bragging rights
  • Win your Tier and your name will be engraved on a trophy that will be displayed in the lobby of the William G White, Jr. Family YMCA!
  • Receive a team discount* based on how many team members you have:
    TIER 1: 10-25 participants $5 discount on race fee
    TIER 2: 24-75 participants $10 discount on race fee
    TIER 3: 76+ participants $15 discount on race fee

*Discount only applies to half marathon and 5K registration fees.

Winners Will Be Determined on Race Day Based On:

Team Participation

(10 person minimum to participate in the competition)

  • 20 points for each participant above the 10 participant minimum
  • 10 points for each team volunteer at the Mistletoe event
  • 20 points for each team member who attends a Mistletoe Training Group Run at the Y (stay tuned for dates!)

Team Spirit

  • 30 points for submitting a Team Hype video
  • 50 points for winning the Hype Video contest
  • 50 points for wearing a team shirt/outfit to the race
  • 100 points for bringing a team mascot

You've Got Your Team - What Comes Next?

Step 1: Team Registration

  • Select a team captain and a team name. Your team captain will create the team during race registration.
  • Register for the race! Team members can register for the half marathon, 5K or Fun Run. Be sure to join your team during registration!
  • Sign up to volunteer!* Volunteers can register at RunSignUp by navigating to the “Participate” tab and then choosing “Volunteer”. Sign up fast as spots fill quickly!
  • Cheer stations are a great volunteer group activity! Visit this Google Form to find more information on cheer stations and how to register yours.

Step 2: The Fun Stuff!

  • Follow our Mistletoe Facebook and Instagram Page as we share lots of important information but also fun videos and pictures to get everyone hyped up for the event!
  • Share any fun team pictures on social media with our hashtag #MistletoeTeamChallenge

*Note, if there are no volunteer shifts available, please contact us at to find more opportunities. Be sure to include your team name during volunteer registration!

*Team registration is welcomed and encouraged regardless of participation in the team challenge.

Our Mission: "Helping all people reach their God-given potential in spirit, mind and body."