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CHC Team Rules

Capitol Hill Competition Team Rules

Congressional Teams are only for the In-Person Ten Mile Run. There is no team competition in the 5K Run-Walk or in the Virtual Run.

Team Divisions

Congressional Teams will compete in three separate divisions — the House Division, the Senate Division and the Open (Agency) Division.

Team Composition

House teams may be created by Congressional Member Offices or Congressional Committees. Each 3-5 member team must include at least two employees from Congressional Member Office or the Congressional Committee that creates the team. Additional team members may be drawn from the House side of the Hill. No Agency employees are eligible to be on House teams.

Senate teams may be created by Senate Member Offices or Senate Committees. Each 3-5 member team must include at least two employees from Senate Office or Senate Committee that creates the team. Additional team members may be drawn from the Senate side of the Hill. No Agency employees are eligible to be on Senate teams.

The Open (Agency) Division teams may be created by Capitol Hill Agencies (i.e. Capitol Police, CBO, Sodexo, AOC, and Library of Congress) that serve both sides of the Hill. All Open Division team members must be employees of the same Agency that created the team.

Family members of Members of Congress are the only non-Hill employees allowed to be on Hill Teams. Everyone else must be currently employed on Capitol Hill. Interns are eligible.

Scoring

Each team division – House Teams, Senate Teams and Open (Agency) teams – will be scored separately (e.g., House team members will run against only other House team members.) Team scoring will be based on the sum of the order of finish times of the first three finishers on each team. In case of a tie, the team with the highest placing third place runner will break the tie. At least one male and one female must finish and be included in the team score. For example, if the team’s finisher order is Joe, Fred, John, Mary, and Steve, then the team’s score will be computed by adding Joe’s, Fred’s, and Mary’s times. Teams in each division will be ranked in ascending order of aggregate time (i.e., lowest combined time wins).

Warning: If any ineligible runner competes on a team, the entire team will be disqualified.

Team Competition Awards

Overall Awards: The top team in House Division, the Senate Division and the Open (Agency) division will receive an award.

Congressional Cup: The fastest team from among the House and Senate Teams will receive the Congressional Cup. Open (Agency) teams are not eligible for the Congressional Cup.

Team Captains

A Team Captain must be designated for each team and will be the primary point of contact for the team. The Team Captain is responsible for assembling and communicating with team members and ensuring that the individual entries and the team entry are completed on time. The Team Captain is also responsible for making necessary changes to the team, including substitutions. The Team Captain does not need to be competing in the race.

Team Entry Deadline

The deadline for Congressional team entries is 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2021.


Team Entry Procedures

Team entry for the Capitol Hill Team Competition at the 2021 Credit Union Cherry Blossom opens on June 15, 2021 and closes on August 15, 2021.