SJ Running Teams Challenge


Yes, running is largely an individual sport. We race to beat others and the clock says PB (Personal Best). When we finish our fastest 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon most of us excitedly plaster the time over Strava. Sounds like an individual sport.

But really, it’s not. Running is a team sport and not necessarily in the true sense of the word. Runners often run in groups for the camaraderie. There’s something about meeting a group of friends and heading out for a run or spending quality time with your friend during an early-morning run. And in times like this when the days are shorter, and the temperature drops, you look for your teams to provide you with that extra bit of motivation and challenge to keep you ticking over.

SJ Running is proud to launch its inaugural team challenges. All you have to do is to dust down your running shoes or continue clocking up your kilometres as you are and aim for the top spot on our Teams Leaderboard.

What is it?

This challenge is all about working together as a team. The more you work together and motivate each other, the more likely you are to claim top spots on our leader board

How will it work?

  • Enter our team challenge using the sign up below by 5pm Friday 27th Competition will begin Monday 30 November.
  • We will allocate you into evenly matched teams based on your current running ability. Teams will be advertised weekend of 28/29 November.
  • Record your run on Strava.
  • Each week we will publish a series of Team challenges (e.g. fastest cumulative 5K time as a team) as well as accumulating a list of regular running statistics from your team and publish them on our Teams Leader board.

What are the rules?

  • Abide by your local lockdown restrictions and guidelines.
  • Runs can be both indoors and outdoors.
  • Runners must be in the SJ Running Strava Group.

How do I sign up?