Teams Are Forming Now for 2023 Ridge Run

Teams are a great way to prepare for the fun and challenge of running – or walking – BAPA’s Ridge Run. 

Team members give one another encouragement, share training tips and stick with their team through thick and thin. And for the Ridge Run, teams share their goal from the starting line to the finish line on Mon., May 29.  

Ridge Run teams are versatile in their reasons for hitting the pavement. Ridge Run teams can form from groups of family members, friends, neighbors, clubs or colleagues – just about anyone.   

People can form teams to raise funds and awareness for an important cause or charity, or to honor a loved one or special anniversary, or to promote training and fitness goals, or just to have fun. Teams envision what they want to accomplish, then turn that vision into reality. What could be more energizing? 

All area schools are encouraged to form teams and compete for the 2023 Ridge Run School Team Trophy; the 5K is recommended for elementary school students. Free training guides for the 5K are available to schools, and provide step-by-step guidelines for beginning runners that include cross training and activities. Running on school teams raises school spirit, and promotes healthy, friendly competition.  

Teams can be fiercely competitive or serenely chill. They can run the 10K or 5K — or both if they decide to take up the Ridge Run Challenge! Or they can walk the 5K.  

Ridge Run teams can also take advantage of special incentives from BAPA! Teams receive vouchers for free pizza on race day, a spot to set up a tent in Team Town at Ridge Park, a free team sign, a free team picture, and $5 off on Ridge Run registration fees. Teams also enjoy Team Captain Check-in to streamline packet pickup for the entire team.  

Best of all, Ridge Run teams build a sense of community as they plan, train, compete, and celebrate their achievement.  

Now is a great time to sign up your team and begin training.  

For more information on forming a team, email John Papara,; for more information on school teams, contact Tina Jenkins Bell, 


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