The Business Bell is a competition that pits teams from local businesses against each other to compete in the Lord's Gym Mud Run to be crowned the “Baddest Business.” The winners take home the coveted Bell trophy to display in their Business for one year!
BUSINESS BELL FAQS
When Does It Take Place?
The Business Bell takes place on the same day as the main Adult Race. The competition starts at 8 AM with team photos and a big strength-challenge tournament. The teams then compete in the race itself with special heats reserved for Business Bell teams from about 10 AM to 11:15 AM. The overall winners are announced and trophies handed out at 2 PM.
What Does The Competition Entail?
Business Bell teams are judged on their Team Time (when the last team member crosses the finish line) but there are vital opportunities to win time deductions of 1 to 5 minutes for Team Spirit (costumes and attitude), Team Strength (placement in strength-challenge tournament) and Team Fundraising (raising money to support the mission of the Lord's Gym). If you would like to know more, please contact Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Much Does It Cost?
The Business Bell is FREE! However, if you want your team to be competitive, you'll want to do some fundraising together to win time deductions! You can ask your business or organization to sponsor your team, and/or get friends and family to sponsor you to take part in the Mud Run.
What Are The Rules?
Anyone ages 13 and older can represent a local business/organization on a Business Bell team. Team members do not need to be employees.
There is no maximum team size, but each team must have at least 5 people.
The final score is based on Team Time (when the last team member crosses the finish line) but there are vital opportunities to win time deductions of 1 to 5 minutes for Team Spirit (costumes and attitude), Team Strength (placement in strength-challenge tournament) and Team Fundraising (raising money to support the mission of the Lord's Gym).
Smaller teams tend to be faster, so we encourage large teams to consider splitting into a Team A, Team B and Team C etc. to make them more competitive, though this is not mandatory.
Teams of more than five people will receive a Team Time deduction of 1 min 30 secs per additional team member up to a maximum of 6 mins off. For example, a team of 6 receives a 1 min 30 secs time deduction, a team of 7 receives a 3 min time deduction, a team of 9 or more receives a 6 min time deduction.
Every team member must attempt every obstacle on the Mud Run course. (Teams that deliberately skip obstacles risk disqualification and earn a 5 min time addition per obstacle skipped).