Together, we rise.

Welcome to On SquadRace, where running becomes the ultimate team sport. Where collective goals meet personal performance. And where speed, strategy, and perseverance mix in a global competition.

The race is virtual, but make no mistake: the competition is real. In SquadRace, every runner, every step, and every second counts. Let’s go!

We’ll donate CHF 5 per SquadRace runner to Free to Run, and that is what we’ve already collected:

More Information

For every SquadRace participant, we’ll donate 5 CHF to Free to Run – an initiative championing human rights, gender equality and freedom of movement. Their team uses adventure sport to develop female leaders in regions of conflict. Combining sports programs, life-skills development, and community outreach, they aim to help women and girls reclaim public space and change views about the roles they can (and should) play in society. Our support will help them evacuate local women working and supporting Free to Run on the ground from Afghanistan, along with women and their families who are members of the Free to Run community.

What is the SquadRace?

Over two phases — regional and then global — On SquadRace tests you and your team-mates against runners around the world.

The Race Phase is on! Over two weeks in September, you and your squad amass points based on your speed, stamina, and team size. Your points accumulate from:

  • The average 5k speed for all your squad members
  • The total average km run per squad member
  • The size of your squad (up to your 50th runner)

How do I take part?

STEP 1
Form your squad. You need at least seven runners, with a minimum of 30% female.

STEP 2
Choose your captain. Their first job? Register your squad. Registration is open from August 23 – September 10.

STEP 3
Each member of your Squad must individually sign up.

STEP 4
The race period runs September 11-26. You must run at least one 5k run. But the more you run, the more points your team gets – so don’t stay inside for long.

STEP 5
Track your runs with any tracking app. Register your runs by choosing your squad in the drop-down menu, then adding your name and time. Upload a screenshot or link to your activity as proof.

STEP 6
Share your run with #OnSquadRace and tag @on_running.

STEP 7
Celebrate your achievements and download your medal.

THE FULL RUNDOWN...

THE CHALLENGE
Build your squad. Record your fastest 5k. And rack up as many km as possible. It’s time to work with your team to climb above the competition. You’ve got two weeks to show us what you can do.

WHO
You and your squad. You can have as few as seven runners, and there’s no maximum limit. At least 30% must be female. Don’t have a squad? Join Team On (YOUR COUNTRY) and compete as an individual.

WHEN
Registration runs from August 23 – September 10. The race period follows immediately, from September 11-26.

WHERE
Hit the streets wherever you want. The choice is yours. Just make sure it’s not downhill (nobody likes a cheat).

The Rules

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5K ALL OUT
Log your best 5k time under ‘Speed’ (have as many attempts as you like — but remember, no downhill routes).
The faster your squad’s average time, the more points you get.

EVERY KM COUNTS
It’s not just about speed. Stamina matters too.
Run as many km as possible during the race period and log them under ‘Perseverance’.
The higher your squad’s average km total, the more points you get.

EVERY RUNNER COUNTS
Your squad must be at least 30% female and contain at least seven runners. Build your squad as large as you want. You’ll get more points for every runner who joins you (up to your 50th runner).

HIGHEST NUMBER WINS
We’ll add all your points from the 5k average speed, average km total, and squad size. Highest total wins.

LOCAL. GLOBAL. CHAMP.
Win your country, get a top-three finish in your region, or secure a performance wildcard to compete in the global finals.

The Regions

Four different regional competitions will take place. Click on your region to register. Do well, and your squad could qualify for the global finals at the end of the year.

AMERICAS

BRAZIL
CANADA
USA

EUROPE

Austria
BE/NL
France
Germany
Norway
Switzerland
UK

APAC

Australia
CHINA
JAPAN

ROW

Every other country that
is not an on market, so far

SQUADRACE FAQs

Do I need to be part of a squad to take part?
Yes, all runners in SquadRace compete as part of a squad. But you don’t have to bring your own squad. If you don’t know other runners keen to take part, simply join Team On (Password: teamon) in your country.

How big should my squad be?
Any squad must have at least seven runners. There is no maximum limit on your squad size (although you’ll only accumulate points for your first 50 runners). All squads must be at least 30% female.

When can I register?
Registration runs from August 23 – September 10. Register here.

When does the race period start?
Racing runs September 11 – September 26.

Where can I run?
Wherever you like. Hit your local streets, park, or nature reserve. Just don’t go downhill (nobody likes a cheat).

How do I record a run?
Track your runs with any tracking app, then — once the race is live and your squad log-in page is active — simply enter your name and time. Upload a screenshot or link to your activity as proof.

What happens if I’m not happy with my 5k time?
Your best 5k time will count towards your squad’s total points. If you’re not happy with your first attempt, simply try again. You can attempt your 5k ‘Speed’ time as often as you like during the race period.

How do squads accumulate points?
During the race phase, your points accumulate from:

• The average 5k speed for all your squad members
• The total average km run per squad member
• The size of your squad (up to your 50th runner)

How can I track my squad’s performance?
You can visit the live On SquadRace scorecard to see where you stand and what you need to do to overtake your rivals.

What prizes are available?
Top three runners in each country:
• First place: Shoe of choice
• Second place: Performance-T
• Third place: Long-T

Top three squads in each country:
• First place: Shoe of choice for each squad member
• Second place: Performance-T for each squad member
• Third place: Long-T for each squad member

Top three squads in each region:
• First place: 1500 CHF (50% for the team, 50% to donate to an organization of your choice).
• Second place: 1000 CHF (50% for the team, 50% to donate to an organization of your choice).
• Third place: 500 CHF (50% for the team, 50% to donate to an organization of your choice).

Who makes the global stages of the competition?
To make it past the regional stage, your squad needs to win your country, get a top-three finish in your region, or secure a performance wildcard by getting enough points to be part of the finals without winning your country or securing a top-three position in your region. Overall, 64 teams will compete in the global finals.

When, how, and where will the global SquadRace finals take place?
Regional SquadRace races finish on September 26. Global finals will take place around the world (date TBC) as a live virtual event.

How much does it cost to enter SquadRace?
Nothing. It’s completely free.

Is there a hashtag?
Yes! Share your runs on social media with #OnSquadRace. Don’t forget to tag @on_running too.

What Covid-19 precautions should I take?
Please observe all current hygiene and social distancing rules in your country.

Pointsystem

Speed
Average time of all accumulated fastest 5k times of all Squad members.
Ranking from 1000 to 50 points. The faster, the better.

< 15:45 = 1000 Points
< 16:00 = 975 Points
< 16:15 = 950 Points
< 16:30 = 925 Points
< 16:45 = 900 Points
< 17:00 = 875 Points
< 17:15 = 850 Points
< 17:30 = 825 Points
< 17:45 = 800 Points
< 18:00 = 775 Points
< 18:15 = 750 Points
< 18:30 = 725 Points
< 18:45 = 700 Points
< 19:00 = 675 Points
< 19:15 = 650 Points
< 19:30 = 625 Points
< 19:45 = 600 Points
< 20:00 = 575 Points
< 20:30 = 550 Points
< 21:00 = 525 Points
< 21:30 = 500 Points
< 22:00 = 475 Points
< 22:30 = 450 Points
< 23:00 = 425 Points
< 23:30 = 400 Points
< 24:00 = 375 Points
< 24:30 = 350 Points
< 25:00 = 325 Points
< 25:30 = 300 Points
< 26:00 = 275 Points
< 26:30 = 250 Points
< 27:00 = 225 Points
< 27:30 = 200 Points
< 28:00 = 175 Points
< 28:30 = 150 Points
< 29:00 = 125 Points
< 29:30 = 100 Points
< 30:00 = 50 Points

Example:
Squad A: ∅ 18:51 = 700 Points
Squad B: ∅ 21:59 = 500 Points
Squad C: ∅ 17:29 = 850 Points

Perseverance
Average km per Squad member within the race period
5 Points per average kilometer

Example:
Squad A: ∅ 75 k = 375 Points
Squad B: ∅ 110 k = 550 Points
Squad C: ∅ 65 k = 325 Points

Power
Amount of Squad members
5 Points per runner (up to 50 runners)
A runner needs to log in at least one 5k time to be counted for the Squad.

Example:
Squad A: 35 runners = 175 Points
Squad B: 27 runners = 135 Points
Squad C: 10 runners = 100 Points

Total
Cumulative number of all points collected

Speed + Perseverance + Power = Total

Example:
Squad A: 700 + 375 + 175 = 1250 Total Points
Squad B: 500 + 550 + 135 = 1185 Total Points
Squad C: 850 + 325 + 100 = 1275 Total Points