BIZ DASH FAQs
What is the cost to register for the event?
$30 per participant through July 31, 2017
$35 per participant starting August 1, 2017
Does a company have to pay for their participants?
No, it is free to create a Company Team. During team creation, Team Captains can set up payment with one of three options:
- Employees pay their own entry fee (at no cost to the company).
- Company pays for a percentage of each entry fee. The remainder is covered by each individual employee.
- Company pays for 100% of entry fees. Team Captains will have access to a “Team Invoice” feature through their Team Captain Homepage to view a running balance for their Company Team. Team Invoices will be sent out on Monday, August 28 to all Team Captains.
Can I register if my company is not involved?
Yes! You will just need to join the “Sports Foundation Team” on the registration page. The password is “stlsports.”
Is there a limit as to how many people can register for each company team?
No, companies can have an unlimited number of participants represent their company teams.
Is the race timed?
Yes, the race is professionally chip-timed with published results.
What award categories are offered?
Overall Male and Female | Overall Male and Female CEO’s | Top Mixed Team in each of the Industry Categories (13) | Largest Company Team | T-Shirt Contest
What are the 13 Industry Categories?
1) Banking, Finance & Investments
2) Legal & Accountants
3) Hospitals & Health-Care
4) Transportation & Utilities
6) Sales Retail & Hospitality
7) Engineering & Construction
8) Military, Government & Education
9) Communications, Media & Marketing
10) Sports, Recreation & Entertainment
11) Technology, IT & Electronics
12) Foundations & Non-Profits
13) Running Clubs
Who is eligible for the CEO Challenge?
The HBM Holdings CEO Challenge is available to companies with 5 or more full-time employees. It will be scored according to individual chip time (in male and female categories). A CEO Challenge participant must have a C-Level Executive Title at their company in order to be eligible (CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, etc.). This category welcomes both runners and walkers! Please be sure they are registered for the event by joining your Company Team. Team Captains will be asked a custom question at the time of team creation on whether they would like to pre-register someone into the CEO Challenge.
Can I walk or jog the race if I am not competitive?
Certainly! Anyone who is physically able to complete a 5K (3.1 miles) is encouraged to participate.
Are race bibs transferable?
Race bibs may not be transferred to another runner, even in the event that the registered runner cannot attend. Doing so will disqualify the bib number.
Is race day registration offered?
There is no race day registration. Company team participants must pre-register online before the event. Deadlines will be available soon.
Are there refunds on registration?
The race does not issue refunds or race entry transfers.
Can we stick around after the race?
Absolutely, everyone is welcome hang out in the World Wide Technology Team Village and enjoy the post-race festivities.
How early should I arrive?
The Team Village will be open from 5:00-10:00 p.m. The 5K race will be at 7:00 p.m.
Are pets allowed in the race?
Pets are not permitted on the race course or at the event site.
Does the Biz Dash 5K have a beneficiary?
Yes, it benefits the St. Louis Sports Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable affiliate. The Foundation focuses on promoting sportsmanship and creating positive environments for kids to play sports so they lead healthier, happier lives. Foundation programs inform and inspire those involved in youth sports. Reaching out to coaches, parents, administrators and young athletes, the organization strives to make youth sports enjoyable while reinforcing the importance of respect, civility, selflessness and integrity.
Is this event tax-deductible?
This event is tax-deductible for companies who are a sponsor or donate for the event.
What is the weather policy?
The Biz Dash will go on rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, patrons will be moved inside Ballpark Village and a call will be made about the race at that time.