5K Rules & Info - Biz Dash

5K Rules & Info

A major goal of the Biz Dash is to bring organizations together to celebrate our St. Louis community. All levels of runners and walkers are encouraged to participate for their company team. It’s a great team bonding activity that promotes health and wellness in the workplace no matter if it’s in person or virtual!


Rules & Eligibility

The Biz Dash is open to employees from corporations, small and large businesses and financial institutions. Employees of non-business organizations (federal, state and municipal governments, educational institutions, and quasi-governmental organizations) are also eligible to participate as long as they are employed by the same unit, branch, chapter or school.

Company Team Eligibility:

  • In order to be eligible for a Company Team, participants must be actively employed and work a minimum of 25 hours per week.
  • Companies may register an unlimited number of employees for their team, all of whom will be individually timed.
  • Team scores will only include participants who are employed by that Company Team. Family and/or friends may be included on Company Teams (if designated during registration), but they will not be eligible for team scoring. All runners will be able to view their individual times.
  • Companies must have a minimum of four participants to be eligible for team scoring (two men and two women). See “Scoring & Awards” for more details on how teams are recorded.
  • The CEO Challenge category is available to companies with five or more full-time employees. Please refer to “Scoring & Awards” for more details regarding this category.

Individual Participate /Sports Foundation Team:

  • Individuals are welcome to join the Sports Foundation Team if their company is not participating.
  • On the Register page, select the “Join The Sports Foundation Team” button. You can join the “Sports Foundation Team” by using the password “stlsports”.
  • Sports Foundation participants will only be eligible for the overall male and female awards.

Race Day Rules:

  • All participants must wear their assigned race bib on the front of the shirt during the race. Race numbers must be visible and in full view.
  • For safety reasons, bicycles, roller skates, in-line skates, and pets will be prohibited on the course and in the Spire Team Village.
  • Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be deferred to another year.
  • Children 3 years old and under are free and do not need to be registered.
  • Event management reserves the right to delay, postpone or cancel the event due to inclement weather or conditions deemed unsafe. Participant safety is the number one priority. Entries are non-refundable in the case of cancellation.


Scoring & Awards

Awards will be presented in these categories:

Pre-Race Awards:
  • Largest Company Team
  • T-Shirt Contest (Most Creative, Best Design & Best Humor)
Post-Race Awards:
  • Overall Male
  • Overall Female
  • Male CEO
  • Female CEO
  • Fastest Small Company (149 or less employees)
  • Fastest Midsize Company (150-499 employees)
  • Fastest Large Company (500 or more employees)
  • Industry Categories The top team in each of the 18 industry categories will be displayed on the HD Screen following the race. The Biz Dash event staff or volunteers will deliver the awards to each winning team at their team space after the 5K or following the event.


Overall Male & Female – The Overall category will be scored according to the first runners that cross the finish line.

HBM Holdings 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 an executive or C-suite title at their company in order to be eligible. This category welcomes both runners and walkers! Please be sure they are registered for the event by joining your Company Team.


Top Team in each Industry Category presented by Bally Sports – The Top Team category will be scored according to chip times for all 18 Industry Categories. A company must have a minimum of two men and two women to qualify for team scoring. The top two male finishers and top two female finishers from each Company Team will be automatically combined to create a cumulative team time. ALL participants on Company Teams will have an opportunity to view their individual times.

Fastest Small, Midsize & Large Companies – The Fastest Small, Midsize and Large Teams will be scored according to chip times. These categories will be determined by the total number of active (local) employees at each company who work a minimum of 25 hours per week. If there are multiple (local) office locations participating, each employee must be included in the total count. A company is required to have a minimum of two men and two women to qualify. The top two male finishers and top two female finishers from each team will be automatically combined to create a cumulative team time. Team Captains will select their appropriate company size at the time of team creation.

Largest Company Team – The “Largest Company Team” with the most participants registered will be recognized and awarded the evening of the race.

Tiny Little Monster T-Shirt Contest – Awards will be given out to the winners in the following categories: Most Creative, Best Design, Best Humor. For details, about the contest, click here.


Industry Categories

Team Captains will select an industry category when creating their Company Team. This category will create division assignments that enable companies to compete against similar companies/industries. There are 18 industry categories to choose from listed below:

  1. Accounting
    CPA’s, Tax Professionals, Auditors, Bookkeepers, Clerks
  2. Banking, Finance & Investments
    Banks, Credit Unions, Mortgage Companies, Stock Brokers, Investors, Real Estate
  3. Consulting & Staffing
    HR, Strategy, Employment, Search Firms, Recruiters
  4. Education
    Elementary, Secondary, Junior Colleges, Colleges, Universities, Businesses, Technical, Trade
  5. Engineering, Architecture & Construction
    Builders, Designers, Mechanics, Developers, Surveyors
  6. Foundations & Non-Profits
    Charitable, Religious, Clubs, 501c
  7. Hospitality & Entertainment
    Restaurants, Food Services, Hotels, Casinos, Travel and Tourism, Event Management
  8. Military & Government
    Division, Branch, City, County, State, Federal
  9. Insurance
    Life, Auto, Home, Health
  10. Legal
    Law Firms, Attorneys
  11. Manufacturing & Utilities
    Energy, Gas, Electric, Heating, Air Conditioning, Water, Power, Trash, Internet, Cable
  12. Marketing
    Creative, PR, Advertising, Experiential and Production Agencies
  13. Media
    Television, Radio, TV, Newspapers, Magazines
  14. Medical & Health Care
    Hospitals, Medical Supplies, Clinics, Doctor Offices, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, Chiropractors, Pharmaceuticals
  15. Retail & Wholesale
    Business to Business, Merchandise, Auto Dealerships, Department Stores, Discount Stores, Distributors, Merchants
  16. Sports, Fitness & Recreation
    Professional or Amateur Teams, Arenas, Fitness Centers, Golf Courses, Leisure Services
  17. Technology & IT
    Supply Chain Solutions, Biotech, Software, Equipment
  18. Transportation & Logistics
    Railroad, Trucking, Shipping, Distribution, Freight


Registration Fees & Deadlines

Biz Dash Registration Fees
Team Starter Packs

Companies can purchase a team starter pack that includes a set amount of race entries, discounted tent, and a Biz Dash staff member will set up your team for you. Additional information available on the Team Starter Pack page.

Team registration closes: Wednesday, May 1 at Noon

No walk-up, race-day or paper registrations, ALL participants must register online.

Entries are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be deferred to another year.

Cost includes:

  • Biz Dash T-Shirt
  • 1 Koozie
  • 1 Complimentary Beverage per participant
  • Race Bib & Timing Strip


Payment Options

Sports Foundation Team

Participants pay by credit card through the online registration system.

Company Teams

Team Captains have three options for covering entry fees. Captains must make this selection in the “Event Cost” section during team creation. Be sure to talk to your Human Resources or Wellness department to determine how your company will handle payment for this event.

  1. Employees pay their own entry fee (at no cost to the company).
  2. Company pays for a percentage of each entry fee. The remainder is covered by each individual employee.
  3. 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 of their participants. Team Invoices will be sent out on Friday, May 19 to all Team Captains.

Options for Remitting Payment:

  1. Pay with a credit card online
  2. Submit a check (payable to the St. Louis Sports Foundation)

St. Louis Sports Commission
Attn: Biz Dash 5K
308 N. 21st Street, Suite 500
St. Louis, MO 63103

Team Captain Info
Team Captain Info
Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions