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West Edition – The Virtual On SquadRace Germany Series

The SquadRace turns running into the ultimate team sport. It’s squad versus squad, racing in opposite directions on a 5k course. And in this race, it’s not about the fastest individual. It’s the team with the fastest overall average time who wins. Pull each other over the line as you push for the finish. In this race, every runner counts.


This year has brought many changes and we had to adapt the original events calendar. So, we created the first ever Virtual On SquadRace to keep you active at a safe distance. The Virtual SquadRace Series Germany is running at full speed in search of the fastest squad. We're looking for the fastest team from each of the four regions who will compete in the German On SquadRace Final


The race is virtual, but the competition is real. It’s still squad against squad, competing against one another – all together and yet alone. In challenging times when we miss our team, it’s a common sport that connects us most. Get ready to virtually reunite your squad and individually run your best 5k. 


First, we’re headed west with the federal states of NRW, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland.      


The virtual SquadRace West has been decided!

Thank you very much for your participation. We congratulate all squads and all runners to these race times!


The winning team of the West Edition of the virtual On SquadRace was the PACE PACK RUNNERS with an average time of 18:01.45.


Congratulations for the title of the fastest running squad in the western regions of Germany and for qualifying for the On SquadRace Final!


It was incredibly exciting up until the end. Second place went to the Teilzeitläufer Bielefeld with a time of 18:13.35. The Bridge Runners completed the podium with a time of 19:06.83.


Places four to ten:   

  • 4. Bunert - Der Kölner Laufladen, (19:42.72)

  • 5. LaufLeben Running Crew e.V. (20:00.70)

  • 6. Cologne Running Crew, (20:54.58)

  • 7. Team Erdinger Alkoholfrei Köln (22:21.15)

  • 8. Anchor Running Crew Duisburg (22:35.66)

  • 9. ONroad-Runners, (23:43.70)

  • 10. PACE PACK RUNNERS 2 (25:55.00)


See the final ranking here:                  


139 runners from 16 teams took part in the first virtual On SquadRace West and earned a donation of 290€. Thanks for this!  


We will donate this amount to Active Giving.   



Here are the rules how the event went:

1. Record your best 5k run time whenever it suits you. Once the race period has started, log your race time in. It will be added to your squad’s average. Every runner can race 5k as often as he/she wants to improve the team’s average, as long as it’s during the period of the event. There are no rules on place or time when it comes to your 5k. Please be fair and note: your normal race would not be a pure downhill race either. Make sure that the difference in elevation is balanced.          


2. Every runner counts. Fastest team average time wins.     


3. We’ll include your crew in the rankings if 10 runners minimum per crew have participated in the event. You can participate with your crew from any city from the following states in Western Germany: NRW, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland. If you don't have a crew - compete together with us against the fastest crews from western Germany and log in your run for Team On.


4. The race period is open for one week from August 9, 6pm to August 16, 6pm. The live leaderboard will be displayed on this page. The winning crew will be announced on August 16, 8pm. 


5. Be honest and honorable. Log a 5k time that was really run by you. False names and false times aren’t cool and unfair to fellow teams. We know you all value good sportsmanship, so stick to the rules to make this an enjoyable event for all. 


6. Observe the current hygiene and social distancing rules. Keep your distance and act responsibly. 


Missing real-life events? Watch the SquadRaces Rules video to prepare yourself for your next race and to increase the anticipation for upcoming SquadRaces:     


Medal and Prizes:

To celebrate your successful race in style, you can download your medal here


You want to know what the winners will receive?

> The fastest squad wins a pair of the Cloudflow for each participant. 

> The second fastest squad wins an On shirt for each participant

> The third fastest crew wins a pair of Performance Socks for each participant.

The fastest squad from the western regions of Germany also qualifies for the On SquadRace Final 2020

The fastest individual male runner & the fastest individual female runner will each receive a pair of On shoes

We will contact the winning teams and the individual winners within the next days.

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