About the Challenge

Event Rule Book

What is the Akron Corporate Challenge?

The Akron Corporate Challenge is a corporate athletic competition promoting employee wellness, company camaraderie, and business networking while helping local charities.

Our events foster a team-building atmosphere that is sure to bring employees closer together, while improving their overall well-being. This is a great way to not only discover and network with local companies, but to also to learn WHO they are.

Compete for personalized prizes and awards, and designate your team charity to compete for a donation to be made on your behalf!

It's time to Get Outta the Office and Into the Games, and start making memories the office will be sure to appreciate!

Participation Requirements

The Akron Corporate Challenge is open to organizations of all sizes and industries. Companies participate by sending a team of employees to each event to compete in the tournament.

  • Must be 18+ to participate.
  • Company teams are made up of the EMPLOYEES of the organization.
  • Employee is defined as full time, part time, temp, intern or co-op.
  • Please Note: Players may represent ONE TEAM ONLY on any given event day.
  • Spousal Approval Rule:
    • Companies are encouraged to comprise their teams of employees to maintain the integrity of corporate wellness and a team building atmosphere.
    • Should your captain struggle to find players, spouses and significant others of employees are eligible to compete on your behalf.
2 Ways to Play: Corporate Cup -or- Independent

Corporate Cup
Entry into the Overall Competition.
By entering your company into the Corporate Cup, you are entering one team into each of the events offered in the Corporate Cup Schedule.

These teams will compete in an assigned DIVISION, based on company size, and will receive a point value based on their performance in each event.

These point totals will be kept on the SCOREBOARD, throughout the season.

Independent Division
Participation in selected events.
By entering your company into the Independent Division, you are entering one (1) team into the specific event selected.

The Independent Division will compete separate from the Corporate Cup teams, but will compete in the same format and style of event.

Independent Teams are for companies who would like to place additional teams in a specific event with high demand, OR, for companies who would only like to participate in just one, or a few, of the events.

Independent Teams may be purchased along with the Corporate Cup, but DO NOT earn points toward your Corporate Cup total.

Corporate Cup (Division Selection)

For those participating in the Corporate Cup, divisions will be determined based on company size (number of employees). Final division placement of the company is at the Akron Corporate Challenge Directors discretion.

Following the Early Registration Deadline, companies will be evenly spread amongst divisions based on number of registrations.

Companies that register during the Late Registration Period will be placed by division, as needed, and may need to participate in a larger or smaller division.

Final division placements can be found on the TEAMS page!


Division breakdown estimates are as follows:

Division 1 1-300
Division 2 301+
Independent Division Company Size N/A, Division will consist of all teams who registered an Independent Team.
Corporate Cup (Scoring System)

Points will be tracked on the OVERALL SCOREBOARD.

Points will be awarded to teams in the Corporate Cup Division as follows:

Open Competitions
All teams compete in the same competition. Teams are ranked basked on their results in the competition. (Example: Minigolf)

1st place – 10 points
2nd place – 8 points
3rd place – 6 points
4th place – 4 points
5th place – 3 points
6th place – 2 points
1 for participation

Double-Elimination Events
Bracket style. Teams compete Head-to-Head in a bracket until one team remains. (Example: Softball)

1st place – 10 points
2nd place – 8 points
3rd place – 6 points
4th place – 4 points

If you win only 2 games and don’t place – 3 points
If you win only 1 game – 2 points
If you don’t win a game – 1 point
A forfeit is counted as a win.

Each team will be allowed up to 10 Volunteer Points.

Two Corporate Cup Points will be awarded for each volunteer who assists with the Games.

To sign-up to volunteer and receive your points, visit the VOLUNTEER page.


The rate to participate in the Akron Corporate Challenge, Corporate Cup Division, is a one-time fee and includes participation in the Captains Meeting, Closing Party, & 1 team in all events.

The registration fee is not refundable. (If there is an event you cannot field a team in, it will not adversely affect you other than the loss of a participation point for the event.)

Independent Teams may be purchased along with the Corporate Cup, but DO NOT earn points toward your Corporate Cup total. Independent events are individually priced by team.

Checks to be made payable to: Hermes Sports & Events.


The Company Coordinator & Team Captain

The Company Coordinator is the main link between the participating company, and the Corporate Challenge Office.

  • Complete Company Registration
    Visit the Registration page to review 3 registration options.
  • Gauge Company Interest
    Each event requires a certain number of players to field a team. By gauging the interest of employees at your company, you can then use this information to register for the correct events. (The largest team size is 10 players)
  • Select Team Captains
    Selecting a captain for each team that you have registered will help you to spread the responsibility around. The Team Captain responsibilities are listed below.
  • Schedule a JumpStart Meeting!
    Need help gathering interest or sharing information? Schedule a JumpStart Meeting and bring the Corporate Challenge team to your office! We'll work with you to create a custom meeting dedicated to getting your company ready for the upcoming Corporate Challenge season! Click HERE to submit a request!
  • Attend the Captains Meeting
    Prior to the start of each season, we will host Company Coordinators for a short informational presentation on the upcoming season.
  • Spread the word!

The Team Captain assists the Company Coordinator in leading the team through a particular event.

  • Recruits team members (correct number of males/females required)
  • Communicate Schedule for the event to teammates.
  • Communicate Rules of Play for the event to teammates.
  • Communicate Practice Opportunities for the event to teammates.
  • Checks in at the check-in table the day of the event.
  • Ensures waiver is signed by all participants before the start of the event.
The Events (What to expect)

Event Schedule
The EVENTS page lists all of the events available in the current Corporate Challenge season. Each event page lists the date, time, location, format and rules of each event. Your team is only scheduled to compete on the day/time that your division is listed on the event page.

The EXACT schedule for each event will be posted to the event page in bracket form. Please review this schedule prior to each event.

Practice Opportunities
Take advantage of exclusive Corporate Challenge discounts to practice with your team at our competition venue! Visit the event pages to view Practice Opportunities!

Event Day
At the start of each event, each member of your team must check-in by completing a Waiver of Participation. This waiver will be available on-site for your team to sign individually.


Weather Delay / Cancellation
If the tournament will be cancelled or delayed due to weather, the following notifications will be sent out:

  • Company Coordinator for each company will be contacted via email to relay the message to the rest of the team.
  • The Event Page for the for the affected event will be updated with a "Weather Notification"
  • A notification will be posted to Facebook!

When an event is cancelled due to weather conditions or unseen/unavoidable situations, the Akron Corporate Challenge will try and reschedule those events at the same location at a later date within the time frame of the Akron Corporate Challenge dates, subject to venue availability. If the scheduled field locations is not available for future dates, then the Akron Corporate Challenge will attempt to secure other venues. If the events cannot be rescheduled because of inclement weather and/or venue availability, those events will not be rescheduled.

Satellite Challenges

Satellite Challenges offer even more ways to win an award!

The Satellite Challenge competitions occur separately from the Corporate Cup, and offer a way to keep employees engaged in the Challenge outside of the actual events!

Satellite Challenges do not accumulate points toward your Corporate Cup Score, but each category will be awarded with a unique, engraved trophy!

Check out the award categories and rules on the SATELLITE CHALLENGES page.


Help earn points for your team by volunteering to help at the Akron Corporate Challenge!

Two points will be awarded for each volunteer who assists with the Games. Your company will be allowed up to 10 volunteer points.

To sign-up to volunteer and receive your points, visit the VOLUNTEER page.

Charity & Awards

Each company entering the Corporate Cup Division will be able to pick the charity of their choice to compete for. The TOP 3 teams in each division will have a donation made in their name to the charity of their choosing!

Corporate Cup Division

  • Top 3 Teams in each EVENT earn a customized commemorative plaque award!
  • Top 3 Teams in each DIVISION at the end of the season, earn an engraved cup-style trophy & donation to be made to the charity of their choice, on their behalf!

Independent Division

  • Top 3 Teams in each EVENT earn a customized commemorative plaque award!

Satellite Challenges

  • Winners for each Satellite Challenge category will receive and engraved acrylic trophy!

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