Corporate team at amateur competitions

Amateur competitions are competitions designed for a typical office employee, that is, not for athletes, but for us. Organize such competitions, as a rule, the same office staff in their free time. What for? Because it's interesting. And organize, and participate.

Who participates in such events? As it is easy to guess, it's the very same office employees who are tired of sitting in the office. Learn about the upcoming event from the Internet, register - and forward, the benefit for participation, as a rule, does not require any sports experience, no special equipment. The teams are usually united on the principle of "friends and friends of friends", but there are also "corporate" teams that act under the flag of their native company.

Corporate teams consist of employees of the same organization, the name of such a team usually reflects the name of the company. Corporate teams, as a rule, receive any support from the leadership (if the participants themselves are not management :), for example, the reflection of the results in a corporate newspaper or on a board of honor, although participation itself, of course, is entirely voluntary.

Is it possible to count on winning? Surprisingly, in many cases - yes, you can. Since those competitions, about which we are talking, are calculated just for the "unprepared" public. And although the main motto is "The main thing is not victory, the main thing is participation", with due diligence you can be "in prizes."

Is there an "external" advertising effect for the company from the "corporativeness" of the team? - alas, very insignificant, even if from head to foot obveshatsya their own advertising.The reason - a relatively small audience of participants and viewers. competitions, as a rule, are not broadcast for hours on television, and television is the main tool for promoting advertising in competitions, be it the Olympics or the World Darts Championship.

But, nevertheless, there is a positive result, the truth is basically "internal": First, the image of the company rises among its own employees - even if our team hopelessly "merged", the very fact of participation, as a rule, is remembered with a plus sign. Secondly, the participants themselves often acquire additional skills that can be useful to them at work, for example, everyone's favorite team spirit.

Is it dangerous? - Of course, it's dangerous. But it is not more dangerous than crossing the street in the place where there is a pedestrian crossing, but there is no traffic light - and after all, everyone ever did it, and many do it every day several times. With any additional danger with respect to everyday life, such competitions are usually not connected, but nevertheless lying on the couch with a mug of beer is certainly safer. And yet - always remember something that you do dangerously exactly as much as you want it to. Whether it's driving through city streets by car or running along an escalator.

It's also worth noting that most of these projects are non-commercial. That is, the organizers do everything in their free time. And you on these projects are "participants", not "guests" or "clients". This means that you should obey the rules of these competitions, regardless of whether you agree with them or not.

Below we give a brief overview of the competitions in which the corporate team can participate, with our comments (keep in mind that in drawing up this list we were guided primarily by the "availability" of the competition for the general public and their safety):

The most interesting and unusual projects (information for 2005):

Team Race
Team competition to find the Treasure. A team of 2 to 6 people, participation on foot or by bike.

Running City
Competitions on city orienteering. Teams from 2 to 4 people, many different categories, the opportunity to participate on foot, on the bike, roller, car.

Game "Watch"
Competitions based on the movie of the same name. Unlimited number of people in the team, participating in cars.

PhotoCross
Competitions for photography enthusiasts. Teams from one to four people. You need a camera to participate.

Bubble Baba Challenge
Rafting along the Losevsky threshold on inflatable rubber women. No comments:)

Rock festival
The oldest festival "Rock-climbing for all". For rock-climbers and all comers.

Competitions for which a car is required:

The Way of the Samurai
One of the best amateur competitions for all-wheel drive cars (4x4). It is possible to participate in polished car parks without harm to the car. It is held at least 4 times a year.

Suoranda Rally
Orientation by legend on standard cars. Two tests - 4x4 and "monoprivod". Interesting and safe. It is held several times a year.

Parket-Country
Competitions exclusively for "polished" 4x4 cars.

Infantry trophy
One of the oldest amateur competitions for all-wheel drive cars (4x4). It is possible to participate in polished car parks without harm to the car. It is held several times a year.

Pro-sports competitions
(Some sporting experience required)

Urban Race
Competitions on urban orientation with technical stages. Team 2 people.

Bike Adventure
Race on long bikes.

Bike pokatushki
Information about a variety of cycling events, from pokatushek to competitions.

Sports Orientation
Information about orienteering competitions, from amateur to professional starts.

Director of the Tim Building Club company
Nikolai Zagrebelny

For «Corporate Leisure and Training» Magazine