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Beat the Bay State Final Results

Beat the Bay State Final Results

 Thank you to all the participants in our first ever “Beat the Bay State” Team Challenge during the month of November. Over 450 people took part across 31 teams! The challenge was a way for people of all ages to participate in outdoor physical activity of walking and running over the 30 days of the competition. It also made it possible for teams to stay socially connected and have something fun and different to talk about when confronted with another Zoom meeting! We’d love your feedback: how’d it go, and what can we do to make it even better next year? Shoot Brendan an email or tweet us @WalkBoston.

Congrats and thank you to everyone who participated. Below we’ve highlighted those teams that had the most participants, raised the most money, and finished the Beat the Bay State Challenge first!


DISTANCE: First to the Finish

The first three teams to finish 900 miles and “Beat the Bay State”:

  1. GFRC Growlers
  2. North Medford Club 
  3. Wicked Running Club

A total of 18 teams achieved the goal to reach 900 miles over the 30 days of November. Well done! 

Date of CompletionGroup Name
2020-11-06 20:04:03 ESTGFRC Growlers
2020-11-07 08:46:03 ESTNorth Medford Club
2020-11-08 19:22:02 ESTWicked Running Club
2020-11-10 10:05:02 ESTTeam RBG (Run, Beer, Grub)
2020-11-10 21:35:03 ESTThe LMG
2020-11-19 08:09:02 ESTMassDOT
2020-11-22 07:45:03 ESTTransportation for Massachusetts
2020-11-22 20:36:02 ESTMPA-CPEA
2020-11-22 22:50:02 ESTBarrRamblers
2020-11-23 08:18:02 ESTRandom Roamers
2020-11-23 21:28:03 ESTWalkBoston
2020-11-24 10:29:03 ESTUMass Transportation Center
2020-11-25 06:45:02 ESTUMass ITE
2020-11-29 15:30:05 ESTToilet Paper Finish
2020-11-29 16:10:04 ESTToole Design
2020-11-29 22:49:04 ESTHRBK Squad
2020-12-01 08:02:28 ESTThe Gait Keepers
2020-12-01 09:19:03 ESTHMFH / MDS

*Teams were able to log their miles on Dec 1st until 12pm for any activities completed during November


DISTANCE: Most Miles

While the Beat the Bay State goal was to log 900 miles to virtually circle Massachusetts, that wasn’t the finish line for a few teams: it was just the beginning! Congratulations to these four teams that went above and beyond to “Beat the Bay State” more than once during the month of November:

  1. North Medford Club – 5,252.97 miles (#BeatTheBayState almost x6!)
  2. GFRC Growlers – 4,666.25 miles (#BeatTheBayState x5)
  3. Wicked Running Club – 3,591.77 miles (Just 9 miles short of #BeatTheBayState x4)
  4. Team RBG (Run, Beer, Grub) – 2,092.05 miles (#BeatTheBayState x2)

See the full team results list | See the full individual results list


PARTICIPANTS: Biggest Team

Boston Beer Company will be providing cases of beer to the 3 largest teams as a prize. We’ll be in touch with your team captain to coordinate a pick-up / drop-off!

  1. GFRC Growlers – 47 team members
  2. North Medford Club – 42 team members
  3. Wicked Running Club – 32 team members

See the full team size list


FUNDRAISING: Top Team and Individual Fundraisers

Between registration fees, swag purchases, sponsorships, and donations, the event raised $25K. This money supports WalkBoston’s work to advocate for wider sidewalks, support main street businesses and make streets safer for all — all components of our statewide work to make Massachusetts more walkable. Thank you!

Top Team fundraisers

  1. Team WalkBoston – $799
  2. Ebbs/Beuttell Family and Friends Step It Up – $790
  3. Team HMFH / MDS – $540

Top Individual fundraisers

  1. Ken Krause – $300
  2. Kyle Robidoux – $230

See the full team fundraiser list | See the full individual fundraiser list


Again, we’d love your feedback: how’d it go, and what can we do to make it even better next year? Shoot Brendan an email or tweet us @WalkBoston

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