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PA Team Beef

Whether you’re an avid endurance athlete or a fitness enthusiast, there’s no denying the positive role that a nutritious eating pattern plays in your overall performance. When fueled by a variety of nourishing foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, meat, seafood, dairy and healthful fats, your body is better able to thrive during competition, regular daily activity and beyond.

Few foods deliver the unique nutrition profile found in beef, such as protein, iron, zinc and B vitamins. Beef’s nutrient package provides vital fuel for the activities you love and also promotes the growth, development and restoration of your muscles and bones as you train harder and become stronger.

As a member of PA Team Beef, you’ll have the opportunity to serve as a beef advocate that shares the message of beef for strength while participating in a variety of running, cycling or obstacle-course style races across the Commonwealth.

Who are the Members of PA Team Beef?

PA Team Beef consists of 25 athletes and fitness enthusiasts from Pennsylvania. We are a diverse community of runners, triathletes, farmers, moms, dads, college students and professionals that rely upon the health benefits of lean beef to fuel our healthy and active lifestyles. Crossing the finish line in our PA Team Beef Jerseys, brings a sense of great pride and accomplishment, as well as a sense of community that pushes us to become stronger.

How Does It Work?

New members of PA Team Beef will be supplied with a Team Beef jersey to wear in the pre-approved athletic event, such as a race. You must register for each event on your own.

After the race, simply send a picture of yourself wearing the Team Beef jersey at the completion of the event to [email protected] and fill out the reimbursement form. Jerseys must be worn during the ENTIRE event.

You will be reimbursed by check for entry fees up to $100 per year (based on the NEW tiered reimbursement structure. See details below). All reimbursement requests for the 2022 team season must be in by September 15, 2022. NOTE: We will issue two checks to each member during the fiscal year (March and September) rather than a separate check following each event.

Application Process

The next team season kicks off January 1, 2022 and will conclude September 30, 2022. The 2022-2023 season will begin October 1, 2022 and conclude September 30, 2023 to coincide with the PA Beef Council’s fiscal year.

 Apply For PA Team Beef 

PA Team Beef Requirements

  1. Must be 18 years or older or have a parent/guardian on PA Team Beef.
  2. Must be a resident of Pennsylvania.
  3. Complete the PA Team Beef application.
  4. Must eat beef and be willing to advocate for the benefits of beef in an athlete’s eating pattern.
  5. Must participate in ONE educational team webinar and ONE live/recorded virtual cooking class during the course of the year to learn more about the industry, beef nutrition, cooking with beef, etc. Members of PA Team Beef Kids are encouraged to participate with their PA Team Beef member parent.
  6. Must have an active social media platform on Facebook or Instagram and be willing to publish 4 social media posts related to beef and fueling, beef nutrition, or cooking with beef for your audience. We encourage you to share post-race photos in your PA Beef Jersey  too! Posts must include @PABeefCouncil tag or #PABeefCouncil and #TeamBeef. Does not apply to members of PA Team Beef Kids.
  7. Must be willing to let us include your photo and a short bio on our PA Team Beef webpage. This is optional for members of Team Beef Kids.
  8. Must participate in at least 3 pre-approved PA-based athletic events (including virtual races) wearing your team jersey during the entire race/virtual run within the race season and please let us know which ones you’re planning to participate in ahead of time!

    Note:  Virtual races: You MUST post a photo of you in your PA Team Beef jersey on at least one of your active social media platforms so at least a few eyeballs can see that you participated in the run as a Team Beef member since most virtual races are completed solo or in a small group. This is not a requirement for in-person races, though we strongly encourage you to share a photo post-race!

PA Team Beef Member Benefits

  1. A red PA Team Beef tank top jersey (that is to be worn during pre-approved in-person or virtual athletic events)
  2. Members will have access to our PA Team Beef Squad Locker Store to select your choice of PA Team Beef gear; not to exceed $50.  (As long as the PA Team Beef logo is 'front and center' on the jersey, it counts as an approved jersey for race reimbursement. When in doubt, ask!)
  3. Support and encouragement from your fellow PA Team Beef teammates and through our new PA Team Beef Facebook page and unique team engagement opportunities.
  4. A guide of approved beef messaging so you can share the positive attributes of beef with confidence.
  5. Opportunity to engage in educational events such as webinars and virtual cooking classes to learn more about beef for strength, nutrition, how beef is raised, etc.
  6. Race entry reimbursement for pre-approved in-person or virtual athletic events (up to $100 for the racing season) 

How to get Reimbursed

We utilize an incentivized reimbursement structure to encourage completion of at least 3 events per year.

  • 1st race* you run with PA Team Beef jersey: 50% of your reimbursable race entry fee
  • 2nd race* you run with PA Team Beef jersey: the second half of your first race and 50% of your 2nd race
  • 3rd race* you run with PA Team Beef jersey: the second half of your 2nd race and 100% of your 3rd race

Reimbursements are capped at $100, so please plan your races accordingly. You are asked to submit reimbursement requests within two weeks of the race date.

A total of two reimbursement checks will be issued to each runner throughout the course of the 2022 racing year. (March and September)

Please Note: ONLY approved virtual or in-person races that take place in PA are eligible for reimbursement.

Race Reimbursement form

Complete your race reimbursement form:

 Submit ReimbursemenT Form