Northeast Team Beef

No athlete wants to be sidelined because they aren’t in the best shape. And, you probably don’t want to sit on the sidelines in life. The food you eat should give you maximum energy, help you build your body from the inside out and support overall health. A 3 oz. serving of beef is packed with 10 important nutrients that help you meet your daily needs. To get all of these nutrients from other sources you would need to eat far more food, costing you in terms of money spent and calories consumed. Keep beef on your plate if you want to perform your best.  Team Beef members know first-hand how beef helps their bodies build and maintain muscle mass and recover after long endurance activities.

Who are the members of northeast team beef?

The Northeast Team Beef is made up of over 40 athletes and fitness enthusiasts from across the Northeast region. 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. When we cross the finish line in our Team Beef Jerseys, we feel a sense of pride and accomplishment. Even better, we also feel a sense of community that pushes us to become stronger. View our member library. 

how does it work?

All members are required to participate in a team webinar/conference call twice per running season. This will give us time to get you some background on the beef industry and great beef nutrition tips that you can use and share with your fellow athletes. 

If you do not already have a Team Beef jersey, you will be supplied with one that you will need to wear in the athletic event, such as a race, you are submitting for reimbursement. Upon completion of your athletic event wearing your Team Beef jersey (during the ENTIRE event), fill out the reimbursement form

You will be reimbursed for your entry fee into the event (based on the tiered reimbursement structure) via a check that will be mailed to you. You must sign up for each event that you plan on participating in on your own.  All reimbursement requests for the 2022-2023 team season must be in by September 15, 2023. 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

Our team season coincides with the NEBPI’s fiscal year, which runs October 1, 2021-September 30, 2022. We were accepting new applications from September 1 - September 9, 2022.  New members for the 2022-2023 racing season were notified by September 15.  If you would like to be placed on the wait list for the 2023-2024, please email [email protected] 

Northeast Team beef requirements

  1. Must be 18 years or older 
  2. Must be a resident of ME, NH, VT, MA, NY, RI, CT, NJ, MD, DE, VA or Washington, D.C (PA has their own active state beef council and they coordinate Team Beef efforts within the state) 
  3. Complete the online Northeast Team Beef Application 
  4. Must eat beef and be willing to advocate for the benefits of beef in the diet of an athlete 
  5. Must participate in TWO educational team webinar during the course of the year to learn more about the industry, beef nutrition…etc.  
  6. Must read our monthly E-Newsletter (We can tell if you at least opened the E-Newsletter) 
  7. Must be willing to let us include your photo and a short bio on our Northeast Team Beef member webpage 
  8. Must participate in at least 2 Northeast-based endurance 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 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…given the fact that virtual races are usually completed solo or in a tiny group.  This is not a requirement for in-person races, though we certainly hope you’ll still post a photo post-race! 
  9. Members will have access to our Northeast Team Beef  Squad Locker Store!  (As long as the Northeast Team Beef logo is 'front and center' on the jersey, it counts as an approved jersey for reimbursement.  We provide a red tank top for free but additional team gear is on you.  When in doubt, ask!

Northeast Team beef Benefits

  1. A red Team Beef tank top jersey (your team jersey MUST be worn during the race; in-person or virtual) 
  2. A black Under Armour full-zip Team Beef racing jacket (this jacket qualifies as an approved team jersey during cold weather races)
  3. A Strength Field Guide
  4. Support and encouragement from you fellow Team Beef mates and us mainly through our team Facebook page! 
  5. This helpful 'Beef 101/Talking Points' Guide 
  6. Monthly E-Newsletters sharing beef nutrition information, training tips, cattle facts…etc. 
  7. Race entry reimbursement (up to $275 for the racing season) 

How does race reimbursement work?

Incentivized Reimbursement Structure: 

  • 1st race* you run with Team Beef jersey: 50% of your reimbursement fee  
  • 2nd race* you run with Team Beef jersey: the second half of your first race and 50% of your 2nd race 
  • 3rd race* you run with Team Beef jersey: the second half of your 2nd race and 100% of your 3rd race 
  • 4 or more races* with Team Beef jersey: full reimbursement upon completion of the race 

We will have to cap you at $275, so please plan your races accordingly. You have 2 weeks from the date of the race to submit your reimbursement requests. 

A total of two reimbursement checks will be issued to each runner throughout the course of the 2022-2023 racing year. (March and September)  

Please Note: ONLY in-person races that take place in the Northeast region are eligible for reimbursement (ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, CT, NY, NJ, VA, DE, MD, PA, and DC)  

ONLY virtual races (participated in by a Team Beef member) can take place ‘outside’ of the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic region.  Example:  If you run the Chicago Marathon virtually as a member of Northeast Team Beef (wearing an approved team jersey during the virtual race) and post a photo of you post-race on at least one of your active social media platforms, the race will be eligible for reimbursement.  

race reimbursement form

Complete your race reimbursement form here