Team BEEF Illinois

Information & Requirements: 

Who is Team BEEF Illinois?

Team BEEF Illinois is a community of athletes who recognize the nutritional benefits of beef and the vital role high-quality protein plays in their training. As each team member strives to reach his or her athletic and nutritional goals, the Illinois Beef Association is here to cheer for them and support their progress

Become a Team BEEF Member

For 2021, our team will be capped at 20 athletes. Our team is comprised of athletes of all abilities and skills in race events. From novice to elite, as long as you enjoy the great taste of a juicy hamburger and steak, you can join Team Beef! Be sure to apply before the deadline to be considered a member of the 2021 Team Beef. Just complete the application below! 

Requirements: 

  • Eat beef and believe in the nutritional benefits it provides.
  • Must be a resident of Illinois.
  • Must compete in races at least twice per year wearing a Team Beef jersey.
  • Complete the Masters of Beef Advocacy Program. This online training will allow Team Beef members to learn more about how cattle are raised and why beef is an important part of our diet. After completing the program, Team Beef members will be prepared to advocate for beef. 
  • Advocate for beef through personal social media platforms.

Expectations: 

  • Serve as a positive role model for beef.
  • Actively spread the word and help educate people who seek information about beef, including social media networks.

Benefits: 

  • Team members receive a high-quality Illinois Team BEEF jersey.
  • Earn points through activities in the Prime Cuts Program to receive race reimbursement opportunities.
  • Have access to fitness & nutrition tips, recipes, etc.
  • Network and community of runners who have common interests & passion.
  • Be a part of a strong fan base and support system. 


Team BEEF Illinois is revamping its program from previous years, so there may be some extra perks and changes coming soon! We'll send updates to our members via the Facebook Group "Team BEEF Illinois 2021".

Questions? Reach out to us at Team BEEF Illinois at the Illinois Beef Association. Mareah Volk is your Team Manager: 217-787-4280 during normal business hours or [email protected]

Online Application

Print Application

Submit Prime Cuts

Become a Friend of Team BEEF Illinois

For 2021, we are starting our Friends of Team Beef Illinois program for beef advocates who enjoy running but may not be avid runners. The Friends of Team Beef Illinois will run the races they choose and continue to represent Team Beef Illinois while also advocating for beef. Join Friends of Team Beef Illinois by completing the application.

Requirements: 

  • Eat beef and believe in the nutritional benefits it provides.
  • Must be a resident of Illinois.
  • Complete the Masters of Beef Advocacy Program. This online training will allow Team Beef members to learn more about how cattle are raised and why beef is an important part of our diet. 
  • Advocate for beef through personal social media platforms.

Expectations: 

  • Serve as a positive role model for beef.
  • Actively spread the word and help educate people who seek information about beef, including social media networks.

Benefits: 

  • Run for the brand - Once completing the MBA program, send your certificate to Mareah to get access to the Team Beef Illinois apparel store.
  • Have access to fitness & nutrition tips, recipes, etc.
  • Network and community of runners who have common interests & passion.
  • Be a part of a strong fan base and support system. 


Runner

We’ll send updates to our members via the private Facebook Group “Friends of Team Beef Illinois 2021”.

Questions? Reach out to us at Team BEEF Illinois at the Illinois Beef Association. Mareah Volk is your Team Manager: 217-787-4280 during normal business hours or [email protected]

Online Application

Print Application