October 12, 2021 / Brett Daniels


Registration is open for the Extra Yard 5K, set to take place in downtown Indianapolis on Sunday, January 9 as part of College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship weekend.

Runners can register for the event at ExtraYard5K.com, where teachers can enter for just $10. Registration for the general public will start at $30 and entry fees will increase to $35 on Tuesday, October 26. All proceeds of the Extra Yard 5K will benefit the CFP Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers programming in support of PK-12 education across the country.

“We’re thrilled that the College Football Playoff is once again hosting the Extra Yard 5K to raise money for Extra Yard for Teachers programming,” said Britton Banowsky, executive director of the CFP Foundation. “We look forward to continuing to celebrate educators through initiatives such as this and are grateful to the community for coming together in support of the cause.”

CFP Extra Yard for Teachers 5K

Each Extra Yard 5K participant will receive a t-shirt and medal, while the top overall male and top overall female finishers will each win two tickets to the CFP National Championship, slated for Lucas Oil Stadium on Monday, January 10, 2022.

Alongside the Extra Yard 5K and the CFP National Championship, a multitude of additional events will come to Indy over national championship weekend, including Playoff Fan Central, AT&T Playoff Playlist Live!, Allstate Championship Tailgate, Taste of the Championship and the Extra Yard for Teachers Summit for local Indiana educators.


About the College Football Playoff 

The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 ranked team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game. This season's Playoff Semifinals will take place Friday, December 31, 2021, at the Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl. The College Football Playoff National Championship will be Monday, January 10, 2022, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

About the College Football Playoff Foundation 

The CFP Foundation is the community-engagement arm of the College Football Playoff, supporting education across the country. The CFP Foundation’s primary cause platform, Extra Yard for Teachers, is dedicated to elevating the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment, and professional development. The CFP Foundation utilizes multiple partnerships to execute its initiatives and support positive educational outcomes. To learn more, visit cfp-foundation.org and follow Extra Yard for Teachers (@CFPExtraYard) on social media.

About the 2022 College Football Playoff Indianapolis Host Committee 

The 2022 College Football Playoff Indianapolis Host Committee works with the CFP to promote, organize and execute the January 10, 2022, CFP National Championship and its related events in the Indianapolis community. The Indianapolis Host Committee remains committed to a seamless partnership with the CFP and stakeholders to continue making a difference in communities across the state of Indiana after the game and into the future. For more information, visit IndyFootball2022.com.