Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and organizers of the Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race have announced Union Mutual Insurance as the presenting sponsor of the 2021 race. The event, to be held in-person in Montpelier on September 16 and virtually September 1 through October 31, will be known as the Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race, Presented by Union Mutual.
“Union Mutual employees turn out in droves each year to run and walk in the Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge, and the company’s leadership always supports employees’ participation. So it’s fitting that the company is the event’s first presenting sponsor,” said Janet Franz, Council chairperson. “We are grateful for Union Mutual’s financial backing for this signature Vermont event, and thrilled that we can offer both in-person and virtual options to raise funds for Vermonters’ physical fitness initiatives.”
The Corporate Cup is a popular 5k run/walk race in which teams of three enjoy the benefits of a wellness activity with their co-workers and compete for awards in four employer classes: State/Federal Government, Corporation/Business, Nonprofit/Local Government, and an Open Class. Proceeds benefit the many programs and events of the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, including the Vermont Senior Games, community wellness grants, parks pass prescriptions, Vermont Worksite Wellness Awards and subsidies for youth ski and snowboard lessons.
The 2021 event will be the 38th annual race – the 2020 race was held virtually and drew participants from all regions of the state. Traditionally, more than 4,000 runners and walkers stream through the Capital City’s main streets and gather on the State House lawn for pre-and post-race festivities.
The State Street start and finish line of the race is steps from the home office of Union Mutual, which has called Montpelier home for nearly 150 years. The race has been a cornerstone of the company’s wellness program. The property-casualty insurance carrier has a rich history of sponsoring employee involvement, and in 2019, set a company record with 19 three-person teams participating.
“We are excited to support the Corporate Cup in this manner and thereby support the Council’s important work to keep all Vermonters active and well,” said Lisa Keysar, President & CEO of Union Mutual. “The Corporate Cup is one of the most popular events on our employees’ calendars, and we look forward to once again seeing the runners and walkers on State Street, and virtually.”
New for the 2021 race, runners and walkers are allowed to register as the gender by which they identify. There are also now four team categories: all-male, all-female, non-binary and mixed. Registration is $33 per participant, regardless of virtual or in-person participation. Scholarships are available based on need.
For more information and to register, visit www.vcccsar.org.
The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports promotes health and wellness through physical activity for people of all fitness and ability levels.
Union Mutual of Vermont Companies, founded in 1874, is a property casualty insurance group consisting of Union Mutual Fire Insurance and New England Guaranty Insurance Company Inc., both based in Montpelier, Vermont; and Community Mutual Insurance Company, based in Latham, New York. The three companies write a total of $186 million in direct premium annually through independent agents throughout New England and New York and are all rated A (Excellent) with a Stable Outlook by AM Best.
Source: 7.15.2021. Montpelier — The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports