Montpelier to host state’s signature 5-K road race

Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge & State Agency Race Takes Place May 16

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has announced the 41st annual Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race, presented by Union Mutual Insurance Company. The community fitness event will take place in-person in Montpelier on May 16 and virtually May 16 through May 31.

The Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race is a popular 5k running and walking fun competition in which individuals and teams from worksites enjoy the benefits of a wellness activity with their co-workers.

“This event is a community celebration that brings Vermonters together to run, walk, and cheer each other on in Vermont’s beautiful capital city. Colleagues throughout the state train together and support one another, bolstering their physical health and overall wellbeing,” said Janet Franz, chairperson for the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. The Council promotes health and wellness through physical activity for people of all fitness and ability levels. Race participants pass along the benefits of health and wellbeing to their Vermont neighbors by raising funds for community wellness initiatives.

Event proceeds benefit the many initiatives of the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports, including community wellness grants, parks pass “exercise prescriptions,” worksite wellness awards, Vermont Senior Games, and subsidies for youth winter sports and fitness programs. Registration for the race is $34 per participant, or $42 to receive a commemorative race t-shirt (plus postage for virtual participants).

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 Insurance Company, which has called Montpelier home for 150 years. The race has been a cornerstone of the company’s employee wellness program. The property-casualty insurance carrier has a rich history of sponsoring employee involvement in the Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race.

“We are grateful for Union Mutual’s continuous financial backing for this signature Vermont event and its support for Vermonters’ physical fitness initiatives,” Franz said.

For more information and to register, visit www.vcccsar.org.

Source: Montpelier — The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

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