2018's CORPORATE CHALLENGE is set for Thursday, June 21, 2018

2018 CC5K Registration Form (12 and under #participants)

2018 CC5K Registration Excel Form (for those with 13+ participants)

2018 CEREAL Challenge Sign Up Form

2018 Challenge Vendor Form

2018 Challenge FAQ


Finally, a race that inspires competition through TEAM racing! Compete on teams to prove once and for all that your company is the fastest. Don't have a team?? No problem, the Chamber Challenge 5K is open to individuals as well.

The eighth annual Southern Tier Corporate Challenge Run/Walk will be held Thursday, June 21 at the Cattaraugus County Campus of Jamestown Community College.  Challenge hosts, the Olean High School Sports Boosters and the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce invite all organizations, businesses and companies to participate in this wellness event!

The event was created by GOACC with the goal of promoting team-building, fitness and friendly competition.  "The Corporate Challenge allows local businesses to compete in a participative and competitive basis, while promoting fitness and corporate camaraderie," said Erica Dreher, GOACC Member Outreach Associate.

The race is open to both corporate and community teams. The challenge concludes with “Olean’s Largest Office Party” complete with individual awards:  Fastest CEO, Fastest Man, and Fastest Woman; and community teams and corporate team awards:  Fastest Male Team, Fastest Female Team, and Fastest Coed Team.  Teams need to be determined before race -- as running or walking -- if competing as a team.  Community Team is a team of friends, family, and non-employment associates.  Corporate Team is a team of employees of said company (this includes spouse if spouses’ employer doesn’t compete). 

The registration fee remains $20 per participant and if registered by June 6, includes a race promo item, refreshments, and entrance to Office Party with live music.  The Most Spirited Team (determined by team dress coordination, cheering for all participants, spirit during the challenge).  You may not have the fastest runners in the field, but your team can still come out a winner (and look great too!) by entering the Logo Design Contest.  Let your creative juices flow and come up with a design that incorporates either the Series logo, full event name or any other element of the race (event location, city name, etc.).  This is only a logo design.  The winning design may be used in future events as the race logo.

Back again to this year’s challenge – THE CORPORATE CEREAL CHALLENGE.  Event organizers are teaming up with the Olean Food Pantry and creating a food challenge among the companies in the Southern Tier.  2,424 boxes of cereal were donated from ten companies.  There were 973 boxes of cereal donated from the employees at Dresser-Rand and they were awarded the most cereal boxes donated award.  With an employee to cereal boxes ratio of 1 to 14.19, SolEpoxy once again was awarded the most boxes (908) collected per employee.  The company topped last year’s donation of 1 to 12.9.

This challenge will be a part of the overall Corporate Challenge event.  To be included in this challenge, STEP ONE -- please email info@oleanny.com that your company will be collecting cereal; STEP TWO -- Cereal collected at your business now through June 15; STEP THREE -- Cereal turned in and counted at the Olean Food Pantry.  The Challenge will have two awards: Most Boxes Donated and Most Boxes per Employee Donated. 

The 3.1-mile road race and 2 mile walk will run throughout downtown beginning and ending at JCC-Olean.  Sponsors for the BlueCross/BlueShield of Western New York, The Mix 101.5 / WMXO, Sanzo Beverages, Pepsi Bottling Company of Jamestown, and Constellation.  From small companies to large corporations, the event will promote health, wellness and fitness among companies and their employees, families and individuals.  For more information or registration details, please call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or by email events@oleanny.com.


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Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.com

reater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce • 716-372-4433 • info@oleanny.c