Corporate Challenge is set for Thursday, June 27, 2019.
2019 Registration Form • CC5K Vendor Form
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Run Route 19 • Walk Route 19
SLIGHT CHANGE TO FINISH AREA for Run 19
CORPORATE CHALLENGE and CEREAL CHALLENGE SET FOR JUNE!
Here’s 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 ninth annual Southern Tier Corporate Challenge Run/Walk will be held Thursday, June 27 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. 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 12, 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. FOUR THOUSAND, ONE HUNDRED and EIGHTY-THREE boxes of cereal were donated from twelve companies (up from 2,424 boxes in 2017). There were 1,414 boxes of cereal donated from the employees at SolEpoxy and they were awarded the most cereal boxes donated award. With an employee to cereal boxes ratio of 1 to 18:43, SolEpoxy once again was awarded the most boxes (1,414 ) collected per employee. The company topped last year’s donation of 1 to 14.3.
This challenge will be a part of the overall Corporate Challenge event. To be included in this challenge, STEP ONE -- please email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 WEEKS to RUNNING a 5K in JUNE: Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce created the Southern Tier Corporate Challenge 5K Run and 2.1 Mile Walk in 2011 with the goal of supporting companies in creating internal wellness programs. The Corporate Challenge allowed local businesses to compete in a participative and competitive basis, while promoting fitness and corporate camaraderie. That first year, the event had 302 participants, 102 more than anticipated. The challenge has been a success every year since, with an average of 695 participants. This year’s Challenge is set for Thursday, June 27, 2019.
2018's CORPORATE CHALLENGE
2018 Results Overall
2018 Results by Gender
(the team awards information is not available)
Running Route 2018 Map • Details
Walking Route 2018 Map • Details
BIG WINNER was All the CHILDREN having CEREAL this Summer
GREAT SUCCESSES ALL AROUND The unofficial run/walk count was 787 participants (821 last year) representing 41 companies. The BIG RESULTS were a 60% jump in boxes of cereal donated for the Cereal Challenge with 4,183 cereal boxes donated (last year was 2,424 boxes).
The eighth annual Southern Tier Corporate Challenge Run/Walk was hosted by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce and the Olean High School Sports Boosters. The event was created by GOACC with the goal of supporting companies in creating internal wellness programs. The race was open to both corporate and community teams. The challenge concluded with "Olean’s Largest Office Party" with music by The Mix 101.5 / WMXO and Bobby O.
Chris Napoleon of Napoleon Engineering Services repeated again this year and was named fastest CEOs in the annual Southern Corporate Challenge. The FASTEST MAN was presented to Tim Chichester of Hedley Brook Agency and the FASTEST WOMAN Rachel Guyer of Olean Area Federal Credit Union.
Team Awards include: Fastest Male Team, Corporate Division – City of Olean: Ed Jennings, Paul Gonzales, Bob Bell, and Bob Ring; Fastest Male Team, Community – St. Bonaventure University: Zac Donner, Tim Geiger, Dean Whitcomb, and John Gordnier; the Fastest Co-ed Team, Corporate Division – Iroquois Group: Ted Branch, Janine Fodor, Robin Prince and Robert Devling; the Fastest Co-ed Team, Community Division – Allegany Limestone Central District: Owen Barber, Denise Straub, Sam Filbert and Dale Flanders; and the Fastest Female Team, Corporate Division – Olean City School District: Cindy Johnson, Barbara Kelley, Marni Finch, and Lauren Caya.
Other specials awards include the Most Spirited Team – Olean Wholesale Grocery Coop; Most Walkers – The ReHabilitation Center; and Logo Design Contest Winner -- KelKur Electric.
The Chamber challenged companies to donate cereal to the Olean Food Pantry, with 4,183 boxes of cereal donated from eleven companies. There were 1,414 boxes of cereal donated from the employees at SolEpoxy and they were awarded the most cereal boxes donated award. With an employee to cereal boxes ratio of 1 to 18:43, SolEpoxy once again was awarded the most boxes (1,414 ) collected per employee. The company topped last year’s donation of 1 to 14.3.
Erica Dreher, GOACC membership outreach added, "As race organizers, we were happy of the support from Jamestown Community College, the Olean Food Pantry, and the City of Olean Police and Streets Departments. Once again, this event couldn’t have happened without their support and the support from the volunteers.”
The 3.1-mile road race ran throughout downtown beginning and ending at JCC-Olean. Complete race results for individuals and teams will be posted online at www.oleanny.com by Monday, June 25th. Sponsors for the run/walk include the OHS Sports Boosters, OMNIS Technologies, BlueCross/BlueShield of Western New York, The Mix 101.5 / WMXO, Sanzo Beverages, Pepsi Bottling Company of Jamestown, Constellation and GOACC. From small companies to large corporations, the event promoted health, wellness and fitness among companies and their employees, families and individuals. The next event for the Chamber is the Chamber GOLF Clasic on Monday, July 16. For more information, please call GOACC at (716) 372-4433 or by email.
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