ABOUT THE PROVIDENCE CORPORATE CUP

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Originally established in 1985, the Corporate Cup event is an annual run/walk where thousands of participants from hundreds of companies in the Baton Rouge area come together to celebrate corporate wellness, camaraderie, and community fellowship. After a hiatus, Providence took ownership of the race in 2008 and established it as a non-profit event. The Providence Corporate Cup touts the message that "good health is good business," and this event not only advocates wellness in the workplace, but also supports two great Baton Rouge non-profits: The Mid City Redevelopment Alliance and The Big Buddy Program. With the 30th year ahead of us, we continue our focus on corporate health, wellness, and prevention. We are the only race in the area focused on corporate wellness, fitness, and general illness prevention as a philosophy of business. It is Providence's privilege to carry on this long time tradition established many years ago. The Providence Corporate Cup 5k Run/Walk includes competition in four divisions for participating corporate teams, as well as the open division which consists of runners/walkers that are not necessarily associated with a corporation.

Teams and runners can look forward to a beautiful course running through Baton Rouge, four race divisions, awards to overall winners in each division, a Corporate Wellness Program Award, a T-shirt Design Contest, and a Cook-Off Challenge. Participation is not limited to competitors only; many companies have on-site tent locations for their employees, business associates, family, and friends just to be a part of the community-driven event. Proceeds from the race are donated to the Big Buddy Program and the Mid City Redevelopment Alliance.