Contact: Mike Feulner, Co-Race Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 244-5898
Montpelier, Vermont – The organizers of the Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race, announced the event, planned for September 10th, will be changed to an all virtual event to be run or walked any time between September 1-30, 2020, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
While the final details for the virtual event are being worked on, participants who had previously registered for the original (in-person) race, have the option to transfer their registration to the virtual event or receive a full refund. Organizers will close the current registration system to make modifications for the virtual event. The registration will re-open on June 13th to allow new registrations for the event.
The virtual format will provide an opportunity for runners and walkers to participate in this 37-year-old, beloved Vermont event, support Vermont wellness initiatives and receive a commemorative, multi-function headwear/mask “buff” and a finishing medal by running or walking on their own, while respecting and promoting current public health physical distancing guidelines.
“Transferring the original race from an in-person event to an all virtual structure was a monumental and hard decision to make, but implementing these measures will help keep the health and wellness of Vermonters and our neighbors safe in respect to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, and that was the only answer that mattered,” said Mike Feulner, co- director of the race. “We look forward to seeing photos of runners and walkers crossing their virtual finish lines and welcoming everyone in-person in 2021.”
The virtual 2020 Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race allows participants to walk or run 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) wherever they are, as an individual or in a team of up to three people. Team-mates can walk or run together in person or virtually, perhaps using their smartphones.
To register go to https://vcccsar.org/#registration starting June 13.
Racers can create their own 5K route. The course can be anywhere: a treadmill, a park, along neighborhood streets or country roads. Participants are urged to use caution and be alert to pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Important: All participants must practice social distancing and follow the guidelines of the CDC and the Vermont Department of Health.
Proceeds From This Event:
The proceeds from this event support community wellness grants from the Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. Recipients of the council’s 2020 Community Wellness Grants include:
- Rutland Wellness Cooperative Adult Passport Activity Program, for developing and disseminating a new, physical activity passport program for adults in Rutland County.
- Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, for scholarships for multi-day wellness programs that focus on nutrition and physical fitness, activities for veterans and a winter ski festival with the United States Association of Blind Athletes.
- Bristol Recreation Department, for increasing access to mountain biking through educational clinics, and a community bike library.
- Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront, for a park “prescription” program that engages Burlington residents in physical activity.
- CATMA Greenride Bikeshare, for a Prescribe-a-Bike program, with the goal of engaging medical providers to prescribe free, one-year memberships to Greenride Bikeshare as part of patient treatment.
- Also in 2020, the council continues to financially support the Vermont Senior Games and subsidize ski and snowboard lesson packages for Vermont youth.
About The Vermont Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports:
The Governor’s Council is a physical activity promotion and advocacy group comprised of volunteers, appointed by the Governor and representing a broad spectrum of Vermonters. The Council’s mission is to promote health and wellness through physical activity for all people living in Vermont at all fitness and ability levels.