Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:15 pm
Organizers of the Salus Schlitz Park Corporate Challenge, a run/walk designed for Wisconsin companies and their employees, are recruiting participants for the fourth annual event, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 18.
The corporate challenge, facilitated by Salus Inc. and Schlitz Park, features a 5K run and two-mile walk at Schlitz Park’s office campus, located at 1555 N. Rivercenter Dr. in downtown Milwaukee.
The challenge, which caters to individuals of all athletic ability, favors company participation as much as it favors competition.
The corporate event is also part of Salus and Schlitz Park’s ongoing efforts to help office tenants incorporate health and wellness into their operations.
“We know that health and wellness offerings are important to our tenants and that they help attract and retain good employees,” said Gary Grunau, developer of Schlitz Park. “Our intention is to create an atmosphere in which people are happy and productive and do their best work. The corporate challenge celebrates that.”
Last year’s event brought together more than 800 participants, and organizers aim to build on that total for the 2014 challenge.
“More and more Wisconsin companies are recognizing the benefits of meaningful corporate wellness programs, both for employees and employers,” said Caley Bohn, director of wellness and fitness services for Salus Corporate Wellness. “The corporate challenge is a great way for these businesses and individuals to celebrate that wellness commitment as well as get together outside of work.”
To date, about 40 companies have registered for the challenge, which is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 18. Registration costs $30 per person online through Sept. 14. Individuals can also sign up on race day for $40.
All runners and walkers will receive free training plans, dinner and drinks, a goodie bag, a T-shirt and more.
Race proceeds will benefit Milwaukee Riverkeeper, a nonprofit focused on maintaining water quality and wildlife habitats in area rivers.
For more information or to register for the challenge, visit www.wicorporatechallenge.com.