Providence Corporate Cup Retires Running Shoes – Transitioned to YMCA
The Providence leadership team has announced that the Providence Corporate Cup (PCC) legacy has successfully transitioned to the Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of the Capital Area. And, after a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19 surges and uncertainties, the YMCA will host its first 5k using the Corporate Cup’s legacy on April 1st, 2023. Information about the YMCA Corporate Cup, how to register, and what to expect on race day has been posted on the YMCA’s website (https://www.ymcabr.org/) and will be shared on its social media pages. Please contact the Charles Lamar Jr. YMCA branch for more information.
Although Providence will no longer own, operate, or manage the fun run walk 5k, it still plans to support the corporate wellness initiative through employee participation and event support. “It’s a bittersweet transition for us, but the downtown Baton Rouge YMCA adopting the corporate cup makes the most sense for Providence, as it already serves many of the loyal runners and participants, and invests in the downtown community,” said Aimee’ Killeen, COO of Providence. “While the Providence Corporate Cup has enjoyed an amazing 10+ year run and made great strides in corporate wellness, we are confident the YMCA can make an even bigger impact for Baton Rouge. We are excited to watch this event flourish once again,” she added.
Providence has been the proud owner of the Providence Corporate Cup since 2008. Over its 12-year history, more than $200,000 was donated to two local non-profits, the Big Buddy Program and Mid City Redevelopment Alliance. On average, registrations numbers exceeded 1,000 participants from local businesses and organizations. Most recently, the race experienced substantial growth from individual’s registering on their own, outside of their employers – a pleasant surprise for the race. With a focus on corporate wellness, all race day events were focused on health, community, and fellowship, which is directly in line with the YMCA's mission.
“The Providence Corporate Cup has always been one of the premier corporate wellness events in the greater Baton Rouge area. We have experienced such great successes and being able to give back to our downtown area non-profits has been such a rewarding experience for Providence. I am confident the YMCA will continue Providence’s forward momentum, and provide for the future of our clients, our employees, and our communities,” said Providence Corporate Cup Co-Chair Chandler Dupont.
The Providence Corporate Cup Legacy
The Providence Corporate Cup Run/Walk included thousands of participants each year who ran as part of company teams or as individuals on a 5K (3.1 miles) racecourse. Hundreds of companies throughout our community participated, and many hosted on-site tent locations for its employees, clients, and friends.