The Corporate Cup is one of the premier running events in the nation (recently ranked 10th best 10-K in the U.S. by America's Best) and among the largest of corporate road races in the United States. From the first Corporate Cup in 1981, the event has experienced phenomenal success. In that first year, 29 companies entered and 681 runners crossed the finish line. In 2010, 253 companies entered with more than 11,000 registrants.
The Corporate Cup's unique character--businesses and their employees coming together to have fun and fight lung disease--is the basis for its success. Participants may choose to WALK or RUN a 2-mile USATF certified course or a 10K USATF certified course. There is also a kids 100 yard dash that will begin on Chicago St. north of the Civic Auditorium at approximately 10:30 a.m.
We have made the 2011 Corporate Cup easier than ever to register for and participate in. This year only 10-k participants will be "chip-timed." Anyone on the 2-mile course will not receive a chip for timing purposes. Chip timing systems require that athletes wear a small, lightweight chip that uniquely identifies them as they cross strategically placed, electronic mats. The chips this year will be integrated into the runner's bib number. In its most basic and common form, chip timing electronically handles the task of collecting and processing results at the end of the race.
Come celebrate the 31st year of this great event and help the more than 200,000 Nebraskans who suffer from lung disease!
Corporate Cup History
The first American Lung Association Omaha Corporate Cup was held in 1981. It was envisioned as a unique running/walking event with a focus on company teams and proceeds going to fight lung disease in this state. For participants, the Omaha Corporate Cup was seen as a celebration of wellness, and promotion of respiratory health.
The first race attracted 29 teams and 681 individual finishers who raised $4,364. A quarter of a century later, the typical turnout of 300 teams and 10,000 individuals raises over $200,000. To date, the event has raised more than $2 million for Lung Association programs and has grown into the single largest participatory athletic event in the state.
The vast majority (97%) of participants are companies, employees and their families. Companies of all sizes have been represented at the Corporate Cup including Union Pacific Railroad, Mutual of Omaha, Gallup, First Data, First National Bank, and Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Fontennelle Boulevard Course
(1981 - 1990 and 1994 - Present)
Male: 30:22, Tim Dooling, 1988
Female: 34:28, Theresa Stelling Gosnell, 1996