APPLETON, Wis. (Nov. 24, 2021) – Twenty-four area companies and organizations were more than ready to compete after a year off from the Amcor Business Challenge, a friendly competition between businesses promoting health, wellness and community, part of the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction weekend of events.
“The Amcor Business Challenge is a way for area companies to add energy, team spirit and wellness to their organizations over the summer and fall,” said Tara Perre, race director.
Each company builds a team to compete in one of four divisions based on company size. At stake are bragging rights to the organization with the highest percentage of employee participation among four events during marathon weekend – the Ascension 5K Run/Walk, the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon, the ThedaCare Half Marathon and the Community First Fox Cities Marathon.
The top businesses this year are:
- Faith Technologies – Division 1 (more than 1,000 employees)
- Neenah with Pride – Neenah Joint School District – Division 2 (501 – 1,000 employees)
- Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group – Division 3 (251 – 500 employees)
- MR Vinyl Graphics & Apparel – Division 4 (250 or fewer employees)
- Amcor – Division 1
- #CFCU Meraki – Community First Credit Union – Division 2
- Verve, a credit union – Division 3
- Run United – United Way Fox Cities – Division 4
- Kimberly-Clark – Division 1
- SECURA Insurance – Division 2
- Miron Construction – Division 3
- Tri City Glass & Door – Division 4
“It was great to see people reuniting as a team after having the year off,” said Perre. “Congratulations to all of our Amcor Business Challenge Teams! We hope to see them all back in 2022 for the 31st running of the marathon.”
About Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction
The Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction inspires health, wellness and community… one step at a time. During its weekend of events, it brings together thousands of participants, volunteers, spectators, local businesses and community partners at eight events including a marathon, half marathon, relay marathon, 10K, 5K, kids events and an expo. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Community First Fox Cities Marathon gives back to area non-profits, community partners and running organizations. Over its 30-year history, the event has returned more than $1 million to local non-profits. The weekend of events returns September 16-18, 2022.
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