WESTCHESTER CORPORATE CUP 5K RACES
The Westchester Corporate Cup 5k Races returned to Westchester County in 2013 after a ten-year hiatus.
Organizers brought back the series as a purely not-for-profit fun, after-work, team-building event for participating corporations and a chance to network with people from other Westchester businesses. The races, traditionally held on summer weeknights on the SUNY Purchase College campus, were designed also to offer companies a way to promote wellness and to raise money for a worthy local cause.
The races feature individual men’s, women’s, and corporate team competitions. Runners can compete as individuals or as part of a team, but not both. Corporate teams are gender-neutral and comprised of three runners. A company can enter as many teams or individual runners as they wish. The races are not strictly corporate events; individuals, families, and friends are welcome to run or walk the races, too.
All net race proceeds go to one of Westchester’s leading social service agencies, HOPE Community Services, which runs a food pantry, a soup kitchen, and several housing programs for the under-privileged in New Rochelle and surrounding communities. The series has raised more than $70,000 for HOPE since the agency was named the race series’ dedicated charity in 2015. To learn more, go to www.HOPECommunityServices.org/.
The series is underwritten by race entry fees and the sponsorship of companies with a strong presence in the Westchester County business community. Corporate Cup Races, Inc. is an affiliate member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA). Through the RRCA, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
The current organizers, Dorian Drake International, revived what was known then as the Westchester Corporate Cup 5k Summer Race Series in 2013 after a ten-year hiatus.
Several companies joined Dorian Drake as sponsors to help fund the re-launch of the three-race series, with each race run after work on a summer weeknight around the perimeter road of the campus of Purchase College, State University of New York.
Participating corporations were invited to organize teams comprised of three men, three women, or four men and women.
Individuals were invited to compete, also.
In 2014, the organizers decided to donate all net race proceeds to HOPE Community Services on New Rochelle, NY, one of Westchester’s leading social service agencies.
Since the series’ revival, the races have drawn thousands of runners and raised more than $70,000 for HOPE Community Services.
What once was a three-race series is now a single summer race, but one that remains “a must” event of the calendar for its many long-time, loyal participants.
Sign up, tell your office colleagues, friends, and family. Register as a
corporate team, for individual competition, or to support a worthy local cause.