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Grandad Half MarathonCorporate Fitness Challenge

Viterbo University has accepted the corporate challenge for the 2014 Grandad Half Marathon Events!

The Corporate Challenge is a friendly competition for area businesses and organizations to demonstrate their employees' commitment to fitness and their community. As employees of the Viterbo community, we compete against other businesses to see who can achieve the highest employee participation rate in festival events and earn bragging rights as the healthiest business in La Crosse!

 In 2013, Viterbo runners, walkers and cyclists placed 3rd in the corporate challenge large employer division! Our goal is to win in 2014.

Fitness Challenge 2013

Join the Viterbo team—Vic's Flock—by participating in any of the La Crosse events the weekend of May 2–3, 2014. Employees may email Krista Bonikowske, Wellness Intern ( or Sonya Ganther ( for the discount code and to join the team.


What is the Grandad Half Marathon?

The Grandad Half Marathon is a two-day celebration that gives area residents and visitors from across the country an opportunity to enjoy active, aerobic outdoor events amidst the breathtaking natural beauty of the Mississippi River Valley. The Fitness Festival is the weekend of May 2–3, 2014. The range of events included in the Corporate Challenge will be the Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay, 5K Run/Walk, Bike tour, Cycling Criterium and Cycling Time Trial. You can also do a 5-mile family friendly bike tour through the marsh on the trails. The bike tour is a leisure, noncompetitive, untimed event.

For more information, you can visit the Grandad Half Marathon website - Proceeds from the Fitness Festival are donated to the St. Clare Health Mission, Youth Enrichment Association, and Special Olympics of La Crosse.

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