Mason Corporate Challenge 5k walk/run


What is the Mason Corporate Challenge?

The Mason Corporate Challenge is a 5k walk/run designed to engage the Mason corporate community in a city-wide competition, support employee involvement in health and wellness activities, and give back by donating proceeds to select charities. Each company will form a team comprised of employees and their families to compete.

The City of Mason and the Mason Community Center are committed to cultivating a culture of wellness for the companies, citizens and visitors to the community. The Mason Corporate Challenge is a unique opportunity to bring Mason portfolio companies and their employees together, foster healthy activities and support talent recruitment.

In 2015, Russ Walker, the president and CEO of L-3, reached out to the Mason Economic Development office and outlined a vision for a wellness event that would bring the Mason corporate community together in a fun, competitive way. Russ had been part of a corporate challenge in a previous city and believed the initiative would work well in Mason. He also wanted a charitable component, and the idea was launched to bring the businesses of Mason together in a Mason Corporate Challenge.

What is the Executive Stampede?  

The Executive Stampede is a friendly competition among company leaders, while employees cheer, that generally lasts 5-10 minutes preceding the Corporate Challenge. Participants compete for a large trophy by completing tasks related to running a company in a race setting. The winner finishes first and that company receives a trophy. To participate in the Executive Stampede, contact

When is the race? When is the social hour?

The 5k walk/run is on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at 9 a.m. Following participants’ completion of the race, a social hour with refreshments and an open bar will be provided.

Where is the race?

The 5k walk/run course is at the City of Mason Golf Center. Click here to view the event map.

When and where is packet pickup?

Packet pickup information will be provided closer to the race.

Can my company set up a table at the event?

Corporate Tables are available and can be set up on the day of the event. For more details, contact

What all do I need to do to register a team?

  • Form a team of employees, families, and friends.  The more people the better!
  • Decide if the company will pay ( will provide a coupon code for employee use) or employees pay (team registration or individual registration with your team).
  • Choose your charity for race proceeds to be donated.
  • Identify an executive interested in competing in the Executive Stampede.
  • Get your team excited and training!  

A registration link will be provided closer to the race.

How do I submit a Challenger Video?

Create a challenger video with your team! To submit a video, please send it to Need some inspiration? Check out previous challenger videos.

What if I want to get involved but can’t participate in the race?

Our new sleep-in option gives you the opportunity to make a donation that supports a corporate team. Donations are accepted on our registration page.

What is the cost to register?

Registration is $25 for adults and $12 for youth ages 12 and under. Registration fees increase to $30 for adults and $17 for youth 12 and under on the day of the event.