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Corporate Cup Rolls Out New Integrated Training Program

(May 10, 2018) -

For more information please contact:

James Martinez
[email protected]
(312) 445-2501

Today, the American Lung Association in Nebraska announced the launch of the Corporate Cup Training Crew, an integrated training plan for the Fight For Air Corporate Cup, in partnership with OrthoNebraska.

The program, which includes a training plan, running clinics, access to orthopaedic specialists and more, is designed to help novice runners train for a 10k run, but also to help competitive runners improve their stride.

“The Corporate Cup is a fantastic event for walkers and runners of all abilities. This new training plan is a fun way for anyone interested in improving their time and overall health, while being supported by one of the region’s best orthopedic hospitals and largest orthopaedic practice,” said Julia McCarville, executive director of the Lung Association in Nebraska. “We are honored to have the support of OrthoNebraska to help our community be healthier.”

Corporate Cup participants who elect to fundraise $250 or more are eligible to register as a member of the Corporate Cup Training Crew. Each participant gets:

  • A personalized 10K training plan sent via e-mail.
  • Opportunity to attend one or two classes at OrthoNebraska. Topics will include injury prevention, proper stretching, nutrition, etc.
  • Opportunity to visit the monthly OrthoNebraska Scheels Clinics.
  • Opportunity to communicate via e-mail with the Optimum Stride team.
  • Opportunity to schedule a drop in at OrthoNebraska.

“Training for a race is a great way to improve your health, but it is important to train the correct way to prevent injuries,” said Kelly McCann, Manager of Physical Therapy with OrthoNebraska. “The Corporate Cup Training Crew provides runners with the support they need to start running or improve their time for Nebraska’s oldest and most well-known 10k.”

The Fight For Air Corporate Cup, which is in its 38th year, is a 10K and 2 Mile run/walk that benefits the Lung Association in Nebraska. Almost 90 percent of the proceeds of the event will help fund local support of education, research and advocacy in finding a cure for lung disease.

About the American Lung Association in Nebraska
The American Lung Association in Nebraska is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

About OrthoNebraska Optimum Stride
Optimum Stride is a running program designed specifically with the runner’s needs in mind. Whether you have been running for years or just getting started, our team of professionals will provide an expert assessment and treatment of your running-related concerns. Physical therapists work in conjunction with your physicians to evaluate any deficiencies or biomechanical issues that may affect your running efficiency or risk of injury.

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About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

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