Make it a Weekend Getaway in SLC September 14-17, 2017

Come join the fun in SLC starting Thursday night September 14th, 2017 with either the Company Cup 5k or the Wasatch Mile. The 5k Race is now open to teams and individuals and age group prizes are available.

Also don't be surprised to see some of the best runners in the nation come out to compete in the Wasatch Mile Elite Race just before the 5k. Want to see how fast you are? We also have 1-mile races for the novice to semi-elite runners and you can see how you compare. 

Wondering what to do after Thursday?

Dine O'Round in SLC starts that Friday, September 15th. Catch a $10 or $15 lunch and then a $35, 3-course dinner at some of Salt Lake's finest.

But the weekend is just getting started. Hang around Saturday for the University of Utah Football game vs. San Jose State on Saturday the 16th at 8 pm. 

With so much to see and do in SLC it's no wonder the State of Utah is consistently ranked as a top place to live and do work.

Aspen Falls Spinal Care Center is All-In for 2017

Races are designed to help the community but in large part, races themselves could not be put on without their own community.

The Company Cup 5K and Wasatch 1-mile are pleased to announce that Aspen Falls Spinal Care Center of Salt Lake City and the Doctors and Staff are all-in for 2017.

What does all-in mean? It means that Aspen Falls is the fully committed to their patients, their community, and to the race itself. Without their partnership, support, and caring this race would be very difficult to put on. 

Aspen Falls Spinal Care Center is conveniently located just a few short blocks from the race course in Downtown Salt Lake on South Temple Ave. The Doctors and Staff are standing by to assist you with your healthcare needs. Call them today at 801-363-0060 and let them know you are part of the Company Cup 5K and Wasatch 1-mile. 

Remarkable Health and Fitness Book

Brian Boyle, Chief Experience Officer at Company5k, was involved in a recently released book project. The Book entitled "Remarkable Health and Fitness: Conversations with Leading Health, Nutrition, and Fitness Professionals" was released in Kindle Version on February 25, 2017. A hardcopy book version will be released shortly and all royalties proceeds will go to benefit Junior Achievement. 

In the book, Brian talks about Corporate Health and Wellness and how it benefits employers.Thanks for the support and please don't forget to leave a review. 

Looking to give the gift of Health at Christmas?

Why not give the one you love the gift of health this Christmas??

Get $5 off race registration for the Wasatch Mile or the Company Cup 5k with code "Christmas16" but hurry and don't delay. Offer is only good through 12/25/16 at 11:30 pm MST. 

To register go here and remember to enter code "Christmas16" to get your discount. We will look to see you in September 2017.

Want to Run Without Pain???

This website was designed to highlight upcoming events and to inform you about the Company Cup 5k and the Wasatch Mile races being held in Salt Lake City. I also intended this to be a resource site for running related injuries. 

It turns out, and I know it's hard to believe, that people outside of Salt Lake who had no intention of running these races are also interested in figuring out how to solve their running related injuries. So I decided to make another website dedicated solely to runners and related injuries. 

This new website is a labor of love and is still in the early stages as we continue to build it out but you can find it at Run Painless and I hope you will check it out.

What? The Event was Cancelled????

Update 6/12/17: If you are reading this, thank you and thank you for your support of our races. We are on for 2017 and because of the glitches we encountered in 2016 are back and even stronger than ever in 2017. We now have a race course, partners, and people like you who are anticipating a big event and we can't wait to have you out with us on 9/14/17. To register for the upcoming race, go to the registration page.

If you are here reading this, thank you. Unfortunately, it may mean you were attempting to sign up for the event and saw there was no link to registration. Or maybe it just means you had an interest in finding out more about what we were up to. Either way, you are here. This post is to inform you that unfortunately, the event, both the 5k and the 1-mile, have been cancelled.  There are many variables which go into events and event planning including, but not limited to: the permitting process (we had to go through 3 routes before getting approval), weather, participant interest (we had lots of "interest" but not many people signed up and interest doesn't pay for things like race medals and t-shirts) and finally Sponsors.  Sponsors dollars are very valuable and difficult to obtain. We lost a major one and left us with a significant hole which we would not be able to replace in two weeks. Rather than hoping and praying for a big, day of event turn-out we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the event.

With all of that being said, our relationships in the community mean the world to us and we would do nothing to jeopardise those. We have refunded all of the money from those who pre-registered. We are also taking care of the travel arrangements already made by our professional athletes who were coming in for the 1-mile and who struggle so often to make ends meet in this crazy world of running. And no one will be left with a bad taste in their mouth about an event we had so hoped to put on for the community.  

Our final ask is that you take the time to visit those other businesses in our community who were willing to partner with us and lend us their support. Please donate to the STEM Action Center Foundation as they really are doing some amazing things and were looking to use the funds raised by this race to help with their mobile learning lab they are purchasing. 

If you get a chance get to the Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Farmington to see Cory Jenkins and her team and stay in a fantastic new hotel in a beautiful location. 

Use Plan 7 Endurance Coaching for all of your Nutrition needs.

Use Maximum Performance Running for your online coaching and training needs.

Stop by the Gym at City Creek and say hello and get healthy with them while working out in a gorgeous place. 

Make sure to stop in Aspen Falls Spinal Care Center and say hello to Dr. Zachary Taylor, DC and staff. 

Be sure to stop out at TopGolf and see the team there and stick around to play a game or two and get some great eats.

And if you are looking for a great pair of running shoes, look no further than Utah's own, Altra Running, for all your needs.

Thanks again for your interest in this event and wish you all the health you deserve!

 

 

Helping Employers Understand and Address Cost Drivers

Do you know how much your company is spending on health care and what the biggest drivers of those costs are?

According to Jon Edwards and James Colbert, MD, most employers spend twice as much on muscloskeletal conditions as they do on cardiovascular disease. Yet, employers often focus less attention and resources on musculoskeletal conditions, making it challenging to control costs and improve outcomes for employees with these disorders. Musculoskeletal conditions can impact employees in every demographic and are not isolated to specific job type, making effective identification and management even more critical. In order to be successful, employers need to understand the clinical characteristics and risk drivers of musculoskeletal disorders in populations so they can implement strategies to manage these conditions. Read more here. 

What are some ways you are actively working to reduce these cost drivers in your own organization? Comment below.

 

 

Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Farmington/Station Park

The newest Hotel in the Salt Lake City Region just opened and we are proud to have partnered with such a fantastic organization to provide sponsorship for our athletes. 

Check out a panoramic shot of the front lobby to see just how gorgeous the inside is. 

Hyatt Place will also be hosting a Taste of Station Park and Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, September, 9th 2016 at 5 pm-7pm. The address is 222 North Union Ave, Farmington, UT 84025. RSVP to Cory.Jenkins@Hyatt.com by September 1, 2016, if you would like to attend. 

 

Help, I have Heel/Ankle Pain. What Can I Do?

If you have been running for any length of time, or even if you are a new to running guy or gal, you have more than likely had an injury in the past (or may be dealing with one now.) In any case, one of the most common injuries runners will face is Achilles Tendonitis. 

John Davis wrote at length in Runners Connect on the very subject. 

Achilles tendon injuries can be stubborn, painful and depressing. If you’re reading this, then you likely have one. Luckily, we’re here to help, and not just by telling you to ice your achilles and rest.

This guide will explain why achilles tendon issues occur, and what you can do to limit the time it takes to heal it if you are suffering from achilles tendon aching, soreness after a run, creaking, or heel pain.

The Achilles tendon is the thickest and strongest tendon in your body, connecting your calf muscles to the back of your heel.

Virtually all of the force generated when you “toe off” the ground during running is transmitted by the Achilles, and this force can be as much as three times your body weight. And the faster you run, the more strain you put on the Achilles tendon.

As such, it’s prone to injury in many runners, but particularly those who do a lot of speed training, uphill running, or use a forefoot-striking style. Achilles tendon injuries account for 5-12% of all running injuries, and occur disproportionately in men.

This may be because of the faster absolute speeds men tend to train at, or may be due to other biomechanical factors.

Achilles tendonitis (or achilles tendinitis as it is actually known in the medical world) typically starts off as a dull stiffness in the tendon, which gradually goes away as the area gets warmed up. It may get worse with faster running, uphill running, or when wearing spikes and other low-heeled running shoes.

If you continue to train on it, the pain in the tendon will be more sharp and you will feel it more often, eventually impeding your ability even to jog lightly.

About two-thirds of Achilles tendonitis cases occur at the “midpoint” of the tendon, a few inches above the heel. The rest are mostly cases of “insertional” Achilles tendonitis, which occurs within an inch or so of the heelbone. Insertional Achilles tendonitis tends to be more difficult to get rid of, often because the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac right behind the tendon, can become irritated as well.

via https://runnersconnect.net/running-injury-prevention/achilles-tendonitis-and-insertional-achilles-tendinopathy-in-runners/

John then goes on to describe some home remedies including eccentric heel drops which can be very beneficial in helping recovery. In any case, you won't want to go for any length of time without your symptoms being treated and in severe cases medical consultation may be necessary. 

 

Brad Barton, Inspirational Speaker and Men's 1-mile World Record Holder

Brad Barton is not only a professional speaker but he also owns a few national and world records in Track and Field. Brad uses his success to inspire and instruct business professionals, educators, and youth to accomplish things that have never been done. 

Brad recently helped us out in an interview with Holly Menino on the KUTV2 Morning Show where he discussed his accomplishments and how they were aided by science and engineering and how without those two what he did would have been impossible. 

Brad can be contacted at www.BradBartonSpeaks.com or by phone at 1-888-Got-Magic.

New Location/New 5k Course

We can't really say, "We Moved" because we haven't got started yet. However, with that being said the race has changed to its final destination and will no longer be in the Historic section of the Avenues (1st Ave North) to be exact. We will now be on the newly repaved Bonneville Blvd near 500 North and E Capitol. Because of that, the race course is now an out and back loop where we will start, for those familiar with the course, heading toward 11th Ave in the traffic lane, loop around and then come back down the hill in the bike/pedestrian lane. On a Thursday night in late September, this should put a beautiful glow on the Eastern Mountains and the Capitol Building. 

A copy of the new course map can be found here.

Congratulations to Jared Ward for placing 6th in Olympic Men's Marathon

Congratulations to, Utah's own, Jared Ward, for his sixth place finish in the Men's Marathon at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Not only did he set a new personal best 2:11:30, but he ran negative splits (1:05:59 for the first half and 1:05:31 for the second half). This is brilliant pacing and the reason he looked so strong in the end. 

We could not be more proud of Jared and can't wait to see him out at the Company Cup 5k and the Wasatch Mile on Thursday, September 22, 2016, as our Race Ambassador. Be sure to come on out to the race to meet Jared and tell him congratulations in person.

Don't you wish it were easier?

Yeah, us too! So we have now updated our RSS feed to make it easier for you to download coupons from our partners. Our latest RSS feed is from our partner Fabletics. Ladies trust us, you won't want to miss out on these offers. 

To receive these deals, go to the RSS button on the top left corner of our webpage and place the link in your RSS feed reader. It will automatically update and provide you with coupons from Fabletics as they are available. Easy, just the way we like it. 

As always, Always, always, always do your own due-diligence before making any purchases, whether we recommend them or not. Never, EVER, purchase anything that you cannot afford. Avoid purchasing products that do not have a clearly stated Guarantee, or that promise ridiculous results, like "getting rich quick" or making you 10x more beautiful than you already are.  Most people don't do anything with the products they buy, and most of the time their results are zero - kind of like that combination caluclator-ruler I bought as a kid. No there is no such thing as a "Free Lunch." 

Dr. Nicholas Monson is the official Sports Medicine Physician of Company Cup

We are proud to announce, that Dr. Nic Monson, D.O., of Davis Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, is the official Sports Medicine Physician for the Company Cup and the Wasatch Mile.

About Dr. Monson:

Dr. Monson grew up overseas in Japan, England, and Germany following his Dad who was a teacher. He moved to Cache Valley, Utah during high school. He spent two years in Veracruz, Mexico serving an LDS mission before returning to Utah State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He then earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University in Iowa, followed by a Family Medicine residency at the University of Utah. Dr. Monson went on to complete a Fellowship in Sports Medicine also at the University of Utah.

He has actively supported the Utah athletic community by serving as a team physician for multiple high schools in the Davis and Salt Lake Counties. He is a current team physician for the US Ski and Snowboarding teams. He has provided coverage for the US speed skating team (World Cup event coverage), The University of Utah Athletics including football, basketball, hockey, gymnastics and track & field, Salt Lake Community College Men’s Basketball. He has served as an event physician for, Salt Lake Marathon, Tour of Utah bike race, SoJo Marathon, Layton Marathon, USA cycling championships, the PAC 8 Championship Hockey Tournament, the NorAM Aerial Cup Finals, and the NCAA Cross-Country Ski Championships. He continues to be actively engaged in providing medical coverage for many of the events held throughout Utah.

Dr. Monson is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Family Medicine, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American Osteopathic Association and the Utah Medical Association.

Special areas of interest within Dr. Monson’s practice include:

  • Evaluation and treatment of sports injuries
  • Acute injuries (such as ankle sprains, muscle strains)
  • Overuse injuries (such as rotator cuff and other forms of tendonitis, stress fractures)
  • Advanced spinal procedures
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet blocks
  • Rhizotomy
  • SI joint injections
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT)
  • Diagnostic ultrasound
  • Ultrasound guided procedures
  • Fracture care, non-operative
  • Concussion management
  • Pre-participation physical examination
  • Medical and Injection therapies for osteoarthritis
  • Nutrition, supplements, erogenic aids, and performance issues
  • Education and counseling on illness & injury prevention
  • Healthy lifestyle promotion
  • Including the FAST procedure for chronic tendon disease

In this leisure time, Dr. Monson enjoys basketball, golf, hiking, biking, skiing, camping, soccer, tennis, surfing, traveling and doing anything with his wife and 3 kids. His passion for sports medicine lies in the ability to assist people in returning to doing what they love.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Monson: Call (801) 773-3900 

Website: Davis Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Skirt Sports Women's Clothing

Skirt Sports is the only women’s activewear brand that truly celebrates today’s real woman. They make products that range from XS to XXL (sizes zero to 22). They offer events that help women walk their first 5k, run a tough 13.1, learn about nutrition and proper form, or just hang out, shop and drink wine! They don’t work with professional models – all of their marketing is based around friends, ambassadors and customers – of all shapes, sizes, ages, ethnic backgrounds, athletic abilities, and more. They accept everyone with open arms on the quest for a happy, healthy life. 

To find great clothing that is not only functional but fashionable as well check out the website here!

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IMPORTANT: Always Always ALWAYS do your OWN due-diligence before making any purchases, whether we recommend them or not. Never, EVER purchase anything that you cannot afford. Avoid purchasing products that do not have a clearly stated Guarantee, or that promise ridiculous results, like "Getting Rich Quick". Most people don't do anything with the products they buy, and most of the time, their results are zero - kind of like that combination calculator/ruler that I bought when I was 8 and that is now sitting in a box... No, there is no such thing as a "Free Lunch". Don't run with scissors, stay in school, etc. Be safe out there!

 

Company Cup 5k Race Registration is now officially open

It's official. The 2016 Company Cup 5k race registration is now open. Individuals and teams of 4 or more, can sign up and plan to join us on Thursday, September 22, 2016, in Downtown Salt Lake.

This race will sell out so plan on getting registered early so you don't miss out. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by phone (801) 447-1063 or by email: brian@company5k.com.