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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma business men and women representing a variety of Oklahoma companies will compete in athletic events and raise money for charity June 6-8 at the 26th annual OU Medicine Corporate Challenge.

The three-day event is the largest business-to-business athletic competition in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, with 47 different companies participating.

Last year, the event raised more than $55,000 for the UCO Endeavor Games, a competition for athletes with disabilities.

This year, organizers hope to surpass that goal.

Companies of all sizes participate in events ranging from running to basketball to tug-of-war.  In each company division, athletes compete for first-, second- and third-place awards.  The coveted OU Medicine Corporate Challenge Cup goes to the company team that generates the most overall points throughout the competition.

The majority of the athletic events are held at Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City. Swimming races are held at Lighthouse Sports, Fitness and Health in Oklahoma City and the 5k/10k run, 5k cycle race and one-mile walk take place on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City.

Here are the list of events: 

5K/10K Run                                         1 Mile Walk/Wheel Chair              Kids 10K

Kids Fitness Challenge                   55-Meter Sprint                                One-mile Run

50-Yard Freestyle Swimming       Obstacle Course                               Men’s/Women’s Sprint Relay

Executive Relay                                Co-Ed Shuttle Relay                        Co-Ed Freestyle Swimming Relay

3-on-3 Basketball                             Co-Ed Volleyball                               Tug-of-War

Home Run Derby                             Dodgeball                                            Cycling