The Dodge City Family YMCA kicks off its annual Corporate Cup Challenge on Thursday, Sept. 27.

The deadline to register is Tuesday, Sept. 11.

The Corporate Cup Challenge is a program hosted by the YMCA that is designed to encourage staff and community collaboration through participation in healthy lifestyle activities.

The Challenge will include 20 individual and team events over a 17-day span. Employees of companies participating in the challenge will receive a free 30-day YMCA membership from Sept. 11 through Oct. 11.

Divisions are determined by companies’ overall staff size. The Small Teams division is made up of companies with 75 or fewer employees and is limited to 30 team members, and the Large Team division is made up of companies with more than 75 employees and is limited to 40 team members.

The cost to participate is $425 per small division team, and $475 per large division team, with a $50 discount given to Corporate Partners of the YMCA. Each additional team within the same business will be charged $300.

Businesses who would like to participate but lack team members may contact the YMCA to be matched with another team, or may choose to partner with another business to meet the minimum requirements.

A designated team captain is encouraged to attend the pre-event "Rules Review" meetings at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

For more information visit ymcaswkansas.org, or contact Healthy Living Director Stacie Droste at 620-225-8157 or sdroste@ymcaswkansas.org.