Thousands were running and walking in Montpelier Thursday evening to promote good health. They turned out for this year's Corporate Cup and State Agency Race.
The 5-kilometer race kicked off at 6 p.m.
This year, organizers said they are on track for record attendance, with 3,600 runners and walkers registered for the team competition.
The athletes come from all corners of Vermont, representing state agencies and businesses in the private sector. Volunteers and runners agree the main goal is to promote good health.
"It's about physical fitness, it's really not about racing or having the best time, it's about participation, it's about being physically active," said Michael Feulner, a race committee volunteer. "Vermont is one of the healthiest states or the healthiest states in the country and it's events like this and many others, it's about the culture of Vermont that makes us healthy."
This year the race is marking its 30th anniversary. Proceeds support projects with the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sport.