Clock your time at the Corporate Climb

Marriott School students host exercise fundraiser


PROVO, Utah — Mar 09, 2004 — Marriott School students, faculty and administrators are challenged to race the stairs for the BYU Annual Fund. The event will take place in the Tanner Building on March 13 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Participants can run themselves or join a relay team. Individual runners are requested to give a $15 donation to the Annual Fund. Relay team members are asked to donate $10. Anyone can sponsor a runner for $5. All student contributions will be matched 5-1 by friends of the university and faculty, alumni and administrator donations will be matched 1-1.

Here’s the plan: Runners will climb the atrium stairs to the fourth floor move to the east stairwell and finish climbing to the seventh floor. They will then cross to the west stairwell and return to the first floor, creating a loop. Runners can choose to participate in seven or three lap races, either individually or in relay teams.

Prizes will be awarded for fastest times, highest number of sponsors, best costumes and best team theme. All participants receive a free t-shirt and refreshments.

“The Corporate Climb is a fun way to raise money for the school,” says James Clark, first year MBA student and committee co-chair. “You don’t need to be an athlete to participate. All you need is a desire to have tons of fun and to give back to the school.”

Participants can register from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second floor atrium or all day in room 490 of the Tanner Building, through Friday, March 12. For more information about the Corporate Climb, visit

The Marriott School Student Council and student chapters of the Management Society are hosting the race. Sponsors include: BYU Annual Fund, Wells Fargo, Tahitian Noni, First Capital Advisors, L.C., KPMG, Brick Oven, Goldsmith Co. Jewelers, Panda Express and Hogi Yogi.

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

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