Why Commercial Appeal readers get the news first

Team Commercial Appeal

In the news business, you have to be fast. At the Memphis Commercial Appeal, instead of racing toward a deadline, the staff put their endurance to the test to cross the finish line for a good
cause.

The paper’s Fit Club members took first place in the Move-it Memphis 5K/10K races for large businesses in the corporate challenge division on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

39 staffers from The Commercial Appeal, the Scripps newspaper in Memphis, entered the race which started near Beale Street and ended at the FedEx Forum.  The Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce hosted the fifth annual race. All proceeds benefit the Greater Memphis Chamber.

Many of the race participants from the newspaper also are competing in a “Biggest Loser” contest to promote weight loss and healthy living.