411Fit was a proud sponsor of Wisconsin’s FIRST EVER corporate run/walk wellness event and competition. More than 640 runners and walkers representing 50 Wisconsin businesses participated in the race. As the race director I was beyond pleased with the turnout and forever grateful for the support 411Fit offered to our inaugural event.
GE Healthcare workers swept the men’s, women’s and coed divisions of the event that started and ended at the Harley-Davidson Museum in downtown Milwaukee. David Wheeler, running for his GE corporate team, won the 5K race in 16 minutes, 15 seconds. His teammate and co-worker, Joe Herington, was just 11 seconds behind. Allison Arndt representing Bucyrus International won the women’s division in 18:48.
GE also had the largest team, with 81 runners at the start line. I send a huge congrats to Igor Stevic from GE for assembling an outstanding group of runners. Harley-Davidson came in second with 62 runners and walkers on race day.
We had a special award for the companies who could engage the highest percentage of their workforce. Honors for the highest percentage of workforce participation went to Synergy Strategic Fitness in the small company category, Willis of Wisconsin in medium and Strattec in large. Each company, along with GE, will receive 5 months of 411Fit’s program management functionality to assist in running an in house wellness program. Congrats!
We saw some great competition and camaraderie that made the event truly special. It was fun to see companies with their team logos on their shirt and on banners along the finish line. It created a real sense of community and I feel this event will be a great piece companies can add to their wellness initiatives.
411Fit was proud to help facilitate such an awesome opportunity for companies to grow their wellness muscles!
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