Employees Run for Fun, Fitness and Philanthropy
Team RailWorks employees began the evening in Central Park with a group warm-up session
RailWorks employees from the Greater New York area joined with 15,000 other workers in Central Park on June 16, 2010, for the 34th annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. The 3.5-mile run, held twice over two consecutive evenings in Central Park, drew more than 30,000 employees from 373 companies.
About 20 employees comprised Team RailWorks with representation from the RailWorks corporate office in Manhattan as well as L.K, Comstock & Company in E. Farmingdale, NY, and its estimating office in the Bronx. Team RailWorks employees began the evening in Central Park with a group warm-up session featuring recommended stretches and exercises to prepare for physical activity and to help avoid injuries. Soon after the race started Business Planning & Analysis Manager Glenn Hartrick overcame humid conditions and the throng of runners to break out front and finish with top team honors with a time of 20:27.
The run was one of several recent company efforts in the New York area to raise employee awareness about health and fitness issues, including health fairs with preventative screenings as well as flu shots, informational fliers and brown bags lunches on wellness and nutritional guidelines.
In addition to burning some calories and building camaraderie, the New York events raised money for the Central Park Conservancy, an organization dedicated to restoring and preserving the 843-acres of lawns, pathways and ponds that comprise Central Park and make it a beautiful urban retreat for 25 million visitors each year.
J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge events are held worldwide annually.