A great approach is to form a team and enter your organization into a corporate race challenge.
Corporate challenges, a great wellness tool, help companies enjoy friendly competition against other companies in their community, regardless of size or type of business. The purpose of these challenges is to rally employees around a common goal, while encouraging as many participants as possible to join in and improve their health and wellbeing.
While challenges can take many different forms, it is most common for organizations to compete during a large community running event. Grand Rapids area employers can try this out through the Priority Health Corporate Challenge during the 2016 Fifth Third River Bank Run. There are three categories – small, medium and large – and the corporate team with the highest participation within each category will win an award.
Putting together a corporate team to race in an event such as the Fifth Third River Bank Run can be a great experience for employees and provide lasting benefits for you as an employer.
Everyone is on the Line
One of features that make challenges appealing is that participation and effort are rewarded instead of finishing times and place. With an emphasis on getting as many employees to participate as possible, anyone from a 5K walker to a 25K racer is welcome and encouraged to take part. The CEO of an organization can stand alongside an entry level position employee at the starting line and share the same goal of finishing the race to benefit their corporate team.
Make a Difference
To add an extra level of engagement, many companies choose a charity to run for, turning their training and racing efforts into a charitable donation for a meaningful cause to its employees. The Priority Health Corporate Challenge allows groups to raise money for charities such as Stand Up to Cancer, the Alzheimer’s Association and Make A Wish Michigan. Adding this component to an organization’s challenge entry often inspires more employees to get involved and join the team.
Putting together a corporate team to race in an event such as the Fifth Third River Bank Run can be a great experience for employees and provide lasting benefits for you as an employer. It’s time to find a race and form a team. Soon you will see employees getting active, having fun while focusing on a positive company-wide goal. You may even end up with bragging rights and a nice trophy to put in the company lobby!