Campus Crusade is one of the largest teams thats participates in the Corporate 5k presented by IOA. Here's some of their goals and team building tips from team captain Lorraine.
-We have had a team of people since 2003. Our team size that year was 24.
-In 2004 I ran with the CCC team for the first time and we had 25.
-In 2006 I took over as the team captain and met with a team who decided to have the ministry pay for all but $5 for each person wanting to participate...We had 125 that year!
In 2007 we had 225, in 2008 we went just over 300 and in 2009 we hit 412! The price for each team member is still $5 and we have had kids as young as 4 and as old as 70 complete the 5K! A lot of our company brings their whole family..one family with 6 kids has done the race for 4 years! We have provided a box dinner for each runner each year and we are probably one of the last teams to all go home because we have so much fun hanging around afterwards and interacting with each other and other teams downtown!
Last year we worked really hard on our t-shirt design and finally we were able to capture a t-shirt award for best design! I have been the "team captain of the year" twice, in 2007 and in 2009. (We have lots of folks to vote I guess) :0)
Our goal for this year is to bring as close to 500 as we can recruit. In the past year we have adopted a new "Wellness program" for our staff which is 3 fold:
1. A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT INCENTIVE
Each staff member who wishes to sets a weight loss goal can receive $5 per pound they loose! With
a top 3 prize worth over $200! Those who sign up get e-mails to encourage them and help them
track their loss.
2. GYM MEMBERSHIP
To help people begin and maintain a healthy lifestyle, gym membership up to a 50% rebate is given
to those who workout at least 10 days a month.
3. WALK 2 HEALTH program
By signing a pledge to walk at least 4 days a week you are given a pedometer and assigned to a
"walking team". You can win a prize by recruiting the team with the most walkers who complete
These are some of the new programs we have at our office to encourage and reward those who pursue a healthy life style!
I am excited about the part that the corporate 5K has played over the years in the health and active lifestyle of our staff!!
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