Last year, we were encouraged by fellow HarbisonWalker colleagues to join in the FedEx Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge presented to our company by P3R. Being a new program at our office, no one realized how big of an impact it was going to have on our organization. The FedEx Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge changed the way we look at fitness. It gave us the chance to be active throughout the day, and as a team, we decided to set a goal. We set our sights on participating in the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend of events.
On top of the bonding we were going to experience on race weekend, we had a whole season of training as a team to look forward to. The best part about training was that we had each other to cheer on and encourage. Each week we would hold everyone accountable with a training schedule and had a countdown to the first weekend in May. The support of P3R and the FedEx Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge allowed us to attend seminars on proper training techniques and attend additional running events to prepare us for the big day.
Through the support of the HarbisonWalker International initiative and partnership with P3R, we were able to achieve the goal we worked so hard to hit. All 15 employees on the team completed one of the events in the DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend, and we had a blast!
“We had so much fun being a team at the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon race weekend of events that we wanted to continue our partnership with the FedEx Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge. We also plan to participate in the upcoming Flyby 5K and 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk presented by CNX Resources, as it is an excellent fit into our company’s well being initiative,” said Greg Stein, HWI’s director of benefits. “The event has great appeal — thanks to the intriguing venue and the exceptional organization that P3R brings. They have become an outstanding partner for us in inspiring our employees and their families to live active lifestyles.”
Employee wellness programs are a great way to encourage physical activity that can lead to improving the overall health and well-being of your workforce. The FedEx Pittsburgh Corporate Challenge is one of our team’s favorite new programs to be a part of, and we can’t wait to continue running with P3R in the future.