Corporate 5k Runners & Walkers Work Together to Outrun Hunger

Anticipation and excitement leading up to the 30th SimplyIOA Corporate 5k presented by Key HR began nine months ago as Team Captains got to work registering their teams, securing the coveted team tents and party space, and sharing the training tips. 

These wellness warriors set the stage for amazing team-building experiences– whether the team members work down the hall or remotely. Truly, the Team Captain’s MAKE the Corporate 5k experience. Thanks Team Captains!

Unseasonably hot weather became the topic of race week and organizers and partners collaborated to shorten the course and start a little later, allowing the sun to dip low behind the skyscrapers of downtown Orlando. 

“The night was warm, the course was shortened, but the 2.4-mile run/walk was an event to remember! Our sponsors, our community and our Track Shack team made the 30th SimplyIOA Corporate 5k truly the best one yet,” said Betsy Hughes, co-owner of Track Shack.

The humidity stayed low, and spirits were high as 12,800+ participants came to Lake Eola Park hydrated and ready to get a new PR at the 2.4-mile distance.

Overall winners blazed through the course in record time. Overall champion Daniel Beckstead, a great local runner ran 11:24 for the win, representing Orange County Government. Jessica Marlier, overall female champion works in PE at Boone High School and finished swiftly in 14:27.

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Funds were raised for Track Shack Youth Foundation and the companies donated 126,000 meals to Second Harvest Food Bank!

Recognizing the 2024 top meal contributors: 

Brooks Running/Track Shack 14,000
Orange County Government 7,312
AdventHealth Central Florida Division (CFD) 3,328
IOA 2,760
Mitsubishi Power Americas 1,840

“HypGames put together its first Corporate 5K team in 2022, and it achieved immediate annual event status! For a fully remote mobile game studio, the 5K provides an incredible opportunity for team building, getting active, connecting with the greater Orlando corporate community, giving back, and having a genuinely fantastic time that we remember and talk about all year,” said Cherylann Taramykin, Hypgames Business Affairs and HR Manager

New sponsor LiveTrends Design Group thoughtfully put together an immersive zone where participants enjoyed moments with co-workers in the shade and left with a beautiful plant as a gift! 

Generous sponsor support made the 30th SimplyIOA Corporate 5k presented by Key HR unforgettable! 

Thanks to our main sponsors SimplyIOA, Key HR, AdventHealth, ThreatLocker, LiveTrends, Track Shack, Publix, and CRU.  We are grateful for partner support from Ally Building Solutions, Brooks, Downtown Orlando, Goodwill, Stax, Vaco, Eola Power, 11th Hour Business Solutions, City Beverages; Walker, Revels, Greninger PLCC, Impress Inc. LLC, 4EverYoung Anti-Aging, Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream, FCCI Insurance Group, Corona Premier, Kombi Keg, and WMMO.

Three Ways to Keep the Workplace Wellness Vibes Going Year-Round:

1. Volunteer as a team at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
2. Keep workplace wellness a priority. Resources available on the Team Spotlight blogs presented by ThreatLocker.
3. Check out TrackShack’s Corporate Wellness Program

Look ahead to the SimplyIOA Corporate 5k presented by Key HR – stay tuned to email and socials for registration dates! 

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