“The idea of the Virtual Wellness Walk and Run Challenge is first to bring together our industry since we have not been able to gather in person in some time,” said CGT Contributor Relations and Fundraising Manager Kelsey Palandrani. “Secondly, each contribution and registration support our education programs, designed to attract and develop talent on behalf of the industry. With traditional events on hold and university students going remote, we know that it’s more important than ever that we’re working to reach potential talent in new ways and the Virtual Wellness Walk and Run Challenge helps us accomplish that.”
With two weeks still to go, it’s not too late to join the challenge and Center for Growing Talent is reminding the industry that anyone is welcome to join the challenge and there are options available for individuals and teams. The Virtual Wellness Walk and Run Challenge will continue through June 21. Participants can pick their distance from one mile, a 5K, or a commitment to walk or run 30 miles in 30 days for the cumulative challenge. Once registered, participants will receive information about how to track miles and how to join the social media groups to qualify for additional prizes.
“We are so happy to see the miles and the participation grow,” said Director of Business Development Jamie Kitz. “We have all been walking untraveled paths over the past several months and we’re grateful that the industry has chosen to walk those paths with us. For those of us who have been out of the office for several weeks, this type of program is perfect for some healthy competition and connection with colleagues. We challenge all of our industry members to join, challenge their teams, and challenge their industry partners to take a social distance walk with their friends, families and pets, record those miles and time, all while contributing to the industry and CGT programs.”