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Andy Arrick, a Vice President at Cushman & Wakefield in St. Louis got more than a great workout when he started training for the Battlegrounds Mud Run. He bonded with co-workers in new ways and felt encouraged to continue training, even when it got tough.
“I loved the team aspect of the event; and it was great having our group there to help, support, and laugh hysterically at each other,” Andy said. “It was about 45 degrees that day. Six of us ran together for much of the course and shared the joy and pain of each obstacle.”
Andy trained for the event as part of his company’s wellness program. Cushman & Wakefield believed the Mud Run could be a great team building event but knew many employees would need training. Cushman & Wakefield offered a couple of training runs per week leading up to the event.
Employees earned 50 wellness points for participating, the same as if they completed a marathon or triathlon. Battleground helped coordinate the communication about the event to the employees and provided the company with a special enrollment page with discounted rates. Cushman & Wakefield's approximately 50 participants were also able to enjoy a post-race VIP tent with food and beverages.
“The Battlegrounds has developed a great course that is truly unique to other runs in the area,” Andy said.
For more information visit, The Battlegrounds Mud Run post. Check out a photo of Cushman & Wakefield team in the Featured Events below.
KICK Diabetes is an education program that focuses on a participant's needs and wants to improve health. Four sessions with a personal diabetes educator (e.g., nurse, nutritionist) take place at convenient times and places selected by a participant, such as a coffee shop, community center, library, place of worship, etc. Each session revolves around goals that a participant sets for himself/herself and shares with their personal diabetes educator. All participants receive ongoing feedback and support about diet, exercise, glucose monitoring and communicating with health care providers. Spanish-speaking participants welcome.View More »
Experience our 5k / 3.2 mile or five-mile run with 30+ military-themed obstacles where you will face your fears along with mud, water and ice. Bring your friends and family… At The Battlegrounds, spectators & children are welcome and parking is always FREE. Plus, there will be music, activities, vendors and fun challenges throughout the festival site. After you complete the run, wash away the mud at the on-site shower facilities and stay for the after-party celebration…or join your friends at the adjacent Cedar Lake Cellars winery. For more information and to register, go to http://thebattlegrounds.com/.View More »