22. September 2014
OSG had a ROARIN’ good time yesterday at the Brookfield Zoo 5k, Zoo Run Run, to benefit the Chicago Zoological Society’s Conservation Fund. Twenty-one runners strong, this is the third 5K run/walk of the season for the OSG Runners Club.
Instituted over two years ago, the Runners Club has been growing in popularity among OSG employees with about 70 employees and their family members participating this year alone. This is the largest group since the club’s inception.
As part of the OSG Wellness Campaign, OSG covers the cost of registration for up to four running events per year. The group holds a meeting at the beginning of each year to choose which races to participate in, doing their best to include some local races, races that support a charitable cause and races that allow you to run or walk.
Celina Perez, HR Payroll Coordinator and head of the Runners Club, said the races help to promote wellness and team building amongst employees and their families.
“Some people join the club to improve their health…others might want to reduce stress or just enjoy the fun of running.” Celina added, “I really enjoy getting together with other OSG employees outside of work and enjoy either running or walking with everyone. It’s a good time.”
So far this year, OSG employees and their families have participated in the Glo Run 5K in Chicago, IL, the Run for Hunger 5K in Elmhurst, IL and the Zoo Run Run at Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, IL. The club will round out the year at the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K in Chicago, IL on November 9.