Registration Open for Annual Kaiser Permanente Run/Walk
Each year, more than 16,000 people gather downtown for the culmination of a weeklong health and fitness program at the Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk.
The event is designed to get employees at companies across Atlanta engaged in regular physical activity, and provides a chance for them to participate in such an activity together by signing up for the race.
Last year, more than 400 Atlanta companies participated in the 5K.
While approximately 16,000 runners participated in last year’s event, Tech’s own Victor Breedveld, associate professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, won the race with a time of 16:40.
Winning isn’t the reason to sign up, though.
Elisha Smith, fitness coordinator of G.I.T. FIT Programs and organizer of the Tech team, encourages all faculty and staff to sign up, along with their friends and family, no matter their level of walking or running.
Georgia Tech Police Department Captain Randy Barrone has made it to five races.
“I like challenging myself to run faster each year,” he said. “My advice for others is to set a personal fitness goal ... and don’t be nervous or intimidated. Just go at your own pace, and have fun.”
Registration for this year’s race, which takes place on Sept. 11 at 6 p.m., is $33 and is open through Sept. 10. Participants receive a Georgia Tech team T-shirt. Tech employees are encouraged to sign up and join the Georgia Tech team at kpcorporaterunwalk.com.
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