5th annual Averitt 5K Run/Walk sets participation record
Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012
Winners from the 5th annual Averitt 5K were, from left in front, Katie Anderson, Drew Thacker and Scott McCormick, second row, from left, Theresa Grinder, Hannah Crawford, Tara Medley, Michael Bowman, Alex Sparkman and Nathan Hammontree, and in back, Tammy Crawford, Kerry Davis, Randy Dunn and Pam Ramsey.
COOKEVILLE – On a warm Saturday morning in May, more than 150 Averitt associates and family members made their way around a three-mile course during the transportation provider’s 5th annual Averitt 5K Run/Walk. This year’s event set participation records for the fifth straight year.
The five-kilometer trek took runners and walkers from Averitt’s corporate campus on Neal Street, down Perimeter Park Drive and back again. In all, 14 winners received medals:
• Overall female: Theresa Grinder
• Overall male: Michael Bowman
• 13 and under female: Katie Anderson
• 13 and under male: Drew Thacker
• 14-18 female: Hannah Crawford
• 14-18 male: Nathan Hammontree
• 19-29 female: Haley Grinder
• 19-29 male: Alex Sparkman
• 30-39 female: Tara Medley
• 30-39 male: Scott McCormick
• 40-49 female: Pam Ramsey
• 40-49 male: Kerry Davis
• 50-59 female: Tammy Crawford
• 50-59 male: Randy Dunn
“Events like the Averitt 5K are a great way to help promote wellness within our team,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO. “I’m thrilled to see not only our associates participating, but their families as well. We want our entire Averitt family to live healthier, longer lives.”
The Averitt 5K is one element of Averitt’s health and wellness program. In 2010, Averitt opened an on-site wellness center where associates receive many of the same services found at a primary care physician (with no office visit charge if covered under Averitt’s health insurance), as well as health coaching and prescription medication fulfillment. Also found on Averitt’s corporate campus is a full-service fitness center that houses state-of-the-art exercise equipment and provides popular training classes like CrossFit and spinning.