Centauri Race Series Update
In our Winter 2019 Rising Star we unveiled our 2018-2019 Race Series. Since January, Centauri employees have participated in the Sarasota Music Half Marathon, the Bridge a Life Superhero 5k benefiting foster care awareness in Manatee County, the Mote Marine Run for Turtles which took place on beautiful Siesta Key Beach and The 5th Annual SUP & Run 5k!
Running the Distance
John Schramm Completes The Keys 100 Ultra marathon
On May 19th, Centauri’s very own John Schramm completed The Keys 100 Ultramarathon in Key West. His 100-mile run traversed 33 keys and over 40 bridges by way of sidewalks, foot paths and along the shoulder of the road while the temperature soared into the 90’s. When asked about the race, John said “Despite the physical discomfort and sleep deprivation, the camaraderie with fellow runners, beautiful surroundings and encouragement from my crew kept me going. It was a truly amazing experience and I can’t wait to run the next one!”
Regarded as one of the toughest ultramarathons in the country, the 100-mile distance is only part of the challenge. The oppressive heat, high humidity and limited shade make the Keys 100 as formidable as it is beautiful. Regardless of the difficulties, runners from around the world descend on the Keys every year to test themselves knowing that usually less than half of them will cross the finish line. The race also offers 50k (31 miles) and 50-mile distances with team relay options. But to get the coveted belt buckle, the runner must complete the entire 100-mile course by themselves in under 32 hours.