Corporate Wellness

 

CENTAURI RACE SERIES

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.

Giving Back to Our Community

Team Centauri Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity

This past May and June, employees worked in shifts at a local Habitat for Humanity site and volunteered their time by painting doors, baseboards and walls in the home.  Prior to jumping in to our projects, Habitat for Humanity spent a few minutes with the Centauri team, sharing the community impact in Sarasota county, largely supported by local volunteers. Since July 2017, Habitat has built 22 homes, made possible by the support of over 700 volunteers, contributing more than 17,000 hours. 
 
“Every day we work hard to help our homeowners and business owners protect their property from accidents and disasters with our policies, but it was nice to use our hands to help those in our community address the problem of housing insecurity.  The best part of the day was meeting and working with the future homeowners,” said Martha Bako, Senior Product Manager.   
This program has been a very rewarding experience for our employees and we look forward to more opportunities to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in the future.
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