Last Friday, hundreds of ACTIVE employees in San Diego, Shanghai, Saratoga Springs, Bothell, Burnaby, Philadelphia and a half-dozen other offices around the world joined together to show our support for Boston, our race directors and the entire running community.
We ran, we walked, we cheered on our colleagues as we completed 2.62 miles in honor of Boston.
Mike Rouse, our director of strategic events, completed his 254th marathon when he crossed the finish line at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Anyone who talks to Mike for five minutes can tell he’s a runner through and through. His version of “business casual” is running gear, he organizes weekly group runs at our San Diego office, and he was the driving force behind our Boston 2.62 run/walk. What he has to say really embodies what we all feel:
“We are runners and we are strong. As the oldest, most prestigious running event in the world, the Boston Marathon is on every seasoned marathoner’s bucket list. The running community feels like this is OUR event, OUR heritage and we won’t be defeated. ACTIVE employees completed 2.62 miles today to show the world that no one can stop us from being active. I bet that Boston will have four times as many entries next year. I just ran 3:39 at Boston and have qualified for next year. Like many runners, I can’t wait to register in September. 2014 Boston will be the best yet.”
All of us at ACTIVE are proud to be part of this strong, resilient endurance community. Here are some photos from our offices who participated in the 2.62: