For the past 9 years it has been a standing tradition at Boundless to take part in the annual Car2Go Marathon Relay here in Austin, TX. One of our core-values is to “Embrace the Fun” and this event invites co-workers, friends, and family to join in and do just that! On September 18th it was once again time for us to put on our running shoes for the six person team running event where each person runs 4.37 miles before handing off the baton to the next runner. Together each team runs a full marathon! We always have a great time together and this year was no exception. Not only were we able to have a good time, but we were also proud to participate in an event that benefits such a good cause. The proceeds of the Marathon Relay went to the LIVESTRONG foundation, an organization that provides cancer support services to help people cope with the challenges that accompany the disease.
What started out as 1 team of casual runners in 2007 is now a company event that we look forward to year round. This year we had our highest participation EVER with 24 runners comprising 4 teams! For a bit of extra inspiration, teams were given names after famous motivational movie quotes to really get everyone pumped for the race. The 4 teams were “My Name is Maximus Decimus Meridius”, “They will never take our freedom”, “Be phenomenal”, and “This is Sparta”. This year Boundless had the most participation in the corporate division by a long shot. It was awesome seeing all the red jerseys out on the course making their way to the finish line.
The first runners started at 7:30 in the morning while the sun was still sitting low on the horizon. It didn’t take long before the heat showed up in full force, and by mid-morning temperatures soared to the upper 90s! Having all of the Boundless fans and runners cheering for you and waiting with a cup of water at the finish line made all of the difference. It was a difficult course, but that didn’t stop us all from doing our best. In fact, one of our teams managed to take gold in the Advertising and Media division with an impressive time of 3 hrs 37 mins 54 secs (averaging 8:19 min/mile). Shout out to team “My Name is Maximus Decimus Meridius” consisting of Tim Dietrich, Jennifer Petersen, Ashley Fontenot, Carie Pelucca, Mario Estrata, and Rick Rojo!
We were all sporting our red Boundless running shirts which made it easy to spot fellow team members out on the course and give each other that extra support to keep fighting despite the heat. The best part of the run was when you reached the home stretch and all the other team members are standing on the side lines cheering you on with Boundless swag and branded cowbells. In the past participants have even sported pom poms and wigs! It gives you that extra energy boost needed to finish strong. After the race we were all rewarded with food and beer sponsored by Third Base which was well deserved after all the hard work our runners put in. We have another successful company Marathon Relay in the books and are already looking forward to the race next year!
Interested in joining our team? Check out our open positions!