Sewell entered more relay teams in the White Rock Marathon than any other company.

The Dallas White Rock Marathon last week hosted the awards ceremony for the winning relay teams from December’s SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge, which took place at the White Rock Marathon. Winning teams’ prize money was donated to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in the winners’ names.

Sewell dominated the competition, winning for most number of finishing teams and also taking awards in four other categories. In all, they received $13,500 to be donated to the hospital.

BNSF’s Team Velocity won for the day’s fastest corporate relay team. The five members completed the 26.2 miles in 2 hours and 43 minutes (That’s a fast 6:14 minute mile average—not too shabby for a bunch of corporate guys).

The five-man team from BNSF Railway — Doug Hinds, Mark Schultz, Coby Bullard, Ricky Stover and Mike Brown — was the fastest in the White Rock Marathon's Corporate Challenge.

“The Corporate Relay Challenge is a great example of how deeply entrenched corporations in Dallas are in promoting health and fitness at the local level,” said Phil Baker, chairman of the Dallas White Rock Marathon board of directors. “By participating, companies are not only involved in one of the largest spectator events in Dallas, but they also support our wonderful beneficiary, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.”

The relay challenge, which is now in its sixth year, consists of five-person relay teams that participate in the full marathon relay at the Dallas White Rock Marathon.. In 2011, a record number of participating corporations registered more than 175 total teams.

Below, all the corporate team winners:

Fastest Corporate Team (First corporate teams to finish relay)

1st place – A $5,000 donation to TSRHC was awarded in BNSF Velocity’s name for winning the relay in 2 hours, 43 minutes, 1 second.

2nd place – A $2,500 donation to TSRHC was awarded in Hunt Striders’ name for running the relay in 3 hours, 2 minutes, 55 seconds.

3rd place – A $1,500 donation to TSRHC was awarded in Sewell 1’s name for running the relay in 3 hours, 8 minutes, 56 seconds.

Most Corporate Teams (Based on total number of five-person teams completing the relay)

1st place – A $5,000 donation to TSRHC was awarded in Sewell’s name for a total of 19 teams.

2nd place – A $2,500 donation to TSRHC was awarded in TXU Energy’s name for a total of 16 teams.

3rd place – A $1,500 donation to TSRHC was awarded in L-3 Communication’s name for a total of six teams.

Oldest Corporate Team (Average age of all five runners as of race day)

1st place – A $3,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in Sewell 3’s name for an average age of 58.4.

2nd place – A $2,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in Atmos Team 3’s name for an average age of 57.2.

3rd place – A $1,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in Five Guys Not Named Mo’s (Kimberly Clark) name for an average age of 53.6.

Youngest Corporate Team (Average age of all five runners as of race day)

1st place – A $3,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in Sewell 4’s name for an average age of 21.0.

2nd place – A $2,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in TXU Energy Pumped Up Kicks’ name for an average age of 25.2.

3rd place – A $1,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in Sewell 20’s name for an average age of 26.0.


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