Lab employees, spouses, and children are invited to take part in the 2020 DOE Laboratories Virtual One-Mile Walk/Race. Due to COVID-19,this annual event is virtual this year.
The Lab traditionally doesn’t compete in this event due to the Lab’s terrain which would put Lab runners on an uneven footing with the flatter lab locations. Since it is virtual, select a flat mile distance near your house – or in your house – and lace up your shoes. You can complete your mile anytime between Oct. 1 and Oct. 5.
Bragging rights are at stake so help the Lab put its best foot forward. Last year, 12 of the DOE labs participated and Jefferson Lab in Virginia fielded the most participants with 400.
The results from each lab will be combined to determine overall standings and division winners in participation, walking, and running categories. The winning times last year across all participating labs were:
- Running: Men’s time 4:49, David Galvez, Lawrence Livermore
- Running: Women’s time 5:41, Vicki Garcia, Sandia
- Walking: Men’s time 11:28, Anthony Dipette, Jefferson Lab
- Walking: Women’s time 12:45, Heather Turbush, Brookhaven
Even if these times make you want to sink back on the couch, we still want you to participate since we can win that category. Find family members and co-workers who are fast walkers and runners and encourage them to participate.
This is a great opportunity to get out, exercise, and bring home the (virtual) prize as a Lab team. As a bonus, if you’re training for the virtual Lab Runaround this is a great training opportunity.
Here are the details:
- The event is open to DOE lab employees, spouses, and children.
- Complete 1 mile walking or running between Oct. 1 and Oct 5.
- Return a photo of you completing the activity or a photo of your fitness app showing the distance and the time to Anytra Henderson at [email protected] NO LATER THAN 5 p.m. Oct. 5
- Results will be available the week of Oct. 19.
- See the flyer for more information.