For nearly 98 years, 26.2 miles (42.195 kilometers) has been the IAAF gold standard to define a marathon. For anyone who proudly badges their car with a plainly cryptic 262 sticker, it represents an elite club, and zen-like way of living. Avoid the sedentary, raise awareness or money, get fit, build friendships, find inspiration, inspire… these are just a few of the word bubbles that I see when I watch marathoners race by the crowds of supporters, friends, and families that line both sides of the 26.2 mile stretch.
At HCSS, the racing sub culture is alive and thriving. The company provides each employee with a $1000 wellness fund that can be used towards entering events and races. With a company average age of 37, our health risk factors are low compared to other companies. HCSS Employees and family members have submitted over 840 registrations for racing events in 2018 alone. A large majority of those were at HCSS sponsored races like Run for the Rose, Run Over Cancer, and Impact a Hero .
This past weekend we had 11 finishers of the Chevron Houston Marathon in downtown Houston. We are proud of our HCSS family that wakes up early in the morning to train every day, and has the courage to sign up for that 26.2 mile personal journey. Congratulations!
Credit: Photography by Daniel Chee