In keeping with our goal of promoting health and wellness, representatives from your Chamber laced up their running shoes, fastened numbered bibs to their shirts, and hit the ground running for the Witte Museum’s 8th Annual Dino Dash 5K.
The race’s path wove through beautiful stretches of Brackenridge Park, with dinosaur-masked museum employees cheering people as they ran past. Among the Chamber staff, President & CEO Richard Perez came in first with a time of 32 minutes, with the rest of the participants finishing not long after that. Crossing the finish line earned the intrepid racers a medal to commemorate their perseverance. Costumed dinosaurs livened the mood before and after the race.
This year’s race, dubbed “Survival Edition,” heralded the opening of the Witte’s new special exhibit — Survival: How to Stay Alive Anywhere — which is open until Sept. 2. The exhibit challenges visitors mentally and physically in a test of endurance and weathering the forces of nature. Race participants received free admission to the exhibit, plus the opportunity to showcase their physical prowess in the inflatable obstacle courses. All race fees go to support the Witte’s educational resources.
Before too long, you will see Chamber staff heading off to the next race. A monthly 5K is the pinnacle and cornerstone of our workplace wellness plan, supplemented by friendly competitive step-counting. We hope to see you approach the starting line with us next time the starting gun goes off.