Fittest Company Challenge
The Fittest Company Challenge is a fun and friendly competition amongst businesses during the Regeneron Great Limerick Run.
If you have already signed up – then we’d like to thank you for taking on the challenge. If not – then you still have plenty of time to do so and we would like to invite you and your company to join in.
The event date is getting closer so it’s time to dust off those runners and start training. Get your colleagues out – train together & have some fun! This is a win-win competition – you get active, get lots of fresh air, have some fun & interact with your colleagues in a different context and who knows – maybe your company could be the one to lift the trophy in 2024.
The winners of last year’s different categories (micro, small, medium & large companies) have already signed up and are back in the race – striving to hold on to their titles as…
The Fittest Company
There are categories for micro, small, medium, and large companies, as determined by number of employees. You will be competing against other companies of similar size and plaques will be awarded to the first 3 placed companies in each category.
Ways to encourage involvement from employees
- Offer team gear with company logo to wear during training runs and race day
- Challenge another department or local companies to see who can have more participants
- Offer an extra day off! This would be most appreciated by those recovering from running in the marathon
- Invite a marathon guest speaker to talk to employees about health and wellness
- Hang inspirational flyers in break rooms and other public areas
- Encourage top level management to participate
- Provide training updates through company emails
- Pay part or all of participants’ registration fees (or reimburse after race day)
No. Employees can participate in any event as a runner or walker. However, we do not encourage walking a marathon because of time restraints. Rather, we encourage walkers to participate in the six miles or half marathon or as part of a relay team.
Absolutely not! There are categories for micro, small, medium, and large companies, as determined by number of employees. You will be competing against other companies of similar size and plaques will be awarded to the first 3 places in each category.
Micro = less than 10 employees
Small = 10-49 employees
Medium = 50-250 employees
Large = 250+ employees
The website sets out a training program designed to get participants to the start line well prepared and in top shape ready for their Great Limerick Run distance. Remember, that walkers are also encouraged to participate in the event.
Running and walking promotes a healthy lifestyle, which in turn creates healthier employees who in turn are more productive and less likely to be sick. It is also a good way to boost company morale, team spirit and a fun way for employees to interact outside the office. Plus, you get the right to the claim your company is the “Fittest company” for the year! You’ll receive a plaque and there’s potential PR exposure.
Not necessarily. A company representative will need to register the company initially. Then each individual can register themselves online. Just make sure that each employee selects to be part of the Fittest Company challenge and chooses your company from the drop-down list. Alternatively if the company wants to enter a pay for a team of employees, please send an email to: email@example.com.
For details of how to register and pay for an entire employee team, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Points are awarded per mile completed (e.g. 6 Mile = 6 points, Half Marathon =13 points).
Fittest Company Challenge Winners 2023
Micro Winner – Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh
Small Winner – Materion Ireland
Medium Winner – BDO Limerick
Large Winner – Analog Devices