Middlebury, Ind. – The Jayco® Family of Companies held its first annual BlueJay 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Saturday, November 6th. Over 300 team members, family and friends participated with prizes provided to the top male and female finishers. The event was held on the Jayco Middlebury campus and allowed family and friends to get an up close look at the extensive facilities and grounds while competing in the race.
Mark Dilworth, Director of Human Resources commented, “We are super excited about the turnout for first year event, it was better than we could have ever expected. We received a mountain of feedback from the employees who participated that they love being part of a company that values employees, their wellness and their families.”
Throughout the course, drink stations were provided and volunteers directed runners through the route. At the conclusion of the race food and beverages were provided, as well as various photo opportunities. Jayco ambassador Sara Carson and Her Super Collies attended in her Redhawk® RV, mingled with attendees, took pictures, and participated in the race. Sara and her dogs have been featured on Americas Got Talent®, Late Show with David Letterman®, Ellen DeGeneres Show®, Animal Planet®, Nickelodeon®, and more.
“I love any occasion where we can include the families of our team members. The heart of the organization is the Jayco family and this event was a perfect opportunity to come together and enjoy a great day,” stated Ken Walters, President
Plans for next year’s Jayco 5K and Fun Walk are already in the process, with even more special guests and events in store.