The mist rose from the dewy field as a lone bagpiper called us to the starting line. The morning sun was beginning its summit in anticipation of another muggy day. We stood waiting, athlete and amateur, shoulder to shoulder, silently willing or cursing the gunshot that would propel this wave of bridled energy forward.
Palm Beach Kennel Club’s Rooney’s 5K Run & Walk
The morning of March 26, 2016 ushered in the “BG Racing Team’s” inaugural event. With a dramatic display of patriotism and pride, the runners and walkers of the 9th Annual Rooney’s 5k started the race at the giant American flag hoisted on the ladder of a Palm Beach County Fire Rescue truck. We were serenaded by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Bagpipe team and witnessed a flyover of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office helicopter. Post race we were treated to a delicious buffet breakfast and awards ceremony at Palm Beach Kennel Club.
The BG Team was in attendance to help support the beneficiaries of Palm Beach Kennel Club’s Rooney’s 5K Run/Walk. The proceeds of this annual event benefited Autism Project of Palm Beach County, Westgate/Belvedere Homes Community Redevelopment Agency, Pathways to Independenceand Potentia Academy.
The six members of the BG Racing Team were part of more than 360 participants that helped raise over $12,000 for the charities.
The BG Racing Team for the Rooney’s 5K were Dominique Calero, Kim French, Tracy Goodhue, Mark Minter, JT San Filippo and Shane Savage.
Mercendes-Benz 2016 Corporate 5k Run
Once again BG accepted the 5k challenge at the Mercedes-Benz 2016 Corporate 5k Run on the evening of April 13, 2016 in downtown West Palm Beach. This time our team grew to seven members as we helped support the race’s charity sponsor, Palm Beach County United Way.
The BG Team took enthusiasm to a new level as sported custom designed performance shirts designed by BG’s Sr. Art Director, Jason White.
The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run is an annual event to “…promote running and walking as a means to a fit, healthy lifestyle from all walks of corporate life.” 1,464 runners and walkers took on the challenge this year, representing 66 companies from the West Palm Beach area.
The BG Racing Team for the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Race were Dominique Calero, Tracy Goodhue, John Holloway, Mark Minter, JT San Filippo, Shane Savage and Alexandra Wasil.