Run, Mason, Run

Intentionally engaging the corporate community in a physical, group activity lines up well with our commitment to P3 and health and wellness, while bringing us closer together as a community. We started the Mason Corporate Challenge 5k walk/run to encourage healthy competition within our corporate community, support employee involvement in health and wellness activities, and “give-back” by donating proceeds to select charities.

Hundreds of local employees representing dozens of local companies lace up for the Mason Corporate Challenge each year. Supported by the City of Mason, spearheaded by the CEO of L-3 Communications and driven by the Mason corporate community, the initiative is a way to bring top level management together with front-line employees to compete and contribute to charity. In fact, L-3 CEO kicked off the first year by creating a video and challenging other businesses to get out for the event. The response was a collection of business videos  poking fun at one another and promoting the competition.

In the past few years, the City of Mason announced $500 million in new investment (80 percent falling in the biohealth and technology sectors) and more than 2,100 jobs. Our holistic approach to economic development and corporate recruitment includes an intentional focus on wellness through collaboration with the Mason Community Center, Golf Center and other local recreational amenities. Hosting events such as the Mason Corporate Challenge aim to foster corporate engagement in its wellness initiative and support Mason portfolio companies in talent recruitment.