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With Largest Race Team, Adventist Health System Excels at IOA Corporate 5k

AHS won the 'Team Spirit Award' for having the largest team at the event.

4/17/2017  |  By Mario Roberts

Race teams representing businesses and organizations across the Central Florida corporate community converged on Lake Eola in downtown Orlando to take part in the 2017 IOA Corporate 5k. This year, a record number of employees, 696, participated on Adventist Health System's (AHS) race team, which was the most for any organization at the event.

"It is exciting to see how much our team participation has grown over the years and you can certainly feel the enthusiasm," said Chelsea Rivera, Adventist Health System's co-team captain. "This event helps build comradery among our employees, and the sense of togetherness exhibited by our team is a great way for others to see how we are united by our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ."

Before the event, Adventist Health System was presented with the "Team Spirit Award" for having the largest team at this year's race, becoming the first health care organization to receive the honor. The Adventist Health System team was one of the top performers during the race, placing first in the female health care standings, second in the male health care standings and third in the coed health care standings, a testament to the team and organization's focus on health and wellness.

The event, which benefits the Track Shack Foundation, aims to make health and wellness a focal point across Orlando's corporate sector. The friendly competition drew more than 17,000 runners and walkers from 750 companies and organizations.

Top Ten Male Adventist Health System Finishers

1. Scott Hahnert 19:05
2. Assakorn Sae-Heng 20:45
3. Jason Miller 21:14
4. Johannes Myers 21:57
5. Nick Scartz 22:12
6. Zachary Dye 22:47
7. Tim Putt 23:10
8. Kevin Lay 23:15
9. Jacob Cook 23:30
10. John Brownlow 24:03

Top Ten Female Adventist Health System Finishers
1. Allison Holly 21:49
2. Gina Creek 22:33
3. Stephanie Carli 22:35
4. Kathy Butler 24:14
5. Joy Block-Gonzalez 24:24
6. Cheryl Madyda 24:50
7. Liz Byron 27:40
8. Nadine Karaze 27:56
9. Laura Fitzgerald 28:07
10. Sherri Bryant 28:13