5th Annual Averitt 5K Run/Walk sets participation record
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (June 11, 2012) – On a warm Saturday morning in May, more than 150 Averitt associates and family members made their way around a three-mile course during the transportation provider’s 5th Annual Averitt 5K Run/Walk. This year’s event set participation records for the fifth straight year.
The five-kilometer trek took runners and walkers from Averitt’s corporate campus on Neal Street, down Perimeter Park Drive and back again. In all, 14 winners received medals:
“Events like the Averitt 5K are a great way to help promote wellness within our team,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO. “I’m thrilled to see not only our associates participating, but their families as well. We want our entire Averitt family to live healthier, longer lives.”
The Averitt 5K is one element of Averitt’s robust health and wellness program. In 2010, Averitt opened an on-site wellness center where associates receive many of the same services found at a primary care physician (with no office visit charge if covered under Averitt’s health insurance), as well as health coaching and prescription medication fulfillment. Also found on Averitt’s corporate campus is a full-service fitness center that houses state-of-the-art exercise equipment and provides popular training classes like CrossFit and spinning.
About Averitt Express
Now in its 41st year of service, Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company is a founding SmartWaySM partner and a member of The Reliance NetworkTM, a network of carriers that provides seamless LTL services throughout North America. Averitt specializes in delivering customized solutions with a single source of accountability for service offerings that include cross border/domestic offshore, dedicated, expedited, intermodal, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage), warehousing and value-added services, including a centralized call center, strict performance metrics and an ongoing focus on green/sustainability efforts. Averitt’s technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), and transportation and operations management systems. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit www.averittexpress.com.