Thousands of area runners competed in the BKS Partners Corporate 5k Run downtown on May 2. Regency's 70-person team was made up of employees plus their children, spouses, siblings, and parents. We took home first place in the Miscellaneous Division after going up against 13 other local companies in the race's second largest division (tied with manufacturing and following banking, which has 18 companies).
Regency placed first in our division in the Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Categories.
Business Intelligence Architect Craig Myers' son Sam took the men's team lead with 20:43, followed by David Paulk (21:11), Kent Griffin (22:29), Tom Paul (22:45), Holden Kortus (22:45) and Justin Wiggins (22:46). The women were led by Kristen Barbour, girlfriend of Recovery Analyst Holden Kortus, who finished in 21:34. Closely behind in 23:53 was Jill Griffin, Market Research Manager. Kathryn McKie, Financial Services Senior Manager, was third for the Regency women in 24:54 and Christine Paisant (24:43) and Bianca Borghi (26:07) rounded out the top five.
The rough course and muggy weather made the race pretty challenging, but it was great to run alongside coworkers and cheer for them as they crossed the finish line," said David Paulk, Regency Centers Senior Accounting Analyst and Team Captain. "I appreciate all the work the volunteers did to coordinate everything, and I’m grateful to Regency for sponsoring the team — it’s a great way to connect with coworkers outside of the office. Now that we are the reigning champs, I hope even more people will join us next year to keep the streak going!
In the Mixed Division, Sam Myers, David Paulk, Kristen Barbour and Kent Griffin were our top runners.
"Races are always fun but it's even more fun to run alongside friends — while sporting the coolest Regency running gear — and cheer them on at the finish line," said Jill Griffin. "I am proud to be a part of such a large group of people who strive for a balance of fun and hard work!"
After the race, runners enjoyed Jersey Mike’s subs and local craft beers from Intuition Ale Works, Bold City Brewing, and Veteran’s United.