Yellow Jacket pride was in full force at the 35th annual Ashland Railroad Run, which
took place April 27, 2013.
The certified 10K race is a favorite among runners, and Randolph-Macon College was
well-represented at the event, which was sponsored by the Hanover Arts & Activities
Team R-MC was comprised of 78 participants, including faculty, staff, students,
and family members. Participants could choose between a 5k race/walk, a kids’ one-mile
run, and a 10k run.
R-MC’s participation in the Railroad Run was part of Fit 4 Life, the college’s wellness
initiative. Fit 4 Life also offers faculty and staff free exercise classes; a Weight
Watcher at Work program; annual health screenings; and one-on-one consults with
a health educator.
“The Railroad Run was great fun,” says Sharon Jackson, director of human resources.
“It was an opportunity for folks to enjoy a beautiful day and get some exercise
at the same time.”
R-MC was recently recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American
Heart Association. The Fit-Friendly Worksites Recognition program is an award given
by the AHA’s My Heart. My Life. initiative and is intended to be a catalyst for
positive change in workplaces across America and in local communities.
R-MC recently offered a Spring Fitness Challenge, in which faculty and staff were
encouraged to exercise 30 minutes a day, at least three days per week, during an
Participants—there were 75 in all—then turned in their “fitness cards” for a chance
to win gift cards from Dick’s Sporting Goods. The Challenge was a great success;
the winners, chosen at random, were Cora Daniel (physical plant), who won a $100.00
gift card, Anna Winburne (advancement) , who won a $75.00 gift card, and Laura Doherty
(advancement), winner of a $50.00 gift card.