HBM Holds Their Own in the 2018 BizDash 5K Race

HBM Holdings recently took their office to the streets of Downtown St. Louis in the 2018 BizDash 5K hosted by World Wide Technology. The event, which took place on Thursday, September 27, is billed as the St. Louis’ “biggest office party” and the primary item on the meeting agenda…

Beating the competitors to the finish line while having a little bit of fun in the process.

A total of 190 organizations with runners and walkers of every speed and fitness level participated in the Biz Dash 5K race, with HBM going head-to-head with companies such as Panera, Du Pont, Mastercard and Wells Fargo. Along with racing, participants in the Biz Dash flexed their creativity by entering the Tiny Monsters T-shirt contest to design the perfect apparel to represent their company spirit. Three pre-race winners were awarded in the categories of Best Humor, Most Creative and Best Design.

Runners of all ages, some checking their times against their sports watches and some pushing strollers across the finish line, raced in the dark against the St. Louis skyline for a number of good causes. Proceeds from the Biz Dash benefit the St. Louis Sports Foundation, the Sports Commission’s 501(c)(3) charitable affiliate that works to foster sportsmanship and positive environments for children and young people in St. Louis through sports and healthy activities.

Mississippi Lime Company’s beloved mascot, Calvin Calcium also showed up to celebrate the event, cheering on runners as they built team comradery and took part in leading their companies onto a healthier lifestyle. Calvin Calcium is definitely aware that a healthier employee is a more productive employee, so promoting fitness at every level is vital for both individual health and the health of an entire company.

HBM hosted the HBM Holdings CEO Challenge, with First Bank’s Mike Normille claiming the first-place finisher slot in the male CEO group, while Jan Daugherty of Daugherty Business Solutions finished first in the female category. Teams across industries also competed together, with everything from accounting to technology & IT and education represented. And although HBM Holdings didn’t nab a first-place spot this year, they do have their work cut out for them next year, with 16:37 and 18:44 respective male and female first-place finishing times to beat.

Time to start training!