A great way for your company to get on a healthy track is to enter a team in the Highmark QUAD Corporate Competition. The path to finding fitness through the life sports of swimming, biking running and cross-country skiing is a pure and a positive step for your employee’s wellness.
How do we start our team?
A good idea is to find someone at your place of work that already has an interest in fitness; more than likely you have at least one employee who is already a runner, swimmer, biker, skier, triathlete, etc. or has a YMCA membership. Have them spread the word and begin to find like minded candidates. If your company has a wellness program contact your wellness program manager and they may be able to help organize a QUAD Team!
Is this for top athletes only?
No! No! No way! The winners get their names in the paper but the real focus of the Highmark QUAD Games is a season long four event fitness program. The 100-yard swim at a pool that has two lanes with no deep end so novices can feel comfortable; the 12-mile bike is on a beautiful, lightly rolling country road with no big hills; the scenic course for the 5-mile run has plenty of people that choose to walk or push their little ones in a stroller through the grape country in North East; the 5-mile ski has an option for 2.5 mile snowshoe. Remember: these are Games! They are a fitness goal and a way to have healthy fun.
How many participants do we need?
You must have at least 4 employees complete in all four events to qualify for the Corporate Team Challenge. If you don’t have 4 employees complete in all four events we still encourage you to wear some of your companies swag and compete as individuals!
Who’s eligible to be on the team?
Full-time and regular part-time employees; family members are not (unless they are employees) but bring the family to the QUAD anyway because it’s more fun.
Do team employees have to do all four events?
Your company is required to have at least 4 people participate in all four events but after that individuals can complete in any single or all of the QUAD events. Example: You have an employee that likes to swim but won’t do the ski under threat of torture – no problem just make sure you have 4 others that will compete in all four events.
How will our team be scored?
The top three times your company produces from each QUAD event will count towards one total time. These times can come from someone competing in all four events or a single event, as long as your company has at least 4 employees participating in all four QUAD events.
Can our company receive a registration discount if we have a lot of employees sign up for the QUAD Games?
For every 5 employees you have register for the 4-event QUAD Series you will receive one complementary entry. You must email the QUAD Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive this discount.
What was that about families again?
While family members who are not employees can’t be part of your scoring, bringing the family to participate in the very family friendly events of the Highmark QUAD Games makes it a more enjoyable day all around. The Highmark QUAD Kids sponsored by Wegmans offers events that are perfect for employees with children as young as 3 and 4 years old. The QUAD Kids Swim is just 25 or 50 yards and the bike, run and ski offer distance of ½ and one mile for the children. The YMCA offers free baby-sitting while Mom and Dad are out on their own race so after the Main Event the parents can watch the little ones in their non-competitive event with each child getting a medal for their participation.
THERE IS NO REASON NOT TO DO THE HIGHMARK QUAD GAMES!