Many teams register for the Canal Run, but not many are as large as OHM Advisors, an architecture, engineering, and planning firm located in Hancock.
OHM Advisors’ staff have been participating in the Canal Run for many years, however, it wasn’t until 2014 that they decided to come together and form an official team. This year, over 20 team members from OHM Advisors will be participating in the 5-mile events.
OHM participants created a team for the Canal Run as both a way support the community and contribute to local organizations, as well as to provide their employees an opportunity to participate in a team event that promotes wellness.
“With so many local residents and businesses participating, the Canal Run truly creates a strong sense of community pride,” said Samantha Schutz, Business Development Manager. “We are excited to be a part of that.”
The staff enjoys many things about the Canal Run, but it’s the familiarity that gets Jennifer Johnson coming back each year.
“I like that you see a lot of the same faces every year and there’s a lot of local participation whether it’s running/walking the races, volunteers, or even people that live along the canal or are camping at Hancock Beach that come out to cheer everyone on,” Johnson said. “It’s a great local event, and everyone has a good time.”
Terry Dahl participates in the 5-mile walk and enjoys seeing all the runners and walkers.
“It’s always great seeing friends and shouting out encouragement, and talking to those constantly changing around me,” Dahl said.
Last year the team had matching yellow shirts. This year, look for the OHM team in their pink shirts as they cross the finish line. The Canal Run appreciates the great support from OHM Advisors.
This story was produced by Canal Run Race Director Angela Luskin, she can be reached via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.