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Good times take on added meaning
at Rochester Chase Corporate Challenge

Chance for out-of-office camaraderie
as important for many as a fast time

ROCHESTER, June 2, 2009 — To most people, good times at running events are measured in minutes and seconds. At the Chase Corporate Challenge good times have an added meaning. The chance to share a too-rare, out-of-the-office social experience with colleagues is a highlight to many as important as running a fast personal record time.

That was the case in Rochester. Despite heavy rains at the 19th annual Chase Corporate Challenge on May 28, the good times for the 414 companies gathered at the Rochester Institute of Technology began long before the starting gun was fired.

In the top photo, members of Rochester Brain & Spine gather around a table for a pre-race photo. Above left, Virtual Scopics' Xiaofeng Zhao (1587) shares a smile with his daughter and colleague Michele Cavallaro (1575) gives a thumbs up through a long-sleeve shirt.

Over at the Harris Beach corporate tent, the scene was similar. After hanging up their banner, Harris Beach employees used the opportunity to fire up the barbeque and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere that encourages camaraderie.

The 33rd season of the Corporate Challenge continues Thursday with the second-longest running event in the world's largest corporate running series — the 29th annual Buffalo Chase Corporate Challenge. Held at beautiful Delaware Park, Buffalo's social corporate event of the year annually attracts a sea of tents hosting literally hundreds of opportunities for corporate camaraderie.


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