5th Annual Averitt 5k Run/Walk Sets Participation Record

Posted by Averitt Express on June 11, 2012
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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (June 11, 2012) — On a warm Saturday morning in May, more than 150 Averitt associates and family members made their way around a three-mile course during the transportation provider’s 5th Annual Averitt 5K Run/Walk. This year’s event set participation records for the fifth straight year.

The five-kilometer trek took runners and walkers from Averitt’s corporate campus on Neal Street, down Perimeter Park Drive and back again. In all, 14 winners received medals:

  • Overall Female: Theresa Grinder
  • Overall Male: Michael Bowman
  • 13 and Under Female: Katie Anderson
  • 13 and Under Male: Drew Thacker
  • 14-18 Female: Hannah Crawford
  • 14-18 Male: Nathan Hammontree
  • 19-29 Female: Haley Grinder
  • 19-29 Male: Alex Sparkman
  • 30-39 Female: Tara Medley
  • 30-39 Male: Scott McCormick
  • 40-49 Female: Pam Ramsey
  • 40-49 Male: Kerry Davis
  • 50-59 Female: Tammy Crawford
  • 50-59 Male: Randy Dunn

“Events like the Averitt 5K are a great way to help promote wellness within our team,” said Gary Sasser, Averitt’s president and CEO. “I’m thrilled to see not only our associates participating, but their families as well. We want our entire Averitt family to live healthier, longer lives.”

The Averitt 5K is one element of Averitt’s robust health and wellness program. In 2010, Averitt opened an on-site wellness center where associates receive many of the same services found at a primary care physician (with no office visit charge if covered under Averitt’s health insurance), as well as health coaching and prescription medication fulfillment. Also found on Averitt’s corporate campus is a full-service fitness center that houses state-of-the-art exercise equipment and provides popular training classes like CrossFit and spinning.


Averitt Express is a leading provider of freight transportation and supply chain management with international reach to more than 100 countries. The company is a founding SmartWay℠ partner and a member of The Reliance Network™, a network of carriers that provides seamless LTL services throughout North America. Averitt specializes in delivering customized transportation solutions that include cross-border, dedicated, expedited ground/air, intermodal COFC/TOFC, international ocean/air, local customization, less-than-truckload, PortSide®, retail solutions, temperature-controlled, transportation management, truckload (dry van, flatbed, brokerage) and warehousing services. Averitt's technology offerings include a full suite of web-based shipping tools, electronic data interchange (EDI), warehouse management systems (WMS), and transportation and operations management systems. Together, these services and technology solutions provide "The Power of One" to shippers, allowing them access to multiple transportation solutions from a single provider. For more information, call 1-800-AVERITT (283-7488) or visit AverittExpress.com.

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