Representatives from Adecco offices all over the world are gathering in this week to compete in the Garmin Barcelona Triathlon in Spain. As part of our Win4Youth program, these Adecco employees have been training for this particular triathlon for months and the miles they rack up will count toward earning money for charity.
Team Adecco (also known as “Random Acts of Foolishness”) successfully completed the Ragnar Relay Race for Adecco Win4Youth. The team of 12 completed the grueling 200 mile journey from Madison to Chicago in just over 30 hours, placing eighth in the Corporate Mixed Division.
The team persevered through a 100 degree heat index, aches and pains and exhaustion. They slept outside, in vans, on gymnasium floors, subsisting on Power Bars and Gatorade. Nothing could beat the sense of accomplishment at the finish line. Adecco will make a contribution to charity on behalf of the team, supporting education efforts in China, Morocco, Belgium and New Zealand.
The team is actively planning their next Ragnar, from Chatanooga to Nashville this November!
On a larger scale, Win4Youth will also sponsor local Tri As One events on June 21 in Austin, Detroit, Boston, Washington D.C. and Tampa. The city that accumulates the most miles during the June 21 event will select a youth charity to receive the North American donation. The global Win4Youth team will come together in October 2012, when 65 Adecco associates will compete in an Olympic triathlon in Barcelona, Spain.
Please feel free to contact your local Adecco office if you are a candidate or client who would like to get involved in the Win4Youth effort!