Service Metrics Group has partnered with the largest grassroots running organization in the country, the Road Runners Club of America, to promote the 9th Annual RUN@WORK Day on September 19, 2014. Through this partnership, our organizations are working together to promote physical activity and healthy living within our community and around the country.
The goal of RUN@WORK Day is to encourage adults to get 30-minutes of exercise each day, in accordance with the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, either before work, during lunch, or immediately following work. RUN@WORK Day also encourages companies to help employees schedule time for physical activity. Incorporating exercise into one’s daily routine can markedly improve one’s overall physical health.
“Promoting a healthy lifestyle is a central focus of Service Metrics Group,” remarked Will Tarrant, co-founder and avid runner. “We encourage area employers and employees to plan and participate in local RUN@WORK Day events as part of the national movement to get people to incorporate exercise into their daily routines.”
Service Metrics Group will be participating in the initiative as a complement to existing initiatives, including a corporate wellness program.
"The RRCA is excited to have Service Metrics Group involved in our RUN@WORK Day series of events”, commented Jean Knaack, executive director of the RRCA. “Participation in the 9th Annual RUN@WORK Day is an important step in raising awareness about the importance of daily physical activity. If adults can lead by example, if companies can encourage healthy living, then together we can combat the national inactivity crisis gripping our nation.”
A survey conducted by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation in 2011 found that 85 percent of small companies (10-99 employees) and 76 percent of larger employers (100-2,500) indicated an interest in developing running and walking clubs. RUN@WORK Day is a great opportunity for our organization to highlight how local running clubs and events can work with area businesses to meet their needs for developing running and walking programs for their employees.
Service Metrics Group is a Texas-based company that measures the customer experience for a variety of organizations and industries including hospitality, gaming, travel, tourism, retail, and entertainment. Services include mystery shopping/quality inspections, customer satisfaction feedback and tracking systems, and online reputation management and review site monitoring. Service Metrics Group is a privately-held company with operations worldwide.
Founded in 1958, the RRCA is the oldest and largest distance running organization in the United States with over 2,000 running club and event members representing 250,000 individual runners active in their running communities. The mission of the RRCA is to promote the development and growth of running clubs, running events, and supporting the common interests of recreational runners throughout the country at all stages in life. The RRCA provides a national infrastructure for the development of recreational adult and youth running clubs and events that have boomed into a robust sporting activity. The RRCA actively promotes running as a healthy lifestyle and positive social activity and strives to provide quality programming that can be replicated throughout the country, such as our highly successful Start a Running Club program that has been the cornerstone of our organization for nearly sixty years.