Jayco Hosts Inaugural 5K Run

Jayco team members, family and friends begin the inaugural BlueJay 5K run on Nov. 6.

The Jayco family of companies held its inaugural BlueJay 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk on Nov. 6.

More than 300 team members, family and friends participated in the event. Prizes were awarded to the top male and female finishers.

The event was held on the Jayco Middlebury campus and enabled family and friends to get an up-close look at the extensive facilities and grounds while competing in the race.

“We are super excited about the turnout for a first-year event. It was better than we could have ever expected,” said Mark Dilworth, director of human resources. “We received a mountain of feedback from the employees who participated that they love being part of a company that values employees, their wellness and their families.”

Competitors, family and friends gather for instruction at the Jayco 5K run.Drink stations were provided and volunteers directed runners through the route. At the race’s conclusion, food and beverages were provided, as well as various photo opportunities.  Jayco ambassador Sara Carson and Her Super Collies attended in her Redhawk RV, mingled with attendees, took pictures and participated in the race. Carson and her dogs have been featured on TV shows such as “Americas Got Talent,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” and “Ellen DeGeneres Show.

“I love any occasion where we can include the families of our team members,” Jayco President Ken Walters said. “The heart of the organization is the Jayco family and this event was a perfect opportunity to come together and enjoy a great day.”

Plans are in process for next year’s Jayco 5K and Fun Walk. More special guests and events will be in store.

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