The 46th annual Berkeley Lab Runaround launched on a sunny Friday morning with a “ready, set, go!” command from Lab Director Mike Witherell. On Oct. 13, approximately 600 employees biked, ran, or walked across the starting line at Building 50 and covered a route that wound through the Lab’s hill site before ending at Building 90.
The first runner, Ryan Smith, crossed the finish line with an 8 minute time. Ryan was also the fastest among male-identified runners. Jennifer Doyle and Morgan Wall tied with the fastest time for female-identified runners, 11:03. Emma Rice was the fastest nonbinary runner, recording a 12:12 time.
Congratulations to all four runners, and to all the runners, walkers, and 20+ bicyclists who moved through the route! The list of all submitted times can be found on the Results page on the Runaround website. Not all cards were legible, so if you have any changes, please complete this change request form.
Running was not the only Runaround activity this year. Roughly 30 employees took advantage of a yoga class at the Potter Street atrium or the Pilates class held at Building 90.
The Runaround was capped with a Finish Line Festival that included great music from the Lab’s own Miles Green, and booths hosted by several employee resource groups, Lab divisions, and vendors. And bringing this entire event to life were more than 50 employee volunteers from across the Lab.
Are you a Runaround participant looking for your t-shirt? Keep an eye out for an email from Strategic Communications with details on how and when you can collect it.
Check out all the great photos and videos from the event.