SMU Cox School of Business and the Dallas Marathon board of directors announced the results of the 2012 SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer Harvard. The announcement was made at a reception in the James M. Collins Executive Education Center at SMU’s Cox School of Business.
“We have seen fantastic participation from the business community in this year’s Corporate Relay Challenge,” said Kevin Snyder, chairman of the Dallas Marathon board of directors. “Dallas corporations show their support for local health and fitness initiatives by committing to this challenge every year, and they also support our wonderful beneficiary, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.”
The relay challenge, which is now in its seventh year at the MetroPCS® Dallas Marathon, consists of five-person relay team. In 2012, a record number of participating corporations registered more than 215 total teams.
“SMU Cox School of Business is proud to once again co-sponsor the Corporate Relay Challenge,” said Kevin Knox, assistant dean of external relations at SMU Cox. “This event offers us a great opportunity to support the important cause of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and its patients.”
For the sixth time since the race’s inception, BNSF Velocity captured the prize of Fastest Corporate Team. Relay teams compete in a variety of categories for a total of $30,000 in prize money, which is given directly to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) – one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions – in the names of the respective corporations.
“We are proud to serve our seventh year as co-sponsor of the Corporate Relay Challenge,” said Jason Mattox, chief operating officer for Behringer Harvard. “We were also thrilled to have our employees participate, forming eight relay teams and 40 volunteers. This event exemplifies the generous spirit of the local business community, and we love being a part of it.”
Registration for the 2013 Corporate Relay Challenge opens June 1, 2013. For more information on registration or corporate sponsorships, visit http://www.dallasmarathon.com.
Results for the 2012 SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer Harvard are:
Fastest Corporate Team (first corporate teams to finish relay)
- 1st place – A $5,000 donation to TSRHC was awarded in BNSF Velocity’s name for winning the relay in 2 hours, 52 minutes, 02 seconds.
- 2nd place – A $2,500 donation to TSRHC was awarded in AugustaWestland: Tiltrun’s name for running the relay in 3 hours, 10 minutes, 42 seconds.
- 3rd place – A $1,500 donation to TSRHC was awarded in Sewell 1’s name for running the relay in 3 hours, 12 minutes, 44 seconds.
Most Corporate Teams (based on total number of five-person teams completing the relay)
- 1st place – A $5,000 donation to TSRHC was awarded in Sewell’s name for a total of 31 teams.
- 2nd place – A $2,500 donation to TSRHC was awarded in TXU’s name for a total of 21 teams.
- 3rd place – A $1,500 donation to TSRHC was awarded in L-3 Communication’s name for a total of 10 teams.
Oldest Corporate Team (average age of all five runners as of race day)
- 1st place – A $3,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in Sewell 5’s name for an average age of 59.8.
- 2nd place – A $2,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in Atmos Energy Corporation – 2’s name for an average age of 55.6.
- 3rd place – A $1,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in L-3 Communications: L-3 Trotters’ name for an average age of 52.
Youngest Corporate Team (average age of all five runners as of race day)
- 1st place – A $3,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in Sewell 4’s name for an average age of 19.2.
- 2nd place – A $2,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in Sewell 3’s name for an average age of 21.6.
- 3rd place – A $1,000 donation was awarded to TSRHC in AT&T: NETDP’s name for an average age of 23.6.
About the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon
The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is a flat and fast race, featuring a scenic course that highlights the best areas of Dallas including the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The race is Texas’ oldest running marathon and serves as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. Race activities occur the second weekend of December and include a two-day Health & Fitness Expo, the Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K presented by Oncor, the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay, and SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer Harvard. The Dallas Marathon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; the primary beneficiary of proceeds from race weekend is Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit dallasmarathon.com.
About SMU Cox
SMU's Cox School of Business offers a full range of business education programs, including a BBA, full-time MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (MSE), Master of Science in Finance (MSF) and Executive Education. The school also offers a number of unique resources and activities for students, ranging from its Business Leadership Center (BLC), Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, Maguire Energy Institute and Global Leadership Program (AAGLP) to its Associate Board Executive Mentoring Program and an international alumni network with chapters in more than 20 countries. SMU Cox is ranked among the top business schools nationally and internationally by major publications, including Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes and U.S.News & World Report.
About Behringer Harvard
Behringer Harvard creates and manages global institutional-quality investment programs for individual and institutional investors through its real estate investment trusts, joint ventures and proprietary program structures. The company also offers strategic advisory, asset management and capital market solutions. Programs sponsored and managed by the Behringer Harvard group of companies have attracted equity of more than $5 billion and converted investments into more than $11 billion in assets. For more information, contact our U.S. headquarters toll-free at 866-655-3600 or our European headquarters at 011 49 40 34 9999 90, or visit us online at behringerharvard.com.
About Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopaedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call 214-559-5000 or (800-421-1121, or visit www.tsrhc.org.