GE Women's Network - Paula Martin Memorial Race

5K, 10K

Event Date

Fri, Sep 24, 2021


Greenville, SC


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$30 $30 Closed


$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

A Virtual 5K and 10K run/walk for the GE Women's Network (WN) Paula Martin Memorial Race to raise funds for the GE WN scholarships awarded by the Society of Women Engineers. This race is in honor of Paula Martin who was Greenville's WN executive sponsor for many years and a true trailblazer in supply chain. She was the first female plant leader and first female executive in Greenville paving the way to many young professionals at GE.

Participants get a custom 2021 collectable pin with their registration. Additionally, the race registration fee is waived with $50 donation, and a free shirt is included with $100 donation for first 100 donors. For GE employees making donations, we have a special section with instructions for GE Matching.

The training competition will take place from August 27 to September 23, with a race window from September 24 to October 2. 

The training competition is 4 weeks long. Each day, an individual has the opportunity to earn 1 point for their team by exercising for a total of 30 mins and then logging their workout on Strava. During these 4 weeks, the GEWN team will track the workouts through each team's Strava page. At the end of the 4 weeks, the team with the most workouts per person will win the workout competition. There will be a second team winner which is the team that fundraises the most money through donations.

This race will be run as a virtual race. All participants across any location can complete their race virtually at their own pace during race week. For those participating locally in Greenville, a suggested course will be provided just for fun.

Distribution of pins/t-shirts will happen in collaboration with the Power Station like last year. More information will be send out about this later for local pick-up. For those who are not located in Greenville, GEWN will coordinate with team captains for US shipping to one central location per team for team members to pick up their pins and shirts.

Participants can choose to join a team or run as individuals. Join an existing team or create your own with co-worker, family and friends (this race is open to all-non GE employees). Participants can run, walk or "sleep" this race. "Sleepers" are those that decide to sign-up, not run the race but contribute financially to the race or to different teams. Bonus points for participation will added at the end of the race:

  • 5 participants = 0.5 extra points (normalized - added to final score)
    10 participants = 1 extra point (normalized - added to final score)
    15 participants = 1.5 extra points (normalized - added to final score)

After registration, participants will be able to see the information for the Strava link to their teams.

We have recently created a Frequently Asked Questions section.

Training Competition: August 27 to September 23

Virtual Race: September 24 to October 2

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