The music was blasting in Lot A next to AT&T park on race night for the JP Morgan Corporate Challenge and our dedicated team of eight made their way to the race corrals with the company of 10,000 racers from over 300 companies. Among them, our team captain ran into a customer who had recently gotten Druva inSync deployed onto their laptop, while others met up with old coworkers — it’s a small valley!
This year our racing roster included representatives from Druva’s sales team, marketing team, product team, operations team, and IT: Kim, Sarah, Ellis, Deepak, Piyush, Manny, Jud, and Jose. We all sported limited edition Druva racer t-shirts designed by our in-house creative mastermind, Dave! (Those are employees being chased by zombies.)
Meet the feet of the Druva racer lineup:
For Piyush, one of our employees who recently relocated from Pune, India, it was one of his first US race experiences. “It was a good opportunity to get to know your other coworkers better in an environment outside of work, especially on the pretty long train ride back. And I got to see the Bay Bridge and the Embarcadero at night, which I hadn’t yet.”
Manny, our resident “Speedy Gonzales”, completed the 3.2-mile course in 21m 50s — his personal best for a 5k, “Running isn’t usually a team sport and it was fun for me to run with a team! It was nice to grab drinks with them afterwards and bonding on the car ride up to the city.”
Although some of us could barely feel our knees the next day, it was definitely a fun team building exercise. Do you think you might interested in joining us as we run for our lives next year? We’re hiring and we could use more leg power!