Blog: Tagged 'Races'
On a chilly but beautiful mid-May morning, 10 BRSers were up at the crack of dawn, ready to run and wishing one another good luck before the race began. The day of the Colfax Marathon Relay finally arrived and we were all excited!Continue
We even had our senior project manager, Kip Jameson, and his wife from Grapevine, Texas join us in the event. For months the buzz around the office was: have you been running? How far did you run this weekend? I’m sore! I’ll never make it! And finally… I think I can do it!
Two teams started off the race in City Park. From there we ran along the Platte River, through Mile High Stadium, west on Colfax Avenue, around Sloans Lake, and then continued west on Colfax before jumping north to 20th Avenue into Lakewood. We weren’t done yet – that was just the first half! Running back across to Colfax, we reversed the route and headed through downtown Denver to finally cross the finish line at City Park.
The relay legs ranged from 3.7 miles to 6.4 miles. We all finished our legs, then raced to the next stop to cheer the arrival and baton hand off to the next runner, ending with a gathering at City Park. Afterwards we enjoyed a celebratory lunch so we could share our accomplishments with one another, our family members and even some additional co-workers!
As part of the Marathon Relay team entry, we were able to designate an eligible charity partner to receive funds should we place in the upper portion of our division. This year, our charity partners were Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and National Sports Center for the Disabled. Unfortunately neither teams’ time qualified for a donation but it gives us a new goal for the 2016 Colfax Marathon Relay!Hide Full Post
Posted on July 2, 2015 at 10:32am
At BRS, we’ve always kept up with unconventional sports like pickle ball and cycle cross. But nothing quite compares to the curling, ice dancing and biathlons that make up the Winter Olympics.Continue
This year, rather than going to Sochi and neglecting our clients for two weeks, we decided to bring the games to our office instead for the first ever biennial BRS Winter Olympics.
The office was divided into four countries and instructed to:
- Come up with an original name for your country
- Design a uniform for your athletes
- Designate individuals to participate in each event
- Compose a national anthem for the closing ceremonies
- Provide a beverage and/or snack that best represents your country
The Games: Snow-Bike, Bobsled, Biathlon, Curling, Figure Skating and Hockey
Trying to capture the action and excitement of our Olympic events in words would be an exercise in futility. Thankfully, we have pictures.
Needless to say, plans for the 2016 BRS Summer Olympics are already in the pipeline.Hide Full Post
Posted on February 20, 2014 at 10:47pm
Welcome to the community! As a new employee, I was introduced to BRS's office culture in the most unusual way: shopping cart races, hosted by TAXI's soon-to-be-largest tenant, Boa Technology.Continue
When Mike asked me to be on the race team, I was suspicious it was some sort of intern hazing ritual, especially when he told me to bring as many water guns as I could get my hands on. As it turns out, events like this are a normal pastime in the TAXI community. As the teams assembled on a beautiful Colorado summer afternoon, I was astonished by the creativity and energy each group put into their costumes and strategies. Teams were composed of pirates, gorillas, construction workers and pool party crashers.
As the teams fueled up on a prerace performance-enhancing meal of BBQ and beer, the rules were announced:
- One person rides in the cart while holding two cups of water, a second person pushes, and each lap the pusher and rider must be switched out with new team members.
- You must get the cart over hay bales, navigate tricky turns, and avoid concrete barriers.
- Each time you switch team members, you must add an object to the cart (e.g., kiddie pool, door, street cone, inflatable raft, water balloon, etc.).
- The team with the fastest time, all objects intact, and the most water left in their cups at the end of four laps wins!*
*Judges can change rules and results at any time.
And just like that, the first annual shopping cart race was underway. Teams ran the races using a variety of techniques. Some took offensive approaches such as riding in the bottom of the cart, which seemed to deliver fast transitions, lots of cart space for objects, and lightning speeds; on the downside, they tended to spill lots of water. BRS took a defensive approach, armed with an arsenal of water guns. The goal was to ambush the competition. While opponent drivers were trying to steer their partners to safety, Team BRS drenched the opposition. Despite the fact that our team came in first in their heat, our water levels were not quite up to par with the competition and one of our objects—the water balloon—didn’t survive the race (perhaps it was thrown at the competition). Needless to say, we did not advance to the finals...
The final heat, which resulted in a tie, was ultimately decided by an impromptu dance-off and Team Zeppelin clinched the victory, barely edging out 4240 Architecture to take home the golden shopping cart trophy. At the end of the day, Boa Technology demonstrated they will fit right in with the TAXI community with their inventive competition/party (we hope it’s an annual tradition!), festive attitude, and plenty of food and adult refreshments to go around.
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Posted on November 20, 2012 at 12:08pm
With cabin fever in full force, the BRS crew set up a fully-sanctioned chair race course around the office. Frank and Chuck pulled off a top speed of 1:34. Check out their winning run.
With cabin fever in full force, the BRS crew set up a fully-sanctioned chair race course around the office. Frank and Chuck pulled off a top speed of 1:34. Check out their winning run:
Posted on March 2, 2011 at 08:03pm
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