Thursday, June 7, 2012

Corporate Challenge Runner Profile: Ben Kirst

Today's Corporate Challenge features hundreds of Western New Yorkers from companies throughout the area. We're featuring select participants and get their thoughts on the race, including how to prepare.

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Ben Kirst
Which team are you running with?

The Buffalo News / Buffalo.com

How many times have you participated in the corporate challenge?

This will be my fourth year running the Corporate Challenge.

What do you like about the Corporate Challenge? What motivates you to participate?

I like to be part of an event of this size. I think it’s a fun summer event and  a good team-building exercise. Plus, it’s fun to see people from the other teams supporting their companies.

How do you prepare for the race?

I run regularly throughout the year, so this is part of my normal routine. I run about 30 miles each week.

Do you have any advice for first-time walkers or runners?

It’s going to be a very crowded race, so you’re not really doing it for time, you’re doing it for fun. You should really look at it more as an opportunity to get to know the people you work with outside of work, as opposed to it being a competition.

Do you have any words of encouragement for the runners and walkers in tomorrow’s race?

Stay hydrated, and do your best.


Thanks Ben! You can find Ben on Twitter at @BK77.

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