WGI sponsors “Revenge of the Nerds” Family Fun Run during Engineers Week

WGI went all out for this years E-Week 5k Family Fun Run, hosted by the Bexar Chapter of TSPE and ASCE San Antonio
WGI San Antonio E-Week 5k

Each year, the Bexar Chapter of TSPE and ASCE San Antonio unite to organize an entire week of events during Engineers Week (E-Week).

WGI was proud to sponsor and participate in this year’s activity which was deemed “Revenge of the Nerds” 5K Family Fun Run!

E-Week 5k run - WGI

Members from the WGI San Antonio office met up to compete against other AEC firms in the area. Participants spent time mingling and exchanging some company “swag” before the race started.

Josh Allen mingles with attendees at the E-Week 5k
Visitors stopping by to snag some WGI merch before the start of the race.

The race kicked off promptly at 8 am with about 70 participants in total all out to brave the cold together for the run.

San Antonio E-Week 5k

Net proceeds from EWEEK activities were donated to the Professional Engineers Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Jeremy Doege at the E-Week 5k
Jeremy Doege bundled up and all smiles after completing the race!

After the runners finished the race, they congregated together to check out their posted times and enjoy some breakfast tacos, a uniquely fitting reward as they crossed the finish line.

Tacos after the E-Week 5k
Josh Allen helped pass out tacos to other participants after they finished the race.

WGI had three team members receive top honors at the event. Erin Sandoval placed 2nd in the overall female category, Amy Ramirez nabbed 2nd in the engineer female category, and Josh Allen earned 3rd in the engineer male category.

Amy Ramirez and Josh Allen with their medals
Amy Ramirez and Josh Allen proudly displaying their medals during the award ceremony

 

Erin Sandoval with her E-Week 5k trophy
Erin Sandoval showing off her trophy back at the office

Awards were also given for best-dressed male and female “NERD” on race day, with WGI’s very own Christopher Velasquez bringing home the win for the best-dressed male who combined his “nerd” attire with a full-body taco costume adorned with WGI stickers.

Christopher Velasquez and Josh Allen best costume vote
It was taco vs. taco during the costume contest, with Chris Velasquez ultimately pulling out the win over Josh Allen

Once the awards wrapped up, the WGI crew met up again for a late breakfast together to refuel and reflect on the events of the day.

San Antonio team at breakfast after E-Week run

Check out our video from the event below!

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WGI is always looking for fun and exciting team-building events for our associates to participate in. Head on over to our careers page to see what positions we have open and join “Team Taco” today!

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