Industry Professionals Running for Annual PMA Foundation 5K Race for Talent
MONTEREY, CA – With this year’s PMA Foodservice Expo around the corner, more than 300 produce and floral industry professionals will participate in the annual PMA Foundation 5K Race for Talent.
The race will benefit PMA Foundation efforts to attract talent into the industry and provide development opportunities for young professionals. On the PMA Foundation website, it states, “Each year runners, sponsors and sideline supporters make this race a huge success. Proceeds provide crucial support for the development and execution of the PMA Foundation’s mission to attract, develop and retain talent for the global produce industry.”
Taylor Farms will participate this year as a team. “This is such a fun event and a great way to kick off the weekend for PMA. Each year we have great team participation and already have 20 people signed up!” says Lauren Hattersley, Taylor Farms Sales & Marketing Representative. “What I love about the 5K is the fact that it doesn’t matter if you are running or walking, it’s about getting out and setting a personal goal for yourself and finishing the race with the support of your team behind you. Watch out for Team Taylor!”
Aside from supporting the industry’s talent development challenges, runners will compete for Top 3 Overall Male and Females, Best Team Attire, Best Team Spirit and Largest Team to Register. The PMA Foundation website also states, “This race features a performance t-shirt, race bag full of goodies, continental breakfast with coffee, and a guaranteed fun time by all.”
The race will begin at 6:30 AM on July 26 with an aerobic warm-up starting at 6:00 AM.