As we head into fall, we can no longer deny that summer is officially over. To celebrate all the fun we had, we had an awards ceremony where we crowned our winners of RDF’s 1st Annual Opt Outdoors Contest! As you might remember, we launched our contest just before Memorial Day Weekend. Our goal was to get our team outside to enjoy the summer in the Pacific Northwest as well as reap the benefits that come with spending time outside. This allowed our team to recharge, try new things, connect with nature, and explore all of the outdoor benefits that Oregon has to offer.
Ready for the results???
As a team, we’ve collectively hiked over 555.65 miles and spent 50 nights under the stars. Our total mileage, by the way, is longer than the north-south borders of Oregon and Washington combined! Our Team completed 84 hikes and enjoyed some friendly competition that will continue to give back with bragging rights. Overall, a HUGE success! We have a whole wall at the office filled with happy faces out in nature, which has a positive impact on how our employees feel, which makes them better at their jobs, which is a benefit to our clients.
So, who were the individual winners?
First place – Josh Gibbs with 9 nights
Second Place – Nic Perry with 5 nights (4 of them in Peru!)
Third Place – Mark McKee with 4 nights
First place – Nic Perry with 14 hikes (for a total of 94.4 miles!)
Second place – Michelle Thomas with 13 hikes
Third place – Sarah Yater with 11 hikes
Team members also received fun awards for Best Selfie, Most Vertical Miles, & Best Glamping. We all had a great time, and ,as the seasons change, we look forward to our next opportunities for adventure outdoors. If you didn’t get a chance to join us this summer, you still can get out and enjoy the cooler weather and the leaves turning or try snowshoeing or skiing this winter! The benefits to spending time in nature are so plentiful, how can you resist?