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Raleigh-Based Company Challenges Employees to Run Half Marathon to Emphasize Wellness and Team Building

The Select Group Purchases Race 13.1ís First Corporate Race Pack and Encourages Other Triangle Businesses to do the Same

Raleigh, NC, March 08, 2014 --( Race 13.1 is proud to announce that The Select Group (TSG), an executive and IT staffing firm based in Raleigh, has purchased the first corporate race package for the Race 13.1 Midtown Raleigh Half Marathon and 5k and 10k races on June 7, 2014. Companies have two options for buying corporate packs. The first allows them to purchase discount codes for $20 for each code. Their employees can use those codes to get 50 percent off the race registration fee of any distance. The second option is for the company to buy race entries at a reduced cost and employees are able to run for free.

TSG purchased the discount code option for 50 employees to participate in the event. “TSG’s willingness to invest in its employees in this way shows that this company is not just concerned about the bottom line, but the health and wellbeing of its employees as well,” said John Kane, CEO and Executive Chairman, Race 13.1. “This is a company that has consistently been ranked among the best places to work in the Triangle, and it’s easy to see why.”

Both Race 13.1 and TSG are encouraging other businesses to accept the corporate challenge – recognizing that training for and participating in events like this are good for employee wellness and business overall.

“Training for a half marathon or any of the race distances is a major accomplishment,” said Sheldon Wolitski, CEO, The Select Group. “We want to see our employees training together, working in groups and encouraging each other – in other words, team building at its best. Our hope is that each participant’s achievement will be a victory for everyone in the company. ”

Race 13.1 is a half marathon racing series that promotes the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle while supporting local economies and charities. JDRF is the official non-profit partner for the Midtown Raleigh event and will receive a portion of the proceeds from the races to further research on type 1 diabetes (T1D).

To find out more about the corporate race packs available through Race 13.1, visit For more information about Race 13.1 Midtown Raleigh, visit or contact Charlie Mercer at 866-639-1437 or

About Race 13.1
Race 13.1 events are held in mid-sized communities that are traditionally overlooked by larger nationally branded events. Race 13.1 will produce five half marathons in North Carolina in 2014. The 2014 events will be held in Greensboro, Raleigh, Fayetteville and Winston-Salem.

The race course highlights the best of host cities, drives tourism traffic to local businesses and money is raised and support given to local charities. Race 13.1 benefits entire families and communities – making a positive difference in each of its partnering cities.

About The Select Group
The Select Group is an award-winning, full-service recruiting partner with a fresh and personal approach. Specializing in the placement of technology and engineering professionals, the company aims to connect great companies with quality talent. Founded in 1999, The Select Group is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., with sales offices throughout North America. It continues to be recognized for its innovative approach and rapid growth, earning CareerBuilder's "Best of Staffing" recognition for outstanding client feedback and Staffing Industry Analyst's 2011 Fastest Growing Staffing Firms. Additional accolades include placement on Inc. magazine's Inc. 500 list, as well as local awards such as Entrepreneur of the Year, Fast 50, Top Company to Watch, HR & Staffing Impact Leader, Best Overall Company, and Best Places to Work. To learn more about The Select Group, call (919) 459-1049 or visit
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