Dallas, Texas — Today, attorneys, clients, family members and friends of the firm will embark on their second Hood To Coast Relay, the largest relay race in the world. Team Strasburger, who competed in 2010, has three teams competing this year.
At nearly 200 miles in length, the relay is divided into 36 legs with the team’s 12 runners responsible for three legs each, covering a total distance of 13 to 20 miles per person. Starting at the scenic Timberline Ski Lodge on Mount Hood, the first runner of each team will descend over 2000 feet. Although the legs vary in difficulty, the team’s members, including rookies and Hood To Coast veterans, have been training rigorously over the past few months.
“Despite a bit of pain and suffering the team experienced in our prior race, we all agreed it was quite easily one of the greatest achievements in mental and physical endurance of our lives,” said Executive Director and Team Captain Jessica Hoffmann. “We couldn’t wait to do it again and this year we are doing it even bigger since we have three teams participating!”
While each runner completes his/her leg, the team will traverse the course in two vans where they will rest, refuel, and receive text messages including their times and race status.
“The van is where the team dynamic really kicks in,” said associate Martin Thornthwaite, who also participated in 2010. “Everyone is tired, but the encouragement and cheering never stops.”
Although the Hood To Coast team jokes about their van endurance rather than physical endurance, promoting wellness is a core Strasburger value. The firm has launched a variety of initiatives to promote health and wellness, ranging from formal wellness programs to subsidizing healthy snacks in the office. These efforts not only boost productivity, but also morale.
“Strasburger’s emphasis on wellness goes beyond keeping a healthy and productive work environment,” said new team member and associate Melody Smith. “It’s gratifying and reassuring to know that the firm cares about its employees’ wellbeing on an individual basis.”
About Strasburger & Price, LLP
Strasburger & Price, LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Austin, Collin County, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, Texas (as Strasburger Price Oppenheimer Blend), New York City, Washington, D.C. and through Strasburger & Price, S.C., Mexico City. Strasburger serves as a trusted adviser to publicly and privately held companies, entrepreneurs, governmental entities and individuals. Strasburger attorneys represent a variety of companies including start up, middle market and international corporations. For more information about Strasburger, please visit www.strasburger.com.