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TURBOCAM's Couch to 5K Goes International

25-May-2016 – Barrington, N.H. (U.S.A.) – TURBOCAM has a longstanding tradition of participating in the annual Peeper 5K Run/Walk. It started in 2005, and continued this year on May 14 with almost 100 team members from TURBOCAM running/walking events in three locations!

Team TURBOCAM at the 2016 Peeper 5K Run/WalkFor many, this was the culmination of the Couch to 5K & Beyond (C25K) program sponsored by TURBOCAM. New this year, the company added two locations to the C25K group – Charleston, South Carolina and Fareham, England!

Nancy Webb, TURBOCAM ERP Software Analyst I and C25K organizer, has led the Barrington team for four years. “It has been an honor to represent Team TURBOCAM,” said Webb. “The first year I got involved we only had 12 team members. This year we had almost 100!

Team TURBOCAM at the 2016 Peeper 5K Run/WalkCindy from the Coffee News was the Peeper this year at the 2016 Peeper 5K Run/WalkRob and Julie Bujeaud wore colorful leis at the 2016 Peeper 5K Run/Walk

“The C25K members range from walkers to beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners,” continues Webb. “We support each other for eight uplifting weeks, and have a certified coach and training program. The program starts in March and we train to run the Peeper in May.

“The most amazing part of the program is that after eight weeks, many will go on—hence the word “Beyond” in the title of the program. It is amazing because many people will keep moving forward with the lifestyle changes they have made. Staying the course is easier when you know you have many supporters to help you with your journey.”

Almost 500 runners and walkers attended the 2016 Peeper 5K Run/WalkThe starting line at the 2016 Peeper 5K Run/WalkThis young lady couldn't run so she cheered on her friends at the 2016 Peeper 5K Run/Walk

As they did last year, the Barrington C25K participants had the opportunity to work with trainer Greg Gephart, a seasoned runner and coach with over 30 years of experience. Also helping out was Gary DeSmith, owner of Allegiant Physical Therapy in Durham. Gary is an experienced physical therapist who was there to help prevent any injuries from starting (shin splits, knee and leg issues, etc.).

“We’re so excited each year to be part of this wonderful event,” commented Webb. “Proceeds from the Peeper go to fund the Greater Barrington Chamber of Commerce’s (Chamber) scholarship program. Knowing our efforts are helping to fund high school seniors’ education, helps drive us to complete our personal goals.”

TURBOCAM UK and TURBOCAM Charleston also got in on the action. This was the first year they have held their own C25K event – the UK had 14 team members and Charleston had 3. Their goals were to run/walk a race on the same day as the Peeper, and they did! The UK entered a recreational park race. Family and friends came out to support the group and the event ended with a potluck luncheon. Charleston ran in the “Run for Change” 5K in Moncks Corner, SC.

Erik Travis was the first person from Team TURBOCAM to cross the finish line at the 2016 Peeper 5K Run/WalkOur South Carolina office put together a team for their Couch to 5K groupTURBOCAM UK's Couch to 5K team.

The Chamber’s goal is to help fund local high school seniors heading to college or those students already enrolled in college. Proceeds from the race fund these scholarships and have helped the Chamber select two students every year who earn $1,000 towards the college of their choice. In addition, one returning recipient will receive a $500 award to help fund their current schooling.

The C25K program is just one of the many wellness initiatives offered by TURBOCAM. The company has allocated money to wellness, and promotes things such as a smoke-free facility, an on-site gym, weight training classes, and an on-site chiropractor and physical therapist, just to name a few.

About TURBOCAM International
TURBOCAM is a recognized world leader in 5-axis machining technology with over 150 multi-axis milling machines producing prototype and production parts in 8 countries. We offer our expertise in 5-axis programming and milling of integrally-bladed parts up to 1100mm such as: aircraft engine blisks machined from solid forging, axial and centrifugal impellers, turbines, compressors, and turbochargers.

TURBOCAM’s strength in manufacturing software has helped make prototyping a major emphasis of the company. We produce over 500 unique part designs per year and have grown into many areas of advanced part development and production for passenger, jet aircraft engines and rocket engines. TURBOCAM is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2004 certified. We are also Nadcap® certified for aerospace coatings.