By Maureen Johnson, HR Director


The race is on!

Saturday, June 3rd was the perfect day to enjoy the outdoors in South Bend, IN. And that is what several Holladay employees did, along with about 6,000 other runners/walkers, by participating in the 2017 Sunburst.

This was Holladay’s 4th year participating in this event, presented by Key Bank and considered to be one of the premier running events in the Midwest. Marathon runners can even use their finishing time in the Sunburst to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Proceeds from this race benefited the Child Life Services at Beacon’s Children Hospital.

Sunburst 2017

The Holladay team (from left): Walking buddies Linda Dombrowski and Diane Sopczynski, John Phair, Maureen Johnson, Todd Topolsko, and Cassie Sprigg.


Late for the group photo, so they get one of their own: Team Amanda Macias.

Our employees were able to participate in the marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K races and the 5K walk. John Phair met his walking goal of 55 minutes or less and Todd Topolski was close to his goal, stating that the hill on the course (formerly called the Hallelujah Hill) was his nemesis. Diane Sopczynski and her friend Linda Dombrowski set a goal of finishing in one hour, and they finished in 59 minutes 11 seconds. And newcomer, Cassie Sprigg said she met her goal, too…she survived!


Even though this event was indeed a workout, it also served as an opportunity for Holladay employees to bond together outside of an office setting, even if it was bonding through sweat! So, we are excited to do this again and look forward to Sunburst 2018 and having even more participants from Holladay!