Projekt Purpose is well, just that, a purpose—a reason. It’s a company-wide initiative that gives us a chance to grow all while making an impact. We have several offices all over the world that all do amazing work. Though distance may separate us, we’ve built up a really great community.
The goal of Projekt Purpose is to strengthen this community.
We aim to continuously grow and commit to self-improving, prioritizing health and fitness, thinking bigger than ourselves, and helping those around us.
The pinnacle of Projekt Purpose is to do good for ourselves and for our communities. This type of thinking is what inspired our first-ever initiative, Run with Purpose. Run with Purpose was an initiative across all the projekt202 offices, where individuals set out to run or walk (and even bike) a 5k, 10k, half marathon, or ultra-marathon.
Teams were comprised of individuals from various offices. Each team had a coach that was tasked with helping guide the training and provide encouragement leading up to the race. The training consisted of virtual stretching sessions, themed runs, and more.
The results? Mindblowing. We knew the results would be epic but we could have never predicted this.
We had people around the globe gear up to run. From beaches in Auckland to snow in Wisconsin, the projekt202 team showed up and went above and beyond. And it wasn’t just projekt202, it was our families, our pets, and our friends also showing up to make this happen. Some of us set out with very specific goals of hitting a certain time or distance while others set out with a general goal of getting more steps in. Some of us even took this as opportunity to go bird-watching. There really were no rules except to move your body and feel great.
Regardless of our individual goals, we all achieved one great goal together: showing what it means to be a part of a community.
Run with Purpose was also a big reminder for a lot of us on what it means to prioritize our health and wellness and how important this is to our overall wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around us.
Arguably one of the most exciting aspects of Run with Purpose is the donation to a running-themed charity which is voted on by Run with Purpose participants. A main goal of Projekt Purpose is to give back and uplift and amplify those around us doing the hard and important work.
This is just the beginning. We have great plans for 2022.
Some of what we plan to do in the first quarter alone is continued focus on personal health activities such as virtual mindful meditation, yoga classes, nutritionist chat, and more.
Follow along to see what other initiatives we take on.