PHOENIX, Ariz. – While Ewing’s specialty may be selling sprinklers, it’s also earning a reputation for running.

Ewing employees finished the 2014 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon and Half Marathon on Jan. 19. Team Ewing had over 700 participants from 25 states-earning the team first place in the Rock Corporate Challenge Corporate Large Division, a friendly competition that encourages companies to train for the half or full marathon.
 
Employees ran the race for a tenth time this year. In 2005, Ewing started sponsoring employees and their family members in the race to encourage greater health and wellness throughout the company.

Team Ewing surpassed its goal this year of raising $25,000 for Autism Speaks, with runners raising $30,000 and Ewing donated an additional $20,000, for a total of $50,000 to Autism Speaks! Team Ewing has been committed to the cause of Autism Speaks and has raised a total of over $200,000 since 2009.

With these funds, Autism Speaks is finding more treatments and offering more resources and education to families and communities affected by autism, said Amy Hummell, the Arizona director for Autism Speaks.

In addition to participating in the marathon, Ewing’s wellness programs this past year included Walk 10,000 Steps-a-Day; Eat Better, Eat Together; and Know Your Numbers: Biometrics and Health Risk Assessment.