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WithumSmith+Brown, PC is a full service, regional certified public accounting and consulting firm with over 800 employees.

May 2017 Progress Update

It was a big month for our Withum 300 runners as for the first time in the group’s history, our monthly total surpassed 6,000 miles! And this isn’t a matter of us simply having more participants — the group average for the month of May was 32 miles, just four miles short of the group’s personal best. Thanks to Withum 300’s amazing progress, over $14,000 is now being donated to the firm’s Staff Hardship Relief Fund.

We would like to congratulate the following people, who have reached or surpassed the following milestones as of the end of May:

25 Miles:
  • Kayla Heaslip
  • Beth Moore
  • Litsa Sousa
  • Kyle Grunstra
  • Stephanie Hill
  • Carly Luczak
  • Halston Fernandez
  • Jarrod Rhen
  • Anupam Goradia
  • Disha Patel
  • Lore Bilbao
  • Laura Riso
  • Steve Wilkin
  • Ashley Krompier
  • Jessica Cicero
  • Andrea Fernandez
  • Maria Inciardi
  • Vanessa Wyatt
  • Tim Tyrrell
  • Sara Crozier
  • Shayna Sparrow
  • Shannon Metz
  • Jim Rickard
  • Dawn Darnell
  • Bin Qu
  • William McClusky
  • Terry Mullen
  • Dan Richardson
  • Debbie Santangelo
50 Miles:
  • Rebekah Albert
  • Alyson Giambrone
  • Kevin Baumann
  • Brian Lovett
  • Susan Murphy
  • Teresa Crabtree
  • Alex Moncher
  • Cathy Bendall
  • Ray Owens
  • Dominika Widomski
  • Alex Holderbaum
  • Anurag Sharma
  • Jasmina Woodson
  • Sandra Ruoff
  • Christopher Suto
  • Tessa Liberi
  • Jennifer Barrows
  • Ianette Fritz
  • Jordan Ghaffari
  • Jessica Goldstein
  • Sima Maslow
  • Dina Amalfitano
  • Emily Gifford
  • Howard Scribner
  • Ken Mahan
  • Alexa Vastano
  • Nina Chmura
  • Matt Basilo
  • Stephanie Romano
  • Helene Morizzo
  • Nicole Lorenc
  • Hillary Alexander
  • Lori Norton
  • Amanda Wilkie
  • Joan Kampo
  • Jessica Offer
  • Kevin Smith
  • Brenna Agaimate
  • Dennis Boo
  • Jim Petrat
  • Ruth Seip
  • Stephen Antenucci
  • Adrienne Anderson
  • Cecilia Kurian
  • Karen Henderson
  • Giulio Scotto
  • Matt Deliberti
  • Paul Gergel
100 Miles:
  • Alex Rockoff
  • Marquis Noble
  • Krysten Hambrook
  • Joe Fede
  • Rocio Santiago
  • Jessica Giresi
  • Emily Furey
  • Rick Coyne
  • Jennifer Trott
  • Lisa Quinones
  • Christopher Smith
  • John Kramer
  • Jared Arnold
  • Lisa Galinsky
  • Allison Gorga
  • Ryan Herring
  • Denise Inverso
  • Kevin Margiatto
  • Tanina Khanuja
  • Karen Coviello
  • Zsia Rosmarin
  • Rob Reynolds
  • Michelle Aurich
  • Amanda Ginder
  • Brooke Morgan
  • Steve Yardumian
  • Joy LaMonda
  • Tom Reck
  • Eric Strauss
  • Joseph Kresse
  • Alyssa Ruane
  • Erik Halluska
  • Chris DeMayo
  • Rob Lightman
  • Bill Sansone
  • Steve Talkowsky
  • Jeff Shlefstein
  • Danielle Hickey
  • Dominique Falcone
  • Brian Wallace
  • Wayne Yang
  • Sandi Altavilla
  • Brian Dethlefsen
  • Richard Benitz
  • Michael Yarrow
  • Stephanie Fitzgerald
  • Jeanette Emmons
  • Pat Walsh
  • Laurie Hauptman
  • Taylor Lusardi
  • Kimberley Maffei
  • Doris Martinez
  • Pat Schuman
  • Smita Baliga
  • Jessica Leuthold
  • Ray Russolillo
  • Jim Mulroy
  • Susan Cohn
  • Tom Farrell
  • Keirstin Chrzanowski
  • Tom Girone
200 Miles:
  • Ken DeGraw
  • Ottaviana De Ruvo
  • Nicole DeRosa
  • Rhonda Maraziti
  • Barbara Juhass
  • Lisa Frank
  • Kimberlee Phelan
  • Dolly Ayala
  • Donna Palsa
  • Christina Lazaro
  • Megan Boullianne
  • John Smith
  • Michael Hanzelik
  • Paul Kuhl
  • Jennifer Regensburg
  • Edward Hofma
  • Joe Ruppe
Withum 300:
  • Shawn Henderson
  • Dave Dacey
  • Jose Antunes
  • Barry Horowitz
  • Karen Williams
  • Bill Hagaman
  • Deborah Massa
  • Tom Angell
  • Kelsi Morrison
  • Jim Bourke
  • Carol McCarty
  • Paula Black
  • Amy Lafontaine
  • Ivan Brown
Withum 300 Silver:
  • Scott Mariani
  • Tracy LeBlon
  • Tony Rappa
Withum 300 Gold:
  • Matthew Walsh
  • Zoria Clarke
  • John Scrhumpf
  • Lisa Cappiello
  • Emmy Zhu
  • Josh Davis
  • Charlie Bramley

April 2017 Progress Update

It took a little longer than usual to get everybody’s miles, but it was well worth the wait! For the month of April, our Withum 300 runners racked up over 5,800 miles — an all time high since the creation of the group. Clearly the arrival of warm weather and overcoming a big deadline gave our team the motivation to run!

Even more impressively, twelve runners hit the 300 mile marker, and three have already achieved Withum 300 Gold status! As a whole, over $11,000 has been donated to the Staff Hardship Relief Fund as a result of our efforts.

We would like to congratulate the following people, who have reached or surpassed the following milestones as of the end of April:

25 Miles:
  • Kayla Heaslip
  • Jessica Cicero
  • Halston Fernandez
  • Dominika Widomski
  • Anupam Goradia
  • Lore Bilbao
  • Tim Tyrrell
  • Kevin Baumann
  • Ashley Krompier
  • Vanessa Wyatt
  • Ray Owens
  • Alex Holderbaum
  • Alyson Giambrone
  • Andrea Fernandez
  • Debbie Santangelo
  • Shannon Metz
  • Sara Crozier
  • Tessa Liberi
  • Dawn Darnell
  • Dan Richardson
  • Kevin Margiatto
  • Jim Rickard
  • Jessica Goldstein
  • Sandra Ruoff
  • Cathy Bendall
  • Susan Murphy
  • Jordan Ghaffari
  • Bin Qu
  • William McClusky
  • Terry Mullen
  • Brian Lovett
  • Alexa Vastano
50 Miles:
  • Rebekah Albert
  • Teresa Crabtree
  • Christopher Suto
  • Jennifer Barrows
  • Cecilia Kurian
  • Nina Chmura
  • Ruth Seip
  • Alex Moncher
  • Stephanie Romano
  • Ianette Fritz
  • Ken Mahan
  • Jasmina Woodson
  • Sima Maslow
  • Anurag Sharma
  • Krysten Hambrook
  • Helene Morizzo
  • Dina Amalfitano
  • Matt Deliberti
  • Matt Basilo
  • Hillary Flook
  • Smita Baliga
  • Joan Kampo
  • Stephen Antenucci
  • Jim Petrat
  • Jessica Giresi
  • Jessica Offer
  • Emily Furey
  • Dominique Falcone
  • Paul Gergel
  • Howard Scribner
  • Dennis Boo
  • Amanda Wilkie
  • Allison Gorga
  • Alex Rockoff
  • Michael Hanzelik
  • Jared Arnold
  • Lisa Galinsky
  • Nicole Lorenc
  • Amanda Ginder
  • Lori Norton
  • Jennifer Trott
  • Kevin Smith
  • John Kramer
  • Brenna Agaimate
  • Joe Fede
  • Tom Farrell
  • Michelle Aurich
  • Wayne Yang
  • Lisa Quinones
  • Adrienne Anderson
  • Ryan Herring
  • Rocio Santiago
  • Karen Coviello
  • Karen Henderson
  • Giulio Scotto
  • Tom Reck
  • Jeff Shlefstein
  • Christopher Smith
100 Miles:
  • Steve Talkowsky
  • Rob Reynolds
  • Marquis Noble
  • Denise Inverso
  • Tanina Khanuja
  • Zsia Rosmarin
  • Sandi Altavilla
  • Bill Sansone
  • Rick Coyne
  • Brian Wallace
  • Chris DeMayo
  • Erik Halluska
  • Brooke Morgan
  • Laurie Hauptman
  • Alyssa Ruane
  • Brian Dethlefsen
  • Stephanie Fitzgerald
  • Taylor Lusardi
  • Danielle Hickey
  • Joy LaMonda
  • Steve Yardumian
  • Pat Walsh
  • Rob Lightman
  • Michael Yarrow
  • Richard Benitz
  • Kimberley Maffei
  • Joseph Kresse
  • Eric Strauss
  • Jessica Leuthold
  • Susan Cohn
  • Doris Martinez
  • Jim Mulroy
  • Keirstin Chrzanowski
  • Jeanette Emmons
  • Pat Schuman
  • Ken DeGraw
  • Nicole DeRosa
  • Ottaviana De Ruvo
  • Barbara Juhass
  • Kimberlee Phelan
  • Lisa Frank
  • Dolly Ayala
  • Ray Russolillo
  • Tom Girone
  • Donna Palsa
  • Rhonda Maraziti
  • Megan Boullianne
200 Miles:
  • Christina Lazaro
  • Paul Kuhl
  • Barry Horowitz
  • John Smith
  • Joe Ruppe
  • Edward Hofma
  • Jennifer Regensburg
  • Karen Williams
  • Shawn Henderson
  • Dave Dacey
  • Kelsi Morrison
  • Jose Antunes
  • Tom Angell
  • Bill Hagaman
  • Carol McCarty
  • Ivan Brown
  • Deborah Massa
  • Jim Bourke
Withum 300:
  • Amy Lafontaine
  • Paula Black
  • Scott Mariani
  • Tony Rappa
  • Tracy LeBlon
Withum 300 Silver:
  • Matthew Walsh
  • Zoria Clarke
  • Lisa Cappiello
  • Emmy Zhu
Withum 300 Gold:
  • Josh Davis
  • John Scrhumpf
  • Charlie Bramley

Withum 300 Fun Facts & Figures

withum-300Believe it or not, the end of April will mark the 40th month of Withum 300’s existence. And while we typically share fun information like how many miles we accomplished in any given month or how many people achieved 300 miles are more, here are some facts or figures you might not be aware of:

365: The amount of unique runners who have joined the group since its existence.

334: While 2014 may have been our smallest group (just 42 people), it proved to be our most active runners. That year our group finished with its highest average mileage of 334 miles (compared to 296 in 2015 and 323 in 2016).

223: Having said that, the most amount of miles achieved by a single individual in a given month was 223 miles, which was accomplished in May of 2016. May must be a big month for running, as that was also the highest amount of miles by an individual runner in 2015 (216 miles).

5,659: 2017 is off to a strong start, as we accomplished the most total miles as a group in February of this year with 5,659 miles.

36: While 6,569 miles is no doubt impressive, it averages to about 26 miles for the month. Our highest monthly average, however, is 36 miles. This was accomplished in July of 2014.

116: Number of unique participants who have achieved the Withum 300 challenge, as of December 2016.

15: Number of participants who accomplished the Withum 300 challenge every year since its inception, as of December 2016.

March 2017 Progress Update

Busy season and inconsistent weather (but mostly busy season) resulted in less total miles than usual this month. For the month of March, the Withum 300 group came up with just short of 5,000 total miles. However, that does bring our yearly total to over 16,000 — meaning that over $8,200 has been contributed on their behalf to the Staff Hardship Relief Fund!

Even more impressively, one of our runners achieved Withum 300 Silver status (400 miles or over), and two runners accomplished Withum 300 Gold status (500 or more). In just three months!

We would like to congratulate the following people, who have reached or surpassed the following milestones as of the end of March:

25 Miles:
  • Jessica Cicero
  • Stephanie Romano
  • Shannon Metz
  • Dominika Widomski
  • Ruth Seip
  • Andrea Fernandez
  • Cecilia Kurian
  • Dan Richardson
  • Anupam Goradia
  • Alexa Vastano
  • Cathy Bendall
  • Lore Bilbao
  • Alex Moncher
  • Sara Crozier
  • Matt Deliberti
  • Bin Qu
  • Terry Mullen
  • Jim Rickard
  • Susan Murphy
  • Krysten Hambrook
  • Nina Chmura
  • Brenna Agaimate
  • Jennifer Barrows
  • Debbie Santangelo
  • Matt Basilo
  • Amanda Ginder
  • Jasmina Woodson
  • Sandra Ruoff
  • Joan Kampo
  • Emily Furey
  • Dina Amalfitano
  • Hillary Flook
  • Jordan Ghaffari
  • Jared Arnold
  • William McClusky
  • Alex Rockoff
  • Paul Gergel
  • Brian Lovett
  • Rebekah Albert
  • Allison Gorga
  • Stephen Antenucci
  • Sima Maslow
  • Christopher Suto
  • Nicole Lorenc
50 Miles:
  • Jim Petrat
  • Teresa Crabtree
  • Lisa Galinsky
  • Jessica Offer
  • Tanina Khanuja
  • Helene Morizzo
  • Ianette Fritz
  • Dominique Falcone
  • Jessica Giresi
  • Amanda Wilkie
  • Bill Sansone
  • Michelle Aurich
  • Sandi Altavilla
  • Rocio Santiago
  • Wayne Yang
  • Anurag Sharma
  • Lisa Quinones
  • Jennifer Trott
  • Steve Talkowsky
  • Dennis Boo
  • Karen Henderson
  • Jim Mulroy
  • John Kramer
  • Rick Coyne
  • Taylor Lusardi
  • Danielle Hickey
  • Brian Wallace
  • Kevin Smith
  • Joe Fede
  • Lori Norton
  • Tom Reck
  • Rob Reynolds
  • Howard Scribner
  • Zsia Rosmarin
  • Ryan Herring
  • Pat Walsh
  • Denise Inverso
  • Brooke Morgan
  • Stephanie Fitzgerald
  • Alyssa Ruane
  • Jeff Shlefstein
  • Karen Coviello
  • Christopher Smith
  • Joy LaMonda
  • Chris DeMayo
  • Erik Halluska
  • Brian Dethlefsen
  • Adrienne Anderson
  • Giulio Scotto
  • Laurie Hauptman
  • Kimberley Maffei
  • Susan Cohn
100 Miles:
  • Marquis Noble
  • Barbara Juhass
  • Rob Lightman
  • Jessica Leuthold
  • Richard Benitz
  • Keirstin Chrzanowski
  • Steve Yardumian
  • Eric Strauss
  • Lisa Frank
  • Doris Martinez
  • Ottaviana De Ruvo
  • Nicole DeRosa
  • Ray Russolillo
  • Michael Yarrow
  • Ken DeGraw
  • Dolly Ayala
  • Rhonda Maraziti
  • Christina Lazaro
  • Karen Williams
  • Kimberlee Phelan
  • Tom Girone
  • Joseph Kresse
  • Pat Schuman
  • Paul Kuhl
  • John Smith
  • Megan Boullianne
  • Jeanette Emmons
  • Donna Palsa
  • Joe Ruppe
  • Jennifer Regensburg
  • Edward Hofma
  • Kelsi Morrison
  • Dave Dacey
200 Miles:
  • Tom Angell
  • Jose Antunes
  • Carol McCarty
  • Bill Hagaman
  • Jim Bourke
  • Shawn Henderson
  • Barry Horowitz
  • Emmy Zhu
  • Amy Lafontaine
  • Deborah Massa
  • Scott Mariani
  • Ivan Brown
  • Paula Black
  • Tony Rappa
  • Tracy LeBlon
Withum 300:
  • Lisa Cappiello
  • Matthew Walsh
  • Zoria Clarke
Withum 300 Silver:
  • John Scrhumpf
Withum 300 Gold:
  • Charlie Bramley
  • Josh Davis

Running To Give Back

15541647_10207934535784658_8219459992864596489_nSome of our runners joined Withum 300 to stay or get in shape. Others did it to hold themselves accountable. Or because they have a genuine passion for running. And then some participate for the sense of community — joining together with the purpose of hitting a common goal. With around 250 participants, it’s not surprising that several motivations exist. In this month’s guest blog entry, Brooke Morgan, a Marketing Coordinator in our Philadelphia office, tells us how it wasn’t a love of running that got her involved in the group — it was the opportunity to help others.

I started with Withum in August of 2016 after leaving a job at a company I had grown very comfortable at. My job search began the same way any professional’s would in the 21st century: scouring the internet, specifically LinkedIn, for opportunities on a daily basis. When I came across a job posting at Withum, I did a background investigation of the firm because I had heard of the Withum name but didn’t know enough about the firm culture. In doing this research, I found that Withum was rated one of the best places to work in a majority of the cities that it had offices in. The reasons for why it deserves that accolade is extensive, but the one that stuck out to me the most was its devotion to give back. And with this discovery, I knew I had to apply for that job.

Growing up, I watched my parents find joy in giving back to others. Whether they know it or not, they raised me on the notion that when you are given many blessings, you must find ways to bless others in return, no matter how small. It is a lesson that has stuck with me since I was little and I have no intention of forgetting it any time soon.

After officially starting at Withum, I began to learn about all of the company’s initiatives I had read about when researching the firm. I loved that the firm had created ways to not only give back to the surrounding communities, but also the team members it employs. When I learned about the Withum 300 and how the firm was willing to match fifty cents to every mile run by participants with an overall goal of donating the funds to the Staff Hardship Relief Fund, I didn’t hesitate to sign up. Okay, that’s a lie. I did a little.

Running has never been one of my favorite activities and I won’t pretend that it will become one in the future. I would be lying if I said I was not a little intimidated to participate in the initiative when I heard at Withum’s State of the Firm in January that nine people ran over 1,000 miles in 2016. I’m not sure I have run 1,000 miles in my entire life! Then I read the Withum 300 blog and was relieved to find that not everyone who participates gets that “runner’s high” every time they hit the treadmill. For me, running has always just been a way to stay in shape, to get my 10,000 Fitbit steps in, or one of the ways to get the universally suggested minimum of 30 minutes of cardio in every day.

Since starting with the Withum 300, it doesn’t take nearly as much will-power to motivate me to run. I surprisingly want to push myself to run that extra mile every day just because I know that it will help me live up to my parents’ and my personal expectation of helping others. And what better way to give back than to my Withum team members who I may not even know are suffering from a tragedy? Are there days I come home and don’t want to run? Of course! If that is the case, I cut myself some slack and elliptical or power walk instead, just as long as I am getting my miles in. And if I miss a day due to a previous commitment, I make sure that I make up for it on the days that I do run.

Arthur Ashe once said, “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” If you aren’t participating in the Withum 300 but are able to run, I encourage you to join us on this yearly journey even if you do not enjoy running. Not only will it lead to a healthy heart and overall lifestyle, it will lead to a joyful one as well!

February 2017 Progress Update

After only two full months, two of our runners have already completed the Withum 300 challenge! In addition, over 30 individuals have surpassed the 100 mile marker! Despite the time restraints as the result of “busy season,” the group completed nearly 5,600 miles in the month of February, bringing their 2017 total to almost 11,400 miles. This means that over $5,600 has been contributed on their behalf to the Staff Hardship Relief Fund!

We would like to congratulate the following people, who have reached or surpassed the following milestones as of the end of February:

25 Miles:
  • Jim Rickard
  • Lore Bilbao
  • Andrea Fernandez
  • Joan Kampo
  • Matt Basilo
  • Stephen Antenucci
  • Kysten Hambrook
  • Christopher Suto
  • Cathy Bendall
  • Sandra Ruoff
  • Ianette Fritz
  • Nina Chmura
  • Emily Furey
  • Paul Gergel
  • Amanda Wilkie
  • Sandi Altavilla
  • Susan Murphy
  • Rebekah Albert
  • Brenna Agaimate
  • Lisa Quinones
  • Wayne Yang
  • Jeff Shlefstein
  • Jim Mulroy
  • Jennifer Trott
  • Rocio Santiago
  • Lisa Galinsky
  • Rick Coyne
  • Kevin Smith
  • Nicole Lorenc
  • Jordan Ghaffari
  • Karen Henderson
  • William McClusky
  • Teresa Crabtree
  • Dominique Falcone
  • John Kramer
  • Joy LaMonda
  • Jessica Giresi
  • Michelle Aurich
  • Steve Talkowsky
  • Brian Lovett
  • Brooke Morgan
  • Tom Reck
  • Sima Maslow
  • Karen Coviello
50 Miles:
  • Ryan Herring
  • Rob Reynolds
  • Pat Walsh
  • Alyssa Ruane
  • Danielle Hickey
  • Brian Wallace
  • Zsia Rosmarin
  • Helene Morizzo
  • Dennis Boo
  • Susan Cohn
  • Joe Fede
  • Lisa Frank
  • Lori Norton
  • Bill Sansone
  • Anurag Sharma
  • Stephanie Fitzgerald
  • Chris DeMayo
  • Christopher Smith
  • Eric Strauss
  • Barbara Juhass
  • Denise Inverso
  • Laurie Hauptman
  • Keirstin Chrzanowski
  • Kimberley Maffei
  • Rob Lightman
  • Erik Halluska
  • John Smith
  • Ray Russolillo
  • Howard Scribner
  • Jessica Leuthold
  • Ottaviana De Ruvo
  • Karen Williams
  • Rhonda Maraziti
  • Giulio Scotto
  • Brian Dethlefsen
  • Richard Benitz
  • Christina Lazaro
  • Kimberlee Phelan
  • Tom Girone
  • Dolly Ayala
  • Lauren Bologno
  • Michael Yarrow
  • Nicole DeRosa
  • Megan Boullianne
  • Paul Kuhl
100 Miles:
  • Marquis Noble
  • Steve Yardumian
  • Donna Palsa
  • Jennifer Regensburg
  • Doris Martinez
  • Edward Hofma
  • Kelsi Morrison
  • Joe Ruppe
  • Bill Hagaman
  • Tom Angell
  • Jim Bourke
  • Ken DeGraw
  • Pat Schuman
  • Dave Dacey
  • Jeanette Emmons
  • Jose Antunes
  • Carol McCarty
  • Joseph Kresse
  • Deborah Massa
  • Amy Lafontaine
  • Shawn Henderson
  • Scott Mariani
  • Paula Black
  • Tony Rappa
200 Miles:
  • Tracy LeBlon
  • Barry Horowitz
  • Ivan Brown
  • Emmy Zhu
  • Matthew Walsh
  • Zoria Clarke
  • Lisa Cappiello
  • John Scrhumpf
Withum 300:
  • Charlie Bramley
  • Josh Davis

How A Non-Runner Accumulated 1,000 Miles In 2016

img_2674While Withum 300 was originally conceived as a running group, there are some members who prefer to exercise through walking. In some instances, it’s for physical reasons. In Doris Martinez’s case, it was because she never considered herself “a runner.” And yet, through a desire to challenge herself and to fit in some mother/daughter bonding time, Doris has incredibly seen herself complete a number of 5K’s, 10K’s, and even half marathons over the past year. This month, Doris’s story shares an important lesson — that the love of running does not necessarily develop for everyone, but that doesn’t need to stop you from challenging yourself and finding motivation elsewhere:

First and foremost, I am not a runner, I have never found the runner’s high, nor do I understand how people get up and run – mile after mile, day after day, year after year. I have always been a walker, so when Withum 300 started, I figured I would begin tracking my miles. I never knew how many miles I actually walked in a week, month or year, so Withum 300 was a good way for me to figure out the amount of miles my feet traveled.

In late 2015, my girl friend and I had decided to do the “year of” challenge. For 2016, we challenged each other to run or walk 1,008 miles. That was the start of “some” running. We did some of our miles together, most of which was good for our friendship as well as holding each other accountable to our challenge.

One day, after a discussion with my friends who were running in the Disney marathon, I suggested I go to Disney to show support. I asked my daughter if she wanted to go with me, and she suggested we run the half marathon that same weekend. Who could refuse their daughter’s request? And with that, both of us registered to run our first half marathon. I was scared. My daughter was thrilled.

In January 2016, we ran and completed our first half marathon. For those who have ever participated in a Disney race, you know they are fun runs and you generally don’t accomplish your personal best, but for Megan and I, it was our personal best.

By the end of 2016, I had completed a few 5k’s, one 10k and two half marathons. The rest of my miles were from either hiking or walking. At the end of my 1,008 miles, I concluded that while I would never really find the “love of running” that many other people have, if my daughter wanted to do some race together, I would certainly use that time as mother/daughter bonding time.

For 2017, I am registered to do the Star Wars challenge in Disney after tax season, which is a 10k and a half marathon, and in January 2018, my daughter and I are registered to do another 10k and half marathon.

As Theodore Roosevelt once said, “with self-discipline, all things are possible.” While I may never be a “runner,” I will continue with my daily walks and to accumulate my 300+ miles each year.

January 2017 Progress Update

Withum 300 kicks off with a new year and our biggest class yet! We are kicking off 2017 strong with over 5,700 total miles, which means that over $2,800 will be donated to the Staff Hardship Relief Fund. In just our first month, 10 of our runners have already accumulated triple digits miles, one with close to achieving the 200 mile marker! Great job!

We would like to congratulate the following people, who have reached or surpassed the following milestones as of the end of January:

25 Miles:
  • Brian Wallace
  • Rob Reynolds
  • Zsia Rosmarin
  • Tom Reck
  • Lisa Frank
  • Andrea Fernandez
  • Helene Morizzo
  • Sima Maslow
  • Rick Coyne
  • Stephen Antenucci
  • Stephanie Fitzgerald
  • Pat Walsh
  • Lori Norton
  • Cathy Bendall
  • Anurag Sharma
  • Ryan Herring
  • Jim Bourke
  • Dominique Falcone
  • Danielle Hickey
  • Susan Murphy
  • Bill Sansone
  • Chris DeMayo
  • Erik Halluska
  • Dennis Boo
  • Michelle Aurich
  • Marquis Noble
  • Bill Hagaman
  • Rob Lightman
  • Steve Talkowsky
  • Tom Girone
  • Rhonda Maraziti
  • Keirstin Chrzanowski
  • Denise Inverso
  • Jessica Leuthold
  • Nicole Lorenc
  • Ottaviana De Ruvo
  • Kelsi Morrison
  • Richard Benitz
  • William McClusky
  • Brian Lovett
  • Brian Dethlefsen
  • Christina Lazaro
  • Ray Russolillo
  • Karen Williams
  • Nicole DeRosa
  • Megan Boullianne
  • Dolly Ayala
50 Miles:
  • Michael Yarrow
  • Jennifer Regensburg
  • Steve Yardumian
  • Howard Scribner
  • Donna Palsa
  • Christopher Smith
  • Edward Hofma
  • Lauren Bologno
  • Paul Kuhl
  • Joe Ruppe
  • Tom Angell
  • Dave Dacey
  • Deborah Massa
  • Ken DeGraw
  • Jose Antunes
  • Giulio Scotto
  • Scott Mariani
  • Carol McCarty
  • Doris Martinez
  • Amy Lafontaine
  • Shawn Henderson
  • Jeanette Emmons
  • Paula Black
  • Tony Rappa
  • Pat Schuman
  • Tracy LeBlon
100 Miles:
  • Zoria Clarke
  • Joseph Kresse
  • Barry Horowitz
  • Lisa Cappiello
  • Ivan Brown
  • Matthew Walsh
  • Emmy Zhu
  • Charlie Bramley
  • John Scrhumpf
  • Josh Davis

Withum 300 Raises Over $27,000 for Staff Hardship Relief Fund

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Our Withum 300 health and fitness group was recognized at Monday’s annual State of the Firm event for their efforts by awarding each team member who completed the challenge of running 300 miles or more over the course of 2016 with a personalized Withum 300 running shirt.

And for good reason: our group of 182 active participants ran a total of 55,048 miles, a “personal best” since the program was initiated in 2014. And this wasn’t a matter of simply hitting more miles because more people were participating — the group averaged 303 miles (up from last year) and nine people managed to finish with over 1,000 miles.

That isn’t to take away from the incredible growth of Withum 300. This year’s class saw 84 team members achieve their goal of running 300 miles or more, which is double the amount of people who participated in the program in its initial year.

Perhaps the accomplishment the group is most proud of, however, is the fact that their efforts helped raise significant funds towards the Staff Hardship Relief Fund, which was established in 2012 to financially assist our team members and their families who are experiencing a temporary hardship due to a significant life event. For 2016, the firm generously agreed to donate 50 cents per mile, resulting in $27,524 being contributed to the fund. Since its inception, the Staff Hardship Relief Fund has assisted 17 of the applications received and we are certain these additional funds will go a long way to ensuring that we can continue helping those in need.

Withum has agreed to once again donate 50 cents per mile in 2017 and based on our initial response, we anticipate over 200 runners to join Withum 300 this year.  We can’t wait to see what this year’s group can accomplish!  Be sure to continue visiting our blog to follow our progress and hear our stories!

December 2016 Progress Update

The end of 2016 is finally upon us, and Withum 300 has once again surpassed the group’s overall performance from the prior year. Amazingly, our team of 80+ runners completed a total of just over 55,000 miles! As a frame of reference, that would be like running around the earth…..twice……and then to Ukraine.

This year, we had nine runners hit over 1,000 miles (an all time high) and the group’s average performance was 303 miles, up from last year.

We would like to congratulate the following people, who have reached or surpassed the following milestones as of the end of December:

10 Miles:
  • Danielle Atkinson
  • Isabelle Wissocki
  • Jack Walston
  • Amanda Reed-Darby
  • Andrew Sariyan
25 Miles:
  • Jessica Cicero
  • Shannon Metz
  • Jasmina Woodson
  • Terry Mullen
  • Peter Koar
  • Sara Crozier
  • John Smith
  • Phil Craft
  • Sandi Altavilla
  • Jamie Quinn
  • Brian Mendes
  • Michael Jones
  • Bobby Mandetta
  • Logan Seaman
  • Halston Fernandez
  • Kayla Heaslip
  • Carly Luczak
  • Anastasia Noce
  • Peter Sullivan
75 Miles:
  • Kyle Grunstra
  • Matthias Burbaum
  • Jarrod Rhen
  • Hal Terr
  • Chris DeMayo
  • Alex Holderbaum
  • Stephanie Hill
  • Rebekah Albert
  • Darko Naumoski
  • Diana Cipriano
  • Steve Wilkin
100 Miles:
  • Kathy Sikora
  • Solomon Feraidoon
  • Gina McAllister
  • Susan Murphy
  • Corie Long
  • Jennifer Safeer
  • Matt Basilo
  • Teresa Crabtree
  • Kirk Holderbaum
  • Kevin Baumann
  • Debbie Santangelo
  • Tanina Khanuja
  • Melody Peaten
  • Robert Schachter
  • Caroline Neves
  • Sean Linde
  • Nicole Lorenc
  • Jeanette Emmons
  • Fran Domitrowski
  • Amanda Simanton
  • Dan Vitale
  • Liz Shullstrom
  • Tom Farrell
  • Cathy Bendall
  • Allesan Palumbo
200 Miles:
  • Steve Yardumian
  • Laura Riso
  • Maria Inciardi
  • Nina Chmura
  • Jovana Saponja
  • Russell Goldberg
  • Vanessa Wyatt
  • Steven Schoer
  • Hillary Flook
  • Lisa Quinones
  • Helene Morizzo
  • Ryan Herring
  • Adrienne Anderson
300 Miles:
  • Erik Halluska
  • Jim Mulroy
  • Kristin Hayes
  • Melissa Roth
  • Tim Tyrrell
  • Brian Wallace
  • Lauren Taguer
  • Allison Gorga
  • Dominique Falcone
  • Michael Yarrow
  • Lauren Naples
  • Krysten Hambrook
  • Lisa Frank
  • Rob Belmonte
  • Susan Cohn
  • Rob Lightman
  • Amanda Ginder
  • Denise Inverso
  • Joe Fede
  • Michelle Aurich
  • Fatema Raza
  • Ray Owens
  • Jeff Shlefstein
  • Brenna Agamaite
  • Pat Schuman
  • Tom Girone
  • Lore Bilbao
  • Zsia Rosmarin
  • Amanda Wilkie
  • Steve Talkowsky
  • Brian Lovett
  • Jordan Ghaffari
  • Aamir Ramjoo
  • Jessica Offer
Mile A Day Club:
  • Dan Richardson
  • Bill Sansone
  • Jim Rickard
  • Nicole DeRosa
  • Karen Koch
  • Paul Gergel
  • Stephen Antenucci
Withum 300 Silver:
  • Emily Furey
  • Taryn Bostjancic
  • Karen Henderson
  • William McClusky
  • Kevin Margiatto
  • Joseph Ruppe
  • Sima Maslow
  • Jessica Leuthold
  • Kathy Huff
  • Ruth Seip
  • Christopher Smith
Withum 300 Gold:
  • Brian Dethlefsen
  • Kelsi Morrison
  • Paul Kuhl
  • Ken DeGraw
  • Rick Coyne
  • Ottaviana De Ruvo
  • Edward Hofma
  • Rob Reynolds
  • Karen Williams
  • Donna Palsa
  • Keirstin Chrzanowski
  • Kimberlee Phelan
  • Christina Lazaro
  • Megan Boullianne
  • Rhonda Maraziti
  • Dolly Ayala
  • Carol McCarty
  • Joshua Davis
  • John Schrumpf
  • Tom Angell
  • Jose Antunes
  • Amy Lafontaine
  • Scott Mariani
  • Shawn Henderson
  • Doris Martinez
  • Jim Bourke
  • Matthew Walsh
  • Lisa Cappiello
  • Bill Hagaman
  • Charlie Bramley
  • Ivan Brown
  • Emmy Zhu