Ithaca, NY – Thousands of competitors came together this past Saturday in Auburn, NY to compete in the 36th annual team triathlon known as “The Great Race”. Envisage Information Systems, a software development company based out of Ithaca, NY participated by running, biking, and canoeing their way to finish 1st in the corporate bracket and 26th out of 375 teams overall. Tim Parsons, Software Developer started the race by completing a 5K run in Emerson Park, and then tagged Greg Mastin, Software Developer who completed a 10K bike ride. Aaron Gilbert, Marketing Analyst and Don Newell, QA Tester brought the team to the finish line with a 2 mile tandem canoe trip across Owasco Lake.

The Great Race relies heavily on sponsors and volunteers who come together each year to ensure the event goes off without a hitch. “This was an amazing weekend, and a big Thank You goes out to the many sponsors and volunteers who make it all possible”, said Aaron Gilbert. Unlike individual races, the Great Race relies on teamwork, which echoes one of Envisage’s core values. “The Great Race brings people together and each team member is motivated to not only do their best for themselves, but also for their teammates. It is a great experience for team building and camaraderie”, said Tim Parsons. For information regarding 2013 results or 2014 registration, volunteer, or sponsorship details please visit www.great-race.com.

Envisage Information Systems is a rapidly growing independent software development company based out of Ithaca, NY with satellite offices in Syracuse and Endicott. The company has recently been named one of Central New York’s best places to work and can be found on the Inc. 500/5000 list. For more information about Envisage including career opportunities, please visit www.envisagesystems.com

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