Inaugural RED Rally Marks Launch of new KW | Wellness Initiative

Sep 16, 2013 4:31:58 PM

There’s only one way to kick off a new company wide wellness initiative at Keller Williams Realty: host a RED Rally!


The day before Mega Leadership Camp, associates from around the world gathered at Pace Bend Park in Austin, Texas for the first ever RED Rally - a 5k run/walk and 20k bike ride.

Runners, walkers and bikers were encouraged to dress up and they certainly didn’t disappoint. Even Keller Williams Realty CEO, Mark Willis, and President Mary Tennant, donned super-stylish capes while welcoming attendees to the race.

“Many thanks to all of the volunteers and participants for making our very first Red Rally so successful,” said Tennant. “Today is going to be an amazing day and we’d like to challenge each one of you to hold your own wellness event next year!”

In addition to marking the launch of the new KW | Wellness program, the event benefitted a great cause - the KW Family Fund, which is designed to provide financial support to Keller Williams associates in Des Moines, Iowa who have been denied commissions for helping their clients buy homes listed by a local competitor. Driven by Keller Williams Realty's belief in doing the right thing, the Greater Des Moines associates have continued to put their clients first and sell the competitors' listings despite earning only $1.

Runners and bikers also had the opportunity to make a charitable gift *to the Oklahoma City Community Foundation Tornado Recovery Fund. Established at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation in May 1999, the fund will direct 100 percent of gifts to assist with the needs of those impacted by the May 20th tornado. Gifts to the Community Emergency Fund will be directed to nonprofit organizations providing immediate, direct assistance to those impacted. *Donations are tax deductible.

Spotted among the crowd were associates from KW Turkey and KW South Africa. Of their attendance, Willis was overheard saying; “How cool is it that our KW Worldwide partners are supporting our KW Des Moines associates?”

Cool indeed! Check out just some of the photos from the event.


To learn about the new health benefits marketplace or to become a KW | Wellness Ambassador, visit the KW | Wellness page on myKW.