Chateaux gold medalIt’s that time of the year, when thousands of runners from around the world will run 26.2 miles through the streets of NYC across the 5 boroughs. The famed NYC marathon kicks off this Sunday November 2nd, and our very own Mark Montanaro, SVP Resource Services Division, will be leading Team Chateaux in the race.

The challenge is no stranger to Mark. Growing up, he participated in cross country activities and rowed for the crew team in college, but didn’t pick up the sport of triathlon until a few years ago. Once he started, he was hooked and has participated in various Olympic triathlon and marathon events each season. In order to maintain his dedication to his six-day-a-week training schedule, Mark frequently turns his lunch hour into a workout hour. His spirit and dedication is a microcosm of the entire team here at Chateaux, shown through their many client engagements and community service.

Mark will be joined by a cast of celebrities this year, including top tennis pro Caroline Wozniacki, actress Teri Hatcher, former NY Giants pro Tiki Barber, and radio personality Angie Martinez. The average finish time for the event last year was 4:18:54, and 50,266 runners crossed the finish line. The race starts off at 8:30am, and Mark will gain an extra hour of training this weekend due to the end of Daylight Savings Time. So come on out and root for Mark and Team Chateaux!