Super happy that 5K Fun Run/Walk at SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas is happening again this year. Here is the little story how it came to be.
One day about 2 years ago around this time of year I realized, that Bjoern Goerke an avid runner would be at SAP TechEd as well, and thought it would be fun to get together one morning for a run with him, the SAP Mentors and whoever else would like to join us. He was game and the Run with the Pack at TechEd Las Vegas was born, as well as the jokes about my face color matching my running shorts ;-)
I called up Greg Myers today to find out how our crazy little run would become an official part of SAP TechEd && d-code Las Vegas? After all in this town of vices and distractions, it is tough to get folks out of bed early Wednesday morning to enjoy the cold Las Vegas air. The stragglers from the previous night will gaze with astonishment at us, asking is it real or is their drunkenness playing a trick on them. Let me tell you, it is real and fun.
Greg Myers took the run to the next level by nudging the SAP TechEd organizational team to create an official fun run out of it. I am really happy that he saw the potential for the larger SAP community in Las Vegas and made it happen. Kudos as well to the SAP TechEd && d-code team for taking a risk and trying it out and creating a new tradition.
We added playfulness as another trait that make SAP Mentors what they are to the SAP Mentor Magic Foundation document recently. This 5k Fun Run is another example of where the SAP Mentor's playfulness made a difference to SAP and its community.
The lesson is: you can do it too. If you have an idea for an improvement, don't hesitate to try it. It may start small, but it also may just work.