In December 2013, more than 300 WuXi PharmaTec colleagues gathered in Dong Yi Chen Yi Square for the Shanghai International Marathon, a 10 km race that includes many city landmarks on its route. Wearing orange shirts and holding a WuXi banner, WuXi colleagues were among the 35,000 runners from more than 80 countries to participate.

“There was big turnout of people from WuXi, which was great. We’ve all got a lot of company spirit. It was fun to see co-workers sweat it out, and to pass my boss along the way,” said Serena Xu, Project Manager in Department of Analytical R&D, just after crossing the finish line.