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Workday Sponsors 32nd Annual Devil Mountain Run to Support Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - May 1, 2009) - Workday, Inc., the leader in enterprise-class SaaS-based Human Resources (HR) and Financial solutions, today announced it has renewed its sponsorship of Danville's annual Devil Mountain Run in support of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Workday's participation through 2011 helps ensure that 100 percent of participants' entry fees are directed to the hospital's lifesaving programs.

"Children's Hospital is truly a treasure in our community, providing pediatric healthcare locally and innovative research that improves the lives of children and adults around the world," said Dave Duffield, Workday CEO and founder. "For the fourth straight year, the Workday team is excited to participate as the Devil Mountain Run's title sponsor, and as our company grows, so do our fundraising goals. More than 100 members of the Workday team will be out in force Sunday to support this important cause. We strongly encourage the local community to join us on race day to help raise money for the Children's Hospital -- a fantastic local resource."

The Workday Devil Mountain Run offers 5K & 10K courses along with a Kid's Fun Run. For information on how to register for the Workday Devil Mountain Run, please visit

Workday has been an East Bay Area company since its founding in 2005, and recently opened new headquarters at One Workday Way in Pleasanton, Calif. The Workday Devil Mountain Run is one of the flagship events in Workday's philanthropic programs, which are designed to provide positive support to our local communities and charitable causes. Just this week, Workday ranked #1 on the San Francisco Business Times' annual list of Best Places to Work in the Bay Area.

About Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland

Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland is Northern California's only freestanding and independent children's hospital. Children's is the leader in many pediatric specialties including neonatology, cardiology, neurosurgery and intensive care. The hospital is a designated Level 1 pediatric trauma center and has the largest pediatric critical care facility in the region. Children's Hospital has 190 licensed beds, 201 hospital-based physicians in 30 specialties, more than 2,611 employees and an operating budget of $312 million. Children's research arm, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, has about 300 staff members and an annual budget of more than $49 million. Primary research funding comes from the National Institutes of Health. The institute is a leader in translational blood diseases, developing new vaccines for infectious diseases and discovering new treatment protocols for previously fatal or debilitating conditions such as cancers, sickle cell disease and thalassemia, diabetes, asthma, HIV/AIDS, pediatric obesity, nutritional deficiencies, birth defects, hemophilia and cystic fibrosis.

About Workday

Workday is the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for human resources and financial management, providing new levels of business agility for a fraction of the cost of buying, deploying and maintaining legacy on-premise systems. More than 80 customers, spanning mid-sized organizations to global Fortune 500 businesses, have selected Workday. Workday Human Capital Management and Workday Financial Management use modern, standards-based technologies to provide an unparalleled level of agility, ease-of-use, and integration capability. For more information about Workday, please visit

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