Organizers announces 2016 race dates, which will benefit the United Way
With 2016 bringing new resolutions of health and wellness to many, TeamFootWorks, producers of the highly-anticipated Mercedes–Benz Corporate Run Series presented by Verizon, is excited to announce the 2016 5K Run/Walk race dates. With yet another record breaking 37,634 participants in 2015, the race series will once again take over South Florida with three runs beginning in Fort Lauderdale on April 7, continuing in West Palm Beach on April 13 and concluding in Miami on April 28, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit United Way. Registration for each race is now open and filling quickly.
“Whether the race series is an individual’s first step toward fitness or an office tradition, the Mercedes–Benz Corporate Run is about having fun, getting healthy and boosting company morale, a practice we’ve been committed to for more than three decades,” said Laurie Huseby, race director, Mercedes–Benz Corporate Run. “We’ve seen a steady increase in registration for the run series over the years and are looking forward to another record breaking year in 2016.”
The runs will be held at the following locations:
Mercedes–Benz Corporate Run – Fort Lauderdale – Registration deadline: March 9, 2016
Race date: Thursday, April 7, 6:45 P.M.
Huizenga Plaza, 32 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Mercedes–Benz Corporate Run – West Palm Beach – Registration deadline: March 16, 2016
Race date: Wednesday, April 13, 6:45 P.M.
Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Mercedes–Benz Corporate Run – Miami – Registration deadline: March 23, 2016
Race date: Thursday, April 28, 6:45 P.M.
Bayfront Park, 301 North Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Fla.
The Mercedes–Benz Corporate Run Series attracts more than 1,200 South Florida companies and incorporates a special competition to award the overall men’s, women’s and co-ed teams in 20 different industries. The run is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and non-profits – regardless of company size. Known as “Florida’s Largest Office Party”, everyone is encouraged to participate and join their company team to walk or run as a group. Beginners can “ease into exercise” with friends, gain inspiration and motivation to continue walking and running to improve overall health, while competitive runners have the opportunity to shine amongst their co-workers and lead thecorporate team to victory. Often this is the first step towards greater health and wellness amongst South Florida employees and their companies.
Sponsors of the 2016 Mercedes–Benz Corporate Run series include Verizon Wireless, South Florida Mercedes–Benz Dealers, Baptist Health South Florida, AvMed, TD Bank, Comcast Business, Sharp, University of Miami School of Business Administration, Club Med, McDonalds, UPS, and Miami Downtown Development Authority. Media partners include NBC 6, The Miami Herald, WLRN, 101.5 Lite FM, 102.7 The Beach, 104.3 The Shark, Sports Talk 790 AM, Brickell Magazine and more.
Registration is $40 per team member. For more information, please contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or visit www.
mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com, www.facebook.com/ MercedesBenzCorporateRun or ww w.teamfootworks.org.
TeamFootWorks is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that encourages and promotes fitness through printed material, training classes and community events for all levels and ages. For more information, visit www.teamfootworks.org.
About Mercedes–Benz USA
Mercedes–Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes–Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 14 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S. MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes–Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S. More information onMBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.
mbsprinterusa.com and www. smartusa.com.
Accredited journalists can visit our media site at www.media.mbusa.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) employs a diverse workforce of 177,900 and generated more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with 110.8 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, Verizon also provides communications and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.
About United Way
United Way has been an innovative force in South Florida with a long and successful track record of responding to emerging needs and transforming people’s lives. Today our work is focused on education, financial stability and health – the building blocks for a good life. We invest in quality programs, advocate for better policies, engage people in the community and generate resources.