Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run announces South Florida date

As South Floridians ring in the new year and pledge to make their health a priority, TeamFootWorks, producers of the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Series, is announcing the 2013 5K Run/Walk race dates and welcoming the series’ new benefiting charity, United Way.

Having attracted a record-breaking 29,000 participants in 2012, the race series once again will take over South Florida with three runs beginning in Fort Lauderdale on Apr. 4, continuing in West Palm Beach on Apr. 17 and concluding in Miami on Apr. 25. Registration for each run is now open.

“United Way is committed to the health and wellness of its employees and the various communities it serves,” said Harve A. Mogul, president and CEO of United Way of Miami-Dade. “The health and wellness of others impacts us all. When individuals have the opportunity to better health, the full potential of our young people is realized; business productivity increases, healthcare costs are lowered and we all win.

“We’re honored to be involved with the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run series and look forward to working with TeamFootWorks to help transform people’s lives and create healthy communities throughout South Florida.”

The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Series attracts more than 1,100 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 among their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory. Often this is the first step towards greater health and wellness amongst South Florida employees and their companies.

The runs will be held at the following locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Thursday, Apr. 4, 6:45 p.m., Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd.;

West Palm Beach, Wednesday, Apr. 17, 6:45 p.m., Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St., and

Miami, Thursday, Apr. 25, 6:45 p.m., Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd.

“Whether the race series is your first step toward fitness or an office tradition, the Corporate Run is about having fun, getting healthy and boosting company morale,” said Laurie Huseby, race director, Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run. “The benefits of adding fitness to your life are numerous and we’re proud to be committed to that process for more than 28 years.”

Sponsors of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run series include the local South Florida Mercedes-Benz Dealers, American Airlines, BB&T, Baptist Health, Club Med, Sharp, UPS, Pearl Izumi, Southern Waste Systems and more.

For more information, contact TeamFootWorks at 305-666-RACE (7223) or visit

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