The 6th Annual FedEx Waterford 5K recently brought more than 1,200 local runners, walkers and corporate partners together for a fun night of family and fitness to benefit the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. This year’s run raised $30,000.
For the past six years, the race has donated 100 percent of its proceeds and focused its efforts on providing much needed funding to local charities. To date, the Waterford 5K run/walk has raised more than $100,000 in support of local causes.
“We are incredibly grateful to FedEx, Taylor & Mathis and all of the businesses and participants that continue to make children’s health care a priority in our community,” said Lucy Morillo-Agnetti, president and CEO, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The funds raised will greatly benefit the children and families that rely on Miami Children’s Hospital in their greatest time of need.”
The race course took participants on a winding run through Miami’s premier office park and the fun didn’t end after participants crossed the finish line. This year event attendees were treated to an evening of festivities following the race including a post race party featuring renowned DJ Irie, the official DJ of the Miami Heat and radio talent on 99Jamz, delicious food from some South Florida’s most popular food trucks, sponsor tents, inflatable slides and more.
This year’s race garnered several top runners with a special competition that awarded the top 10 racers with impressive prize packages. Robert Novak, 26, who was the overall winner finishing at 15:29, received a Breitling Watch valued at $5,000.
“The Waterford 5K at Blue Lagoon continues to make strides in the South Florida community by giving back to organizations that touch the lives of so many individuals,” said Peter Romero, race organizer and senior property manager at Taylor & Mathis. “With the help of our corporate partners and race participants we are able to give back year after year.
Supporting sponsors for the 2012 FedEx Waterford 5K included Club Med, Breitling, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, TIAA-CREF, DRA Advisors, Taylor & Mathis, Hogan, Command Security Corporation, Waste Management, OTIS, CRS Facility Services, L’Oreal Paris, Forair, Brickell Magazine and more. For more information, including race results and photos, visit www.waterford5k.com.
ABOUT FEDEX CORP.
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ABOUT MIAMI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Miami Children’s Hospital is one of 170 pediatric hospitals in North America affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and South Florida’s only freestanding Hospital dedicated exclusively to children. To learn more about the Foundation and offer support, visit www.mchf.org, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MCHFoundation, or call 305.666.2889 (toll free: 1.800.987.8701).
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