Following the success of the 2010 race series, TeamFootWorks has announced the dates for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Series.
Through their continued partnership, Mercedes-Benz and TeamFootWorks once again will host three separate 5K (3.1- mile) runs beginning in Fort Lauderdale on Mar. 24, West Palm Beach on Apr. 13, and concluding in Miami on Apr. 28, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the South Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross.
“For the second year, the American Red Cross South Florida Region is honored to be the benefiting charity of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Series, receiving $1 per participant,” said Sam Tidwell, CEO of the American Red Cross South Florida Region. “We are dedicated to providing relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. With the support of the Corporate Run Series and its participants, last year we received more than $25,000 to further our mission.”
With a special competition that awards the overall men’s, women’s and co-ed teams in 20 different industries, the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run, a 5K Run Walk, attracts more than 800 South Florida companies and is open to employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and non-profits-no matter how big or small.
All companies are encouraged to participate and may enter an unlimited number of employees to walk or run as a group.
“With the 2011 race series right around the corner, we are excited to officially announce the 2011 run dates,” said Laurie Huseby, president of TeamFootWorks. “For more than 25 years, TeamFootWorks has organized and produced the Corporate Run with one goal in mind — to promote health and fitness at all levels and provide a venue to boost company morale and encourage camaraderie in the workplace.
“Based on last year’s participation number, we expect more than 25,000 runners and walkers.”
The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run in Miami will take place on Thursday, Apr. 28, 6:45 p.m., at Bayfront Park, 305 Biscayne Blvd.
Sponsors of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run series include: Mercedes- Benz of South Florida, American Airlines, Baptist Health, Aetna, BB&T, Pearl Izumi, Sharp Business Systems, UPS, Miami-Dade County, Miami DDA and more. Media partners include: Miami.com, CBS 4, My 33, Mega 94.3, 93.9 MIA, NewsRadio 610, Y100, Brickell magazine and WLRN.
“Mercedes-Benz holds the health and wellness of its employees and the communities it serves with the utmost importance,” said Kevin Sreenan, regional manager of MBUSA in the Southern Region. “Now in our eighth year, being involved with the Corporate Run is a natural fit for our organization.”
For registration information or to reserve a registration packet, contact FootWorks at 305-666-RACE (7223) or visit www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com.