Three Mercedes-Benz Corporate Runs coming up in April

 

Coming up

Saturday: SouthMotors 8K at Zoo Miami 12400 SW 152 St., Miami: The 8K run/walk through the zoo benefits the St. Judes Chidren Research Hospital. Registration is $35. For information: www.enforma.org.

Sunday: Oleta 5K-10K-Half Marathon Trail Run at Oleta River StatePark, 3400 NE 163rd St.: Choose you distance as you will be running through the wooded trails and uneven ground on this endurance run. Registration starts at $35 for the 5K and is $50 for the half marathon. For information: www.worksmartplayharder.com.

April 11: Singer Island Triathlon/Duathlon/10K/5K at C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines: For information: www.multirace.com.


Special to the Miami Herald

Time to trade in your dress shoes for a pair of running shoes because the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run series is just around the corner.

The series attracts more than 1,100 South Florida companies and incorporates a special competition to award the overall men’s, women’s and coed teams in 20 different industries.

Participants include employees of businesses, corporations, government agencies, financial institutions and nonprofits — regardless of company size. The organizers call it “Florida’s largest office party,” and everyone is encouraged to participate and join their company team to walk or run as a group.

For some who participate in the 5K Run/Walk, it will be their first steps toward getting out from behind their computers and easing their way into exercise while having the support of friends, co-workers, which is great source of inspiration and motivation to get anyone to the end.

For the more competitive runners, it is an opportunity to shine among their co-workers and lead the corporate team to victory.

In the past several years, the series has attracted more than 29,000 participants.

The Corporate Run series will be hitting South Florida next month with three runs beginning in Fort Lauderdale on April 3, continuing in West Palm Beach on April 16 and concluding in Miami on April 24, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting United Way. Each race starts at 6:45 p.m.

“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,” race director Laurie Huseby said. “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.”

Visit www.mercedesbenzcoporaterun.com for more information.

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