The Miami Marathon had its moment two weekends ago.
Now, get ready for another 25,000 runners and walkers in the Mercedes-Benz Miami Corporate Run – and its sister races – in the 2017 series that has announced its race dates for the wildly popular three-city South Florida event.
The series will begin at 6:45 p.m. April 6 with the Fort Lauderdale Corporate Run at Huizenga Plaza, 32 East Las Olas Boulevard.
It continues at 6:45 p.m. April 12 with the West Palm Beach Corporate Run at Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura Street.
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And the huge finale in Miami is at 6:45 p.m. April 27 at Bayfront Park, 310 Biscayne Boulevard.
The event, which started in 1985 as the Manufacturers Hanover Trust Corporate Challenge, has grown from 1,300 entrants to a combined series participation of more than 36,000 last year.
Last year, the Miami event’s largest team of 860 companies – 1,904-strong University of Miami – was bigger than that orginal race. The Miami race alone draws more than 26,000.
“For one night the receptionist and the mailroom guy – are there mailrooms anymore? – got to rub noses with the CEO,’’ said Corporate Run director Laurie Huseby of Footworks, which produces the race, at last year’s Miami event. “No complaining on this night. A great morale-builder with your co-workers.’’