MERCEDES-BENZ CORPORATE RUN ANNOUNCES OPEN REGISTRATION FOR THE 35TH ANNUAL RACE SERIES – TEAMS BEGIN THEIR WELLNESS JOURNEY OCT. 15
Turkish Airlines, the presenting sponsor for the second consecutive year of the annual race series.
After a third consecutive year of record-breaking participation, TeamFootWorks, producers of the highly-anticipated Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run series presented by Turkish Airlines, announces registration for the 2019 5K Run/Walk will begin on October 15. With 36,187 participants in 2016, 38,181 in 2017 and 38,555 in 2018, the race series will once again take over South Florida with three runs beginning in Fort Lauderdale on April 4, continuing in West Palm Beach on April 17 and concluding in Miami on April 25. Each race will benefit its local United Way chapter (Broward County, Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade County) donating $1 per participant to the organization. To date, the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, its participants and TeamFootWorks has raised more than $200,000 for United Way.
“Healthy employees create healthy companies, that is what the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run has been founded on for 35 years. The South Florida business community continues to embrace our motto, and we love seeing current teams grow, as well as brand new teams ready to bring health and wellness into the workplace. We are excited to open registration earlier than ever and can’t wait to have another record-breaking year of fun, healthy competition for everyone from seasoned athletes to first-time racers,” said Laurie Huseby, race director.
To help build excitement for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines, TeamFootWorks will host team captain rallies on February 6, downtown Ft. Lauderdale and February 20, downtown Miami.
Each run will be held at the following locations:
Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – Fort Lauderdale - Registration deadline: March 6, 2019
Race date: Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:45 P.M.
Huizenga Plaza, 32 East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33301
Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – West Palm Beach - Registration deadline: March 20, 2019
Race date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:45 P.M.
Meyer Amphitheatre, 104 Datura St., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33401
Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run – Miami - Registration deadline: March 20, 2019
Race date: Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:45 P.M.
Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Fla. 33132
The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run Series attracts participants from more than 1,200 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. 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 amongst 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.
Sponsors of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines include Mercedes-Benz USA, Turkish Airlines, Baptist Health South Florida, Intratec Performance Apparel, Club Med, UPS, Concrete Beach Brewery and Miami Downtown Development Authority. Media partners include NBC 6, The Miami Herald, El Nuevo Herald, iHeart Radio, Brickell Magazine, South Florida Business Journal and more.
Registration is $42 per team member. For more information, please contact TeamFootWorks at (305) 666-RACE (7223) or visit www.mercedesbenzcorporaterun.com, www.facebook.com/MercedesBenzCorporateRun or www.teamfootworks.org.
TeamFootWorks is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that encourages and promotes fitness through printed material, training classes and community events for all levels and ages. For more information, visit www.teamfootworks.org.
About Mercedes-Benz USAMercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S.MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com, www.mbsprinterusa.com and www.smartusa.com.Accredited journalists can visit our media site at www.media.mbusa.com.
About Turkish Airlines:
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has a fleet of 326 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 304 worldwide destinations as 255 international and 49 domestic, in 122 countries. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on its official website www.turkishairlines.com or its social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
About United Way
United Way has been an innovative force in South Florida with a long and successful track record of responding to emerging needs and transforming people's lives. Today our work is focused on education, financial stability and health - the building blocks for a good life. We invest in quality programs, advocate for better policies, engage people in the community and generate resources