A week and a half ago on April 28th, our company participated in the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run in Miami for the first time ever! What an amazing experience! There were a total of about 17 people that joined our company team including guests. We had custom t-shirts ordered from CustomInk which came out great. We looked like a real team!
A few of the team members gathering at our meeting place.
We didn’t get to start all together as we had 2 seeded runners, a CEO, runners, and walkers but we planned on meeting up before and after the race. By 5:30pm, our team started making it to our pre-race meeting spot East of Pepper Fountain. We took a few pictures, chatted, and met each other’s guests. The announcers began asking all participants to line up in the different corrals at 6:15pm as the race was scheduled to begin at 6:45pm sharp.
A couple more team members found us.
There were a ton of spectators everywhere taking pictures of the huge mob of racers about to begin. First up were the participants in wheelchairs. Those guys were hardcore and did a great job! About 5 minutes after that, the gun went off for the seeded runners and CEOs. Following that, the remaining runners started and, finally, the walkers.
The seeded runners and CEOs begin! Photo credit: Team Footworks
The race was a short 5km run but it was fast and tough. We all went out as hard as we could and made it to the finish line in one piece. I’m happy to report that we had no injuries occur but I think we were all VERY sore the next day at work. After the race, we met up again at Hooters in Bayside for celebratory food and drinks. We had a great time laughing, recounting our experiences during the race and eating lots and lots and lots of food: wings, sliders, fries, onion rings, loaded nachos, shrimp. Yum.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Our team wouldn’t have been the same without you. Can’t wait for next year!
Team Thornton – It’s a celebration! We made it!