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Runners get ready for annual FedEx Waterford 5K, Nov. 9

Runners get ready for annual FedEx Waterford 5K, Nov. 9

More than 5,000 participants wind their way through Blue Lagoon Office Park as part of the 2011 FedEx Waterford 5K benefiting the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation.”

Registration is now open for the sixth annual FedEx Waterford 5K in Miami.

Set to wind its way through Waterford at Blue Lagoon Office Park on Friday, Nov. 9, beginning at 6:45 p.m., the run/walk, which is produced by Taylor and Mathis and TeamFootWorks, will benefit the children and families through Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation and will feature music, delicious food trucks, top prizes and more.

While the race course will take participants on a winding journey through Miami’s premier office park, the real party will begin after the first runners cross the finish line. New this year, participants will be treated to a post-race party featuring renowned DJ Irie, the official deejay of the Miami Heat and radio talent on 99Jamz. In addition, they also can dine on delicious food from some South Florida’s most popular food trucks, browse sponsor tents and more.

Open to individuals, families, organizations and businesses, prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female runners, with special prizes given to those who finish near the top of their category. In addition, exclusive tech shirts will be given to the first 1,000 registered participants.

“We’re so honored to be in the position to give back to the Miami community for the sixth year in a row,” said Peter Romero, senior property manager, Taylor and Mathis. “With more than 5,000 participants last year, this race has grown exponentially over the past few years. With strong partners like the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, families from all over South Florida have embraced this race. We’re looking forward to a record registration this year.”

For the second year, the FedEx Waterford 5K will donate 100 percent of its proceeds and focus its efforts on providing additional funding for Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to create awareness and generate funds for Miami’s only licensed specialty hospital in South Florida exclusively for children, while ensuring that all children have access to state-of-the-art pediatric care.

“We are incredibly grateful to FedEx, Taylor and Mathis, and all of the businesses and participants that are making children’s healthcare a priority in our community,” said Lucy Morillo-Agnetti, president and CEO, Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Last year, this event raised more than $33,000 for the foundation, greatly benefiting the children and families that rely on Miami Children’s Hospital in their greatest time of need.” Supporting sponsors for the 2012 FedEx Waterford 5K include Club Med, Breitling, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, TIAA-CREF, DRA Advisors, Taylor and Mathis, Hogan, Command Security Corporation, Waste Management, OTIS, CRS Facility Services, L’Oreal Paris, Forair, Brickell Magazine, and more.

For more information or to reserve a registration packet, contact TeamFootWorks at 305-666-RACE (7223) or visit www.waterford5k.com or www.teamfootworks.org

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