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Hurricanes Hit the Streets for the Largest-Ever Miami Corporate Run

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MIAMI, Fla. (April 28, 2017) – With a future ophthalmologist leading the way, nearly 2,000 University of Miami employees donned running shoes last Thursday and hit the streets of downtown Miami for the 33rd running of the Mercedes-Benz Miami Corporate Run. John Hinkle, a first-year resident at the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute who competed in cross-country and track at Yale and attended medical school at Penn, covered the 3.1-mile course in a blistering 15 minutes 46 seconds, outrunning the entire field of 28,104 men and women from 846 companies—an event record—to capture first place. UM’s contingent of 1,982 employees was the second largest team in the field, which started the race amid a shower of colorful confetti. UM’s Central Billing Office won the President’s Cup Challenge for having the largest UM team—117 registered participants. View the slideshow.

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Team UM Runs Past the Pack at Corporate Run

Team UM Runs Past the Pack at Corporate Run

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MIAMI, Fla. (April 29, 2016) — Turning off their computers and putting projects and other responsibilities on temporary hold, more than 1,900 University of Miami employees left work a little early last Thursday, descending on downtown Miami to show off their U pride in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Miami Corporate Run.

In all, more than 26,500 employees from 860 companies participated in this year’s event. But it was Team UM, wearing bright orange T-shirts with the familiar split U logo on the back, which took top honors as the largest team at the event, surpassing longtime race leader Baptist Health.

“Largest team, that’s pretty significant,’’ Leah Harman, the small-boat manager for marine operations at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, told The Miami Herald. “From the top down, this University always promotes health and well-being and brought that culture to all of us.”

The University funds a portion of the event entry fee for faculty and staff, provides Well ’Canes points toward health insurance reimbursements, and promotes a Corporate Run T-shirt design contest that awards the winner with a $100 gift certificate to the UM Bookstore and a framed T-shirt signed by UM President Julio Frenk.

Team Bascom Palmer, with 80 participants, won the President’s Cup Office Challenge, awarded to the UM sub-team with the most participants. View the slideshow.

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Register for the 2016 Corporate Run/Walk by March 23

TeamUM TshirtSign up for the 2016 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run by Wednesday, March 23, and join about 2,000 fellow Team UM members who will sport the Team UM T-shirt designed by Kevin Corrales, senior graphic designer for University Communications and Marketing, on Thursday, April 28, when one of the nation’s largest 5K races begins at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.

For his winning design, chosen by the Wellness Advisory Council, Corrales will receive a $100 gift certificate to the UM Bookstore and a framed shirt signed by President Julio Frenk.

In all, about 50 employees submitted designs, which were required to include the “U Got This” theme and “Team UM.” Corrales was inspired to make the latter look “tough, sporty, and well-worn.”

Last year, Team UM had its largest team ever–just over 1,450 participants–and hopes to reach at least 2,000 participants this year. So, be sure to sign up for the city’s largest office party and get ready to experience an evening of exercise, food, entertainment, and prizes.


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Early Registration for 2016 Corporate Run/Walk Ends March 2; T-Shirt Designs Due March 4


Grab your running shoes, boost your stamina, and manifest your UM spirit because the 2016 Mercedes Benz Corporate Run is coming on Thursday, April 28 and faculty and staff who register by Wednesday, March 2 will receive $15 off the registration fee, 300 Well ’Canes points, and a chance to win a fitbit or have their registration fee waived.

 One of the nation’s largest 5K (3.1 miles) races, the corporate run/walk will takes place at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. Last year, Team UM had its largest team ever–just over 1,450 participants–and the second largest team overall. Be sure to sign up for the city’s largest office party and get ready to experience a night of exercise, food, entertainment and prizes.


T Shirt Design Contest

TshirtContestShow off your design skills and enter the Corporate Run T Shirt Design Contest. Design the customized Team UM T shirt and watch our 2000 team members showcase your design on race day. Designs must include the phrases “Team UM” and “Corporate Run 2016” and also incorporate our theme of “U Got This.” The winning designer will receive a $100 gift certificate to the UM Bookstore and a framed shirt signed by President Frenk. The submission deadline is Friday, March 4. Send all submissions or any questions to teamum@miami.edu.


President’s Cup Office Challenge

The President’s Cup Office Challenge is a UM competition to see who can form the largest team. If you are interested in becoming a Team Leader, please email teamum@miami.edu. The winning team takes home the coveted President’s Cup trophy and the top fiveteam leaders each win a gift card.





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’Canes Saturate the Corporate Run with UPride

MIAMI, Fla. (April 23, 2015) — Torrential downpours weren’t enough to discourage University of Miami faculty and staff from lacing up their sneakers to run—or stroll—the 3.1 miles of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Miami Corporate Run, held Thursday in downtown Miami. Wearing specially designed orange T-shirts featuring the UM logo and Sebastian the Ibis, 1,453 members of Team UM—the most in the school’s history—joined more than 26,000 other competitors for the 30th anniversary of the event, which proved to be a saturating affair as skies opened up. All members of Team UM received a UM T-shirt, Metrorail pass, and food voucher and were entered in a drawing for prizes such as roundtrip airline tickets. View the slideshow below. And for additional Corporate Run photos of Team UM, click here.

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