RUNway has new meaning for Brevard Corporate 5K
Orlando Melbourne Int’l
Airport hosts annual event; participation expected to boost
MELBOURNE, FL (May 24, 2017) – Local runners will experience
a welcomed flat surface when the popular Corporate 5K Run moves to Orlando
Melbourne International Airport (MLB).
Sponsored by Florida Today, the April 19, 2018 event welcomes corporate
teams from all over the region to benefit United Way of Brevard.
Led by Running Zone Foundation, Inc. and touted as the
area’s largest office party, the most recent race in March gathered more than
2,000 participants from 80 companies and organizations. The 2018 race is
expected to take off with record runner, supporter and corporate
attendance. Racers will be afforded a
rare close-up view of airside corporate giants such as Embraer Executive Jets,
Northrop Grumman and AeroMod International.
“Giving runners the opportunity to run on one of our
airfield’s treasured runways is going to add a level of excitement and
uniqueness to an already successful event,” said Clifford Graham, the airport’s
director of operations and maintenance. “It is a great opportunity for us to
showcase our incredible facilities to hundreds of professionals throughout our
“We are extremely excited about partnering with Orlando
Melbourne International Airport to host Running Zone Foundation’s FLORIDA TODAY
Corporate 5K next year,” said Denise Piercy, executive director of Running Zone
Foundation, Inc., coordinator of the 5K. “The airport offers world-class
service to residents and businesses within the region, and we are honored that
they have agreed to host our 2018 Corporate 5K.”
Further details about next year’s FLORIDA TODAY Corporate 5K
will be announced this summer with registration opening on September 1, 2017.
ABOUT ORLANDO MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL
International Airport (MLB) is the Atlantic coast gateway to Florida, and is located
conveniently to Orlando’s theme parks. It has nearly 500,000 passengers
annually, and is served by Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Porter Airlines
and Elite Airways. For more information, visit www.MLBair.com.
ABOUT RUNNING ZONE
Running Zone Foundation, Inc. was established as a 501 (c) (3) organization
with the purpose to promote exercise and fitness and give back to local
organizations. Today, it consists of a 7 Race Series, the FLORIDA TODAY
Corporate 5K, and 5 other organized running and walking events. To learn more,
visit www.RunningZone.com, or call 321-751-8890.