Billed as the “Florida’s Largest Office Party,” the 34th annual Miami Corporate Run drew 28,265 participants from 850 companies to the heart of downtown Miami late Thursday afternoon.
The balmy weather was perfect for the 3.1-mile race, which included 193 CEOs. A seemingly-endless collection of runners, joggers and walkers of all ages, shapes, sizes and athletic ability crammed onto the start line at the corner of Biscayne Blvd. and S.E. First Street.
The first to cross the finish line for the second year in a row was 31-year-old John Hinkle, representing the University of Miami, which had the second largest team with 2,190 participants.
Thirty-six-year-old Guadelupe Merlos became a three-time women’s winner, coming in as the top finisher among the 15,210 women in the race in18:40. Merlos, a 36-year-old accountant for the Chopard watch company, was the runner-up last year.