On March 24, NSU will participate in the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run for the 26th time at the Huizenga Plaza in Fort Lauderdale.
Laurie Huseby, co-director of the race, said the run is 3.1 miles long and designed to promote health and fitness in the workplace. The Corporate Run is a series of races in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. She said that more than 4,000 people participated in last year’s Fort Lauderdale race. Team Footworks, which organizes the event, will give a dollar per runner to the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
Letitia Frazier, financial technical analyst in the Office of Information Management at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, will lead NSU’s group for the second year.
“It’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved and meet people and also work together to make money for a worthy cause,” she said.
Frazier said more than 100 people from NSU participated last year. Alyssa Rothman, director of the Office of Information Services in Farquhar, was one of them. She said that it was great to see people outside of work.
“Building relationships outside of the work environment can only help the working relationship,” Rothman said. “There are times when I don’t meet people face-to-face [because of the nature of my work]. It’s a nice opportunity to see people out of work and create that relationship.”
Frazier said that those who want to participate should contact her at email@example.com or at (954) 262-8124. NSU covers the $30 entry fee for each runner.