THIRD ANNUAL BURGER KING℠ BEACH RUN RAISES FUNDS
FOR LOCAL SOUTH FLORIDA STUDENTS THROUGH THE
BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ FOUNDATION
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MIAMI, FL. – October 10, 2015 – The BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation’s third annual beachside race, the BURGER KING℠ Beach Run, brought together more than 1,500 runners, walkers and spectators today in Miami Beach for a family fun-filled event, which included an oversized sand sculpture, a Family Fun Zone and an interactive play area. Since its inception, the event, which benefits South Florida high school students through the Foundation’s BURGER KING℠ Scholars program, has raised over $255,000 dollars.
Presented by the BURGER KING® brand, the event featured both a 5k and 10k course. Race participants made their way through picturesque Miami Beach. The top male finisher of the 10k was Scott Bowden with a time of 44 minues and 1 second and the top female finisher was Theresa Ascherman with a time of 42 minutes and 14 seconds. While the top male finisher of the 5k was Yannick Rinne with a time of 17 minutes and 20 seconds and the top female finisher was Katie Grinstead with a time of 21 minutes.
“I want to congratulate the BURGER KING℠ Beach Run participants who united for education and ran or walked in support of local students,” said Jill Granat, president, BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation. “Although the Foundation does many events in the community and giving back is part of the BURGER KING® Brand’s culture, this is undoubtedly our largest community event of the year.”
These unique, certified courses took race participants through Lummus Park, up Washington Avenue, passed the BK® WHOPPER® Bar, through the pedestrian-friendly Lincoln Road Mall and along the beach boardwalk with breathtaking ocean views as the backdrop. The new and extended 10K course took participants north along the boardwalk, and included a challenging trek on the beach. All race participants ended at the finish line, where a race after-party awaited, featuring a Family Fun Zone with interactive play zones, balloon artist, a hydration station with beverages and snacks, as well as live music and DJ entertainment.
The BURGER KING℠ Beach Run would not be possible without the support of several sponsors, including Restaurant Brands International; WTVJ/NBC6; Nestle Water; BeeFree Media; Horizon Media; WMIA-93.9FM and Rich’s Food.
For more information on the BURGER KING℠ Beach Run or to view runner times and photos from the event, please visit www.bkbeachrun.com.
About the BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation
The BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity, whose global effort is aimed at supporting the advancement of education around the world. Inspired by BURGER KING® Co-founder James W. McLamore, its mission is to make a positive impact in our communities by building brighter futures through education and providing hardship assistance to members of the BURGER KING® family. The BURGER KING McLAMORE℠ Foundation also partners with select charitable organizations worldwide that share its mission of advancing education. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.bkmclamorefoundation.org.
About Burger King Corporation
Founded in 1954, the BURGER KING® brand is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. The original HOME OF THE WHOPPER®, the BURGER KING® system operates in approximately 14,000 locations serving more than 11 million guests daily in approximately 100 countries and U.S. territories. Almost 100 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. The BURGER KING® brand is owned by Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX,NYSE:QSR) one of the world’s largest quick service restaurant companies with approximately $23 billion in system sales and over 18,000 restaurants in approximately 100 countries and U.S. territories. To learn more about Burger King Corporation, please visit Burger King Corporation’s website at www.bk.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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