Neptune Society Sprints Through Local 5K

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Neptune Society’s corporate office is staying fit and healthy by participating in the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run in Ft. Lauderdale.

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The number of participants in Neptune Society's team doubled from their participation last year.

Neptune Society's corporate office formed a team to run in the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run on Thursday, April 6th. The team ran and walked a total of five kilometers through downtown Ft. Lauderdale, FL to promote healthy living and active lifestyles for corporate employees. Twenty-five members of the corporate office ran alongside representatives from companies all around Ft. Lauderdale.

The number of participants in Neptune Society's team doubled from their participation last year. Coworkers from the service, accounting, web operations, and other departments all ran together. In addition, Neptune Society regional service managers from across the country who were visiting the corporate office that week were also able to run with Neptune Society Vice President of Services Jim Baron.

Neptune Society's fastest runner was Financial Analyst Dennis Norris who completed the 5-kilometer run in 25 minutes and 26 seconds with an overall pace of 8 minutes and 10 seconds per mile. To put that in perspective, that was under ten minutes behind the first place winner of the entire run.

The Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run had 8,272 registered participants from 268 companies. The race included employees from all kinds of industries including banking, government, health, engineering, technology, manufacturing, non-profits, and more.    

The run was organized by TeamFootworks, a 503(c) non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting fitness education through education materials and events like the Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run.

When Neptune Society employees aren't running to stay healthy, they are helping families handle some of the most difficult times imaginable, the loss of a loved one. Neptune Society offices across the country help families every day plan affordable cremation services to honor loved ones who have passed away or to ensure that their own legacies will be carried out as they wish in the future.

For more information about Neptune Society and what they have been up to, check out their website. Free articles are available about the cremation process, whether cremation is accepted by certain religions, unique ways to memorialize a loved one, and more. Those who wish to learn more about cremation can download Neptune Society's complimentary cremation answer booklet or contact a local office to speak with a knowledgeable representative.

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