I have been meaning to register for the IOA Corporate 5k all week and I have finally taken the time to register my company since I am the team captain again this year. At least this year, we have a heads up on what's going on. Last year, we didn't even know if we were going to have a team, because the previous captain was gone. I kind of defaulted since no one else wanted to do it. I have been running it for a few years and I didn't want us to completely drop the ball and not have a team.
I am pretty sure it the largest 5k in the state of Florida. It is definitely pretty crazy for the first mile if you aren't at the very front. As a matter of fact, some of the fastest runners finish before all of the walkers get through the starting gate. Last year, there were 12,500 participants and I think they are aiming for either 13k or 14k this time. Either way, there is a lot of energy. You can't worry about getting a PR. It's about the atmosphere of the event.
If you live in Orlando and don't have a team, create one. Check it out at www.corporate5k.com.