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Team Rumberger Makes Orlando’s Corporate 5K a True Family Affair

Team Rumberger Makes Orlando’s Corporate 5K a True Family Affair

Team RK once again took to the streets of Orlando to participate in the IOA Corporate 5k – dubbed “Orlando’s largest office party.”  The firm has been participating in the event since its inception in 1995, and this year’s team captains, Carol Burns and Laurie Mesa, did a spectacular job. The 5k officials issued Carol and Laurie t-shirts naming them “CFOs” or “Corporate Fitness Officers,” but at  RK,  they prefer the moniker ”Corporate Fun Officers,” encouraging  everyone to have a great time running, funning, laughing, eating, drinking, walking and talking.  IMG_0137

RK had a great group of runners, walkers and supporters this year, including returning regulars and new members of the RK family. The firm’s Managing Partner, Frank Sheppard, and his daughter ran with a team of 5 runners.

True to the RK spirit, walkers decided they would lead the pack, gathering early at the front of the walkers’ staging area. RK administration, accounting and IT were well represented. Joe Mule, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer, joined the team again this year, helping to set and keep the pace for the walkers. IMG_0138

Hot and sweaty but happy, the RK team gathered at its lakeside tent for drinks and food, while team members shared 5k adventures and victories.  Meanwhile, a few swans swam up to congratulate the team and even tried to join in the fun. When it was time, like a precision drill team, take down and clean up was swift, with Tyrone leading the way back to the office with a dolly full of supplies.

While many law firms have joined in the Corporate 5k spirit over the years, RK stands out as one of the law firm pioneers of the event, leading the law firm pack for most, if not all, 19 years of Orlando’s IOA Corporate 5K. As always, it is the RK family’s team spirit that makes the event so special. And with that, another great RK Corporate 5k is in the record books.


Orlando’s largest office party! Held exclusively for Florida’s corporate community; businesses and non-profit organizations form teams and participate in the IOA Corporate 5k for camaraderie, friendly competition and celebrating with co-workers. The participating population is made up of over 15,000 runners and walkers from over 700 companies, non-profit organizations and 200+ CEOs.