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MLB announces two All-Star Week fan events in Miami

Major League Baseball today announced details for two All-Star Week fan events: the first-ever Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K, Presented by Nike, and the first-ever MLB All-Star Zumba® experience, both taking place at Miami's Bayfront Park. Fans can register now for both events here.

Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K will be the first time MLB has hosted an evening All-Star 5K and it will take place throughout downtown Miami starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. Electric Run® is a concert-turned-dance party full of lights, music and surprises that ends with a festival beyond the finish line.

Major League Baseball today announced details for two All-Star Week fan events: the first-ever Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K, Presented by Nike, and the first-ever MLB All-Star Zumba® experience, both taking place at Miami's Bayfront Park. Fans can register now for both events here.

Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K will be the first time MLB has hosted an evening All-Star 5K and it will take place throughout downtown Miami starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 8. Electric Run® is a concert-turned-dance party full of lights, music and surprises that ends with a festival beyond the finish line.

After debuting Soul Pose MLB All-Star Yoga in San Diego during last year's All-Star Week, MLB is tapping into Miami's international culture for the first-ever MLB All-Star Zumba experience at Bayfront Park on Sunday morning, July 9. Zumba® is the largest dance-fitness program in the world, with 15 million people taking classes on a weekly basis in 186 countries. Touted as the most fun and effective workout, fans will torch calories and rock to contagious and upbeat rhythms with the guy who started it all, Beto Perez.

"After the great reception in San Diego, we again wanted to tap into the culture of the All-Star host city to plan this year's festivities," said Marla Miller, Senior Vice President, Special Events, Major League Baseball. "In discussing ideas with the Marlins and other local officials, we thought a nighttime 5K and a Zumba class in the park would connect really well with the vibrant South Florida community. These special events should provide one-of-a-kind memories for fans in the Miami area."

"We are thrilled to show off the evolution of Miami during the many All-Star Week festivities happening around town," said David Samson, President, Miami Marlins. "Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K will be such a unique event that reflects our city and the MLB All-Star Zumba class in Bayfront Park is certain to be an energetic class with Beto as the host and lead instructor. It's great that there is a variety of activities around the city that will give fans more chances to get involved in All-Star Week."

"Zumba classes have injected happiness into the fitness world for almost two decades and teaching a program that gets people moving and smiling is what I live for," said Beto Perez, co-founder of the Zumba Program. "Get ready Miami and MLB because we're gonna sweat and dance all our stresses away."

"We're bringing the party to Miami for MLB All-Star Week," said Nick Pearson, event director for Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K. "It'll be an electric experience you won't want to miss!"

Additional sponsors of the Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K, Presented by Nike include 5-Hour Energy, OxiClean, Nathan's Famous, T-Mobile and Gatorade. ARM & HAMMER will be the supporting partner of MLB All-Star Zumba.

Event details for the Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K, Presented by Nike, and the MLB All-Star Zumba® class are below.

Event: Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K, Presented by Nike
Date: Saturday, July 8
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Bayfront Park-301 Biscayne Bld., Miami, FL
Tickets: $34.99
Website: www.electricrun.com/location/miami-fl   
*Prices to increase as event approaches
 
Event: MLB All-Star Zumba® Class
Date: Sunday, July 9
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Location: Bayfront Park-301 Biscayne Bld., Miami, FL
Tickets: General Admission | $34.99
VIP Tickets| $69.99
Website: http://allstarzumba.com/
*Prices to increase as event approaches
 
For more MLB All-Star Week information, please visit AllStarGame.com and @AllStarGame.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.