SunTrust Miles for Moffitt Rescheduled for Saturday, June 16 at 7 a.m.

May 17, 2007

Tampa, FL - The SunTrust Miles for Moffitt event at the USF Tampa Campus has been rescheduled for 7 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007. The five-mile, 5K and one-mile event starts near Moffitt’s main hospital entrance, 12902 Magnolia Dr.

SunTrust Miles for Moffitt, postponed from May 12 due to the Dense Smoke Advisory, will follow the same format as planned, but activities will start one hour earlier.

The following is scheduled:

6 a.m. – Registration and packet pick up.

7 a.m. – Start time for 5-mile, 5K Run/Walk

7:10 a.m. – One-Mile Run/Walk

7:30 – 10:30 a.m.–USF College of Public Health Expo/Bright Horizons Family Fair

8:30 a.m. – Kids Race Activities

8:45 a.m. – Celebration of Life

10 a.m. – Awards Ceremony, door prices, entertainment        

New registrants are welcomed. Those previously registered are not required to register again, but all registrants – including those who have already picked up their race packets – must obtain new race numbers.

Race numbers will be available at early packet pick up on Friday, June 15, noon to 7 p.m., at the Embassy Suites on Fowler Ave. or at the registration tent on race day, 6 to 6:45 a.m. Due to the early start time, registrants are encouraged to pick up their race numbers on Friday. Entry fees from the May 12 race will be applied to the June 16 event and are not applicable thereafter.

“We have received an overwhelmingly positive response to this unforeseen need to re-schedule the event,” said Karen Dalton, chairman of SunTrust Miles for Moffitt.

About 1,800 people pre-registered for the May 12 event. The race committee expects most will participate on June 16 with additional new registrants expected. “We are hearing from our sponsors, our USF partner, participants, employees and volunteers that they are enthusiastic about participating on the new date,” said Dalton.

More information is available at or by calling

(813) 745-2006. First-time registrants may sign up online through June 13

or on race day starting at 6 a.m.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida on the University of South Florida campus, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute ( is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.