Ultra Marathon Runners to Pull All-Nighter for Moffitt Cancer Center Research

March 26, 2009

12-Hour Endurance Run starts May 8 and finishes May 9 alongside Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt

Tampa, FL. — The Ultra Miles for Moffitt 12-Hour Endurance Run will precede the 2009 Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt, a 5K, 5-mile and 1-mile run/walk starting at 7:30 a.m. May 9 at the USF Sun Dome.  

The all-night Endurance Run event, starting at 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, is being held on the USF track adjacent to the USF Sun Dome.  The ultra runners will finish their 12-hour run alongside the runners of Miles for Moffitt’s 5-mile event. 

Registration for the Ultra Miles for Moffitt 12-Hour Endurance Run is $50 and available online at www.MilesForMoffitt.com or by contacting Pete Pfannerstill at ppfannerst@aol.com or (813) 482-7200. All participants agree to raise an additional $100 in donations to benefit Moffitt Cancer Center research programs.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center 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.