EIGHTH ANNUAL PNC BANK MILES FOR MOFFITT RACE ON MAY 11, 2013

February 27, 2013

WHO: PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt andMoffitt Cancer Center, the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Florida.

WHAT: The 2013 PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt - offers five-mile, 5K and one-mile

races. With 7,000 participants expected in 2013, the PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt race offers everyone a chance to be on the team to fight cancer. One hundred percent of all registration fees go to benefit Moffitt Cancer Research.

Online registration closes May 5, 2013 at midnight. After May 5, participants must register in person at one of the packet pick up locations. Participants who register on race morning will not be chip timed. Increased entry fees will apply to all registrations effective Monday, May 6, 2013.

In addition, the annual Miles for Moffitt Training Clinic will hold orientations on

March 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Moffitt Cancer Center Cafeteria, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa and March 9, at 7:30 a.m. at Take…The First Step Training Studio, 15110 Hutchison Rd. Suite 121, Tampa.

Lynn Gray, a Road Runners Club of America-certified coach, will lead the eight-week Miles for Moffitt Training Clinic. Workouts will be held at the University of South Florida campus. Location specifics will be given during orientation. The weekly sessions – held every Saturday at 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. from March 16th to May 4th – are designed to prepare participants for the race and to promote wellness. They will include warm-up exercises, fitness walks and runs led by experienced trainers. Each week, sessions will include wellness discussions to help families prepare for the event on May 11th.

The cost of the eight training sessions is $85, which includes the PNC Bank Miles for Moffitt entry fee for the 5K or 5-mile race. Please contact Lynn Gray at 813-453-7885 or LGray88@yahoo.com to register or for further details.

WHEN: 2013 PNC Bank Miles For Moffitt: Saturday, May 11, 2013

7:00 a.m. - Street closures begin (NOTE Starting line for ALL RACES on Alumni Drive near Sun Dome)

7:15 a.m. - Open Remarks

7:25 a.m. - Competitive WHEELCHAIR 5 MILE

7:30 a.m. - 5 MILE Run CHIP TIMED start

7:45 a.m. - 5K Run CHIP TIMED start

8:00 a.m. - 5 MILE and 5K Walk and Stroller (NO CHIP TIMING)

8: 15 a.m. - ONE-MILE Fun Run/Walk start

8:45 a.m. - OVERALL WINNERS announced from stage

9:00 a.m. - GERDAU SURVIVOR TRIBUTE CEREMONY

WHERE: University of South Florida - Tampa Campus

            4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620

For more information, visit www.milesformoffitt.com, or follow on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/MilesForMoffitt

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Since 1999, Moffitt has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. With more than 4,200 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on the state of nearly $2 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, twitter and YouTube.

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