FORT MYERS, Fla., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Hooters Half Marathon has been scheduled for March 2, 2014 at 7:00 am. This is the seventh consecutive year that Hooters Restaurants and The Fort Myers Track Club have teamed up to organize the race in support of the fight against cancer. Proceeds from the race will benefit The Moffitt Cancer Center and Barbara's Friends - Golisano Children's Hospital Cancer Fund. Since its inception, the event has raised over $165,000 for the organizations. Around the Clock Fitness will serve as presenting sponsor of the event.
During last year's event, over 1,000 runners participated in the race. It is anticipated that 1,300 participants will run the course this year. The Hooters Half Marathon can be run individually or as a 2-person relay team, with each team member running approximately one-half of the race.
The certified 13.1-mile course will be identical to the set up from prior years. The race starts at Hooters Restaurant on Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers, proceeds west on Colonial Blvd. to McGregor Blvd., through the beautiful neighborhoods along the Caloosahatchee River, then continues through the Downtown River District, over the Edison Bridge and back. The race then proceeds past City of Palms Park, and continues south to the Edison Mall and back to Hooters Restaurant. All finishers receive a custom Finishers Medallion and all participants receive a specially designed technical t-shirt and goodie bag. The "Finish Line Awards Party" at Hooters immediately following the race will feature live music, complimentary beverages and the world famous Hooters chicken wings.
In addition to Around the Clock Fitness' presenting sponsorship, sponsors of this year's race include Florida Weekly, Pepsi Cola, Scanlon Lexus and Scanlon Acura of Fort Myers, BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, Bank of America, RunFlorida, Better Buildings, Inc., Collins Vision, FineMark National Bank and Trust, The Hooters Calendar, FHM Insurance Company, Michelob Ultra, Welker Harris & Company CPA's, The Edison Mall, The Bagel Factory, Starbucks, Artype, GCHHI Port-o-Lets, Cheney Brothers, RoadID, Lee County Sports Authority and The City of Fort Myers.
Entry forms will be available at all area Hooters Restaurants, all area Around the Clock Fitness Clubs, and RunFlorida. For more information or to enter on-line, please visit www.HootersHalfMarathon.com or www.FtMyersTrackClub.com.
About Hooters of South Florida
LTP Management is a Hooters franchisee and operates 17 locations in south Florida. The first Hooters opened in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Hooters is well-known for its brand of food and fun, featuring a casual beach-theme atmosphere, a menu that features seafood, sandwiches and Hooters nearly, world famous chicken wings, and service provided by the All-American cheerleaders, the Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit www.HootersFlorida.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/HootersFlorida or www.Facebook.com/southfloridahooters
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