Registration Open for Miles for Men, Men's Health Awareness Race

August 08, 2014

Fifth Annual Event Features 5K and 10K on Sept. 6

CLEARWATER, Fla., (Aug. 7, 2014) – Increasing men’s health awareness while providing a family-friendly race, Morton Plant Mease Foundation's fifth annual prostate cancer awareness race, Miles for Men, is open for registration and inviting runners to “Battle the Bridge.”

Scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m., the event starts on the Morton Plant Hospital campus before taking runners through surrounding waterfront neighborhoods and over the Memorial Causeway Bridge.

The race is presented by Urology Specialists of West Florida with proceeds benefitting the prostate cancer programs of Morton Plant Mease.

Miles for Men features a 5K (3.1 miles) and 10K (6.2 miles) and a Kids Dash. The Kids Dash will kick things off at 6 p.m., followed by the 5K and 10K at 6:30 p.m. There also will be food and fun from Papa John’s Pizza and Sea Dog Brewing Company, as well as live music on the main stage and along the race course featuring the Scheiber Sisters, Bet Me I’m Lying and many more.

Participants can register online and find more information by visiting The registration fees are:

  • 10K: $30 until Aug. 31; $35 Sept. 1-5.
  • 5K: $25 until Aug. 31; $30 Sept. 1-5.
  • Kids Dash: $10 through Sept. 7.

Late registrations are available on the day of the race for an additional $5 fee.

The race is part of Morton Plant Mease’s recognition of September as National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

The event hopes to build on last year’s successful event that attracted more than 600 participants, including a number of prostate cancer survivors.

The hospitals of Morton Plant Mease offer prostate cancer patients the most advanced treatment options available to combat the disease, including robotic-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomies and ultrasound-guided seed implantation. Additional treatment options include traditional surgery to remove the prostate gland, external beam radiation therapy and hormone therapy. A variety of support groups and services are also available to all cancer patients and their families to help them cope with the impact of cancer on their daily lives.

About Morton Plant Mease Foundation
For more than 35 years, Morton Plant Mease Foundation has provided philanthropic support to the not-for-profit hospitals of Morton Plant Mease Health Care, including Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey. Our Mission is to inspire people to improve the health of the community through their support of Morton Plant Mease Foundation. As a donor, you join us on this transformational journey. You will be affecting change within our hospitals – one patient at a time.

About Morton Plant Mease
Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 11 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, South Florida Baptist, and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at