Changes to Rock the Ribbon
10K canceled, 5K moved to 6 p.m.
CLEARWATER, Fla., (November 21, 2017) -- Race officials for the Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation’s “Rock the Ribbon” event scheduled for Friday, Dec. 1 have decided to make some changes to the race due to road and traffic conditions. Originally planned as a 5K and 10K race, “Rock the Ribbon” will now be a 5K race and the 10K portion of the race has been canceled. The race start time remains at 6 p.m., starting with the 5K. The Kids Dash has been moved to 7 p.m. and will be held within the event venue on the campus of Morton Plant Hospital.
The race originally scheduled for Sept. 15 had to be moved to Dec. 1 because of Hurricane Irma. “We have worked closely with local law enforcement including the Clearwater Police Department and determined that at this time of year, it was in the best interest of our competitors to change the race to a 5K event only,” said Susan Daniels, race director for Rock the Ribbon. Lighting will be available on the 5K course.
Runners who have registered for the 10K can be transferred to the 5K and are being contacted. 10K participants may request a refund. “We apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause to our racers,” said Daniels.
Rock the Ribbon will feature live music along the course, games and other activities for kids and post-race refreshments.
The Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation hosts the event, which is presented by Urology Specialists of West Florida, to benefit the prostate and breast cancer programs of Morton Plant Mease.
About Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation
Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation is committed to supporting the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease to improve the health and wellness of our community by inspiring people to invest in high-quality, compassionate care. The close connection between the hospitals of Morton Plant Mease and their neighbors reveal a unique spirit of giving – a relationship characterized by people caring for the hospitals that care for them. For more information, please visit www.mortonplantmeasefoundation.org.
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. For more information about Morton Plant Mease, go to www.baycare.org/about-us/morton-plant-mease.
About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 14 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.