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Sunday, November 13, 2011

South Florida Miles for Meso 2012

Boca Raton, FL – The 3rd Annual Miles for Meso weekend is set! February 10-12, 2012 
Larry Davis, organizer of South Florida Mikes for Meso has announced: We are planning our ever popular Welcome event. Although you will need to check back with us for it’s location, you won’t be disappointed. We will offer the opportunity to meet friends, old & new, while picking up your race packet and information on the latest in Mesothelioma news.  
Saturday evening – We will once again host our Health Symposium. We are currently making arrangements with 2 new physicians who will be discussing the latest news in cancer treatments and trials.  
Sunday morning – On your mark … get set … get ready for the 3rd Annual Miles for Meso 8K/4K Tribute Walk! The race will start just after the sun rises over the beautiful Atlantic. It’s a beautiful site as you run along A1A patting yourself on the back for helping raise funds for an excellent cause!  
This year’s event will have something for everyone involved; 
  1. Racers – A great course, a race T, snacks & friends. 
  2. Patients – It will be an amazing place to meet other patients and supporters of Mesothelioma, the Meso Foundation and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization. There is a wealth of information just within those people, not to mention the incredible attorneys we will have on hand who can assist in giving you further information on how they can help and programs they offer. 
  3. Survivors (patients & family members) – Support in numbers. You aren’t alone in your fight against Mesothelioma and the companies who have used asbestos in their products! Talk with us and let the healing begin. Volunteers – We absolutely couldn’t do this without you. Every year we have wonderful people who come out and donate their time to making this event a success. Please join us again and help make this our best race yet. 

South Florida Miles for Meso Race Info
Welcome Event
The race's welcoming event will take place Friday, Feb. 10. This event will offer participants to meet friends, old & new, while picking up race packets and information on the latest mesothelioma news. Location & times TBA.
Health Symposium
A Health Symposium will take place Saturday evening before the race. Last year, it featured Dr. Richard Alexander. Plans are under way to feature two physicians who will discuss the latest news in cancer treatments and clinical trials.
Pre-Registration begins at 5:45 a.m. the day of the race
The 8K race starts at 7:30 a.m.
Spanish River Park
3001 North Ocean Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431
The race starts on AIA in front of Spanish River Park. Take I-95 to Palmetto Park Road, East to AIA, then left (north) 2.5 miles to Spanish River Park.
USATF Certified Course by Evert McDowell
More information coming soon.
Awards will be giving to the top 3 overall M/F runners; the top master M/F runners; and the top 3 M/F runners in the following age group categories: 0-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+.
More information coming soon.
More Information Coming Soon!
Temperatures & humidity can be high in South Flordia. Participants should drink plenty of fluids (non-alcoholic) for 48 hours prior to, during and upon finishing the race. Beware of heat injury symptoms: dizziness, no sweating, nausea, cramps, redness, incoherent speech & thoughts. Seek immediate medical attention if symptoms occur. Wear loose, light-colored clothing.
RACE HOTLINE: 954-303-5960
Learn more at the Boca Raton Road Runners website.