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Hooters Half Marathon to benefit Children’s Hospital

By Staff | Feb 8, 2013

The Omni Club will serve as presenting sponsor of the annual Hooters Half Marathon on March 3.

Hooters Restaurants and the Fort Myers Track Club have teamed up for the sixth consecutive year to organize the race in support of the fight against cancer. Proceeds from the race will benefit The Moffitt Cancer Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund.

Since its inception the event has raised more than $120,000. In 2012, more than 1,000 runners participated in the race. It is anticipated that 1,300 participants will run the course this year.

The marathon can be run individually or as a two-person relay team with each team member running approximately one-half of the race. The certified 13.1-mile course is identical to the setup from prior years.

The race starts at 7 a.m. at Hooters Restaurant on Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers, proceeds west on Colonial Boulevard to McGregor Boulevard, through the beautiful neighborhoods along the Caloosahatchee River, then continues through the Downtown River District, over the Edison Bridge and back. The race then winds past City of Palms Park and continues south to the Edison Mall and back to Hooters.

All finishers receive a custom 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 features live music, complimentary beverages and the world famous Hooters chicken wings.

Entry forms are available at all area Hooters Restaurants, OMNI Club, and RunFlorida.

For more information or to register online visit hootershalfmarathon.com or ftmyerstrackclub.com.