The Dallas Marathon board of trustees has revealed the 2013 Cotton Patch Café Last Man Running as Mark “Hawkeye” Louis, half of the award-winning duo from the longest-running FM morning show in Dallas-Fort Worth, Hawkeye and Dorsey in the Morning. Hawkeye was originally intended to be the inaugural Last Man Running in 2012, before suffering an ankle injury that prevented him from participating. The Ticket’s Craig “Junior” Miller took on the role of 2012’s Last Man Running, successfully passing just under 9,000 runners.
Cotton Patch Café Last Man Running, now in its second year, is a pledge promotion by the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon benefiting the marathon’s primary beneficiary and Cotton Patch Café’s primary philanthropic endeavor, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. On December 8, Hawkeye will start at the very back of the last corral along the start line, raising money for each runner passed in the half marathon. In its role as title sponsor, Cotton Patch Café has pledged $4 per runner Hawkeye passes, up to $25,000.
“Our restaurants have raised more than half a million dollars over the last several years for the hospital,” said Larry Marshall, president of Cotton Patch Café. “Last Man Running is such a fantastic opportunity to continue our support of Texas Scottish Rite.”
Hawkeye, an avid runner and member of the Dallas Marathon board of directors, originally brought the Last Man Running idea to fruition. Hawkeye’s progress will be tweeted (@hawkeyeonair) the day of the race to help fans track his progress.
“This is such a great way to raise extra funding for Texas Scottish Rite and involve more people in the weekend’s festivities,” said Hawkeye. “The Dallas Marathon board of directors and I anticipate seeing this program grow as an annual feature of the marathon.”
Join Cotton Patch Café in support of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children by donating to Last Man Running. Each person who donates $10 online will be entered to win valuable prizes in a recurring monthly drawing from July to December. See details at lastmanrunning.org.
About the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon
The MetroPCS Dallas Marathon is a flat and fast race, featuring a scenic course that highlights the best areas of Dallas including the landmark Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, designed by Santiago Calatrava. The race is Texas’ oldest running marathon and serves as a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon. Race activities occur the second weekend of each December and include a two-day Health & Fitness Expo; the Cigna Mayor’s Race 5K presented by Oncor; and the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, 5-Person Relay and SMU Cox Corporate Relay Challenge presented by Behringer Harvard. The Dallas Marathon is the official marathon of the City of Dallas and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; the primary beneficiary of proceeds from race weekend is Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, visit dallasmarathon.com.