WHAT: 5K & 1k for the whole family. Youth can Run/Walk the 5k AND Adults can run/walk the 1kWHEN: 8am, Sunday, February 24, 2013WHERE: Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, TexasWHY: to help fund As One Foundation activities such as it’s sickle cell trait awareness program, Operation Hydration that encourages hydration as prevention of athletic or fitness related death – especially in sickle cell trait carriers.AGE GROUPS: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+PRIZES FOR: 1st place - overall male runner and 1st place - overall female runner and the top 3 male and female runners in the 8 age categories.Entry Fees (include T-shirt) Price cut for September – Sickle Cell Awareness Month through 9/30/12$20.00 – Adult (13 and up)$10.00 - Youth (ages 12 and under) Early Bird October 1, - February 15, 2013:$25.00 – Adult (13 and up)$15.00 - Youth (ages 12 and under) Late Registration February 16, 2013 through Race Day, February 24, 2013$30.00 - Adult (13 and up)$20.00 - Youth (ages 12 and under)
Race Day Schedule7:00 am Number Pick-Up & Registration8:00 am 5k Race begins9:00 am 1k begins10:00 Both races end
Race Perks-Post race refreshments will be provided-Gift bag for ALL participantsCommemorative Medal for Category Winners On February 26, 2001, 18 year old, Devaughn Darling lost his life due to exhaustion during spring football practice at Florida State University. He would leave his identical twin brother, Devard Darling to live on and fulfill their shared dream to play professional football. Devard would persevere and not only make it to the NFL but also establish the As One Foundation, in memory of Devaughn. Both twins carry the sickle cell trait, which alone is no real threat to the 8% of people of color born in America. But, coupled with physical rigor and lack of hydration, could be fatal. In other words, Devaughn’s death was preventable. Marking the 12th anniversary of Devaughn’s death, Darling Dash 5k revenue will help fund the As One Foundation’s scholarship fund and efforts to prevent future deaths of young athletes by promoting sickle cell trait awareness through Operation Hydration that encourages hydration as prevention of athletic or fitness related death – especially in sickle cell trait carriers.
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