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Darling Dash Memorial 5K/1k Family Run/Walk: Celebrating the Heart of Devaughn
Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 8:00 AM (CST)
Sugar Land, TX
WHAT: 5K & 1k for the whole family.
Youth can Run/Walk the 5k AND Adults can run/walk the 1k
WHEN: 8am, Sunday, February 24, 2013
WHERE: Sweetwater Country Club, 4400 Palm Royale Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas
WHY: 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)
PACKET PICK-UP: (Walk-up registration will be available)
11am-5pm, Saturday, February 23, 2013
Texas Running Company,
#600, 15890 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Parking will be located on the right as you enter the club and behind the tennis courts. Please look for directional signs. Arrive early!
Race Photos taken by Spring Action Photos
Race Day Schedule
7:00 am Number Pick-Up & Registration
8:00 am 5k Race begins
9:00 am 1k begins
10:00 Both races end
-Post race refreshments will be provided
-Gift bag for ALL participants
Commemorative 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.
When & Where
As One Foundation
The mission of the As One Foundation is to educate and increase awareness of sickle cell trait while encouraging youth to achieve their dreams in the face of life's challenges