Texas Children’s employees and Houston-area residents came out in full force to participate in the second annual Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Marathon Foundation Family Fun Run at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands.
On May 5, more than 1,500 people of all abilities participated in the non-competitive 1-mile course. Following the race, participants enjoyed the H-E-B sponsored Family Fun Zone, which was packed with snacks, entertainment and 20 plus attractions.
Professional race announcer Mark Purnell kept everyone energized in their role as master of ceremonies cheering on the crowd and announcing any and all special guests, including athletic trainer Katherine Elish and adolescent and sports medicine physician Dr. Jonathan Santana, who led runners and walkers in some warm-up stretches and exercises. Members of the Ukuele Choir played the National Anthem.
“We are so glad everyone came out and participated in the second annual Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Marathon Foundation Family Fun Run at Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands,” said Trent Johnson, Texas Children’s Hospital assistant vice president. “It’s important for families to participate to maintain physical fitness, to connect with people in the community and to learn about what we have to offer at Texas Children’s here in The Woodlands.”
Wade Morehead, executive director of the Houston Marathon Foundation, said The Woodlands is a great running community and that he is excited about being able to reach new runners through Texas Children’s and introduce existing ones to the organization.
Lacy Dalcour, public affairs manager with H-E-B, said the Family Fun Run is special to H-E-B because it’s an opportunity to help encourage children about health and wellness.
“We value this message and partnership a great deal,” Dalcour said. “We are happy to be a part of the event in The Woodlands.”
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