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Houston Event Details

Where else can you go to have fun with the whole family, run,walk or just be photograhed with professional and olympic athletes and give back to a worthy cause all at the same time – the Darling Dash of course!

Darling Dash 5k proceeds fund As One Foundation activities such as our sickle cell trait awareness program, Operation Hydration that encourages hydration as prevention of athletic or fitness related death – especially in sickle cell trait carriers.

2017 Schedule of Events

February 25 – Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Packet Pickup Location
Finish Line Sports 13895 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478
February 26 – Sunday- RACE DAY
7:00 a.m.
Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration
February 26
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Kids Zone open
February 26
8:00 a.m.
Opening ceremony
February 26
8:05 a.m.
5k Race begins
February 26
9:00 a.m.
1k Race begins
February 21
9:30 a.m.
Awards ceremony


Course Map


Parking & Directions

Parking is available in Lot B of Constellation Field/Skeeters Ball Park in Sugar Land, Texas. The stadium is just north of Highway 90 on Highway 6 at Imperial Boulevard.


Participant Awards

All participants will receive a free t-shirt (size guaranteed if registered by 2/17/17) and a medal. Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female runners in each age category and the top overall male and female runner. Age groups are as follows:

• 12 and under
• 13 to 18
• 19 to 29
• 30 to 39
• 40 to 49
• 50 to 59
• 60 to 69
• 70 and over


Entry Fees

Adults (13 and up) $30 $35 $40
Youth (12 and under) $20 $25 $30



Package Pick-Up

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Finish Line Sports 13895 Southwest Freeway

Sugar Land, TX 77478



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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 16th 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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