Houston Event Details
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.
2016 Schedule of Events
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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.
All participants will receive a free t-shirt (size guaranteed if registered by 2/13/15) 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
|CATEGORY||UNTIL 9/30/15||UNTIL 2/15/16||RACE DAY|
|Adults (13 and up)||$25||$35||$40|
|Youth (12 and under)||$15||$25||$30|
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Finish Line Sports 13895 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Get your race photos at www.springactionphotos.com.
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 15th 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.