The second annual Darling Dash Memorial 5K Run and 1K Family Run/Walk was held on Sunday, February 26, 2012, to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the death of Devaughn Darling. The results are posted, and you can find them here:
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 blacks 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 annual anniversary of Devaughn’s death, Darling Dash 5k revenue will help fund the As One Foundation’s efforts to prevent future deaths of young athletes by promoting sickle cell trait awareness.
Sweetwater Country Club
4400 Palm Royale Boulevard
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
$25/adult (13+), $10/Youth (12 and younger)
– online or postmarked by Feb 15, 2012
$30/adult (13+), $15/Youth (12 and younger)
– after Feb 15th until race day
Runners and walkers of ALL levels are welcome. Bring the whole family! Registration was handled by EZtoRegister.com and we thank them.
Race Day Schedule:
7:00 AM – Number pick-up and Registration
8:00 AM – 5K Race begins
9:00 AM – 1K Race/Walk begins
10:00 AM – both races end
Post race refreshments will be provided!
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female runners in 6 age categories:
13-19 / 20-29 / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60+
And the top two male and female overall time
Timing: Chip timing by Gary Mulvihill of EZtoRegister.com
We want to see you socially! PLEASE share this important event with your friends.