Charity run caps season

05/27/2008

Charity run caps season

Aside from Run The Woodlands 5K, which is held year round on the second and fourth Saturdays at Barbara Bush Elementary, this Saturday’s David’s Dream 5K at HEB Market Street in The Woodlands will complete the county’s 2007-2008 running calendar.

The annual event raises money for the David Center at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

The Center, which is part of the Allergy and Immunology Clinic at the hospital, was established after the death, in 1984 at the age of 12, of a little boy who touched millions of hearts around the globe without ever leaving his sterile, plastic bubble.

That young boy was known as David, the Bubble Boy.

David, who lived with his family in Shenandoah, was born with a genetic immune disorder known as SCID, or severe combined immune deficiency, which robbed him of any germ-fighting ability.

David Elementary School in The Woodlands is named after the race’s namesake.

Online registration is available at the event’s web siteat http://www.davidsdreamrun.org/, through Thursday evening. The registration fee is $22 for the 5K and a kids 1-mile. A family can register for $65 and receive up to four T-shirts.

Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday with the race to set to begin at 8 a.m.

The race also serves as the final leg of the spring version of the Montgomery County Triple.

Twenty-one of the 98 finishers of Saturday’s Run The Woodlands 5K had also finished the Conroe Family YMCA Trail Run 5K two weeks before.

TWHS senior Bryce Wolfe won Saturday’s event in a time of 16:54 as he beat Spring’s Jacob Mazone and Conroe High School’s Ricky Lugo to the finish line. Mazone, who was second at last year’s David’s Dream Run was second with a time of 17:12 while Lugo finished the race in 17:26.

The Woodlands’ Sarah Broyles won the women’s field in 22:19 followed by a pair of fellow The Woodlands natives in Ann Leoni and Cheryl Pilgrim in 24:15 and 25:10, respectively.

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