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Sprint for Life 5K Run & Walk and Sprint for Sprouts Kids' Run


Sprint for Life 5K Run & Walk and Sprint for Sprouts Kids' Run



May 9, 2009

Start Line

This year's Sprint for Life start line will be on Pressler St. at the Bertner Ave. intersection adjacent to the Pressler Garage. Please arrive early so you will have time to park and get to the starting line prior to the 7:30 a.m. start. The start line and course will be closed 10 minutes after the race begins. View the Sprint parking and route map (pdf) to see the entire route.

Race Day Schedule 6:00 a.m.

Boutique opens for business 6:00–7:25 a.m.

Late Registration 6:45–7:15 a.m.

Group and Corporate Team Photos Staircase at Mays Clinic Garage on Bertner Ave. (near start line) 7:00 a.m. Survivor Reception Area and Breakfast Opens

7:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk Begins

8:30 a.m.

Presentations and Awards

9:00 a.m.

Sprouts Parade with Tot Trot and Sprint for Sprouts 1K to follow

9:15 a.m.

About Sprint for Life:

Sprint for Life benefits The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center's Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program. The mission of the program is to develop effective screening methods and, ultimately, a cure for ovarian cancer through innovative research into the causes, prevention, detection and treatment of the disease. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecologic cancers. Because there is no screening or early detection test available and symptoms are subtle, only 25 percent of ovarian tumors are detected before they have progressed to an advanced stage.


Free parking will be available in both the Pressler and Braeswood Garages. Access garages only via Braeswood.

Timing: 5K

Competitive Run-Race timing will be done by the disposable Tag System. You will not be an official finisher if you do not wear the d-tag on your shoe. Pick up your d-tag in person at packet pick-up. You do not need to return your d-tag. If you bring your own chip to the race, your time will not be captured.

Race Day Awards:

Awards will be given to the Overall Male and Female winners and to the First Place Master (40+) Male and Female winners. Medals will also be given to all first, second and third place Male and Female age category winners (5 year age groups).

Sprinting in Spirit:

Can’t be present for the Sprint for Life 5K Run/Walk this year? Sign up before April 24, 2009 and you can still show your support for this important cause by “Sprinting in Spirit.” Register online for the race in the “Sprinting in Spirit” category, and we will mail you a “Spirit” packet consisting of a Sprint for Life t-shirt, Sprint for Life pin, race number and shoelaces - everything you need to show your Sprint spirit on race day - no matter where you are! As a Sprinter in Spirit, you can still be considered a member of a group by indicating your group name on the online form. We will let others know that you are with us in spirit by posting your name on our special “Spirit Board.” Don’t miss this opportunity to show your support - guilt free! Spirit packets will be mailed free of charge.

Sprint Groups and M. D. Anderson Group Registration:

A group is comprised of 3 or more members who are walking or running with friends or family. Make it easy and send one representative to pick up all your packets at a designated packet pick-up event. At the Sprint for Life Post Race Party, awards will be given to: the group with the most registered members, and the group with the most Sprint Spirit. Sprint Spirit can be anything that shows your group’s originality, enthusiasm or support.

To be eligible for the largest group award, you must be registered as a group by completing and returning the Group form.

Encourage your members to sign-up online and indicate they are part of your group.

Registration Fees:

Category Early Registration thru 5/6/09

5K Competitive Run (price includes disposable timing tag) $28.00

5K Non-Competitive Run/Walk (time will not be recorded) $25.00

Sprint for Sprouts (12 yrs and under, time will not be recorded) $15.00

Add $5 per packet to receive by mail (Entry must be received by April 24, 2009) Sprinting in Spirit (register by April 24, 2009 to receive Spirit Packet by mail) $50.00

Event Dates.

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Pressler St. at the Bertner Ave. intersection, Houston, TX

Past Results.

Past Media.

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