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Posted February 1, 2011

The 17th annual Sunday Bowl Fun Run will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. on the campus of Houston Christian High School located at 2700 W. Sam Houston Parkway North and Kempwood Drive. This year marks the eighth consecutive year for the event to be held at HCHS. The first nine races were held at Stratford High School in the Spring Branch school district and were initially open to runners 14 years and younger. The event is open to the public, and runners of all ages are encouraged to participate in the one-mile run. Many runners from area schools and running clubs participate in the annual fun run as a means to increase their competitive advantage and better their times.

The primary purpose of the run is to get kids and adults out doing something on a day when many would just spend the entire time sitting in front of a television set. “I recently read in Newsweek Magazine that exercise is one of the best ways to maintain and improve brain function,” says HCHS cross country and track and field coach Dave Jantzen. “I can attest to this fact as a high percentage of our students on the cross country team make the Honor Roll.”

Another tradition of the run is everyone who finishes the race receives a gold medal, emphasizing the point that there are many more benefits to running than just winning.

Be sure to stay around after the race as there will be drawings for prizes, mostly donated by Houston Christian High School, Spring Branch/Memorial Track Club, and by Finish Strong, a local running store. The early registration fee is $4 per runner; late registration fee is $5 per runner (day of race). For more information and to access an entry form, go to houstonchristianhs.org, click on “Athletics Home,” then click on “HCHS Sunday Bowl Run.” Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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