Down Syndrome Association of Houston laces up for Second Annual Buddy Run

The Down Syndrome Association of Houston (DSAH) invites the city of Houston to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness with them and their buddies at the Second Annual Buddy Run 5K.

The event will take place on April 30 at Constellation Field, home of the Sugar Land Skeeters.

The event is family friendly and is perfect for all runners. The event will open at 6:30 a.m., giving families an opportunity to meet with one another and to become more familiar with DSAH.

There are three options available: 5K run timed ($25), 5K run/walk untimed ($20), and the one mile run/walk untimed ($15). Every registration gets a 2016 Buddy Run 5K race bib, a tee, and entry into the post-race party. Online registration is open until April 28. There will be an award ceremony for the top three winners in each 10-year age group after the 5K.

The 5K run will start at 7:30 a.m., the 5K walk will start at 7:40, and the mile will start at 8:45 a.m. After the run, runners are invited to enjoy the post-race party where refreshments and fun will be had.

“Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition.

One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome – about 6,000 each year. So, it’s important to celebrate Down syndrome and to recognize the many achievements and abilities of people with Down syndrome in our community,” Jack Bates, DSAH board member. “We hope to create a brighter future for all families and individuals whose lives are touched by this condition.”

Proceeds from the Buddy Run 5K will benefit DSAH’s operation of the Down Syndrome Resource Center (DSRC), new parent packages, meetings, social events, a newsletter and more. The programs help develop the lives of the individuals and family so they may live to their full potential.

The Buddy Run website is www.houstonbuddyrun.org and the registration site is raceroster.com/events/2016/8223/buddy-run-5k. For more information about DSAH, visit http://dsah.org.

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