For the first time, the John J. Eikenburg Law Week 8K Fun Run will be Saturday, February 17, not during Spring Break. The Houston Bar Association and Harris County Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen join in the partnership to benefit The Center.
“The generosity and continuous support of the Houston Bar Association and Constable Rosen ensures that The Center is providing the very best opportunities for adults with disabilities to realize and expand their personal potential,” says The Center CEO, Charles C. Canton.
For the past 32 years, the Houston Bar Association’s Law Week Fun Run has raised over $1.3 million for The Center and its programs. “Each year, our organization continues to increase race participants and sponsorships are approaching $100,000. It is important for the HBA’s community outreach to support this one-of-a kind organization that provides essential job training and services to their clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” says Alistair Dawson, Houston Bar Association President.
“It is essential for law enforcement to join together with the community for this fun, family-focused event that enhances the programs that are offered at The Center. Even though many of us sustained much devastation due to Hurricane Harvey, I feel it is our responsibility to support the mission set forth by The Center, “says Constable Alan Rosen.
Starting at Sam Houston Park and following a course along the Buffalo Bayou, the event features a competitive 8K Run, a 1-mile Walk, and a 1K non-competitive Kids’ Run, as well as Adopt-a-Walker to allow residents and staff from The Center to participate. Entry fees start at $18 for the 1 Mile Walk; $35 for the 8K, and $250 for group entries. Participants in the event will receive a race day bag that includes event goodies and a T-Shirt. Packet pick-up is Friday, February 16th at The Center from 6-8 pm and Saturday, February 17th from 6:30-7:30 am.
Immediately following race events, participants can enjoy the post-race party for door prizes, cash prizes, awards and the President’s Trophy. During this family-friendly event, enjoy live music by Grand Old Grizzly, food, drinks, and fun activities for all ages.