By Karyn Ho, Spirit of Texas Festival Publicity Committee
The Spirit of Texas Festival is excited to announce that Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity will hold its “Run for the House 2018” fun run during this year’s festival. The race will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at Wolf Pen Creek Park in College Station. The Spirit of Texas Festival begins Friday, March 23 and continues through Sunday, March 25.
Festival organizers said the Run for the House is an important addition to festival’s schedule. “Spirit of Texas is designed to highlight the best of Texas and to give back. B/CS Habitat for Humanity, which is one of the most active non-profits in our area, provides such an important service to our community,” said Cynthia Caronna, the festival’s founder and executive director. “We hope that race participants will stay afterwards to take part in the festival. They can recharge by enjoying amazing offerings from our food trucks and BBQ competitors and then hear live music as they shop at the Trading Market. Plus, everyone will want to join in the fun as we break a Guinness World Record by creating and eating the world’s longest ice cream sundae.”
On-line registration for the Run for the House 2018, which offers a 5K fun run and a 2K fun walk, is already available. Participants also may register in person at Wolf Pen Creek Park beginning at 7 a.m. on race day. Runners and walkers of all fitness levels are welcome. All race proceeds benefit B/CS Habitat for Humanity.
The non-profit assists low-income families in the community by providing affordable and safe homes. B/CS Habitat for Humanity, which constructs an average of 12 homes a year, is currently building its 286th home. “We cannot do what we do without the generous support of individuals, groups and businesses in our community,” said Jane Sherman, B/CS Habitat for Humanity marketing and communications manager. “Opportunities like scheduling the race during the Spirit of Texas Festival provides us with not only an opportunity to raise funds but also raise awareness of what Habitat does and the increasing need of affordable housing in our community.”