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For Immediate Release Jon Walk, (832) 296-0785

RAS GIVES $130,000 TO CHARITY IN 2016 WITH


$75,000 COMING FROM 6TH ANNUAL TEXAS BRIDGE SERIES
FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS (February 24, 2017) -- Running Alliance Sport is pleased to
announce the donation of $75,000 to The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc. as a result of
the sixth annual Texas Bridge Series in 2016.
Headquartered in Friendswood, Texas, Running Alliance Sport (RAS) is a not-for-
profit organization which annually produces six races in the southeast greater Houston
area, including the Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon, the newly-acquired Yuris Night Fun
Run 10K and 5K, the Baytown Bud Heat Wave and the three races that make up the Texas
Bridge Series - the Toughest 10K Kemah, the Toughest 10K Galveston and the La Porte By
The Bay Half Marathon.
We truly appreciate the runners and walkers who come out to not only race and
challenge themselves in each of the three races of the Texas Bridge Series, but know that
they are helping others in their communities as well, says Running Alliance Sport founder
and race director Robby Sabban.
The majority of proceeds of both the Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon and the Texas
Bridge Series annually go to The Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Inc., the Pasadena, Texas-
based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to offer support, provide safety and
prevent domestic and sexual violence.
The work we do at The Bridge is changing and saving lives of those devastated by
domestic or sexual violence. The support we receive Running Alliance Sport is invaluable
to us, said Executive Director Debbie Moseley. We are able to fulfill our mission. These
folks are life savers for The Bridge.
Not only do they give monetarily, they educate the community and help with
prevention of future violence. We have thousands and thousands of new friends because of
the relationship we have with Running Alliance Sport. We are beyond blessed.
The year-ending donation to The Bridge was part of just over $130,000 that
Running Alliance Sport gave to local southeast greater Houston area charities in 2016,
bringing the organization's six-year giving total to $590,000 since 2011.
Runners and walkers who participated in the races that formed the Texas Bridge
Series were among some of the largest races in Texas.
The Toughest 10K Kemah and the Toughest 10K Galveston, held annually on the
third weekend of September and October, respectively, were the fifth and the seventh
largest 10-kilometer races in the Lone Star state with 1,962 and 1,826 finishers each.
The La Porte By The Bay Half Marathon was the 13th largest half marathon in Texas
last year with 1,746 finishers and the second largest half marathon - behind Austin's 3M
Half Marathon - that didn't have an additional race at another distance.
A record 1,211 runners finished all three races, collecting a fourth and special
commemorative medal for their effort.
Were known for our medals and challenging races. Ashworth Awards has been
doing a great job in creating special moments with the medals they produce for our
runners after they cross the finish line, added Sabban.
RAS Marketing Director Keith Schreiter says, though, that it is time to let the
runners get in on the fun in 2017.
During the month of March, were inviting our runners to submit medal designs
that will be chosen by a Committee, who will select five finalists, he said. The winner will
be decided by Facebook popular vote with the winner receiving a full year of
complimentary races from RAS.
Creativity is more important than a perfect drawing.
Nearly 400 runners, more than seven months out from this years 10th annual
Toughest 10K Kemah, have already signed up for all three races of the seventh annual
Texas Bridge Series.
The Toughest 10K Kemah will kick off the Series on Sunday, September 17 followed
by the Toughest 10K Galveston on Saturday, October 21 and the La Porte By The Bay Half
Marathon on Sunday, November 19.
Registration for the entire Series is currently available at www.onetough10k.org.
Running Alliance Sport members with registration accounts will also earn RAS Perk
Points that equate to a future seven percent discount of the registration fee for other
Running Alliance Sport races.
For more information about Running Alliance Sport, please visit
www.runningalliancesport.org.

About Running Alliance Sport


Based out of the greater Bay Area Houston area, Running Alliance Sport (RAS) is a not-for-profit
event production company that has a passion for producing quality running events which in turn
support local communities and its charities. RAS successfully works with city governments in
Seabrook, Kemah, La Porte, Baytown, Galveston and Tiki Island to produce five races annually from
March to November that engages nearly 500 volunteers, sends over 7,250 runners and walkers
across finish lines and donates over $100,000 to local charities. For more information, please visit
www.runningalliancesport.org.

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