Just a few weeks remain before the 14th annual Turtle Race and the 3rd annual Family Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Alvin ISD Education Foundation on Saturday, February 7, at National Oak Park in Alvin.
Registration for the Family Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by Kelsey Seybold, is going on now. Entry fee for the 1K Kids (up to age 11) Run/Walk is $15. Entry fee for a student for the 5K Run/Walk is $20 and for an adult the fee is $25. Register by January 23 before the fee goes up $5. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and individuals will receive a t-shirt for participating. The entry form can be found at signmeup.com. Race day sign-in begins at 7:45 a.m. at the National Oak Park pavilion. The run/walk is not a timed event and all proceeds benefit the students and teachers of Alvin ISD through grants and scholarships.
All the fun begins at 10 a.m. after the run/walk with food, games, giveaways, and more. Booth space is available for concessions and other items. Booths are 10 x 10 (no electricity) and are available for $20 for non-profits and $30 for all others. Call Sheila Olson at the foundation office at 281-331-2586 for more information about booth space.
At 12 noon the adopted turtles will race. Community members, parents, students and staff are encouraged to adopt turtles for the race. Turtles can be adopted for $5 each by filling out an adoption form, which are available at all Alvin ISD campuses, the Alvin ISD Central Administration Building, Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce, YMCA of Alvin, Alvin Community College, Texas Advantage Bank and TDEC, Inc. The adopter of the first turtle to cross the finish line wins a travel voucher valued at $1,500, sponsored by Stantec. The second place prize is a $1,000 shopping spree sponsored by David and Tracy Vela, and the third place prize is an iPad valued at $500 sponsored by Ron Carter Automotive Dealerships. Several other valuable prizes will be awarded to the adopters of subsequent turtles to cross the finish line. If weather does not permit the race to take place, a drawing will be held to determine winners.
All proceeds from the Turtle Race benefit the students and teachers in the Alvin ISD through Innovative Teaching Grants, campus grants, and scholarships for students, teachers and paraprofessionals.
The Alvin I.S.D. Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) (charitable) organization established to create support for academic programs of the district.