Registration Deadline Nears for Annual Bridgeland Community Fun Run/Walk for Heroes
The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans, Inc. organization is gearing up for its annual Bridgeland Community Fun Run/Walk for Heroes. Since 2016, the organization has held this event to raise funds to build a $1.5 million veterans memorial in the Bridgeland Community in Cypress, as well as support immediate needs for veterans in the community. Additional use of funds includes hosting events and initiatives like the Veterans Memorial Day, Veterans Day festivals, and Thanksgiving Turkeys for Veterans.
On October 21, 2023, the community is invited to run or walk at Lakeland Village Festival Park in Bridgeland, conveniently located along Grand Parkway in Cypress. The event will include an 8:00 AM 5k walk/ 10k run around Josey Lake and Park and a 9:00 AM children's 1k run around a portion of Bridgeland Lake. Booth vendors, entertainment, and activities for the children will also be available. Strollers and wagons are welcome during the children's walk, while the 5k and 10k are not open to strollers or wagons.
The registration fee is $35 for 5K adults and $40 for 10K adults. Children are $20 or less depending on the number of children per family. Note that processing fees will apply.
During your registration, honor your hero by entering the name, rank, and branch of service of the veteran or active service member you would like to honor. The Bridgeland Community Supports Veterans, Inc. will create signs along the race course to honor their service.
Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female 5K and 10k runners, with a first place prize for the first boy and girl of the 1K race/walk. Packet pick-up will occur only Friday, October 20 from 12:00 - 7:00 PM at the Bridgeland/Lakeland Village Activity Center, located at 16902 Bridgeland Landing Drive in Cypress. If participants cannot make packet pick-up on Friday, they may be picked up on Saturday from 7:00 - 7:30 AM at the Lakeland Village Festival Park Pavilion. Registration will close Thursday, October 19 at 5:00 PM. There will be an opportunity for late registration on Friday, October 20 at Packet Pickup and Saturday, October 21 at 7:00 - 7:30 AM at Lakeland Village Festival Park for an extra fee of $10. Registrations after October 1 are not guaranteed a runner's shirt and/or size shirt due to possible supply chain issues.
What Do I Wear To The Event? Because you will be running, light clothing (weather appropriate) is suggested, along with a great pair of athletic shoes! You must wear your bib number in order to run or walk. Flip flops and sandals will not be allowed on the paths for safety reasons.
Where do I Park? What is the Location? You can park along Bridgeland Landing Road, or in the back of the Village Center parking lot on Bridgeland Landing Road. The Race is located at 16902 Bridgeland Landing Road in the Lakeland Village Festival Park. To keep roadways clear for residents and emergency response vehicles, no parking is permitted on neighborhood streets.
Sponsors for this event include The Spencer Company, Kay Burkhalter, Rose Poole Photography, Dianne Tetreault, Walt & Margie Bohn, Bob and Donna Thomas, and Emilio and Annie Rodriguez. For sponsorship and vendor booth opportunities, please contact Hugh Konigsmark at email@example.com or 254-313-2628.
For more information about the event and to register, please visit this website.
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.