very lucky East Texans are getting the chance to participate in one of Lufkin's
very first half-marathons in several years.
unclear how long it has been since Lufkin had its very own half-marathon, but
board members at the Junior Achievement of Angelina County say it almost feels
like Lufkin's first.
organization has teamed up with Whataburger to present their race for success
that will be on December 21. While it seems like a mile away, you can actually
start signing up right now for the race.
achievement is excited to host a 5k, 10k, and half marathon. We're hosting it
for Lufkin. This is the first time in a very long time to have a half marathon
here in Lufkin. We are currently pulling in people…not just local runners…but
people from the State of Texas. People from Louisiana, from Houston, and the Woodlands,
Tyler and the Dallas-Fort Worth area," said Michelle Harlow-Green, the
Executive Director for Junior Achievement of Angelina County.
started meeting with our committee in July and we have met roughly once a month
ever since there. The closer we get to it the more often that we meet. We have
done all the measurements to have the course certified by race day. We also
have put a lot of work in having entertainment there. So we're going to have a
band and we're going to have booths there the runners will enjoy we are looking
for things to give to runners who participated so we've done a lot of work just
trying to get it ready," said Melinda Sullivan, the Marketing Director for
are interested in signing up for the race, you can visit www.active.com or www.raceforsuccesslufkin.com.
There will also be a 5k race at 8:20 a.m., a 10k race at 8:10 a.m., and the
half-marathon at 8 a.m.
for the 5k are $35, the 10k for $45, and the half-marathon for $85. All
proceeds will go to the Junior Achievement of Angelina County, which depends on
fundraising to thrive. The race will be at Slack Elementary at 1305 Fuller
Springs Dr., Lufkin, TX.
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