Grapie's Virtual RunSeptember 21, 2013 - Anytime - Anywhere
What is Grapie's Virtual Run?
Grapie's Virtual run is a "run" that can be done anywhere you are with no specific starting place or time. Just create your course for the day. Whether it is a local training route, competitive course, sitting by the pool, taking a nap or watching TV. Make it your run for yourself, family and friends.
ALL participants will receive a t-shirt and race bib. If you are out of state, your swag will be mailed to you. We will have 5 convenient locations throughout Houston for local pickup.
What is the distance?
Grapie's Virtual Run has the typical "virtual" distances like: Kids 1 Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon and Ultra-Marathon.
Whos does it benefit?
All the money goes to the Snowdrop Foundation.
What the Snowdrop Foundation does:
Snowdrop Foundation Beneficiary
Today, Texas Children’s Hospital is the largest freestanding pediatric hospital in the United States. Ranked among the nation’s top four pediatric institutions by U.S. News & World Report , TCH is the only children’s hospital in the South or Southwest on that list. Texas Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing the finest possible pediatric patient care, education and research. And, true to the charge given by the founders over fifty years ago, care is provided to any sick or injured child, regardless of race, creed or ability to pay.
Snowdrop Foundation donations are designated for three specific areas of Texas Children’s Cancer Center
Snowdrop Scholarship Program
- Scholarships to qualified, college bound, Board of Director
- Approved pediatric cancer patients.
The Teen Program is a support program for teenage patients within the Cancer Center. The teen support group plans activities for teenagers, publishes a newsletter and provides an outlet for teens to express their feelings.
In just forty-five years, the overall survival rate for children with cancer has increased from 10% to 70%. Thirty percent still need our help, as well as the help of scientists, researchers and doctors.
That help will come from Snowdrop Foundation’s Childhood Cancer Research contribution.
Our 2012 Run Sponsors:
Houston Hot Sauce Festival
Team Purple Toe
Finish Line Sports