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The Woodlands Marathon is Giving Back to Charity

The Woodlands Marathon (in The Woodlands, Texas) is once again taking place this year for the fourth time and it is estimated that about 7500 runners are taking part in the event. In spite of the fact that this annual event is happening for the fourth time, its history is much older. Read on to find out more.

The first time The Woodlands Marathon happened was in 1979 about half a decade after The Woodlands community was set up. However, the event restarted in the year 2012 on 3 March after a gap of 19 long years. The annual marathon has since become a national event which plays a large part in promoting active healthy lifestyles and simultaneously encouraging the sport of running not only among the local communities in the vicinity of Houston, Texas, but also across the entire country.

The Race Director, Willie Fowlkes opined that The Woodlands Marathon is a world-class event that the local community has access to. Not only does the race promote the health aspect among its participants, but also causes an economic impact in the region to the tune of about $6 to $7 million. In total, it is comparable to most other premium events of its kind that are held globally.

The participants who register for any event of The Woodlands Marathon are also privileged to participate in the Charity Challenge through which they can contribute their mite to the society. The participants can choose to raise funds for any charity when they train prior to the race. The highest amounts that are raised by the runners are given away to the charities along with $18000 prize money that the management of The Woodlands Marathon keeps aside for the purpose. In case you are not running the race, you can still participate in The Woodlands Marathon as a volunteer. You can do your bit to contribute to a happy, safe and healthy weekend for all the participants.

This year we invite you to the event taking place on February 28, and if you are not running, you can stand by the side-lines and cheer the participants some of who are running for the sake of their health, their achievements, and some for the sake of charitable organizations. The Woodlands Community runners of all ages and levels would do well with your cheers and encouragement. Well, in addition to all others, Fidelty Investments would be there too, both on the tracks as well as among the crowds.

If you’d like to train for this event there are several great gyms in The Woodlands, TX that can accomodate you. Below is list of just a few of the recommended locations.

Gym and Fitness Centers:

The Woodlands Personal Training
25901 Interstate 45
Spring, TX 77380
(281) 298-3748

Woodlands Strength and Conditioning
22820 I-45 North Suite 1A
Spring, TX 77373
(281) 881-6538

Legend Sports Complex
602 Pruitt Road
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 298-5700

FIT Human Performance
27240 Glen Loch Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
(832) 813-8010

A Day in the Strife: Showing our Councilmembers what it’s like on the poverty line

Kwame Brown greets the crowd

Councilmember Kwame Brown greets the crowd

Over 200 people – most of whom will be directly impacted by proposed budget cuts – descended upon the Wilson building yesterday, inviting the City Council to see what life is like for DC residents living in poverty. For more photos, visit our Facebook page (and give us a “like” while you’re there!)

We asked that the City Concil make our walk a little easier by fully funding safety net services, including services to victims of domestic violence, shelters for families and individuals, affordable housing, and family support services.

For a fraction of DC’s $9 billion budget, the city could fund essential public services. When there’s plenty of funding to go around, we shouldn’t have to choose between services like protecting injured workers and providing affordable housing.

  • A luxury tax of only 6 cents a drink would mean that families don’t have to sleep on the street.
  • Asking couples that together earn over $350,000 to pay their fair share would mean that victims of domestic violence would have a safe place to stay.
  • Using some of the $240 million surplus from last year, or the millions of dollars of surplus this year would mean that someone who was once homeless will have a place to call home.

    Councilmember Jim Graham also spoke with us

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