Currently, registration is underway for the first Chick-fil-A at FM 2920/Kuykendahl 5K, which aims to be a fun and healthy, community-oriented yearly event in Spring, Tx.
Holly Munsinger, director of marketing, stated that the restaurant’s owner, Mike Ludwig, and his wife are both marathon runners and have been wanting to host a race for awhile.
Munsinger added, “We haven’t had many runs in the Spring area, so Mike wanted to use Chick-fil-A to get all of the running clubs, high schools and intermediate schools involved for the event."
A total of 200 runners, 150 for the 5K and 50 for the kids’ 1K portion of the event is the goal.
Already, the restaurant has received a lot of interest early in the registration process, Munsinger stated.
Held Saturday, February 19th, 8 a.m., people can sign up at the restaurant, located at 5905 FM 2920 in Spring.
It costs $20 for the 5K and $10 for the 1K for those who register online, and prices will go up to $25 and $15, respectively, after online registration closes on February 17th.
The male and female overall winners are scheduled to receive Chick-fil-A for a year.
Also, awards are scheduled to be given out for the first and second place finisher, male and female, for each 10-year age group.
All participants that register online by February 5th are scheduled to receive a T-shirt.
Proceeds from the event are scheduled to go to a family whose 6-year-old son is fighting cancer.
Munsinger stated, “When we did our ‘Spicy Chicken’ premiere we met his family who was selling bracelets to raise money for cancer awareness and research. It touched our hearts so we thought we could combine his efforts together with this run.”
Munsinger added, the event is scheduled to benefit different people in need in the Spring/Klein community each year.