Lacks 2nd Annual Dasher and Prancer 5k Run/Walk

By Mark


On your mark, get set, Go!

Running events have become quite popular in the Rio Grande Valley over the last few years and rightfully so. Runs serve as a platform to bring awareness to many different health issues, such as breast cancer, autism, and diabetes awareness. It’s a great way to spread the word and raise money for some of your favorite non-profit organizations.Our runners taking a quick picture moments after they finished their race.

We pride ourselves in being involved in the community, especially when it comes to those affected by major health issues such as diabetes. We understand that a great part of our community is affected by diabetes and many live their lives without knowing they have it. It’s an alarming health issue that we have decided to tackle head on (with our antlers) by creating the Lacks Dasher and Prancer 5k Run/Walk in December of 2016.The RGV sure knows how to dress up for the occasion. Ladies, you rock!

For the second year, we will host the Dasher and Prancer 5k Run/Walk in support of the Rio Grande Valley Diabetes Association! It’s an opportunity for the community to show their support for friends and family who battle diabetes daily. The 3.1 miles that you will run/walk is not only exercise your body will thank you for later but more importantly, it’s a way to support those affected by diabetes. One of the many great things about our event is that all the funds raised will be donated to the RGV Diabetes Association where they will be used for local programs that educate, bring awareness and promote a healthier lifestyle. Look at all those reindeer showing their support.

Dasher and Prancer have become much more than just Santa’s reindeer; they have become ambassadors for the diabetic community in the RGV and they have no signs of slowing down. They will lead the way in the upcoming run and we are right behind them!

 Christmas has certainly arrived early this December.  Who has the best holiday costume?

We invite you to join us at our 2nd Annual Dasher and Prancer 5k taking place at the Mission Pepsi Sports Park on December 16th. All ages are welcome and our furry family members are also encouraged to come. Goodie bags filled with swag and a technical shirt will be given to the first 300 register. Our awesome finisher’s medals will also be awarded to the first 300 finishers and awards will be given to top finishers in multiple age groups. Our Serta sheep was a big hit last year and he might make an appearance once again.

This holiday season there is more than one way to give and here’s your chance to make a difference. What are you waiting for? Click HERE to register today!

This great event would not be possible without the help of our sponsors. A special thank you to Higginbotham, Gabriel Insurance Agency, Channel 5 News, Humana, Marathon Kids, Safeguard Universal, Valley Running Co. and Digital 101.5.