Tavola Reindeer Run Attracts Runners of All Ages for Holiday Fun

From start to finish, there was something for everyone (including dogs!) at Friendswood Development Company’s third annual USATF-certified Tavola Reindeer Run, which was hosted in the developer’s community of Tavola, located in New Caney, TX. The holiday-themed race, which was held on December 1, attracted close to 365 participants of all ages for the 5K and 1K for families.

The Tavola Recreation Center buzzed with activity and holiday spirit as kids lined up for a candy cane and a keepsake photo with Santa. The Recreation Center was also the site for a crafts activity and “letters to Santa” station. Popular coffee purveyor Java Pura provided a variety of made-to-order espresso drinks for all participants. The event also featured outdoor attractions for kids, including a bungee tramp, bounce house, and rock-climbing wall. Complimentary breakfast biscuits were served, courtesy of sponsor Chick-Fil-A.

Each runner received a finisher medal, and Houston’s MIX 96.5 “Morning Mix” team (Sarah, Lauren, and Geoff) emceed the post-race awards ceremony. Trophies were awarded to runners in the following age groups: 12 & Under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Up. Congratulations to (overall) winners Steven Thornock of Spring, with a time of 16:47 and Pam Meaux of The Woodlands, with a time of 21:18. Each of these runners received both a trophy and $100 cash award. (Complete race results can be found here.) 

The race benefitted the New Caney ISD Education Foundation, whose mission is “to enrich, maintain and expand programs necessary to meet the District’s stated mission of academic excellence.” The date for the 2019 race is Saturday, December 7. Please check back early next year for details. 

View all of the photos from Tavola Reindeer Run here.