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Galloway Gallop Mardi Gras Fun Run
News Release
Sunday, January 30, 2011


Bay Area Houston, Texas - The Galloway Gallop Mardi Gras Fun Run returns to Kemah on Saturday, February 26, 2011! The run begins at 8 am with a certified 10K and 5K race, followed by a Kid K dash at 9 am. This is the ninth year for the popular fun run, which benefits The Galloway School, an accredited, non-denominational, non-profit private school for grades PK-3 through 6 located in Friendswood, TX.  The race will be the first event with Kemah's official Krewe du Lac Mardi Gras festival, so don't miss all the other Mardi Gras fun to follow. Details of the Mardi Gras schedule can be found at (
As always, the Galloway Gallop features a beautiful scenic course, great prizes and a fantastic finish-line party that includes refreshments, music and children's activities, including crafts and Sandy Candy.  Last year, 475 runners participated in the Galloway Gallop and helped to raise over $11,000, which helped to fund technology upgrades for the school.

This year, electronic chip timing will again be offered in response to previous participant feedback. Prizes for the top male and female master finishers for both the 5K and 10K are to be determined and will be posted on the school website at by January 15,2011.  Cash prizes of 75.00 will be awarded to the overall male and female finishers in both the 5K and 10K races, and special awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of 13 age categories for the 5K and 10K races. Costume and door prizes will also be given throughout the event and each child who participates in the Kid K race will be given a medal! The entry fee is $20 for the 5K and 10K runs or $15 for the Kid K and includes a colorful Galloway Gallop fun run t-shirt and a race packet. After February 11, 2011, fees increase to $25 and $20 respectively. Participants may register online at or by downloading a form from the Events page at  More information is also available online, by calling The Galloway School at 281-338-9510, or by email at
Sponsorship opportunities are also available-act early to get your company's logo on the back of the race shirt.  More information  is available from Michelle Onorato at
Also, all high school service organizations looking to volunteer for a few hours are more than welcome-please use the contact information above with any questions.

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