More than 150 years ago slaves from the south would await nightfall to escape and run north to freedom. With coded songs, slaves were secretly instructed to follow the big dipper to the Northern Star to freedom. Though times have changed, slavery still exists.
This Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition event honors those who once looked up to the stars for their chance for freedom and those who still do today.
The run/walk begins and ends at Pavilion 4. The event opens at 5 p.m. with packet pick-up and day of registration located near Pavilion 4. The race will start promptly at 6 p.m. The first portion of the race circles counter-clockwise around the fishing lake. The route then follows along a straight jogging trail until the turnaround point, and returns to follow along the remaining portion of the lake perimeter, ending at the Pavilion.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the outreach and educational activities of Houston Rescue and Restore Coalition, whose mission is to confront modern-day slavery by educating the public, training professionals and empowering the community to take action.
Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2012 at 5 p.m.
Tom Bass Park, Section III - Pavilion 4 15108 Cullen Rd. Houston, TX 77048