Daily Archives: August 15, 2013

TTAC 2013 Ride/Walk/Run Recap and 2014 Event Update

Runner

Winner of the 2013 1/2 marathon in the male category.

The 6th annual Ride/Walk/Run held May 4, 2013 at the Katy Trail in Rocheport was a success! Thanks to event participants, volunteers, and sponsors, Trail to a Cure raised $10,000, which brings TTAC’s 6-year, cumulative total to $74,000 raised. Donated results each year thus far have also included all registration fees paid by event participants, thanks to the generosity of event sponsors and participants in the monthly Feast 2 FIGHT AIDS dining out fundraisers.

32-mile riders

Bike riders who chose the 32-mile option return.

Checks were mailed to 2012-2013’s beneficiaries, including:

10K runners

10K runners start the race in 2013.

Trail to a Cure is a 100% volunteer organization. We rely on a cadre of volunteers who work year-round to achieve our mission.

10K walkers

10K walkers finish the event.

The Ride/Walk/Run event features a variety of events for a wide variety of participants to enjoy. The event features bike rides of various distances, walks of various distances, and runs of various distances, including a timed 10K and half-marathon. The events are followed by a post-event celebration in Rocheport that features live music, great food and beverages, a silent raffle, prize drawings for pre-registered participants, and a raffle drawing for a bike valued at approximately $5,000.

Bikers

Bikers make their way down the Katy Trail

Next year’s Ride/Walk/Run event details are being finalized now, but in addition to all of the events that were featured in 2013, the 2014 event on the first Saturday in May will feature a 5K walk/run as well!

Biker

Jim says he plans to ride again next year, his third go-round.

Trail to a Cure, Inc. was founded in 2007.

Trail to a Cure is an inclusive, grassroots organization whose mission is to provide and increase:

  • Funding for HIV/AIDS research and services;
  • Awareness and knowledge of HIV/AIDS and its prevention;
  • Volunteerism within our community,

For the benefit of men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS.

In MEMORY of those we’ve lost to HIV/AIDS.

In HONOR of those who live with HIV/AIDS.

In HOPE of finding a cure.

Bike Raffle Winner

Mike G. was the winner of this year’s bike raffle–a $500 value!

The best way to learn about Trail to a Cure’s activities is to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, subscribe to the blog.

Runner

Running is fun!

You may also keep an eye on our registration and fundraising site for Ride/Walk/Run event registration/fundraising tools and other details to be posted.

Riders

Brothers enjoyed the ride.

Donations to support Trail to a Cure’s work can be made at any time, and are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Marc Runs

Not only does he run every year, but Dr. Marc is one of the researchers whose work TTAC supports

Have more questions? Email us at info@AIDSTrailToACure.org!

Rider, Walker, Runner

Riders, walkers, and runners share the Katy Trail during this annual event

We hope you’ll join us for the 2014 event! Check us out on Facebook for more photos, details on race participants, and more.

10K Finisher

This participant finished her first 10K!