Celebrating The Heart Of Devaughn 1982-2001​

Schedule of Events Course Map Parking & Directions Participant Awards

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Event Details

Where else can you go to have fun with the whole family, run, walk or just be photographed with professional and Olympic athletes and give back to a worthy cause all at the same time – the Darling Dash of course!

Darling Dash 5k proceeds fund As One Foundation activities such as our sickle cell trait awareness program, Operation Hydration that encourages hydration as prevention of athletic or fitness related death – especially in sickle cell trait carriers.

Get VIRTUAL RACE details here if you’re not in Houston and want to join us virtually wherever you are!

Schedule of Events

Packet Pickup
February 26 – Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Finish Strong Sports
6426 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
February 27 – Sunday- RACE DAY
7:05 a.m.
Stude Park in the Houston Heights
1031 Stude Street, HoustonTX 77007
February 27
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Kids Zone open
February 27
7:40 a.m.
Opening ceremony
February 27
8:00 a.m.
10k Race begins
February 27
8:30 a.m.
5k Race begins
February 27
9:00 a.m.
1k Race begins
February 27
9:30 a.m.
Awards ceremony

Course Map

Parking & Directions

Nearby street & garage parking. Very limited on-site parking

Participant Awards

All participants will receive a free t-shirt (size guaranteed if registered by 2/8/20) and a medal. Awards will be presented to the top 3 male and female runners in each age category and the top overall male and female runner. Age groups are as follows:

• 12 and under
• 13 to 18
• 19 to 29
• 30 to 39
• 40 to 49
• 50 to 59
• 60 to 69
• 70 and over

Entry Fees

Adults (13 and up) $30 $35 $40
Youth (12 and under) $20 $25 $30
Virtual Race – Any Age $35 $40 $45

Packet Pick-Up

  • Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Tentative Location:
  • 6426 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
  • http://www.finishstrongsports.com/




Get your race photos at www.springactionphotos.com.

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Past Darling Dash Sponsors




On February 26, 2001, 18 year old, Devaughn Darling lost his life due to exhaustion during spring football practice at Florida State University. He would leave his identical twin brother, Devard Darling to live on and fulfill their shared dream to play professional football. Devard would persevere and not only make it to the NFL but also establish the As One Foundation, in memory of Devaughn. Both twins carry the sickle cell trait, which alone is no real threat to the 8% of people of color born in America. But, coupled with physical rigor and lack of hydration, could be fatal. In other words, Devaughn’s death was preventable. Darling Dash 5K revenue helps fund the As One Foundation’s scholarship fund and efforts to prevent future deaths of young athletes by promoting sickle cell trait awareness through Operation Hydration that encourages hydration as prevention of athletic or fitness related death – especially in sickle cell trait carriers.


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