2022 Tavola Reindeer Run Delivers $7,500 to Tavola Elementary School

February 1, 2023

Friendswood Development Company, which is best known for developing some of Houston’s signature master-planned communities including Fairfield and Kingwood, hosted the sixth annual Tavola Reindeer Run in its community of Tavola, located in New Caney, TX, on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The chip-timed, USATF-certified course included a 5K beginning at 8:00 am and a 1K family run/walk at 9:00 am. The race also featured festive, family-friendly activities and attractions including free photos with Santa, a rock-climbing wall, giant snow globe, as well as free food and a coffee bar. All proceeds from this year’s race went to New Caney ISD’s Tavola Elementary, which sits on site in the community. This week, the Tavola Foundation presented a $5,000 check for the race proceeds and a $2,500 check for the NCISD School Challenge to Tavola Elementary School, for a total $7,500 donation.

All schools in New Caney ISD were challenged to participate in this year’s race, with the school with the most participation receiving $2,500. Fifteen schools had teachers, students and parents participate with Tavola Elementary School winning the challenge with 54 runners.

Tavola Elementary School Principal Lisa Bruce said the funds are going to be used to buy picnic tables so students and faculty can eat lunch outdoors when weather permits.

“Reindeer Run has become an annual holiday tradition for our New Caney community, and we look forward to it every year. Our goal with this race is to expose visitors and residents to the development so they see what living in Tavola is like –including our amenities and on-site Tavola Elementary School, which runners will pass as part of the course,” said Michael Johnson, Vice President of Land for Friendswood Development Company. The 2022 race attracted nearly 600 runners and walkers, the largest turnout since the race started.

Lennar and Storm Water Solutions/Beyer Construction were this year’s presenting sponsors. Other sponsors included: Perry Homes Foundation, Coats|Rose, H2O Innovations, Westin Homes, M/I Homes, Chick-fil-A, I.M.S. Landscape Services, Perfect Image Signs, Urgent Doc Urgent Care Clinic, DECA Brewing Company, Orange Theory Fitness, Pet Supplies Plus, Crescere Digital and Boe Creative.

The race will return in 2023 on Saturday, December 2nd. Get more information at TavolaReindeerRun.com.

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