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"I have to be here to motivate her and just encourage her to keep doing something healthy such as running and she chose to do this totally on her own. It's great to see a little girl like this have so much initiative," Rodrigo Garcia said.
Rodrigo Garcia brought his daughter Maya Itzel Garcia, 9, to the run because she wanted to participate and he wanted to support her.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Hope, Outreach, Prevention, education and Empowerment Foundation HOPE 4 Kids Living with Diabetes which assists diabetic youngsters in Cameron County.
The run was offered as a one half marathon and a relay run or a one mile run. There were first, second and third place overall trophies for male and female categories, as well as trophies in various age divisions. The race began at the Brownsville Event Center, covered the Palo Alto Omega Brown Watch
"The whole thing benefits HOPE, an organization that promotes wellness for kids and families in Cameron County living with diabetes," HOPE Vice President Felicia Fruia Edge said.
"It's the first year I've done this," said John Edge, who ran the relay with Mauricio Sampayo. "I'd definitely do it again. I think it's a great event, a lot of fun, and it's for a great cause," John Edge said.
Robert Pedraza of San Benito came in fourth place overall.
"I like to do the half marathon," Ramos said. "It was real nice; the trail was nice." It was his first run on the trail at Palo Alto National Park.
In the 13.1 mile marathon, La Feria's Eder Ramos came in first place overall. Ramos covered the distance in less than three hours.
Marco Alvarado and Mary Alvarado came out to run for fitness reasons.
"This is probably our fifth run," Mary Alvarado said. Marco and Mary said they have run in many other races together.
Arnold Pineda came in 10thplace overall. "I did it last year so I like the run. With my Omega Seamaster 300m Chronograph
"This is my first half marathon. I always wanted to do a half so I figured I would just try it out," Kayla Weaver said. "My little cousin has Type 1 diabetes. I'm excited to support (the cause)."
"I'm a distance junkie. I just ran a whole marathon in Austin in February. This is my third half marathon," Pedraza said. "My grandmother passed away of diabetes back in 2001. I'm running this for her and I'm running this for my aunt who Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronograph passed away of cancer last year."
Darak and Janna Weaver waited at the finish line for their daughter, Kayla, 21, to complete the race. Kayla became the first female to finish. Her sister, Hayley, cheered loudly as Kayla claimed first place for women.
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National Trail at the historic site and then finished at the Brownsville Event Center.
age division I should place," he said.
10, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the summer of 2011. Tomas ran in the race Saturday with his twin brother, Lucas "Lucky" Edge. Lucky placed sixthin the boys division and second in his age division.
"It was very fun because I came in a very high place in a public running event," Lucky Edge said.
"I just wanted to challenge myself today and I wanted to see how fast I could do a mile," said Juan Fortaneli, who ran with his son, Elias Forteneli. "My grandmother and my uncle just recently passed away of diabetes so I like to stay active. It's the perfect weather to run."
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