August 2016

7th Annual Woodforest Charity Run®

Montgomery County, TX – Woodforest National Bank® and the City of Conroe announce the 7th Annual Woodforest Charity Run scheduled for Saturday, September 17 at Heritage Place Park in downtown Conroe. The Woodforest Charity Run is made up of two certified runs sanctioned by the USA Track & Field. The Woodforest 10K starts at 7:40 a.m. and the Insperity Invitational 5K starts at 8:00 a.m.

The Rocha Consulting One Mile Family Fun Run will begin at 7:15 a.m. And, returning by popular demand, the Barkley Shoe Dash for children ages 5-7 and 8-12 will begin at 9:00 a.m. This kid-friendly event, will be held on Simonton Street in front of Heritage Place Park. Young runners begin their race with one shoe, dash 50 yards to retrieve and put on their other shoe from a pile of competing runners shoes, then dash 50 yards back across the finish line.

Additionally, all participants, volunteers, and spectators are invited to enjoy food, music and family friendly activities at the Woodforest Post Race Party held in the park.

“We take great pride in organizing this run and are so pleased to see it continue to grow in popularity and participation year over year,” said Patricia Brown, Conroe Regional President of Woodforest National Bank. “We are grateful for the generous support of all of our sponsors and volunteers who have made our run such a great success. Over the past six years, we have grown to 459 runners and have proudly funded over $350,000 to the Woodforest Charitable Foundation to help in the support of many local charities in and around Conroe.”

Paul Virgadamo, Jr., City of Conroe Administrator, added, “The City is pleased to continue our support of The Woodforest Charity Run in downtown Conroe and are encouraged by what it brings to the downtown area. This run offers something for everyone, regardless of their athletic ability. The route through downtown Conroe is beautiful and an enjoyable way to promote health and fitness while raising funds for a great cause.”

Sponsors, to date, include: Insperity Invitational™, Rocha Consulting, Smith Hamilton, Chesmar Homes Houston, K&K Construction, South Texas Maintenance Service, CHI Baylor St. Luke’s Emergency Center, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital®, Anglia Homes, CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, T & R Mechanical Inc., Newmark Homes Houston, Triple B Services, Augusta Pines Golf Club, Consolidated Communications®, Rodgers Stein Chiropractic Center, Stelter Mechanical, LLC, Crust Pizza, GN Services Inc., Hughes & Cozad Orthodontics, Jet Set Car Wash, Lowrance Machine, Woodlands Eye Associates, Signs Etc., Luke’s Locker, Spectrum, Derrick Bryant Photography, Trophy House, Coca-Cola®, and Costco Wholesale®.

Net proceeds from the run will benefit The Woodforest Charitable Foundation which supports local charities in the area like the Montgomery County Food Bank, Montgomery County Youth Services, the Friendship Center and the Montgomery County Women’s Center to name just a few.

The Woodforest Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2005 through a generous donation from Woodforest National Bank. The Foundation is committed to making a positive impact on communities that are served by the bank and the lives of their citizens by contributing time, resources, and money to many worthy charitable organizations.

For more information about the Woodforest Charitable Foundation, please visit

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