The North Texas Community Giving Foundation (NTCGF) and the Tug McGraw Foundation, are pleased to announce that healthcare industry leader, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco, is the title sponsor of the 2nd annual Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K. The race will begin and end at Collin College Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Blvd., Frisco, Texas 75035 on April 15, 2017. This fitting partnership is a boost in efforts to benefit healthy living and area charities in need.

“Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K is excited to have an organization the caliber of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco as our title sponsor,” Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K race director Paul Simon said. “This race is about impacting our community and giving back. Partnering with Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco provides us this opportunity,” he added.

Last year’s race brought in 1700 runners and raised close to $100,000 that left several local organizations in decent shape. The race continues to maintain opportunities to help groups assist the communities they serve.

While the inaugural Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K race encouraged participants to Be Part of Something Big, it’s now time to Be Part of Something Bigger! Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco saw fit to claim the top spot.

“Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco is honored to be the 2017 title sponsor of the Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5k,” Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco CEO Bill Keaton said. “Promoting community health and wellness is central to our mission at Baylor and this event is no exception. We encourage friends and neighbors to get out, run, and strive for a healthy 2017,” he added.

Registration is well underway for the Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K. Register early for discounted rates. All experience levels are welcome to #RunBigStar. Corporate teams are encouraged to register as well.

Race Partner, Luke’s Locker, will host the Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K kick-off registration celebration at 5717 Legacy Drive #180, Plano, Texas 75024 on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. NTCGF members will be on hand to share details about #RunBigStar as well as provide answers to questions interested parties may have. Sign-ups will also take place onsite during this evening of food, fun, discounts and prizes.

Race Partners and Supporters include: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Frisco, Active.com, Luke’s Locker, KXAS NBC5, I Messenger News Group, The UPS Store

About The North Texas Community Giving Foundation (NTCGF)

Established in December of 2014, the 501(c)(3) resulted from a few individuals who wanted to make a positive impact in their community. Today, the foundation is able to assist local nonprofits with their programs and projects through awareness, service and financial support.

About the Tug McGraw Foundation

The mission of the Tug McGraw Foundation is to provide resources and hands-on support, foster understanding, promote awareness, and stimulate research and scientific collaboration to improve quality of life for people with brain-related trauma and tumors.

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