2018 Grant-A-Starr Family Fun Run

Registration Opens February, 1st 2018

(Pictured: 2018 GASF Teen Board (top row)Daniel Amante, Conner Seamonds, Brandon Valdivieso, Lucas Cantu, Kristen Li (bottom row)Natalia Kardoush, Carmeli Nguyen, Rachel Vanderzyl, Allie Navarro (not pictured:Greg Freeman, Kody Chen, Tj La, Kyle Pittman)

The Grant-A-Starr Foundation (GASF) brings awareness and vital research funding dedicated to pediatric diagnostic testing.  Newer and faster diagnostic technologies can save children’s lives by reducing the critical time required to identify an illness, so treatment can begin.  In 2005, Rod and Dolores Starr lost their seven-year-old son, Grant, to a deadly undiagnosed infectious disease.  Had rapid and accurate diagnostic testing been available, Grant’s life might have been saved.  Over the past 11 years, the foundation has supported key research projects at Texas Children’s Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, which have produced advancements in the diagnosis of meningitis, H1N1 virus, and other infectious diseases.   The annual Fun Run Family – with the help of our generous sponsors, City Council, FBISD, students and volunteers – has contributed to GASF raising over $1.2 million since its inception, with 100% of donations funding life-saving research.

Our Fun Run is a 5K and 1-mile Run/Walk on April 21, 2018 – 8:00 am Start.  It is open to all novice and competitive runners, students, parents, and children.  It will include both a 5K chip timed race on a USATF course and a 1-mile event.  A community post-race party with food, freebies, and fun for everyone will follow.   There will also be an awards ceremony for multiple age groups and categories.

Race Location:
Sugar Land’s Brazos River Park
18427 Southwest Freeway 77479 (NEW location)


Ask about our Team Challenge for corporate sponsors, local schools, and student groups to compete  against each other! For additional registration information, contact Sharise Amante at (281) 889-0534 or [email protected]

Sponsorship Opportunities

We need your support! For sponsorship opportunities, contact Jolene Vanderzyl at (832) 725-8396 or at [email protected]

Special thanks to last year’s Chairman, Platinum, and Gold Level Sponsors:
Texas Children’s Hospital, Sugar Lakes Family Practice, Nectron International, TGS, CJG Engineers, CHI St. Luke’s Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Sequoia Brewing Company, Carrier Energy Partners, Schlumberger, Hexagroup, and VLS Recovery Services.

Driving Directions

Driving Directions to Brazos River Park

18427 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, Texas, 77479

If you are driving SOUTH on I-69 (aka US 59), take Brazos River Turnaround exit, make a U-turn under I-69 (aka US 59) and get in the far right
lane. The entrance will be immediately on your right, before the SL Water Tower.

If you are driving NORTH on I-69 (aka US 59), take Brazos River Turnaround exit, get in the far right lane on the Frontage Road.
The entrance will be on your right, before the SL Water Tower.