Early to bed, early to rise for Steps for Students' runners

February 12, 2013

HOUSTON — A record number of almost 10,000 runners and participants of all ages gathered for the eighth annual Steps for Students 5K Run/Walk and the David K. Guite Memorial 1K Family Fun Run to benefit the network of 59 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. The Run/Walk began at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 1111 St. Joseph Pkwy., Houston, on Saturday, Feb. 2 after a sunrise Mass.

Students, faculty and families from all Catholic schools and many parishes, as well as area businesses and sponsors participated in the event, which raises awareness of the value of Catholic education, assists schools with raising funds directly and supports the Archdiocesan Tuition Assistance Program through underwriting sponsorships. 

“It is an immense joy each year to see the whole school community come together along with our many friends and supporters for Steps for Students,” said Sister Kevina Keating, CCVI, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese. 

The 5K event was sponsored by Yellow Cab and Taxis Fiesta while the David K. Guite Memorial 1K was sponsored by St. Joseph Medical Center. 
“We would also like to extend a very special thanks to our co-chairs, Diana Dávila Martínez and Román Martínez, and to our many faithful helpers and volunteers. We could not do it without them and their immense commitment,” Sister Keating said.