Turtle Dash set Sunday

It’s finally here.

Turtle DashSet for April 7 at Clayton’s Beach Bar at South Padre Island, the Turtle Dash 10k Beach Run and 1 Mile Fun Run will kick off at 8 a.m. to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and Sea Turtle Inc.

Cancer survivor Alfonso A. De Leon III said his “Team in Training” squad has been fundraising and training with the program since July 2012 and eventually decided to join forces with Sea Turtle Inc. to put on this event.

De Leon, who is currently celebrating his 25th year in remission, said he has decided to run in all marathons for the 2013 season, including the Austin 10/20 on April 14, Nike on April 28 and San Diego on June 2, when he will run in his first full marathon.

What’s more, De Leon indicated that he has received special recognition in light of his milestone.

“I am honored to be named one of their Honored Hero’s for the lower Valley team and am mentoring four new members to our team,” De Leon said.

According to De Leon, his goal is to raise $6,500 to benefit LLS and has held several fundraisers on his way to reaching the goal. The goal for participation at Turtle Dash is to attract at least 250 people. Furthermore, De Leon said Sea Turtle Inc. will be on hand with turtle exhibits for the kids.

Online registration for the Turtle Dash 10k is available by visiting www.raceit.com/Register/?event=19575. There is no deadline to register for the event.

For more information, call (956) 241-0645.

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