Grant-A-Starr Annual Fun Run

The 9th Annual Grant-A-Starr Foundation Family 5K &1 Mile Fun Run/Walk is back again with a board of exemplary teens looking forward to organizing another successful event to celebrate the life of Grant Starr. The event will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Sugar Land Memorial Park.  The event will include both a 5K chip timed race on the USATF course and a 1-mile event.  A community oriented post-race party will follow the awards presentation.  As always, there will be plenty of food, freebies, and fun for the whole family.

Registration fees

Race Results

So thankful for a successful 9th Annual Grant A Starr Family Fun Run!  We were so thankful for the over 440 runners/walkers who came out to participate! 

Grant Starr was a young boy who passed away at seven years old in August 2005 from an unidentified viral infection. The Foundation gives 100% of its funds raised and collaborates with Texas Children's Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital to fund research projects which allow physicians to accurately diagnose and treat viral infections.  Last year, in the Foundation's 10th year, we announced we had given over $1 million combined to the two hospitals!  Truly great things can be done if we all work together!!!  We had a moment of silence to remember Grant Starr, the Starr family, and the children that have passed, or are struggling through a viral illness now.  We had a great team, and support from the community and our sponsors! At the post event ceremony, we gave $20K each to TCH and CMMH!   #runlikeastarr  (Photos by Michael Tollestrup will be posted later on Grant A Starr FB page).

Race results posted below:

 5K Overall 

 5K Age Groups 

 5K Teams

 Any questions or issues with race times, please contact Michael Flikkema at Run Houston Timing:

The Grant-A-Starr Foundation

The Grant-A-Starr Foundation is a non-profit organization for the purpose of saving children’s lives through the advancement of rapid detection of life-threatening childhood infections such as encephalitis and meningitis.   The teens have a passion to raise funds for the advancement of rapid diagnostic testing, which will help to reduce the time to identify a child’s illness from days or weeks to mere hours.The foundation was created as a result of the loss of a child, Grant Starr, at Commonwealth Elementary School in Sugar Land, Texas.  The diagnostic tools were simply not adequate to identify Grant’s illness and save his life.  Many of the student board were friends and classmates of Grant. Enjoy the Post Race Party! At the conclusion of the race local bands will provide entertainment, refreshments served by local establishments and games for the kids. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each event. 

Registration Required

Everyone MUST be officially registered with a GASFFR race number visible on front. 

Take the Challenge!


The Team Challenge is open to all companies, organizations or groups with a minimum of 4 and maximum of 10 participants on a team. A company, organization or group may have any number of teams. Results will be based on the average finish time clocked for all participants of a team. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be determined based on the lowest average team time.


The School Challenge is open to any school in the Houston area. The winner of the challenge receives a travel trophy wuth the name of the school and the year that school won on the trophy. To win you must register the most participants (either 5k or 1 mile) through the School Challenge registration button.


The Sports Challenge is open to all Clements High School athletic clubs.  The winning team is the sport with the highest participation rate.  Gather your teammates and show your team pride!

Any questions, please contact our Teen Board Vice President, Riley Spengeman at

Safety First

Please, no headphones or IPods at this race for safety reasons. Wearing headphones or Ipods creates a serious safety hazard. Thanks for adhering to this USATF rule. No strollers allowed in the 5K event. 

More Ways to Give


There are a variety of affordable sponsor opportunities available. For more details please contact Terri Wang at 281-731-7691 or email


The Grant-A-Starr Foundation is a non-profit corporation based in Houston, Texas with the sole purpose as described in its Mission. The Foundation is a qualified tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all donations are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code. When you register please consider providing financial support to this very worthy cause.


Get friends and family from far and wide involved!  At the end of your registrations, please consider setting pledge goals to celebrate your achievement and donate to a great cause.


Winners' Brackets

Overall Men’s and Woman’s 1st through 3rd

Mens and Woman’s 1st through 3rd for the following age groups:  

9 and under
, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.

Overall Boys and Girls 1st through 3rd 

Event Schedule

  • April 1 8:00 AM CDT - 5K Run & Team Challenge

  • April 1 8:30 AM CDT - 1 Mile Walk

Contact Information

Event Location

Sugar Land Memorial Park and Brazos River Corridor, University Boulevard, Sugar Land, TX, United States

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