2013 Recap

Run The Walk started originally as a camp/clinic company.  We were just former College/Pro players/coaches who wanted to help young athletes take their talents to the
next level.

By the middle of our first year, we realized that the philosophies we live by and the teachings we offer during our camps and clinics could be summed up in one simple
phrase:

Run The Walk: The ability to take what you are currently doing to the next level.

By the end of year one, we had branched out, holding running events, setting up corporate challenges, and speaking to people in all walks of life, telling them what RTW is all about. By year two we knew that we were promoting a lifestyle rather than just trying to help kids with the game of basketball.

The more people we reach and who begin “Running The Walk” with us, the more
motivated we become to give our maximum to advance the RTW movement.

Above is a recap of our second year.  We have big things planned for year three, and can’t wait to keep inspiring and helping others achieve their dreams!

Keep Running!

Elijah

 

 

No Labels Run @Mira Lagos for Danny Jones Rachel’s Challenge

1st Annual Is A Success

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The first annual No Labels No Limits run was a success!  The event brought awareness to anti-bullying, and benefited Danny Jones Rachel’s Challenge. Bringing together families, friends, and even people from out of the state coming to run on behalf of the cause.

We saw people who never thought of running a 5K before all the way up to the experts of running who came out ready to win it all.  With a little over 300 participants, this inaugural event left an impact.

As we set up early that morning, an older woman, who was out for a walk asked what was going on?  After hearing what we were doing, her response was, “It’s great seeing people who would normally be inside on a Saturday out as a family doing something active and for a cause”.

We were able to create a spirit week Leading up to the event, thanks to Principle Moore and his awesome staff at Danny Jones.  Julie Jager, who is a counselor at Danny Jones, really made things happen within the school.  The Friday before the event we had two Pep Rally’s that featured yours truly in the pie-eating contest.  The band played, cheerleaders cheered, and the students all got into the chants and festivities.

Being able to reach our youth with an anti-bullying running event was fun.  We were able to raise a little over $1,400  for Danny Jones’ Rachel’s Challenge.  We have to extend a huge thank you to the following sponsors who helped make this all happen:

Rush Creek Church, Chili’s, The Children’s Courtyard, Broad Street Postal Center, Planet Beach Contempo and Spa Mansfield , First Texas Homes, Corner Café Bakery, Bloomfield Homes, Mooyah Burger, Rally Zone Tees, Mira Lagos Development, Shue Studios, D.J. Shon, Dream Big, Camp Gladiator, Jules with Herbal Life, Mansfield High School Key Club, and The Grand Prairie Air Hogs.

We are more motivated than ever to helping make an impact.  Although the No Labels No Limits Run is only a one-day event, it was a place where we saw people from all walks of life put there labels to the side and come out and share a day together.  Our goals are to make this event better every year, and everyone who supported the cause, either by participating or sponsoring, you helped us make this event a great success!  We look forward to next year!  Thank you for running with us!!

Elijah

 

2nd Annual Run At Rancho

 

 

 

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The second annual Race at Rancho Viejo was a success.  A special thanks to every volunteer that helped make this race a smooth experience for the runners, and a huge thank you to the runners who helped make this event special.  Without our sponsors we would not have been able to make this happen, and of course without the cooperation of Rancho Viejo this couldn’t even be possible.

We were pumped to see all of the runners out there supporting Hope 4 kids Living With Diabetes.  There were, of course medals given to the top finishers, but the day belonged to everyone who participated in making the event a success.  With just a little over 200 registrants, we are happy to announce that we raised $1,660 for Hope.

We look forward to the next event at Rancho Viejo.  Until the next time we see you,

Keep Running!

Mascot Lives Outside The Box, Wins Run The Walk Award

This past weekend we were at New Mexico watching the state tournament. Our Sole purpose for going was to find players who ran the walk and give them the “go all out be all in award”.

We were happy to see that there were several players that could have won this award in each division, and although it made the decision hard on our end, we were pleased to see so many players giving all that they had for their respective teams.

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Ricky

Ricky was someone we had absolutely no intention of stumbling upon.  His Dance, Smile, and way he lit up the pit like no one else, was something we could not go without applauding.  Ricky helped boost spirits as he cheered elida on to the state championship.

Ben Romero Wins Run The Walk Award

This past weekend we were at New Mexico watching the state tournament. Our Sole purpose for going was to find players who ran the walk and give them the “go all out be all in award”.

We were happy to see that there were several players that could have won this award in each division, and although it made the decision hard on our end, we were pleased to see so many players giving all that they had for their respective teams.

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Ben Romero- Senior, Los Lunas HS. 

Ben Romero fell short on his goal this year with the Los Lunas Tigers, but one thing he didn’t fall short on was his efforts on attaining his ultimate goal. Ben is a RUN THE WALK player who went all out this year for his team. While we watched Ben go up and down the court, it dawned on us that there was never a play that we felt he took off.  Now if that’s not an example of running the walk, I don’t know what is. The defense displayed was a thing if beauty. Help side, closing out, attempted charges, being in the passing lane; too only mention a few. Ben never stopped striving for perfection during the game.

Micah Murphy Wins Run The Walk Award

This past weekend we were at New Mexico watching the state tournament. Our Sole purpose for going was to find players who ran the walk and give them the “go all out be all in award”.

We were happy to see that there were several players that could have won this award in each division, and although it made the decision hard on our end, we were pleased to see so many players giving all that they had for their respective teams.

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Micah Murphy- Senior, Hope HS. 

Micah Murphy didn’t take one shot during his championship game, yet he made the biggest impact towards helping his team raise the championship banner.  His intensity on defense was unreal.  Micah was the first one to hit the floor for a loose ball.  He took multiple charges, and his on the ball pressure was unbelievable.  He kept his poise, handled defensive pressure and always found the open teammate.  He did everything you would want from a great point guard and then some.

Las Cruces High Players Win Run The Walk Award

This past weekend we were at New Mexico watching the state tournament. Our Sole purpose for going was to find players who ran the walk and give them the “go all out be all in award”.

We were happy to see that there were several players that could have won this award in each division, and although it made the decision hard on our end, we were pleased to see so many players giving all that they had for their respective teams.

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Kai Williams-  Senior /Trevor Noel- Senior/Joseph Garza- Senior, Las Cruces HS. 

Kai Williams, Trevor Noel, and Joseph Garza shocked us during the 5A championship game.  It was not the fact that they were not suppose to be there playing in that game.  It wasn’t the fact that they showed up to play and did every thing they could to win either.  It was the fact that all three of them played at such a high level it was hard to determine who should get the Run The Walk award.

Kai was a smooth operator.  He did everything from single handedly breaking the press, to posting up in the paint and finishing.  There wasn’t a player that could hang with Trevor’s ability to get all the loose balls and beat every big man up the court.  His determination helped fuel the team in clutch situations.

Joseph was the guard that every coach wants to coach.  Really handled pressure well, knocked down big time shots, and played relentlessly on the defensive end.  He covered so much ground it looked like there was multiples of him out on the court.

The three of them played so well we had to give all of them the award.  When you see that many play like that on one team, you have to tip your hat to the head coach, William Benjamin.

Nic Stafford Wins Run The Walk Award

This past weekend we were at New Mexico watching the state tournament. Our Sole purpose for going was to find players who ran the walk and give them the “go all out be all in award”.

We were happy to see that there were several players that could have won this award in each division, and although it made the decision hard on our end, we were pleased to see so many players giving all that they had for their respective teams.

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Nic Stafford- Senior, St. Pius X HS. 

Nic Stafford was a solid player.  After witnessing how he dominated in the paint, with every kind of move you can think of, and grabbing any loose ball and rebound around him; there was no question that this guy was the difference maker for his team.

Natalie Zamora Wins Run The Walk Award

This past weekend we were at New Mexico watching the state tournament. Our Sole purpose for going was to find players who ran the walk and give them the “go all out be all in award”.

We were happy to see that there were several players that could have won this award in each division, and although it made the decision hard on our end, we were pleased to see so many players giving all that they had for their respective teams.

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Natalie Zamora- Sophomore, St. Pius X HS.

Natalie Zamora is a player who electrifies the crowd with her ability.  She amazed us with her determination and passion.  When asked what she was going to do the rest of the day, she replied “going to go to the gym to work on what needs to be done so I don’t have this feeling again”.  Her commitment to the game is better than most, and she is just a sophomore.

Teige Zeller Wins Run The Walk Award

This past weekend we were at New Mexico watching the state tournament. Our Sole purpose for going was to find players who ran the walk and give them the “go all out be all in award”.

We were happy to see that there were several players that could have won this award in each division, and although it made the decision hard on our end, we were pleased to see so many players giving all that they had for their respective teams.

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Teige Zeller- Junior, Los Lunas HS.

Teige Zeller was someone who catches a coaches eye within a second of watching her play.  She is a tall and strong player. But that is not the only reason she would catch the eyes of A coach; When you saw a loose ball, chances were that she was there first, and any chance of a shot coming off of the rim, Teige was there to scoop it up.  She nabbed a tourney high 26 rebounds in one game alone, and was the main force to helping Los Lunas bring home a blue trophy.