Friendswood Development Company to Host Third Annual Tavola Reindeer Run

Friendswood Development Company to Host Third Annual Tavola Reindeer Run

New Caney, TX (October 3, 2018)—Friendswood Development Company, which is best known for developing some of Houston's signature master-planned communities including Fairfield and Kingwood, will host the third annual Tavola Reindeer Run in its community of Tavola, located in New Caney, TX, on Saturday, December 1. The chip-timed, USATF-certified course will include a 5K beginning at 8:00 am and a 1K family run/walk beginning at 9:00 am. The race will also feature festive, family-friendly activities and attractions including free photos with Santa, a rock-climbing wall, bungee run, bounce house, and free food for all participants. Proceeds from the race will benefit the New Caney ISD Foundation, whose mission is to "enrich, maintain, and expand programs necessary to meet the District's stated mission of academic excellence."

"Reindeer Run has become an annual holiday tradition for our New Caney community, and we look forward to its return this year. Our goal with this race is to expose visitors and residents to the development so they see what living in Tavola is like – including our amenities and on-site Tavola Elementary School, which runners will pass as part of the course," said Michael Johnson, Vice President of Friendswood Development Company. "This race is about inclusivity (even for dogs!). You certainly don't have to be a runner or need a competitive spirit to participate. We want those of all ages to come out and experience the holiday fun, including free photo opportunities with Santa," he added.

The morning team (Sarah, Geoff, and Lauren) at Houston's MIX 96.5 will serve as the race's on-site emcees. All participants will receive a race t-shirt and goodie bag, as well as a finisher medal; top female and male finishers in each age category will be presented with awards. The event will conclude with a post-race party featuring prize drawings, as well as a $100 prize for the most festive holiday costume.

Registrants who sign up before October 15 will receive a FREE RTIC tumbler during packet pick up, and those who sign up before October 30 will receive a $5 discount. Sign up fee before October 30 is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K family run/walk. More information (including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities) and sign up is available at

About Tavola
Located in New Caney, TX, Tavola (Italian for "gathering place") by Friendswood Development Company, is located two miles north of the Grand Parkway on Highway 59. The community, which features the on-site Tavola Elementary School, is nestled within acres of woods filled with miles of greenbelt trails and man-made lakes. On-site amenities include the Recreational Center with a zipline and a community pool. Homes range from the $170s to $300s; current builders include: Lennar, Lakewood, M/I, and Perry Homes.

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