Runners, walkers of all ages gather for South Texas Sizzler

HARLINGEN — The South Texas Sizzler hosted a large turnout of runners and walkers of all ages early yesterday morning.

The event consists of the Little Sizzle, a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, followed by 5K and 10K races.

Fitness aficionados participated in the event at Texas State Technical College’s University Center.

They gathered early in the morning for the 7:30 a.m. start of the 1 Mile Fun Run and followed a specific route.

Next, at 8 a.m., came the 10K runners followed at 8:10 a.m. by the 5K runners.

The family friendly event is brought to you by the Junior League of Harlingen.

Funds raised through the event will pay for scholarships for women planning to attend college after high school graduation or those trying to complete college later in life.

The money also will be used to fund KidFit, an event in April aimed at encouraging children to stay healthy.