Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG), based in Southlake, raised more than $70,000 at its 4th annual 5K walk/run Oct. 21 in Dallas to benefit CitySquare. More than 500 runners helped raise money to help CitySquare in its effort to fight poverty throughout North Texas.
For three decades, CitySquare has led the charge to fight hunger, improve health, secure housing and build hope among our neighbors struggling to escape poverty. The organization’s 17 unique programs have a direct impact on more than 30,000 neighbors in Dallas each year, a press release stated.
The featured speaker for the event was Kristin Dickerson, NBC 5 anchor/reporter. Notable guests included Norman Abdallah, CEO of Del Frisco’s, Neil Thompson, CFO of Del Frisco’s, and Jill Williams, CitySquare vice president of development.
Sponsors of the Del Frisco’s 5K Walk and Run included: Steelite International, Title Sponsor; cbb Bank, Gourmet Spice Company, DMA, Talent Reef, Hope Sponsors; Chainlink Services, NPC, Libbey, CHASE, KPMG and Disability Action Center, Housing Sponsors; ID Studio 4, Ansira, Phillips, Centro, Foley, Ogletree Deakins, Crescent, Riedel, PROforma, Cane’s, Ecolab, Printing Plus, Luke’s Locker; Health Sponsors and Stockyards, Cyclebar, Sewell, Roti Modern Mediterranean, Nueske’s, Coca-Cola, Chef’s Cut Real Jerky, VisitDallas, Hunger Sponsors.
The event included a 5K run and a 1 mile fun run for kids. The 5K was timed using state-of-the-art ChronoTrack timing systems. The ChronoTrack system uses a disposable tag, called D-Tag, which allows runners to walk away from the finish without needing to return tags.
Participants ran and walked the five-kilometer racecourse along the Katy Trail in Uptown Dallas. The race started and finished at the Double Eagle Steak House in Uptown at McKinney & Olive.
Awards were given to the top male and female overall competitors and masters as well as medals to the top three finishers from nine different age groups.