If you are a marathon runner and look to Houston or Austin for races, look no further.
The first ever Armadillo Dash was announced Tuesday at Boston's Pizza in College Station.
Local runners and residents, along with the city of College Station, will host the half marathon and 5K run on March 4, 2007.
Both races start at Central Park, where the half marathon will also finish, and post-race activities will take place. The race course involves scenic country roads, neighborhoods, and short distances of city terrain.
Proceeds from the event will go to Scotty's House, Child Advocacy Center of the Brazos Valley, for their capital campaign for a new building fund.
For more information, contact Jennifer Friedman, race director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.