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Annual Braden Aboud walk happening May 7

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The 11th Annual Braden Aboud 10K and 5K Run/5K and 1 Mile Walk will be held Sunday.

The race will begin at Zach White Elementary School located at 4256 Roxbury Drive.

Festivities begin at 7:30 a.m., with a formal opening ceremony starting at 7:45 a.m. The race, which is the largest in the Southwest and one of the largest youth centered races in the nation, starts at 8 a.m.

Over 140 teams, made up mostly from schools and outside organizations, have entered the 2017 race. The Braden Aboud Foundation welcomes WestStar Bank, Whole Foods, Team Casa, Helen of Troy and CIMA Hospice as its first corporate entries. With over 10,600 participants on deck, this year's event looks to be another attendance record-breaker.

"This is our marquee event for the Braden Aboud Foundation. It's our way to remember one life, but it helps so many others," said Cindi Aboud, Foundation Director.

Registration is accessible online through Thursday, May 4th at www.bradenaboud.eventbrite.com and in person through Friday at 5024 Doniphan #2. The cost of adult registration is $20 and anyone under 19 years old will pay $10 to register. Late registration will be held on Saturday at Jack in the Box located at 655 Redd Road and, for walkers only, on the morning of the race, Sunday.

The proceeds from the annual Run/Walk support the projects of the Foundation: B a Success Backpacks, B WARM Blanket Drive and the B STRONG Shoe Giveaway. The Braden Aboud Foundation also funds annual senior scholarships throughout El Paso, after school programs, youth swimming lessons, and grants to schools, teams and organizations.

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