Ties and Tennis Shoes Annual Fun Run

The Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy is proud to host its yearly Dr. James Robertson Jr. Ties & Tennis Shoes Memorial Fun Run.  The event will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Avenue C, between the Student Recreation Center and the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy.  This student-led tradition has expanded its mission to support student scholarships and educational programming.

Scholarship Support

Seventy-percent (70%) of proceeds from this year’s event will support the Dr. James Robertson Jr. Make a Difference Scholarship and 30% of proceeds will support the Dr. James Robertson Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Students and student organizations may use these funds to make a difference in the lives of patients or students through a college event or in the community to leave a lasting legacy through making a difference in the lives of those around them.

The Dr. James Robertson Jr. Make a Difference Scholarship is driven by the spirit, leadership, and professionalism that Dr. Robertson instilled within the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy. The passing of Dr. Robertson in 2012 was a tremendous loss; however, rather than mourning that loss silently, the students of the Rangel College of Pharmacy feel joyously compelled to keep the memory of Dr. Robertson alive. They would like to share memories of Dr. Robertson with those who did not have the opportunity to experience the living energy of a man who exuded warmth, respect, and a passion for sharing knowledge. It is that compulsion in the hearts and minds of our students that the Dr. James Robertson Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 to honor his spirit and celebrate his impact.

Fun Run Details

The Dr. James Robertson Jr. Ties & Tennis Shoes Memorial Fun Run will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017, on the grounds of the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy in Kingsville, Texas.

This student-driven event will feature:

  • Family-friendly festival and kid zone
  • Live music
  • Wellness education
  • Health screenings
  • Refreshments

Registration and Fees

Ties and Tennis Shoes Memorial Fun Run 5K,10K & Kids 1 Mile Run 2017: $25 (+service fees) Adult 5K, $35 Adult 10K, $15 Child, $100 VIP
The festival will open at 5 p.m. and will continue through the evening. The 5K, 10K, and Kids’ 1-mile Run will begin at 6 p.m.

All registrations include a commemorative T-shirt and micro-chipped race bib.  VIP's receive a dry-fit event T-shirt, special recognition and entry to the exclusive VIP lounge.

Day of event: $40 - At the Welcome Tent from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Avenue C, between the Student Recreation Center and the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, Kingsville, Texas 78363

Prices include a commemorative T-shirt (first 200 guaranteed) and a micro-chipped race bib.  Race timing provided by V-Fit Productions.

To make a monetary donation to the 2017 Dr. James Robertson Ties & Tennis Shoes Memorial Fun Run: Complete the donation form.

Make checks payable to: Texas A&M Foundation and Mail to: Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy, Office of the Dean, 1010 W. Ave B, Kingsville, Texas, 78363.

Thank you for your support!


Contact for more information: Eva Bennett, 361-221-0610 or bennett@tamhsc.edu (mail to: bennett@tamhsc.edu)
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The Texas A&M Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.