Friendswood Development to Host Tavola Reindeer Run 5K/1K Race and Holiday Event

On Sunday, December 11, Friendswood Development Company will hosts the very first Tavola Reindeer 5K Run and 1-mile family fun run/walk in its Tavola community located off US 59 just north of Kingwood. Beginning at 8 a.m., the USATF-certified, chip-timed 5K race will start at the new Tavola Recreation Center and wind throughout the community. The 1-mile family walk/run starts at 9:00 a.m.  

Every participant in either race will receive a race t-shirt, a goodie bag and a finisher medal; and a cash award of $100 will be given to the top male and female 5K finishers.

A post-race celebration scheduled until noon will be held at the Tavola Recreation Center and is open to participants, residents and the general public. Admission is free to the event that will include a visit from Santa Claus with free photos for kids; free food, a bounce house, a rock wall, face painting, prize drawings and a $100 prize for the most festive holiday costume.  

The entry fee for the 5K race is $30 per person, and $15 per person for the one-mile fun run/walk. Family discount packages are also available. Registration is now open as well as opportunities for volunteering and sponsorships. For race registration, visit

For more information on the race, post-race celebration, sponsorships and volunteering, visit or send an email to

Tavola offers new homes priced from the $200,000s to the $300,000s by Perry Homes, Lakewood Homes and Lennar. Six decorated model homes are now open. Residents enjoy miles of greenbelt trails, parks and a new recreation center complete with a clubhouse, pool, and a brand new playground featuring a new zip line.  The community is located in the New Caney Independent School District and is home of the new Tavola Elementary School. For more information on available homes, schools and the surrounding area, visit any model home and sales office which are open daily