Race 4 Recovery

Event Date

Sat, Sep 6, 2014


Amarillo, TX

About This Activity

The inaugural Race 4 Recovery marks the first ever fundraiser benefiting Patsy’s Place Transitional Home. The program assists our area women in overcoming the overwhelming obstacles they face immediately upon release from county jail or prison. Patsy’s Place offers a home, food, shelter, clothing, educational classes and training in behavioral, spiritual and financial practices. When a woman graduates from Patsy’s Place, she has the skills she needs to live, work and contribute to our community.

The course is set for Thompson Park, offering a picturesque walk/run surrounded by trees and two lakes. The setting is atypical for the Texas Panhandle and ideal to enjoy time outdoors with walkers and runners of all ages. Join us for pre-race festivities including a fun warm-up routine hosted by Live-Well-Fit. After the race, enjoy music, food and fun events to celebrate your support and how you have affected the lives of our area women and their families!

Event details and schedule


  • Fri., Sept. 5th – Packet pick up @ Get Fit! from 12:00-1:00pm and 4:30-6:00pm
  • Sat., Sept. 6th –  
    • 6:30am Race Day Registration
    • 7:00am Packet pick up (pre-registered participants)
    • 7:25am Live-Well-Fit. Pre-race warm up!
    • 8:00am 5k run begins
    • 8:15am 1 mile walk begins
    • Post-race festivities and awards start immediately following 5k


Please pick up your race packet on Friday to lessen the traffic on race day. Bibs will be provided to all runners and walkers, as well as a free t-shirt. The 5k is a timed course, but non-competitive (i.e. no chip timing). Pre-registered participants should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes before the race begins.


The race will take place at Thompson Park and start near picnic area #17. The 5k course will take runners around both lakes. The start and finish line are in the same location. Walkers will follow around the north lake. Mile markers and arrows will direct participants throughout the course.


Free parking is provided in the parking lot east of the park. Signs will direct participants and spectators to the correct location.


There are restrooms located near picnic area #36, a short distance from the start/finish line and festivities.

Aid Station

Medical personnel will be available for non-critical injuries in picnic area #17. You will see a tent and signage, should you or anyone need assistance

Water Station

One water station will be available on the 5k course between Mile 1 and 2. Water will also be available prior to and following the race.

What to wear

The morning weather should be cool and comfortable. Athletic clothing and comfortable running/walking shoes are best. A hat and sunscreen are advised to avoid skin damage while outdoors. Be sure to check the weather before the event.

Prayer station

Near the information booth, you will see a “prayer station.” This optional booth is simply to join with others who will pray with you over a particular need or a general prayer. It is by the grace of God that we can join together for a fundraiser such as this and we are blessed to share it with you.

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