A Trailblazer VII Two-Fifths Marathon / 5K Run/Walk

5K, 5 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Sep 24, 2016


Arlington, TX


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$20 $20 Closed


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About This Activity

This race offers a chance to finally do 2-digit miles (10.486 mls.) or 2/5 of a marathon in a race.  If already into double-digit mile races, could be a good training long run for longer distance races in the Fall  The course: a gorgeous Fish Creek Trail starting at Cravens Park in Arlington, TX -- bridges, straight/curved, slight up/down inclines & flat stretches, wooded /open areas... A 5K also.. Net race proceeds to Arlington Life Shelter and Meals On Wheels. For more info: 817-265-4578 or  jephaa@yahoo.com.


This race will be chip-timed – with racer-friendly disposable chips!

Two-Fifths @ 8:00 AM;  5K @ 8:00 AM

Our racing mission continues to be to produce affordable, hedonistically fun & athletically competitive races, that are technically sound (correctly-measured courses with minimum turns and visible distance – mile or Km – markers),  that also benefit some charity(-ies) with a populist & gender parity focus – for the average runner/walker (including the novices) and also for the seasoned, serious racer.

The race continues to cater to those who find even 13.107 miles still too far for a race. .You’ve done the 5K (3.107 mls.); maybe the 10K (6.214 mls.)  also; perhaps, even the 15K (9.321 mls.) …but the full Marathon may be an impossible dream away…The 20K (12.428 mls.) or the Half (13.107 mls.) may be a bit too far also...Plus, you’ve yearned to do a double-digit mile race.  So you’re saying this ain’t ever gonna happen. Well, my friend, become a believer. Have faith! We’ll help you make all this happen. You can start a trend  -- be a trailblazer…You can finally step into the two-digit mile zone in an official  race – barely, but who’s counting?  After all, 10 is as much a two-digit number  as is 13 or 26 or 99! And we’ll tie it all into the Marathon family. So you’ll get your two-digit mile race and you can also associate it with the Marathon mania – all in one race.   ….

If you’re already into double-digit mile races, this could be a good training long run on the way to local or nearby area longer distance races in late September to December. Those include the Clark Gardens, the Tyler Rose Marathon/Half, Honored Hero 20M/Half, Boo Run Half, Stephenville Half  -- all in October; DRC Half, Fort Worth Marathon,/20M/Half, Rockledge Rumble 50K/30K, Big D 30K, San Antonio Marathon/Half, FWRC Mote in Motion Half – in November; White Rock Marathon/Half – in December; etc..

So then on Saturday, September 24h, comes the seventh running of A Trailblazer  Two-Fifths Marathon (The Two-Fifths) race – traversing 10.486 miles of beautiful terrain. The race will be at Arlington’s Cravens Park and will engage the Fish Creek Trail.  With various surfaces. Going through Arlington and Grand Prairie. Going over bridges & under bridges, various surfaces, straight portions & curved portions, slight up inclines & slight down inclines and flat stretches, wooded areas & open areas, sometimes with water bodies close by….My, oh my!… Awesome! Beautiful! Beckoning! Inviting!

Yes, my friends, the Two-Fifths will engage two cities – Arlington & Grand Prairie – and traverse two counties – Dallas & Tarrant =--- along a beautiful course on a portion of God’s lovely earth!

Registration is open online and offline.  Plus, the race’s proceeds  will benefit two area charities – Arlington Life Shelter and Meals On Wheels..  …2|5 … 26. 

There also now is an associated  5K race – all on the trail. .

  More info  -- including online registration -- is available on the Web at http://www.assistsystemsdracing-plus.com   The race flyer/entry form can be downloaded from this Web page.

Sep 24 8:00 AM  A Trailblazer VII Two-Fifths Marathon / 5K Run/Walk

                          Cravens Park, Arlington, TX 76018  

                          817-265-4578 / www.assistsyemsracing-plus.com

                          Benefits Arlington Life Shelter and  Meals on Wheels.

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