Just for the Heck of It XVIII – Race Against Hunger V 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

Event Date

Sat, Jul 5, 2014


Arlington, TX

About This Activity

Another fun/competitive race in beautiful River Legacy Parks in N. Arlington.Have fun running, walking, strolling … Parking - available in the park. Donated packaged/boxed/canned foods  are encouraged for Community Food Bank; and the net race proceeds will go to that organization. More info? call 817-265-4578 or e-mail jephaa@yahoo.com


5K @ 8:00 AM;  1M @ 9:00 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****.

Well, we have another open racing Saturday – this time with no races in Tarrant County – on July 5th. And so we bring you another race in the Just for the Heck of It series.  The Just for the Heck of It XVIII – Race Against Hunger V 5K/1M will take place at beautiful River Legacy Parks in Arlington, TX on July 7, 2012…..

 Over the years we’ve engaged a number of themes with these races. Peace  -- in a world with unending warring and rampant killing – is critical for if we succeed in obliterating ourselves, then there will be no tomorrow. And nothing else will matter. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  put it, “wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows…"  Gender equality & parity is another theme in a world where women and girls continue to be savaged, abused, subjugated, marginalized, disrespected – at will.  It’s disgracefully ugly!  There also is Hunger. Every year, hunger claims the lives of millions of men, women and children across the globe. Even here at home, there is widespread hunger where, every day, millions don’t have enough – or anything at all – to eat. Criminal, I’d say!  The Just for the Heck of XVIII – albeit in a very small way -- will try to address hunger…..

Net proceeds from the race will benefit Community Food Bank --serving needy families in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

Jul 5 8:00 AM    Just for the Heck of XVIII – Race Against Hunger V 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

                           Legacy Pavilion, River Legacy Parks, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd,  Arlington, TX 76006

                           817-265-4578 / www.runningintheusa.com/jeph

                           Benefits Community Food Bank.

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