Thursday, 9/24/2015 -& Friday, 9/25/2015 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM, at The Runner Shop,
3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76013 (Phone: 817-461-2281) OR Race Day , 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM, 9/26/2015 at the race site
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 Trailblazer race now offers a Half Marathon to the growing demand for that distance among the road racing community. And what a blast of an addition. It is a glorious course!
However, 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 Half, Lost Dog 20K, the Tyler Rose Marathon/Half, Honored Hero 20M/Half, Waterworks 25K, 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 26h, comes the sixth running of the Trailblazer Half Marathon (The Half) and 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 Half and 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 three area charities – Arlington Life Shelter, Meals On Wheels and SafeHaven of Tarrant County. …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 26 8:00 AM Trailblazer VI Half Marathon / Two-Fifths Marathon / 5K Run/Walk
Cravens Park, Arlington, TX 76018
817-265-4578 / www.assistsyemsracing-plus.com
Benefits Arlington Life Shelter, Meals on Wheels, SafeHaven of Tarrant County.
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... The popular Half and a 5K also.. Net race proceeds to Arlington Life Shelter, Meals On Wheels, SafeHaven of Tarrant County. For more info: 817-265-4578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.