A 2015 Charity 5K @ $15 / 1 Mile Run/Walk

Event Date

Sat, Jan 31, 2015

Address

Grand Prairie, TX

About This Activity

A fun/competitive race in Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX. A mostly flat/fast, out-and-back trail course. Have fun running/walking, .. Parking is available. Come have fun running, walking, strolling … Parking is available in the park. Donated packaged foods are encouraged for Community Food Bank. Net race proceeds will benefit Community Food Bank. For more info, call 817-265-4578 or e-mail jephaa@yahoo.com

Event details and schedule

Add’l….

[1 Mile @ 8:30 AM; 5K @ 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. ***

Over the years we’ve engaged a number of themes with our 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 then, of course, nothing else will matter. . As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once 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, “dissed” – 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 – millions dying from an agonizing, painful and passive violence of hunger!. 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!

So for this race, net proceeds will benefit a local organization, Community Food Bank of Fort Worth [www.food-bank.org], a local entity --serving needy families in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

 

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

 

Jan 31  8:30 AM A 2015 charity 5K @ $15 / 1 Mile Run/Walk, [1 Mile @ 8:30 AM; 5K @ 9:00 AM]

                          Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX 75050   

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

                         Benefits Community Food Bank of Fort Worth.

City:

Grand Prairie, TX 75050

  Offline Fees:

Mail-in fees are $15 (5K) / $5 (1M) if mailed by 1/27/15 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from jephaa@yahoo.com or www.runningintheusa.com/jeph on the Web). Walk-in fees (thru 1/30) are $15 (5K) / $5 (1M) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013 (817-461-2281). Race day fees - $20 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile). Plus packaged/canned foods on race day. NO T-SHIRTS! But a small, scholarly memento. Race Day registration & race number pick-up: 7:30 AM – 8:20 AM on 1/31/15 at the race site

 

Directions, etc.  

This is a fun & competitive race in a renovated Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. The course is mostly flat & fast, but long incline in Mile 1. DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS, FORT WORTH, etc. From I-30, exit on Hwy 161. N at the light; stay on R side of road. Continue to light at N. Carrier ; L and go N past Sunnyvale; R into park; Park is about 1.5 mls from I-30. From Hwy 360, exit on N Carrier Pkwy and go SE (or E); continue past Roy Orr, L into park; Park is about 1.7 mls from Hwy 360.

Beneficiary:

Donated packaged/canned foods will go to Community Food Bank. The net race proceeds also will benefit Community Food Bank.

 

Awards:

Awards will be given to 1st Overall male and female finishers, 1st Masters male and female finishers. Top 3 finishers in the following age/gender groups also will be awarded: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & Over. All 1 Mile finishers will receive participation ribbons.

History:

This will be the inaugural edition of this race. Complete results from this year’s race can be found on the Web at www.assistsystemsracing-plus.com and www.runningintheusa.com and other sites.

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