A Christmas Spirit Celebration III 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

Event Date

Tue, Dec 24, 2013


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.Some Christmas caroling at the race. Donated toys & children’s gifts and socks (all ages)  are encouraged for Arlington Life Shelter and Arlington Charities. The net race proceeds will go to St. Alban’s Episcopal of Arlington’s mission. HOLIDAY-SEASON BANDANAS to all registrants.  More info? call 817-265-4578 or e-mail jephaa@yahoo.com


1M @ 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****.

Christmas is a season of hope and joy and peace.  It also is a season when we pray that benevolence, justice, mutual respect & security and peace may pervade during our mortal sojourn on this our shared planet. For, even as we are able to run/walk in delight and health, it isn’t so rosy for so many people out there – “…the poor and helpless, the cold, the hungry and the oppressed, the sick and those who mourn, the lonely, the unloved, the aged and little children…” They also should be able to “smile at the stars in the heavens above”.  **** 

So this race brings us a chance to engage in athletic fun, competition & camaraderie while sharing the spirit of Christmas with funds for the less fortunate in our midst, the marginalized, the needy. ****


Net proceeds from the race will benefit the mission of St. Alban;’s Episcopal of Arlington (an Open and Affirming Congregation), including its Outreach and other ministries.  St. Alban’s, , [817-264-3083 / www.saintalbansarlington.org],  currently meets & worships at Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main, Arlington, TX 76010  ****                           

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


Dec 24 8:30 AM  A Christmas Spirit Celebration III 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

                          Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX 75050   

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

                          Benefits St. Alban’s Episcopal of Arlington’s mission – Outreach & other ministries ****

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