Race for West, TX 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Jul 6, 2013


Grand Prairie, TX

About This Activity

A fun/competitive race in  Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. A long incline in Mile 1, then  mostly a flat & fast trail course. Have fun running/walking, .. Parking is available. Net race proceeds to West, TX via Waco Foundation [www.wacofoundation.org].  Donated  toiletries and personal health care items for SafeHaven of Tarrant Ciounty. For 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 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….

On April 17, 2013, a massive explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, TX. The blast caused over $100 million in damages to homes, businesses and schools near the fertilizer plant. It also injured at least 160 people and killed 14 people, incl. 11 firefighters and other first responders. While aid has poured in from around the country, the recovery for the community will take a long time. So we felt we should do our little bit to help our neighbors in West. This 5K/1M race is for that purpose.

Net proceeds from the race will benefit West, TX in its recovery from the April 17th explosion, via Waco Foundation.


If interested, you also can make an additional donation at www.wacofoundation.org  

Jul 06  8:00 AM Race for West, TX 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk,

                          Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 .  

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

                          Benefits West, TX in its recovery from the April 17th explosion, via Waco Foundation..


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