The Exciting Metric Experience IV 5K / 1K Run/Walk

Event Date

Sat, Feb 14, 2015


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. Donated packaged food items are encouraged for Arlington Life ShelterSafeGirls; the net race proceeds will go to that nonprofit organization. For more info, call 817-265-4578 or e-mail


1K @ 8:30 AM;  5K @ 9:00 AM ****

   (Come experience the full metric universe, with a mile measurement fallback!)  ****

[Distance markers will be both in Miles and in Kilometers – Experience the metric universe, with a mile measurement fallback!] ****

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****.

Most of the world (except the US, Liberia and a few other small countries) has gone metric, actually decimal! The metric system is decimal-based, as is our currency, and provides a simple progression from stage to stage (e.g., centimeter to meter to decameter/dekameter to hectometer to kilometer, etc.;  also gram to dekagram to hectogram to kilogram, etc.). It’s a pity we remain addicted to the old British and irregular system (e.g., inches to feet to yards to miles, etc.; also ounces to pounds to tons, etc.). ****

This race attempts to engage the metric system in the distance markers for a race. The 5K will have distance markers at 1K, 2K, 3K, and 4K (with the 5K the same as the finish). For comfort and familiarity, there also will be the mile markers at 1M, 2M and 3M. The fun run will be 1K rather than 1 Mile. ****

Net proceeds from the race will benefit: Arlington Life Shelter - “providing short-term shelter and support services that help our neighbors who are homeless integrate into society and become contributors to a thriving community.”   

More info  -- including online registration -- is available on the Web at  The race flyer/entry form can be downloaded from this Web site.  ****

There’s a little incline in Mile 1 of the 5K  for character. Then it’s fast and flat as a pancake the rest of the way. The head will sing Hallelujah! The heart will find it Heavenly! The lungs will fall in Love! The feet … ah, the feet…they will Feel & caress &  hug!  ****

Visible & legible Distance markers @ Miles 1, 2, 3!   & @ 1K, 2K, 3K, 4K!  ****

Feb 14  8:30 AM The Exciting Metric Experience IV 5K / 1K Run/Walk,

                          Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX 75050 . 

                          817-265-4578 /

                          Benefits Arlington Life Shelter.

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