Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Mail-in fees are $15 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile) if mailed by 5/22/13 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.runningintheusa.com/jeph on the Web). Walk-in fees (through 5/25) are $15 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013 (817-461-2281). Race day fees - $20 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile). Plus donated toiletries, personal health care items, laundry detergent (for SafeHaven of Tarrant County). NO T-SHIRTS! But a small, scholarly memento.
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.
The net race proceeds will go to two Vet’s groups -- one of the national disabled veterans’ organizations & Veterans For Peace – as a small material contribution to the rehabilitation and welfare of our veterans. The donated toiletries, personal health care items and laundry detergent will go to SafeHaven of Tarrant County.
1. Unvarnished racing fun & competition. 2. The Substance -- donate the net proceeds to 2 vets’ groups – a nat’l disabled vets’ group & Vets For Peace (a small contribution to vets’ rehab & advocacy for their welfare). 3. The Spirit & Sentiment – Honor/Thank our troops & vets for their service/sacrifices; Support them seeking a peaceful, secure & safe world for us; Honor the memory of the departed; Celebrate a sense of peaceful patriotism, a nation secure & safe in a world at peace.
Awards in the 5K 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.
This will be the seventh edition of this race. Complete results from some of the previous years – and this year’s -- can be found on the Web at www.runningintheusa.com and other sites.5K @ 8:00 AM; 1M @ 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. **** In a century that has begun and continues with so much violence and so much warring, it’s clearly in humankind’s self-interest that we actively pursue peace & justice and genuine security for all and that we espouse a culture that abhors bellicosity and embraces mutual respect and sharingness. That’s the spirit of this race. The race again will engage our servicemen and servicewomen who have actually walked the walk, experienced the heat of hell, and been in the belly of and borne the brunt of battle, who have sacrificed – sometimes losing their limbs, sometimes losing their very lives – so that we may live secure and free and at peace.**** Real-life veterans – who put their lives and limbs on the line in service to and defense of our country -- will share the race with us to receive our abiding gratitude and support which they and our active troops richly deserve; sadly posthumously for some. As usual the race will offer unvarnished racing fun & competition, with a gorgeous racing course! It’s part loop and part out-and-back. There’s a little incline in Mile 1 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! It also will be a race whose net proceeds and sentiment support both our troops presently in uniform and those who served and sacrificed for us in the past – our veterans – and pray that our country remains safe & secure in a world at peace, a sense of peaceful patriotism. **** Net proceeds from the race will benefit two Vets’ organizations – a national disabled Vets’ organization and Veterans For Peace. **** 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.****