Join us for the 7th Annual Believe! 2012! Start your Holiday season off right with this run and walk through Historic downtown McKinney. Walkers will find the one mile course delightful and 5K and 10K runners can look forward to a challenging and beautiful course, beginning just steps away from McKinney’s downtown square, home to the annual Dickens of a Christmas event, held the same weekend as Believe! Proceeds from Believe! will benefit a preschool scholarship fund. Be one of the first 500 registered and receive our very limited edition MAC backpacks while quantities last! Please join us for a beautiful Sunrise Celebration with a special Believe! message for all beginning sharply at 7:30 am! Don't forget the shoes! We are asking that when you are out shopping for new running shoes or apparel you purchase a pair of shoes in the size ranges of toddler 3's - up through young adults. Please bring them with you to Believe! and drop them off at the registration tent. Our Pair to Care initiative is hoping to collect enough shoes so that no child in McKinney ISD has inadequate shoes. As a community we could grant this special Christmas wish, simply because we believed! Kids don't miss out on the Great Santa Chase! Bring your children for this fun race with Santa! Lace up those shoes and see if you can catch St. Nick and his bag of goodies! Each child will receive a special treat bag from Santa! Believe! Run Awards * (Location Main Street Stage on the square) 1st Place Overall female and male; 1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals for: Age groups female and male: Up to 9 years;10-14; 15-19; 20-24;25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 + Trophies will be awarded to: Top overall participants Largest Team Largest School Team Largest Civic Team Largest Medical Team Largest Spirit Wearing Team Largest Religious Team Mayor Loughmiller’s 5K Kids Challenge! Encourage your kids to sign up and complete the 5K course and they will receive a certificate and our special Believe! “DOG TAG” from the Mayor. Don’t forget your camera to take a picture of them, the Mayor and “MAC” our snowman mascot! *Chronotrack timing required to be eligible for awards. No duplication of awards. Package pick-up will be located at CK SPORTS! located 8880 State Highway 121, McKinney, TX, 75070. You may also register in person beginning on November 17th. Packet pick-up begins at 10am-7pm on, November 19th, 20th, 21st. Closed for Thanksgiving on November 22nd. Then resumes on the 23rd from 10am-7pm. You may also pick your packets up the day of the race at Mitchell Park. Please note that although we try, we can not guarantee shirt sizes and recommend you try to pick up your packet early! McKinney Main Street is proud to present this years 32nd Dickens of a Christmas Home for the Holiday's, located on the Historic Square. It recreates an old fashioned Victorian Christmas complete with horse drawn carriages, carolers, Santa Claus, the Christmas tree lighting ceremony and activities for all ages. Please plan on spending the afternoon to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with your families!