Lace up your running shoes, Fort Worth: We’ve rounded up some of the top races in our area for runners, walkers, joggers to lace up for this summer. Whether you’re in it for community, fun, or pure love of athletics, there’s a race for everyone.
Here are five races to register for (pro tip: start stretching now):
We rounded up five races happening May-July here in Fort Worth. | Photo via Pexels
👟 Knights of Columbus 15K and 5K walk/run
Race day: Sat., May 28
Starting line: Trinity River Trails
Registration fee: $20 for 5K walk/run, $30 for 15K walk/run
Start time: Registration and packet pickup at 6 a.m.; free one mile Fun Run at 6:45 a.m.; 15K at 7 a.m.; 5K at 8 a.m.
Go for the run, stay for the fun and food. Runners can stay on the paved path or run on the parallel gravel path. Register for the race.
👟 WW Military Miles Half, 10K and 5K run
Race day: Sun., June 5
Starting line: Keller City Hall
Registration fee: $82 for half marathon; $32 for 5K; $52 for 10K
Start time: Half marathon at 6:45am; 10K at 7 a.m., 5K at 7:30 a.m.
Support military personnel in this race, which benefits three charities: Fisher House Foundation, WWP, and Team RWB. Register for the race.
👟 Melon Dash
Race day: Sat., June 11
Starting line: Cotton Bowl Plaza, 1300 The Midway
Registration fee: $42 for 5K; $57 for 10K; $32 for Fun Run
Start time: Registration and packet pickup at 6:30 a.m.; Fun Run at 7:45 a.m.; 5K and 10K at 8 a.m.
Great British Baking | Wed., May 18 | 10 a.m. | Sur La Table, 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 340, Southlake | $79 | You might even get a Hollywood Handshake if you do a great job in this class.
Upcycled Book Wreaths | Mon., May 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library – Southwest Regional, 4001 Library Ln. | Free | Take your spring cleaning to the next level by recycling old books + transforming them into works of art. 📖
Paul McCartney | Tues., May 17 | 8 p.m. | Dickies Arena | $43+ | The international legend is making a special appearance, bringing his ‘Got Back’ tour straight to Cowtown.
Hosting Caterpillars | Tues., May 17 | 10-11 a.m. | Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. | $5+ | Learn all about how native plants protect + feed these little crawlers. 🐛
Arlington’s Entertainment District is getting a new 300-unit luxury residential community. One Rangers Way will be at Nolan Ryan Expressway, adjacent to Choctaw Stadium and the National Medal of Honor Museum. Construction is expected to begin in the fall + open in 2024. 🏢
Business in the AllianceTexas development keeps on booming — a Maryland-based investor has purchased a fully-leased 220,000-sqft warehouse at 1501 N. Beach St. Realterm also bought another 220,000-sqft warehouse at 10001 S. Fwy in south Fort Worth. (The Dallas Morning News)
The city is getting a new wastewater treatment plant for Mary’s Creek. The Tarrant Regional Water District will permit, design, and build a pipeline downstream to capture the treated wastewater and divert it into the existing lake + reservoirs. This is the city’s first new wastewater treatment plant since the 1950s. 💦
The city has approved funds for four regional transportation projects, including the extension of the downtown Trinity Metro’s TEXRail station by two miles. The project will extend the rail service south from T&P Station to the Near Southside. Check out the other upcoming projects. 🚉
AyuVis — a local health care startup — will receive a $1.8 million Small Business Innovation grant to fund upcoming clinical trials. AyuVis is a preclinical microphage immunotherapy company working to tackle chronic lung disease — the second-leading cause of death in premature babies. 🩺 (Dallas Innovates)
The Cowboys have officially released their schedule for the 2022 season. The team will play nine home games + eight away games, with the traditional Thanksgiving game to be played against the New York Giants. America’s team will open the season at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sun., Sept. 11. 🏈
Local students will get free meals during the summer beginning Tues., May 31-Fri., July 22. Thanks to IDEA Public Schools’ Child Nutrition Program, kids aged 18 years and younger can get free breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. Learn more about time + location. 🍽️ (Fort Worth Report)
The Bill Pickett traveling museum has officially opened in Fort Worth. The Pickett Invitational Rodeo and Toyota partnered with PBR to feature the traveling museum outside the Cowtown Coliseum through August. The event will celebrate + tell stories of the Black cowboys and cowgirls in the competition. Grab your tickets. 🎟️
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A new mural is in the works just south of downtown + will feature tactile and audio elements. The artwork — located behind the Lighthouse for the Blind of Fort Worth building (912 W. Broadway Ave.) — is over 2,000 sqft and faces South Adams Street. Lighthouse for the Blind staff collaborated with the blind community to brainstorm ways to make the mural accessible for everyone.
Artist Kristen Soble started planning the mural last October + expects it to be complete in June.
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Editor’s pick: If you like glitz and glamor you’re going to love this — The “Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity” exhibit is at the Dallas Museum of Art. It features 400 pieces of Cartier inspirations from Islamic art and design. It opened over the weekend and will be on display through Sun., Sept. 18. This is the only U.S. appearance for the exhibit.
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