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):
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.
Race day: Sat., June 11
Starting line: Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
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.
This family-friendly event features ice cold watermelon at the finish line. Register for the race.
Hell’s Half Acre
Race day: Sat., July 9
Starting line: Woodshed Smokehouse, 3201 Riverfront Dr.
Registration fee: $80 for half and full marathon; $100 for marathon relay; $35 for 5K and 10K
Start time: 5K and 10K at 7:30 p.m.; half and full marathon at 10 p.m.
Named for a historic half-acre block of Fort Worth, this race from Cox Running Club welcomes casual and serious runners alike. Register for the race.
Too Hot to Handle
Race day: Sat., July 16
Starting line: Norbuck Park, 200 N. Buckner Blvd.
Registration fee: $84 for half marathon; $54 for 10K; $39 for 5K
Start time: Registration and packet pickup at 6:30 a.m.; half marathon and 10K at 7:30 a.m.; 5K at 7:35 a.m.
Texas summers are hot, but are they too hot to handle? Test your endurance on this flat-course marathon, and enjoy cold towels + beer at the finish. Register for the race. 🍻*
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