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MLK Day & Dream XI 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

Mon January 20, 2014 Arlington, TX 76006 US Directions



9:30AM CST


10:00AM CST


Legacy Pavilion, River Legacy Parks (near N. Cooper & NW Green Oaks Blvd intersection), 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX US 76006


Another fun/competitive race in beautiful River Legacy Parks in N. Arlington. The course - relatively flat & fast, mostly tree-shaded. Have fun running, walking, strolling … Parking - available in the park. Donated school supplies  are encouraged for AISD’s Crow & Blanton Elementary Schools; the net race proceeds will go to both schools. For more info, call 817-265-4578 or e-mail


1M @ 9:30 AM;  5K @ 10:00 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.

We are excited to invite you to the eleventh running of the MLK Day & Dream XI 5K / 1 Mile on January 20th -- MLK Day 2014 -- in beautiful River Legacy Parks in Arlington, TX as part of celebrating that holiday (the day) and its message (the dream) of universal brotherhood & sisterhood, a culture of live & let live  and recognizing every individual – every human being anywhere – as a deserving child of God!  This is the first of our  thematic series 5 – 6 races during the year, in this case promoting an environment of true peace in which young boys and young girls can grow up, learn and realize their full potentials. We again will attempt to capture three F’s of  road racing in America – fun; function; funds for a cause or a charity. Fun is a given with racing – any race! The function? Exercise, camaraderie, competition or what have you. The funds? The cause here will be youth education – one of Dr. King’s major concerns.  The award categories are robust at both ends of the age spectrum – featuring 6 &Under and 85 & Over. This race is both to honor a  man, Dr. King, who had a great and salutary impact on our society as well as to look forward to a future of lofty possibilities. We’ve added a 1 Mile fun run/walk event for a token fee of $5 – to accommodate those who can’t afford the regular $15 or $20 fee. The race form should be  available at most area running stores.


Net proceeds from the race will benefit AISD’s Blanton & Crow Elementary Schools.


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



Jan 20 9:30 AM  MLK Day & Dream XI  5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

                            Legacy Pavilion, River Legacy Parks, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006  

                            817-265-4578 /

                            Benefits AISD’s Blanton and Crow Elementary Schools.


Celebrates MLK Day as a day of actively engaging society  rather than a holiday of leisure; a day on rather than a day off.”

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Arlington, TX 76006

Offline Fees

Mail-in fees - $15 (5K)/ $5 (1 Mile), mailed by 1/15. (Forms by e-mail from or at on the Web). Walk-in fees (thru 1/18) - $15 (5K)/ $5 (1 Mile) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013 (817-461-2281). Race day fees - $20 (5K)/ $5 (1 Mile). Plus school supplies on race day. NO T-SHIRTS! A small, scholarly memento. A group of 10+ pre-registering together by mail/walk-in,  by cash/ check, should deduct a 10% discount when paying.

Directions, etc.

This is a fun & competitive race in beautiful River Legacy Parks in north Arlington. The course is flat & fast, and is mostly tree-shaded. DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS, FORT WORTH, etc. Exit onto N. Cooper off I-30 in Arlington and go north. Turn Left at the intersection of Cooper & Green Oaks. Turn Right at the very next intersection/light and go into the Park. Continue on the park entrance road. Turn Left at the first road on the left. Continue on that road until you see the race activity.


The race celebrates MLK Day.  Net proceeds from the race and the school supplies will be donated to AISD’s Blanton & Crow Elementary Schools to help some needy students in our midst.


Awards to 1st Overall male and female finishers, 1st Masters male and female finishers in the 5K. Top 3 finishers in the following age/gender groups also will be awarded: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 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 eleventh edition of this race. Complete results from some of the previous years – and this year’s -- can be found on the Web at and other sites.


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