Trailblazer Two-Fifths Marathon / 5K Run/Walk

Sat September 17, 2011 Arlington, TX 76006 US Directions

Place

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

Description

This race offers a chance to finally do 2-digit miles (10.486 mls.) or 2/5 of a marathon in a race,  If already into double-digit mile races, could be a good training long run for longer distance races in the Fall  The course: a gorgeous East trail at River Legacy Parks in Arlington, TX -- bridges, straight/curved, slight up/down inclines & flat stretches, wooded /open areas... A 5K for the rest. Net race proceeds to Girls Inc., Meals On Wheels, SafeHaven. For more info: 817-265-4578 or  jephaa@yahoo.com.

You’ve yearned to do a double-digit mile race. Have faith! We’ll help you make all this happen. This race provides a chance to finally step into the two-digit mile zone (10.486 mils) in an official  race and you can also associate it with the Marathon mania (2/5 of a marathon) – all in one race.  If you’re already into double-digit mile races, it could be a good training long run on the way to local or nearby area longer distance races in October to December. This race will engage a gorgeous East trail at River Legacy Parks in Arlington, TX -- going over bridges & under bridges, straight portions & curved portions, slight up inclines & slight down inclines and flat stretches, wooded areas & open areas… Net race proceeds to Girls Inc of Tarrant County, Meals On Wheels, SafeHaven of Tarrant County. For more info, call  817-265-4578 or  e-mail jephaa@yahoo.com.

Awards in the Two-Fifths will be given to 1st Overall Male and female finishers, 1st Masters male and female finishers. 1st Seniors male and female finishers. Top 3 finishers in the following age/gender groups also will be awarded: 14 & Under, 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 & Over.  Finisher medals to all Two-Fifths finishers. 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 & Over. 

 

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Awards

Awards in The Two-Fifths will be given to 1st Overall male and female finishers, 1st Masters  male and female finishers. 1st Seniors  male and female finishers. Top 3 finishers in the following age/gender groups also will be awarded: 14 & Under, 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 & Over. For the 5K, 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 & Over. Finisher awards to all Two-Fifths finishers.

Beneficiary

Net proceeds will be given to Girls Inc. of Tarrant County-– “inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold”; Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County, ”promoting the dignity & independence of the disabled, the elderly,….by delivering nutritious meals, ….”; SafeHaven of Tarrant County “with a mission to end family violence through safety, support, prevention and social change”. Donated school supplies & packaged foods & toiletries, etc. to Girls Inc, Meals On Wheels & SafeHaven respectively. [www.girlsinctarrant.org]  & [www.safehaventc.org] & [www.mealsonwheels.org]

City

Arlington, TX 76006

Directions, etc.

This is a fun & competitive race in beautiful River Legacy Parks in north Arlington. The Two-Fifths course: bridges, straight/curved, slight up/down inclines & flat stretches, wooded /open areas. The 5K 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 N. Turn L at the intersection of Cooper & Green Oaks. Turn R at the very next intersection & go into the Park. Continue on the park entrance road. Turn L at the first road on the left. Continue until you see race activity.

History

This will be the second edition of this race – probably anywhere in the world. Complete results from last year – and this year’s -- can be found on the Web at www.runningintheusa.com and other sites.

Offline Fees

Mail-in fees are $30 (The Two-Fifths) OR $20 (5K)  if mailed by 9/10/11 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from jephaa@yahoo.com or http://www.runningintheusa.com/jeph on the Web). Walk-in fees (through 9/16) are $30 (The Two-Fifths) OR $20 (5K) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013 (817-461-2281). Race day fees - $35 (The Two-Fifths) OR $25 (5K). Plus school supplies, packaged foods or toiletries and personal health care items on race day.

Purpose

1. Offers unvarnished racing fun & competition. 2. Provides a chance to do the shortest double-digit mile race associated with the marathon (for those who can’t run/walk too far) and a good training run (for those already used to longer distance races). 3.Provides some funds to three organizations which address some serious problems and cater to victims of those problems in our midst. COURSE WILL CLOSE AT 11:30 AM (allows for a 20 min/mile pace in The Two-Fifths).

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