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A Christmas Spirit Celebration III 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

Tue December 24, 2013 Grand Prairie, TX 75050 US Directions



8:30AM CST


9:00AM CST


Mike Lewis Park [Between major highways I-30 (on the south) and Hwy 360 (on the northwest)], 2410 N. Carrier Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX US 75050


A fun/competitive race in Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX. A mostly flat/fast, out-and-back trail course. Have fun running/walking, .. Parking is available.Some Christmas caroling at the race. Donated toys & children’s gifts and socks (all ages)  are encouraged for Arlington Life Shelter and Arlington Charities. The net race proceeds will go to St. Alban’s Episcopal of Arlington’s mission. HOLIDAY-SEASON BANDANAS to all registrants.  More info? call 817-265-4578 or e-mail


1M @ 8:30 AM;  5K @ 9:00 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****.

Christmas is a season of hope and joy and peace.  It also is a season when we pray that benevolence, justice, mutual respect & security and peace may pervade during our mortal sojourn on this our shared planet. For, even as we are able to run/walk in delight and health, it isn’t so rosy for so many people out there – “…the poor and helpless, the cold, the hungry and the oppressed, the sick and those who mourn, the lonely, the unloved, the aged and little children…” They also should be able to “smile at the stars in the heavens above”.  **** 

So this race brings us a chance to engage in athletic fun, competition & camaraderie while sharing the spirit of Christmas with funds for the less fortunate in our midst, the marginalized, the needy. ****


Net proceeds from the race will benefit the mission of St. Alban;’s Episcopal of Arlington (an Open and Affirming Congregation), including its Outreach and other ministries.  St. Alban’s, , [817-264-3083 /],  currently meets & worships at Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main, Arlington, TX 76010  ****                           

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


Dec 24 8:30 AM  A Christmas Spirit Celebration III 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

                          Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX 75050   

                          817-265-4578 /

                          Benefits St. Alban’s Episcopal of Arlington’s mission – Outreach & other ministries ****


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Net proceeds will benefit the mission of St. Alban’s Episcopal of Arlington, incl. its Outreach and other ministries.. [] Donated toys & children’s gifts and socks (all ages) will go to Arlington Life Shelter and Arlington Charities.


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 third edition of this race. Complete results from previous years – and this year’s -- can be found on the Web at and other sites.

City, etc.

Grand Prairie, TX 75050


“The King shall come when morning dawns and light triumphant breaks; when…life to joy (& peace) awakes.”from a hymn.


Celebrate the  joy & peace of Christmas and help  St. Alban’s Episcopal mission, incl. Outreach ministries, etc.

Offline Fees

Mail-in fees are $20 (5K) OR $10 (1 Mile) if mailed by 12/19/13 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from or on the Web). Walk-in fees (thru 12/23) are $20 (5K) OR $10 (1 Mile) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013  (817-461-2281). Race day fees - $25 (5K) OR $10 (1 Mile). Plus toys, Children’s gifts, socks on race day. Holiday-season bandanas to all! Race Day registration & race # pick-up: 7:30  – 8:20 AM on 12/24/13 at the race site.

Directions, etc.

This is a fun & competitive race in a renovated Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. The course is mostly flat & fast, but long incline in Mile 1. DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS, FORT WORTH, etc. From I-30, exit on Hwy 161. N at the light; stay on R side of road. Continue to light at N. Carrier ;  L and go N past Sunnyvale; R into park; Park is about 1.5 mls from I-30. From Hwy 360, exit on N Carrier Pkwy and go SE (or E); continue past Roy Orr,  L into park; Park is about 1.7 mls from Hwy 360.


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