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Just for the Heck of It XIV – Race Against Hunger III 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

Sat March 10, 2012 Grand Prairie , TX 75050 US Directions


Mike Lewis Park, 2410 N. Carrier Parkway
Grand Prairie , TX US 75050


A fun/competitive race in  Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. A long incline in Mile 1, then  mostly a flat & fast trail course. Have fun running/walking, .. Parking is available. Donated packaged/boxed/canned foods  are encouraged for Community Food Bank; and the net race proceeds will go to that organization. More info? call 817-265-4578 or e-mail


5K @ 9:00 AM;  1M @ 10:00 AM

Well, we have another open racing Saturday – this time with no races in Tarrant County – on March 10th. And so we bring you a last-minute latest in the Just for the Heck of It series.  The Just for the Heck of It XIV – Race Against Hunger III will take place at Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX on March 10, 2012.


Over the years we’ve engaged a number of themes with these races. Peace  -- in a world with unending warring and rampant killing – is critical for if we succeed in obliterating ourselves, then there will be no tomorrow. And nothing else will matter. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  put it, “wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows…"  Gender parity is another theme in a world where women and girls continue to be savaged, abused, subjugated, marginalized, disrespected – at will.  It’s pretty ugly!  In addition, every year, hunger claims the lives of millions of men, women and children across the globe. Even here at home, there is widespread hunger where, every day, millions don’t have enough – or anything at all – to eat. Criminal!  The Just for the Heck of XIV will try to address hunger.

Net proceeds from the race will benefit Community Food Bank -- serving needy families in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

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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.  All 1 Mile finishers will receive participation ribbons.


Net proceeds and the donated packaged/boxed/canned foods  will be given to Community Food Bank -- serving needy families in Fort Worth and Tarrant County. []



Grand Prairie, TX 75050

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.


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


Offline Fees

Mail-in fees are $10 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile)  if mailed by 3/6/12 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from or on the Web). Walk-in fees (through 3/9) are $10 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013 (817-461-2281). Race day fees - $15 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile). Plus packaged/boxed/canned foods  for Community Food Bank  on race day. NO T-SHIRTS! But a small, scholarly memento.


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