Category Archives: 10K’s

Port Aransas 11th Annual Beach Dash

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, the Kiwanis Club of Port Aransas will host the 11th annual Beach Dash with a 10K, 5K, 2 mile walk, and kid’s dash. All courses are out and back on the beach–sounds fun. Proceeds will benefit the youth of Port Aransas through scholarships and other programs. Let’s go to the beach!

PDF entry form:

11th Annual Beach Dash 2015

Two Upcoming Races on Our Radar

Fall running is around the corner, and with that comes some good races. Here are two that have caught our attention.

1. Rough Creek Trail Run, Glen Rose, Texas

rough_creek_trailrun2On Saturday, September 20, 2014, you can choose from a 10K, half-marathon, marathon, or 40 mile trail run at Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose. This race is number one on my to-do list for September.

Early registration ends August 24.

Check out the website here for registration or more information:

http://endurancebuzzadventures.com/events/rough-creek/

 

2. Cross Timbers Sprint Triathlon, Stephenville, Texas

If you are interested in a first time triathlon, you won’t find one closer to Eastland than this. Start and finish will be at Tarleton State University’s Wisdom Gym. This is a reverse triathlon, meaning that you run, bike, and then swim last.

The run is a 5k, followed by 14.02 bike ride, and then a 300 meter pool swim inside the gym.

This is a smaller triathlon, which has its benefits. You can register on the day of the race, and you can pick up your packet the day of the race. Also, before September 11, the entry fees are only $55.00.

This is a USAT sanctioned event, so USAT rules apply and membership (or a one-day pass) is required.

Here’s the website:

http://crosstimberssprinttriathlon.com/index.html

Road Race Review: C.A.R.E.’s Run 4 the Rescue 5K/10K

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Photo compliments of Microplexnews.com

The Community Animal Rescue Effort hosted their first 5K/10K on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Over 100 runners and walkers showed up in the rural town of Gordon, Texas, which lies about 70 miles west of Fort Worth on I-20.

Both the 5 and 10 K courses were out and back on a beautiful paved country road, which was closed to traffic during the race. The road curved through the shaded country side taking runners over old bridges and passed fields of bluebonnets and paintbrushes. For the 10K runners, there was one significant hill to conquer, both going and coming.

Race Day Event Services chip timed this race and, as usual, did a terrific job of quickly posting times and results.

My running buddies and I enjoyed this race. Overall, it was a great first effort, and there’s a good chance we’ll be back next year.

The things I liked about the race:

There was coffee before the start! More races should provide coffee.

Runners received nice items in their registration bag, and there were also booths with freebies.

The volunteers were helpful and friendly.

The course and scenery were great.

There was live music and a festive, small-town atmosphere.

There was plenty of water and fruit for the finishers.

Things that could be improved next year:

Fewer announcements at the starting line; runners are generally nervous and ready to run at this point.

Better restroom facilities.

Don’t give finisher medals to every participant, but do give better awards to age-group winners (medals rather than ribbons).

If you do advertise finisher medals, then give real finisher medals.

**Representing Eastland were Glenn Copeland, Lamont Sosebee, and John Bird, who all did well in the 10K.