AJ Howard Memorial 5K & 2-Person Relay

Sat February 19, 2022 Belton, TX 76513 US Directions


9:00AM CST

Sleep-in 5K

9:00AM CST

2-Person Relay

9:00AM CST
Liberty Park (formerly Confederate Park)
700 Confederate Park Drive
Belton, TX US 76513

The AJ Howard Memorial Fund was established in May of 2016 when AJ was tragically killed in an auto accident. In lieu of flowers at his memorial service, AJ’s mother asked that money be donated to the M100 to help pay the band fees for those students who would benefit from the support of available funds.  These donations have covered the cost of equipment, uniforms, and instrument fees for many M100 band members, making it possible for all M100 members to have what they need to participate in band. 

The Belton Band Boosters will continue to support M100 students through the annual AJ Howard Memorial Fund 5K, which is the primary fundraiser and annual celebratory event.  All funds raised through the 5K will be used to provide equipment, uniforms, and instrument fees for students who otherwise would not be able to participate in band.  AJ was well loved by his fellow band members and had a servant’s heart; through the AJ Memorial Fund, his spirit of generosity lives on and he will continue to impact the lives of fellow M100 members for many years to come.

This race will offer a traditional individual 5K, a sleep-in 5K, and a 2-person relay 5K.  Registrants age 18 & under will receive a reduced price for the individual 5K.  This will appear as you register.

The individual 5K is part of the Cen-Tex Race Series.  All participants will earn Cen-Tex Race Series points.  Awards to the top overall male and female finishers, and the top three male and female finishers per age group.  Age groups:  11&U, 12-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 etc. to 70+.  

For the 2-person relay 5K, one runner will run 1.55 miles to the exchange corral (shown on the attached map).   The second runner on the team will run 1.55 miles back to the finish.  Awards for the top team in each category:  Male, mixed, female.  This event is not part of the Cen-Tex Race Series.

Both live events are chip-timed!


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5K Map

The 5K is an out and back course on the Belton Hike & Bike Trail.  

2-Person Relay Map

The first person of the 2-person relay team will run this 1.55 mile out and back course.  They will tag their relay team member in the exchange area near the start/finish, then the second person will run the same out and back 1.55 mile course, and cross the finish line to record the team time.


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