Mardi Gras Mad-Dash-FWTX

Sat February 22, 2020 Fort Worth, TX US 76017 Directions
Countdown to Race Day
Events

5K

$35 7:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after December 29, 2019 at 11:59pm CST

10K

$35 7:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after December 29, 2019 at 11:59pm CST

Half Marathon

$70 7:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after December 29, 2019 at 11:59pm CST

Virtual Run

$36 Price increases after December 29, 2019 at 11:59pm CST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://GoRunDFW.com.

Place
Duck Pond
2200 Trinity Park D
Fort Worth, TX US 76017
Description

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Madness 5K, 10K and now, Half Marathon!

Get your sweat on and join us for a New Orleans style celebration in the park! Who knows... there may be some bead tossing involved. 

Join us Saturday, February 22nd, as we put on our Mardi Gras race in DFW. There will be beads, masks, costumes, and plenty of running. This family friendly event will features a 5K, 10K and newest event Half Marathon trail race. Kid's Dash for the little ones!!!

The Mardi Gras Run is all about the celebration so feel free to dress up in your best Carnival outfits and have some fun while you run the trails. Best dressed costume win a Prize!!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Questions?
Race Awards

Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in:

10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

You are excited! You just signed up for your first official run, now what? You have so many emotions and different feelings about if you've done the right thing, will I finish in time, can I keep up, will I fall? All of those thoughts are normal for a first time road race runner, but Let me tell you now, you've done the right thing. You just said Yes:) to a healthier you and what could be wrong about that?! I'm proud of you for taking the first step to a healthier and better version of YOU! 

Check out the plan below to get you started:

Week-by-Week Plan
Week 1

Day 1: Run 10 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat 2 times
Day 2: Rest or cross-train
Day 3: Run 12 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat 2 times
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Run 13 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat 2 times
Day 6: Rest or cross-train
Day 7: Rest

Week 2
 
Day 1: Run 15 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat 2 times
Day 2: Rest or cross-train
Day 3: Run 17 minutes, walk 1 minute, run 7 min
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Run 19 minutes, walk 1 minute, run 7 min
Day 6: Rest or cross-train
Day 7: Rest

Week 3
 
Day 1: Run 20 minutes, walk 1 minute, run 6 minutes
Day 2: Rest or cross-train
Day 3: Run 24 minutes
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Run 26 minutes
Day 6: Rest or cross-train
Day 7: Rest
 
Week 4
 
Day 1: Run 28 minutes
Day 2: Rest or cross-train
Day 3: Run 30 minutes
Day 4: Rest
Day 5: Run 20 minutes
Day 6: Rest
Day 7: Race! Run 3.1 miles
 
Race Day Tips
As you prepare for your 5K, here are some tips to make sure you're race-ready.
 
Don't stuff yourself. You don't have to carbohydrate load for a 5K race. Overeating may lead to gastrointestinal distress or other issues. Just eat normal-size portions of a regular, healthy dinner the night before. Try to stick to foods that you've eaten—nothing new.
Follow your routine. The golden rule of racing is: Nothing new on race day. Make sure that you're wearing clothes and gear that you've already tested during training runs. You don't want to be surprised by uncomfortable clothes or painful chafing issues on race day. If you've never raced before, learn how to put your race bib on before the race.
Do a little warmup. In a shorter race like a 5K, it's a good idea to do a warmup, so you slowly raise your heart rate and get your muscles warmed up. About 15 minutes before the race start, do a slow jog for about five minutes or do some warmup exercises, then walk briskly to the starting line.

Run you own pace and enjoy your brisk walk or fun run! 
 

Early Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup:

Natural Grocery 2501 W. 7th St. Suite 115
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Date: February 21, 2020

Time: 3pm-6pm

Packet Pickup is also available on race day morning from 6:30am-7:45am