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A fun & competitive race in beautiful River Legacy Parks in north Arlington. The course -- relatively flat/fast, mostly tree-shaded. Participants can have fun running, walking, strolling… Net race proceeds to Newtown Alumni Fund (via Newtown Rotary). Donated kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc. for SafeHaven of Tarrant County. For more info, call 817-265-4578 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
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****.
On Dec. 14th, 2012 -- a mere eleven days before Christmas -- our nation, indeed the world, was shocked by a horrific event that day – the brutal, merciless massacre of 26 people, including 20 innocent, young children, in Newtown, CT. The town continues to recover. But it hasn’t been, and it won’t be, easy. The trauma and loss of it all have affected not only the families and friends of the victims, but also the police officers who responded to the emergency calls and were the first to witness the carnage; and the teachers who survived the nightmare but are now bereft of their beloved students and co-workers; and the residents of Newtown as a whole who now have to recover and heal from this devastating tragedy. Their healing from their tremendous grief can be made easier if we can reach out to them in caring empathy and sharingness. As one of the speakers said at the Vigil for the victims on Dec. 16th, 2012, “let’s transform our passion into a spirit of compassion.” And so we bring you a road race to help in that regard.****
Net cash proceeds from the race will benefit Newtown Alumni Fund (via Newtown Rotary) [www.newtownalumnifund.org] Donated kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc. for SafeHaven of Tarrant County [www.safehaventc.org] – for kids who are victims of domestic violence.****
More info -- including online registration -- is available on the Web at http://www.runningintheusa.com/jeph The race flyer/entry form can be downloaded from this Web page****.
Feb 16 0900 Healing Hearts Race for Newtown 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk,
River Legacy Parks, Arlington, TX 76006
817-265-4578 / www.runningintheusa.com/jeph
Benefits Newtown (CT) Alumni Fund (via Newtown Rotary) & SafeHaven of Tarrant County..
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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.
Net cash proceeds from the race will benefit Newtown Alumni Fund (via Newtown Rotary) [www.newtownalumnifund.org]
The donated kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc. school supplies will go to Safehaven of Tarrant County. -- “with a mission to end family violence …through safety, support, prevention and social change”. [www.safehaventc.org] – for kids who are victims of domestic violence.
Arlington, TX 76006
This is a fun & competitive race in beautiful River Legacy Parks in north Arlington. The course is flat & fast, and is mostly tree-shaded. DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS, FORT WORTH, etc. Exit onto N. Cooper off I-30 in Arlington and go north. Turn Left at the intersection of Cooper & Green Oaks. Turn Right at the very next intersection/light and go into the Park. Continue on the park entrance road. Turn Left at the first road on the left. Continue on that road until you see the race activity.
This will be the inaugural and special edition of this race. Complete results can be found on the Web at www.runningintheusa.com and other sites.
Mail-in fees are $20 (5K) OR $10 (1 Mile) if mailed by 2/11/13 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.runningintheusa.com/jeph on the Web). Walk-in fees (through 2/13) 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 $15 (1 Mile). Plus kids’ gifts, toys, stuffed animals, etc. on race day.