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Events for this Race:

1M

Start Time: 8:30am
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5K

Start Time: 9:00am
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Place
Elm Grove Pavilion, River Legacy Parks (near N. Cooper & NW Green Oaks Blvd intersection), 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX US 76006
Description

THISE RACE HAS BEEN CANCELLED AS OF 12/6/2013. IT IS BEING REPLACED WITH THE 36TH DON ZETNICK ARLINGTON WINTER RUN 10K/2 MILE/1K at UTA, ARLINGTON, TX 76019. WE WILL CONTACT THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THIS RACE TO DISCUSS TWO OPTIONS.

OUR SINCEREST APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.

Another fun/competitive race in beautiful River Legacy Parks in N. Arlington.Have fun running, walking, strolling … Parking - available in the park. 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 jephaa@yahoo.com

Add’l…

1M @ 8:30 AM;  5K @ 9:00 AM

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****.

Well, we have another open racing Saturday – this time with no races in Tarrant County – on December 28th. And so we bring you another race in the Just for the Heck of It series.  The Just for the Heck of It XVII (A Year-End Dance Against Hunger) 5K/1M will take place at beautiful River Legacy Parks in Arlington, TX on December 28, 2013….. ****

 

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 equality & parity is another theme in a world where women and girls continue to be savaged, abused, subjugated, marginalized, disrespected – at will.  It’s disgracefully ugly!  There also is Hunger. Every year, hunger claims the lives of millions – over eight million -- 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, I’d say!  The Just for the Heck of XVII – albeit in a very small way -- will try to address hunger…..****

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

 

Dec 28 0:30 AM     Just for the Heck of It XVII (A Year-End Dance Against Hunger)  5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

                                River Legacy Parks, 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76006  

                                817-265-4578 / www.runningintheusa.com/jeph

                                Benefits Community Food Bank.

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Directions, etc.

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.

Awards

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, 80-84, 85 & Over. All 1 Mile finishers will receive participation ribbons.

History

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

City

Arlington, TX 76006

Offline Fees

Mail-in fees are $15 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile)  if mailed by 12/1/13 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from jephaa@yahoo.com or http://www.runningintheusa.com/jeph on the Web). Walk-in fees (through 12/5/13) are $15 (5K) OR $5 (1 Mile) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013 (817-461-2281). Race day fees - $20 (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.

Beneficiary

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.[www.food-bank.org]

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