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Trailblazer IV Two-Fifths Marathon / 5K Run/Walk

Saturday September 28, 2013
Arlington, TX US 76018
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Events for this Race:

2/5

Start Time: 8:30am
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5K

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Place
Cravens Park, 400 Cravens Park Drive ( 0.2 ml. E. of Matlock Rd & Cravens Park Dr.) – South of Green Oaks
Arlington, TX US 76018
Description

This race offers a chance to finally do 2-digit miles (10.486 mls.) or 2/5 of a marathon in a race,  If already into double-digit mile races, could be a good training long run for longer distance races in the Fall  The course: a gorgeous Fish Creek Trail starting at Cravens Park in Arlington, TX -- bridges, straight/curved, slight up/down inclines & flat stretches, wooded /open areas... A 5K for the rest. Net race proceeds to Arlington Life Shelter, Meals On Wheels, SafeHaven of Tarrant County. For more info: 817-265-4578 or  jephaa@yahoo.com.

 

 

Add’l

 

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. ***

 

You’ve done the 5K (3.107 mls.); maybe the 10K (6.214 mls.)  also; perhaps, even the 15K (9.321 mls.) …but the full Marathon may be an impossible dream away…The 20K (12.428 mls.) or the Half (13.107 mls.) may be a bit too far also...Plus, you’ve yearned to do a double-digit mile race.  So you’re saying this ain’t ever gonna happen. Well, my friend, become a believer. Have faith! We’ll help you make all this happen. You can start a trend  -- be a trailblazer…You can finally step into the two-digit mile zone in an official  race – barely, but who’s counting?  After all, 10 is as much a two-digit number  as is 13 or 26 or 99! And we’ll tie it all into the Marathon family. This race provides a chance to finally step into the two-digit mile zone (10.486 mils) in an official  race and you can also associate it with the Marathon mania (2/5 of a marathon) – all in one race. 

 

If you’re already into double-digit mile races, this could be a good training long run on the way to local or nearby area longer distance races in late September to December. Those include the Clark Gardens Half, Lost Dog  20K, the Tyler Rose Marathon/Half, Honored Hero 20M/Half, Waterworks 25K, Boo Run Half, Stephenville Half  -- all in October; DRC Half, Fort Worth Marathon,/20M/Half, Rockledge Rumble 50K/30K, Big D 30k, San Antonio Marathon/Half, FWRC Mote in Motion Half – in November; White Rock Marathon/Half – in December; etc..

 

This race will engage a gorgeous Fish Creek Trail starting at River Legacy Parks in Arlington, TX. Going through Arlington and Grand Prairie, TX. Going over bridges & under bridges, straight portions & curved portions, slight up inclines & slight down inclines and flat stretches, wooded areas & open areas… Net race proceeds to Arlington Life Shelter, Meals On Wheels, SafeHaven of Tarrant County. For more info, call  817-265-4578 or  e-mail jephaa@yahoo.com.

 

2|5 … 26.  

 

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. 

 

 

 

Sep 28 8:30 AM  Trailblazer IV Two-Fifths Marathon / 5K Run/Walk

 

                          Cravens Park, Arlington, TX 76018    

 

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

 

                          Benefits Arlington Life Shelter, Meals on Wheels, SafeHaven of Tarrant County.

 

 

 

 

 

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at
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Arlington, TX 76018

Offline Fees

Mail-in fees are $35 (The Two-Fifths) OR $20 (5K)  if mailed by 9/21/13 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from jephaa@yahoo.com or http://www.runningintheusa.com/jeph on the Web). Walk-in fees (through 9/27) are $35 (The Two-Fifths) OR $20 (5K) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013 (817-461-2281). Race day fees - $40 (The Two-Fifths) OR $25 (5K). Plus  packaged foods or toiletries and personal health care items on race day.

Directions, etc

This is a fun & competitive race in beautiful River Legacy Parks in north Arlington. The Two-Fifths course: bridges, straight/curved, slight up/down inclines & flat stretches, wooded /open areas. The 5K course is flat & fast, and is mostly tree-shaded. DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS, FT WORTH, etc. FromI-20- ExitontoMatlockRoad (after CollinsSt.exitontheE /afterCooperSt.exit ontheW). SonMatlock.  GopastStephens,Bardin,GreenOaks.  LatMatlock  &CravensParkDr(afterNathanLoweRdonthe R). Ratthe 2nd  entrance(0.2milefromMatlock)andgointothePark.  Or directions from  www.yahoo.com /www.MapQuest.com

Beneficiaries

Net proceeds will be given to Arlington Life Shelter -- providing short-term shelter and support services that help our neighbors who are homeless integrate into society and become contributors to a thriving community.”; Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County, ”promoting the dignity & independence of the disabled, the elderly,….by delivering nutritious meals, ….”; SafeHaven of Tarrant County “with a mission to end family violence through safety, support, prevention and social change”. Donated  packaged foods & toiletries, etc. to Girls Inc, Meals On Wheels & SafeHaven respectively. [www.arlingtonlifeshelter.org] & [www.safehaventc.org] &

Purpose

 

 

  1. Offers unvarnished racing fun & competition.
  2. Provides a chance to do the shortest double-digit mile race associated with the marathon (for those who can’t run/walk too far) and a good training run (for those already used to longer distance races).
  3. Provides some funds to three organizations which address some serious problems and cater to victims of those problems in our midst. COURSE WILL CLOSE AT 12:00 Noon (allows for a 20 min/mile pace in The Two-Fifths).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

Awards in The Two-Fifths will be given to 1st Overall male and female finishers, 1st Masters (40+)  male and female finishers. 1st Seniors (50+)  male and female finishers. Top 3 finishers in the following age/gender groups also will be awarded: 14 & Under, 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 & Over. For the 5K, 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. Finisher awards to all Two-Fifths finishers.

History

This will be the fourth edition of this race – probably anywhere in the world. Complete results from previous years – and this year’s -- can be found on the Web at www.runningintheusa.com and other sites.

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