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

5K

$39 7:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after February 19, 2020 at 11:59pm CST

10K

$39 7:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after February 19, 2020 at 11:59pm CST

Half Marathon

$90 7:00AM CST - 11:00AM CST Price increases after February 19, 2020 at 11:59pm CST

Virtual Run

$42 Registration ends February 22, 2020 at 11:59pm CST
Race Website

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

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

Welcome to the annual Mardi Gras Madness 5k, 10k and now, Half Marathon! The fun includes great swag (designer shirt, custom medal), chip-timing, live results and awards, free photos, costume contest, free kids' dash, great post-race food, and plenty of fun activities. Grab your friends and family, because you are not going to want to miss this one!

Be sure to register by Feb. 11 to be guaranteed a shirt on race day.

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: 2pm-5pm

*Packet pick-up is available from 5:45 to 6:30 a.m. on race day at the race location

FAQs

Is there water at the event?

Yes! There's water stations on the course and at the finish line. 

Strollers? 

You are at your own risk. All we ask is that you start from the back of the race.

Is this race timed?

Yes! You can actually print your finisher certificate once results are up.

What is included in registration?

Race chipped bib, ONE medal and One t-shirt per registration. Though we love your fur babies, they are NOT allowed a medal unless you pay for an additional medal at time of registration. NO EXCEPTIONS.

How hard is the course? Are there hills?

Each locations varies. Once you become a frequent runner or walker with us, you will know what to prepare for. Please make sure to have proper shoes.

Can I walk?

Yes, absolutely! We keep the course open for 120 minutes for 5k and 10k and a total of 4 hours for half marathon.

Gear check?

No gear check.... 

Do we need volunteers?

Yes! Free t-shirt and one free entry into a future race. This excludes... Candy Can Course and any half marathon events. But, you can of course get half off your entry fee on those. If you're interested in volunteering we us, just email us at info@gorundfw.com and we'll get you set up.

 

 

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