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Katy Back 2 School 5K - Sponsored by KARC

Mon September 2, 2024 Directions


Katy Back 2 School 5K

$40 $35 7:35AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT Price increases after June 1, 2024 at 4:59am CDT

Katy Back 2 School 5K - Ainsley's Angel Riders Only

$35 7:30AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT
69 spots left. Price increases after June 1, 2024 at 4:59am CDT

Katy Back 2 School Kids K and Family Walk

$35 $25 7:10AM CDT - 7:30AM CDT Price increases after August 15, 2024 at 4:59am CDT

Katy Back 2 School 5K - virtual

$35 Registration ends September 1, 2024 at 6:55pm CDT

Katy Back 2 School 5K - Ainsley's Angel Pushers Only

$35 7:30AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT Registration ends August 31, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT


Villagio Town Center


The Katy Back 2 School 5k will be held on Labor Day, Monday September 2, 2024 from the Villagio Town Center in Cinco Ranch.  The 8th Annual Katy Back to School 5k will be a chipped timed race on a certified course benefiting Ainsley's Angels.  All registrants prior to Aug 25th will receive a race shirt and a chipped bib. We will make reasonable efforts to accommodate all entries up to race day. Awards will be given for overall winners and age group awards for each 10 year group.

5K Race proceeds will benefit Ainsley's Angels of America. In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in local communities, Ainsley's Angels believe everyone deserves to be included.

For our second year we are also offering a kids 1k race. It is un- timed but full of fun and participants receive a medal for their efforts. This special race benefits Lunches of Love. Lunches of Love, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is committed to helping end childhood hunger in Fort Bend County by providing a free nutritious sack lunch during extended school holidays and weekends.

Katy Area Running Club (KARC) is a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization through our association with RRCA serving area runners and the local running community. All runners and walkers are welcomed.

Race Contact Info

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Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration


Race packets not picked up by 6:45 AM on Monday Sep 2 will be given to participating runners on a first come first serve basis.

Please signup before August 15. If you need to exchange a shirt for correct size, we will try to accommodate you after the race at the KARC tent.

Packet Pickup will be TBD. Check back here closer to the race date.  

The dates and times are:
Race day registration and packet pick-up will be on Monday September 2nd beginning at 6:15 am in the courtyard of Villiago under the KARC tent.
Registration fees on race day is cash or check payable to Katy Area Running Club in the amount of $45 for 5k, $35 for Kids K.  Bibs will be provided but no shirt or bag.

Course Map - 5K and 1K

Here is a map of the course. The 5k is a USATF certified course # TX22042LAB. The Kids K and family walk will begin at 7:10 just after announcements and the national anthem. It is un- timed, runners that want a time need to switch to the 5k race at or before packet pickup. If you are registered for the 5k you may participate in the 1K with a family member but please avoid the timing mats! The 5K will start at approximately 7:30 with our Ainsley's Angels athletes in their chariots ! The rest of the 5K participants start at 7:35 and we ask the fastest runners to please line up in front. Stay around after the race to enjoy our sponsor tents, and the awards ceremony at approximately 9:00. We hope for nice weather but this is a rain or shine event. In the case of severe weather we may delay the start  (shelter in the garage) or cancel to ensure everyone stays safe. 

We are excited to run with you soon!

Katy Area Running Club


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Race Website

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Race Day Instructions

Within a few weeks of race day, a PDF will be available here with detailed instructions and a course map


Villagio Town Center

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