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Location: Possum Kingdom Lake, TX US 76449 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Walk Only, Run Only
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Event Time Price Details
Run for 57th AHC 5K Run USATF Course Certification #TX14169ETM
8:00AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT
Price increases after May 17, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT
Run for 57th AHC 2K Fun Walk
8:05AM CDT - 9:30AM CDT
Price increases after May 17, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT
Run for 57th AHC Half Marathon USATF Course Certification #TX18010MWC
7:00AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT
90 spots left.
Price increases after April 26, 2019 at 11:59pm CDT
362 N FM 2353
Possum Kingdom Lake, TX US 76449


362N FM 2353
Possum Kingdom Lake, TX 76449

Net proceeds will be donated TBA.


Known by the call sign "Gladiator" or "Cougar" (gunships), the 57th AHC was based in Kontum, Pleiku and An Khe in the Central Vietnam Highlands during the Vietnam War. Aircrews flew the iconic UH-1 Huey helicopter in support of the 5th Special Forces and other US and Vietnamese combat units.

Years after the war ended the 57th were revealed to be a key player in the then top secret Special Forces clandestine missions that occurred in enemy occupied Laos and Cambodia. Helicopter crews inserted and extracted highly skilled Special Forces teams in extremely remote jungles more than often under intense enemy fire. During that period our Government disavowed any operations in either Laos or Cambodia (a "Mission Impossible" approach if you will). To learn more, please read John Plaster's bestselling book "SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam". The 57th AHC actions are mentioned often in his book and others.

Registration Fees are Non-Refundable  Race Day Registration + $5

USATF Certified Half Course Certification # TX18010MWC

Half Fees 16 & Up: Prior to April 27th--$75;  April 28th--May 4th--$80; May 5th--May 11th--$85: May 12th--May 18th--$90

Half Age Groups:  16--18; 19--29; 30--39; 40--49; 50--59; 60+

Half Course Closes:  10:30 am

Run-Walk on Half Course is permitted. Due to insurance/liability issues  NO CONSTANT WALKING, pets on/off leash or strollers.

USATF Certified 5K Course TX14169ETM 

5K/2K: Walking, pets on leash & strollers permitted.

2K Fun Walk is a Child Friendly, safe walk away from traffic

Pre-Registration Fee:
1--18 $15.00
19--99 $25.00
2K – All Ages $15.00

1st Place Overall Male/Female Half Marathon & 5K receive cash prize

1st Place Masters Male/Female Half Marathon & 5K awards

Top 3 Male/Female Half Marathon & 5K Age Group Finishers - Distinctive & unique gold, silver & bronze medals

5K Age Groups:

8 & under, 9-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over

All 2K Fun Walk Receive Participant's Ribbon.

Chamber of Commerce Early Packet Pickup May 18th 3--7 pm

Race Day Schedule:

Half Check in 6:00-6:45 am           Half Starts 7:00 am
5K & 2K Check in: 7:00- 7:45 am   5K Run Starts: 8:00 am   2K Run Starts: 8:05 am

T-Shirts Guaranteed to 1st 100 entries



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USATF Certified & Sanctioned Race

USATF #TX14169ETM 5K Course

Sanction #19-xxx-xx

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