Start Training: Registration Opens March 5 for Carrollton Trails 5K
Lace up your running shoes and start training. Registration opens Monday, March 5 for the City of Carrollton’s 7th Annual Carrollton Trails 5K to be held Saturday, April 28. The event also includes a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk, so bring the whole family along and don’t forget your canine kids.
This race shows off one of Carrollton’s best assets, the City’s extensive hike and bike trails. Earn your best time as you run along the Blue Trail in the heart of the City’s greenbelt area.
“The Carrollton Trails 5K is geared toward both avid runners looking to get their best time and families in our community who want to find ways to incorporate a healthy lifestyle,” Athletics Manager Kim Bybee said. “We encourage competitive runners and walkers alike to experience our trail system along with this fun and exciting event.”
On race day, participants should park at Creekview High School (3201 Old Denton Road) in order to be bused to the starting line. Race day registration and warm up will be held from 7-7:45 a.m. before the race begins at 8 a.m. The Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 9 a.m.
Awards will be given to the overall male and female runners, and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age category of the 5K competitive run (10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over). Prizes will also be awarded to the top three registered dogs. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the race for all participants.
Pre-register at cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow by Monday, April 23 for the best price and a guaranteed race bag, T-shirt, and timing chip. Any changes made after April 23 will incur a $5 change fee. Packet pickup will be Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway).
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*Maximum of six people from the same household in the same race.
**Dogs do not have to be registered to participate, but must be registered along with a runner to be eligible to win.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Don’t miss the chance to partner with the City of Carrollton as a Carrollton Trails 5K sponsor and get your company involved in the fun.
For more information, call 972-466-3080 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/carrolltontrails5k.