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Start Training: Registration Now Open for Ninth Annual Carrollton Trails 5K

Post Date:03/11/2020 3:02 PM

Carrollton Trails 5K 2020 IconLace up your running shoes and start training. Registration is now open for the City of Carrollton’s ninth annual Carrollton Trails 5K to be held Saturday, April 25. 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 concrete Blue Trail in the heart of the City’s greenbelt area. The course is downhill and geared toward people of every fitness level. 

“The Carrollton Trails 5K is a great opportunity for both avid runners looking to get their best time and for families in our community to get outside doing something fun and active together,” Parks & Recreation Director Scott Whitaker said. “We encourage runners and walkers alike to experience Carrollton’s top-notch trail system along with this fun and exciting event.”

On race day, participants should park at Creekview High School (3201 Old Denton Road) 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. 

Man and woman running in 5K race 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). The 1-mile Fun Run/Walk is not a timed event and no awards will be given out. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the race for all participants.

Preregister at cityofcarrollton.com/carrolltontrails5k by Monday, April 20 for the best price and a guaranteed race bag, T-shirt, and timing chip for 5K participants. Any changes made after April 20 will incur a $5 change fee. Dogs are welcome and do not need to be registered to participate. Packet pickup will be Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway).

Category Register by 4/20 Race Day
Individual
1-Mile
$15 $25
Individual
5K
$25 $35
 Family* $60   $65

*Maximum of six people from the same household in the same race.

 

Carrollton Trails 5K sponsors to date include Barbosa Plumbing & Air Conditioning, Chick-fil-A Trinity Mills, Dallas Carrollton Courtyard and Carrollton Conference Center, First Baptist Church at the Fields, First Methodist Carrollton, SportClips Haircuts of Carrollton, and VCare Clinics. 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 972-466-9816 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/carrolltontrails5k.
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