Start Training: Registration Now Open for Ninth Annual Carrollton Trails 5K
Lace 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.
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).
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*Maximum of six people from the same household in the same race.
For more information, call 972-466-9816 or visit cityofcarrollton.com/carrolltontrails5k.