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

Post Date:03/11/2021 5:52 PM

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 24. The event also includes a 1-mile Fun Run/Walk, so bring the whole family along and don’t forget your canine kids. Dogs do not have to be registered to participate. Carrollton Trails 5k 2021 Logo

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.

This year’s race will operate differently to maximize safety while still having fun. With the public’s health and wellness top of mind, the race will be split into six different timeslots: 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.

Masks and social distancing will be encouraged throughout the event to ensure participants and spectators remain safe. Items such as masks and hand sanitizer will be provided to participants and spectators. Additionally, food items will be pre-packaged. Carrollton Trails 5k 2021

“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, safe, and exciting event.”
On race day, participants should park at Creekview High School (3201 Old Denton Road) to be bused to the starting line. To ensure proper COVID-19 measures are in place, buses will be sanitized after each trip. Race day registration and warm up will be held from 7-7:45 a.m. before the first wave begins at 8 a.m. Due to COVID-19, there will not be an awards ceremony. Award winners will be contacted on Monday, April 27. Medals can be picked up at Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway).

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). 

Pre-register at by Monday, April 19 for the best price and a guaranteed race bag, T-shirt, and timing chip for 5k runners. Any changes made after April 19 will incur a $5 change fee. Packet pickup will be Thursday, April 22 and Friday, April 23 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway).

Register by 4/19  Race Day 
 Individual $25   $30
 Family* $60  $65 
 1 Mile $15  $20 

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

**NOTE: The City of Carrollton is dedicated to providing a safe and fun atmosphere for race participants. If any changes arise, the 2021 Carrollton Trails 5k may be held in a virtual format. Check the website and social media channels for updates to the event.

For more information, including how to become a vendor or sponsor, call 972-466-9816 or visit




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