Students, families, and avid runners are invited to the eighth annual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run of Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney on Saturday, Nov. 23 – the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the first race leaves the starting gate at 8 a.m. in front of Cooper Fitness Center in Craig Ranch, McKinney.
Again this year, area schools will compete for trophies based on participant turnout for the race. Students from winning schools will get to see their principal or athletic director Kiss a Pig (yes, a live one). Medals will be awarded the fastest runners in multiple age divisions, from young to old. The race is directed and timed by Racing Systems through Run-On! of McKinney.
Participants will enjoy a party atmosphere in “Myrtle Village” both before and after the race. Entertainment will include a petting zoo, face painter, warm-up exercises and access to sponsors’ booths. Area businesses are invited to join in sponsoring the race, with sponsorship rates ranging from $250 to $5,000.
Find information about Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney and the 2013 Fun Run at www.crapemyrtletrails.org.
Story submitted by Carolyn Skei