McKinney area schools and school children will be the big winners again at the annual 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run of Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney, set for Saturday, Nov. 23. Crape Myrtle Trails Board members presented contributions to the athletic departments of all schools in the McKinney Independent School District this week and promised a repeat of special awards to schools with the biggest turnouts for the race.
Again this year, area schools will compete for trophies based on participant turnout. Students from winning schools will see their principals or athletic directors Kiss a Pig. Medals will be awarded for fastest speeds in multiple age divisions, from young to old. Participants will enjoy a party atmosphere in “Myrtle Village” both before and after the race. Scheduled entertainment includes a petting zoo, face painter, obstacle course, warm-up exercises, plus Chicken Dances and other fun afterwards.
Participants can register in advance (at reduced fees) at www.crapemyrtletrails.org. Race Day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in front of Cooper Fitness Center in Craig Ranch, 7910 Collin McKinney Pkwy in McKinney. The first race leaves the gate at 8:30 a.m. The race is directed and timed by Racing Systems through Run-On! of McKinney.
More than 35 community businesses and organizations are sponsors for the event: McKinney Community Development Corporation, Progressive Waste Solutions, McKinney Smiles, The Body Shop, Phil D. Wheat – CFP, Medical Center of McKinney, Haynes Landscaping, Irrigators Supply, McKinney Baylor Hospital, Vasquez Taekwondo, Methodist McKinney Hospital, Bank of Texas, First United Bank, Loughmiller Higgins Law Firm, Pierce Insurance Group, CertaPro Painters, F8 Studio, Carolyn Skei, Arborilogical Services, Dave Omholt – The Entrepreneur Authority, Tate Financial, Shades of Green Nursery, Ag Power – McKinney, Neil Sperry’s GARDENS Magazine, Legacy Bank – McKinney, PRO Marketing Links, GoGo Squeeze, Calloway’s Nursery, Covington Nursery, North Haven Gardens, Branded Floors, Pat Lobb Toyota, Melanie Hedrick Realtor, Allegiance Title Company, Stonebridge Animal Hospital, Encore Wire, Your New Neighborhood.
Find information at www.crapemyrtletrails.org or contact Phil Wheat, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Story submitted by Carolyn Skei