I am not a fantastic runner, in fact I just bought my first pair of real, grown up running shoes last fall. But when the weather starts to cool, one of the first things I do is find one or two 5Ks to run. I love the camaraderie that comes from running races and it’s great motivation to get up and move! Whether you want to beat your personal best or dress up like Santa and have fun with your friends, North Texas has a race you will love. Here are the Top 5 Fall 5K Races in North Texas this year:
1. Roller Coaster Race at Six Flags Over Texas – Sept. 20, 2015
Run among the roller coasters at this high adrenaline 5K! You get a ticket to Six Flags with your registration and while you run the race, others will be riding a 5K on the roller coasters.
2. Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot – November 26, 2015
This race might just become your newest Thanksgiving Day tradition! Race through downtown Dallas with 5,000 of your closest friends. By the time you’re done, you will be ready for a giant Thanksgiving dinner! (Insider’s tip: Ride the DART downtown so you don’t have to worry about parking.)
3. Komen Dallas Race for the Cure – October 17, 2015
If you want to race for something that matters, this is one of the most inspiring races in the country. You will run alongside breast cancer survivors and women running in their honor.
4. That Dam Half and 5K – October 18, 2015
Apart from having a ridiculous name, this race is during one of the most gorgeous times of year in Texas at a beautiful lake. Plus you receive a one-of-a-kind belt buckle finisher’s metal – could you ask for anything better!?
5. The Chocoholic Frolic – December 6, 2015
This is the perfect race to start your holiday season. You can enjoy chocolate along the route and get rewarded with a Chocoholic Frolic Finisher Bar at the end of the race. You will also find melted chocolate and treats for dipping at the finish line.
Did I miss your favorite North Texas 5K? Share it in the comments!