Beginner Friendly Running Events in Denton

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JUN1
Celebrate Highland Village 5K
Highland Village, TX, United States

Celebrate the beginning of summer with the Celebrate Highland Village 5K.

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Celebrate Highland Village 5K

520 Greenbriar Ln, Highland Village, TX 75077, USAView event
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Celebrate the beginning of summer with the Celebrate Highland Village 5K.

$15 - $25
Celebrate Highland Village 5K
MAY25
Hawaiian Falls Half Marathon - The Colony
Lewisville, TX, United States

The annual Hawaiian Falls Wikiwiki Trot is back and even better! Run will be a small race capped at 30 participants per wave with a 13.1 wave, 10K wave, 5K wave, and 1 Mile wave.

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Hawaiian Falls Half Marathon - The Colony

4984 Main St, Lewisville, TX 75056, USAView event
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The annual Hawaiian Falls Wikiwiki Trot is back and even better! Run will be a small race capped at 30 participants per wave with a 13.1 wave, 10K wave, 5K wave, and 1 Mile wave.

$40 - $42
Hawaiian Falls Half Marathon - The Colony
JUN15
Frisco Trail Race Finale

The trails will be marked with ground markings and color coordinated directional signage for each race distance. The trail race in Frisco will be run on fast, single-track dirt trails.

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Frisco Trail Race Finale

NW Community DORBA Trail, Frisco, TX 75034, USAView event
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The trails will be marked with ground markings and color coordinated directional signage for each race distance. The trail race in Frisco will be run on fast, single-track dirt trails.

$45
Frisco Trail Race Finale
MAY26
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Memorial Day March DFW

Join us for the annual Memorial Day March, a Memorial Day themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends and family - you are not going to want to miss this one!

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Memorial Day March DFW

T.W. Richardson Grove, 333 I-635, Dallas, TX 75234, USAView event
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Join us for the annual Memorial Day March, a Memorial Day themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends and family - you are not going to want to miss this one!

$25 - $39
Memorial Day March DFW
JUL4
Liberty By The Lake 5K/10K
The Colony, TX, United States

The 34th Annual Liberty 5K, 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run is a family event, for participants of all ages! Bring the whole family and start your holiday off on the right foot. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate!

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Liberty By The Lake 5K/10K

3700 Sparks Rd, The Colony, TX 75056, USAView event
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The 34th Annual Liberty 5K, 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run is a family event, for participants of all ages! Bring the whole family and start your holiday off on the right foot. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to participate!

$15 - $35
Liberty By The Lake 5K/10K
JUN15
Grapevine Heroes Run 5K Run/Walk
Grapevine, TX, United States

The 4th Annual Grapevine Heroes Run benefiting two very important Grapevine programs! The programs are the Grapevine Parks and Rec HERO Program and the Grapevine Shield Foundation for Police and Fire Personnel. Please join us to support these programs which help out local community.

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Grapevine Heroes Run 5K Run/Walk

1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX 76051, USAView event
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The 4th Annual Grapevine Heroes Run benefiting two very important Grapevine programs! The programs are the Grapevine Parks and Rec HERO Program and the Grapevine Shield Foundation for Police and Fire Personnel. Please join us to support these programs which help out local community.

$40
Grapevine Heroes Run 5K Run/Walk
MAY25
Honor Connor Run
North Richland Hills, TX, United States

OIN US MAY 25. SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A RACE, the Honor Connor 5k and Smile Mile is a full-fledged celebration. Known as the happiest race in DFW, more than 1000 runners, walkers and joggers join this high-energy event that celebrates the life of Connor Kelly Gage.

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Honor Connor Run

North Richland Hills, TX, USAView event
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OIN US MAY 25. SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A RACE, the Honor Connor 5k and Smile Mile is a full-fledged celebration. Known as the happiest race in DFW, more than 1000 runners, walkers and joggers join this high-energy event that celebrates the life of Connor Kelly Gage.

$25
Honor Connor Run
JUN16
Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run

Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

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Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run

1440 Keller Springs Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006, USAView event
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Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

$20
Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run
JUN8
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Hero Hustle North Dallas
Farmers Branch, TX, United States

Join us for the annual North Dallas Hero Hustle. The a superhero themed run that is perfect for the whole family. The fun includes a costume contest, free kids dash, great post-race food, and plenty of fun activities and vendors. You are not going to want to miss this one!

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Hero Hustle North Dallas

Brookhaven College, 3939 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75244, USAView event
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Join us for the annual North Dallas Hero Hustle. The a superhero themed run that is perfect for the whole family. The fun includes a costume contest, free kids dash, great post-race food, and plenty of fun activities and vendors. You are not going to want to miss this one!

$22 - $38
Hero Hustle North Dallas
JUN9
WW Military Miles 5k, 10k and Half Marathon

Over 5,000 runners are expected for the Annual WW Military Miles Half Marathon at the Toyota Music Factory in Las Colinas, Texas. The event will honor our men and women of the military and will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project and Team RWB DFW.

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WW Military Miles 5k, 10k and Half Marathon

southwest flooring market, 316 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039, USAView event
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Over 5,000 runners are expected for the Annual WW Military Miles Half Marathon at the Toyota Music Factory in Las Colinas, Texas. The event will honor our men and women of the military and will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project and Team RWB DFW.

$39 - $89
WW Military Miles 5k, 10k and Half Marathon
JUN1
Run The Rails 5K
Saginaw, TX, United States

The race begins at the Saginaw Recreation Center, runs through beautiful Willow Creek Park, and then returns to the Recreation Center. The course is flat and fast with several water stations. Run the Rails proudly benefits Community Link Mission of Saginaw and the Eagle Mountain/Saginaw I.S.D. Education Foundation. Run the Rails 5k is professionally timed by RunTIME Racing Services

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Run The Rails 5K

633 W McLeroy Blvd, Saginaw, TX 76179, USAView event
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The race begins at the Saginaw Recreation Center, runs through beautiful Willow Creek Park, and then returns to the Recreation Center. The course is flat and fast with several water stations. Run the Rails proudly benefits Community Link Mission of Saginaw and the Eagle Mountain/Saginaw I.S.D. Education Foundation. Run the Rails 5k is professionally timed by RunTIME Racing Services

$12
Run The Rails 5K
JUN1
Shoots and Ladders 5K/10K

Walk, jog or run! This event is for all fitness levels. The Amphitheatre at Oak Point Park is the perfect Start/Finish location for a 5K and 10K run. Runners and walkers will enjoy a beautiful route through Oak Point Park and nature preserve.

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Shoots and Ladders 5K/10K

1508 K Ave, Plano, TX 75074, USAView event
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Walk, jog or run! This event is for all fitness levels. The Amphitheatre at Oak Point Park is the perfect Start/Finish location for a 5K and 10K run. Runners and walkers will enjoy a beautiful route through Oak Point Park and nature preserve.

$40
Shoots and Ladders 5K/10K
JUL21
Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run

Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

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Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run

Carrollton, TX, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

$2 - $5
Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run
AUG24
Military Heroes 5K/10k Run
Trophy Club, TX, United States

Military Heroes Run is celebrating our 9th Annual 5/10K event. We raise much needed funds to support America's fighting service members who have suffered injuries while defending the freedoms which we all enjoy.

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Military Heroes 5K/10k Run

Byron Nelson High School, 2775 Bobcat Blvd, Trophy Club, TX 76262, USAView event
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From the organiser

Military Heroes Run is celebrating our 9th Annual 5/10K event. We raise much needed funds to support America's fighting service members who have suffered injuries while defending the freedoms which we all enjoy.

$15
Military Heroes 5K/10k Run
JUL28
Carrollton Runners Club 5K

Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

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Carrollton Runners Club 5K

Carrollton, TX, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

$2 - $5
Carrollton Runners Club 5K
AUG24
Hot Hatch Chile Run Walk and Roll
Southlake, TX, United States

Run, Walk or Roll with us to help raise money for people in our community living with spinal cord injuries and disabilities.

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Hot Hatch Chile Run Walk and Roll

1110 E Southlake Blvd, Southlake, TX 76092, USAView event
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Run, Walk or Roll with us to help raise money for people in our community living with spinal cord injuries and disabilities.

$20 - $35
Hot Hatch Chile Run Walk and Roll
AUG31
Fighting Autoimmunity 5K
Coppell, TX, United States

This year's annual Compete Every Day- Fighting Autoimmunity 5K will be held at ABE Park. The one mile fun run goes first and the timed 5K comes next. The competitive event has raised over $47,000 for the city of Coppell. Come out and support the mission to raise awareness and funding for those living with Autoimmune Disease.

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Fighting Autoimmunity 5K

Andrew Brown Park East, 260 Parkway Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019, USAView event
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This year's annual Compete Every Day- Fighting Autoimmunity 5K will be held at ABE Park. The one mile fun run goes first and the timed 5K comes next. The competitive event has raised over $47,000 for the city of Coppell. Come out and support the mission to raise awareness and funding for those living with Autoimmune Disease.

$15
Fighting Autoimmunity 5K
AUG18
Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run

Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

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Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run

Carrollton, TX, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

$2
Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run
SEP15
Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run

Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

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Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run

Carrollton, TX, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

$20
Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run
OCT19
Bubble Run – Fort Worth

If youve done a traditional 5K, you know they can be a bit lackluster. But the Bubble Run is like running through Willy Wonka's factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! At each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe!

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Bubble Run – Fort Worth

Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76177, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

If youve done a traditional 5K, you know they can be a bit lackluster. But the Bubble Run is like running through Willy Wonka's factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! At each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe!

$40
Bubble Run – Fort Worth
OCT5
Frisco Arts Walk & Run

Arts and Health collide at The Frisco Arts Walk and Run! Support the Arts and get heart healthy at Friscos immersive arts-themed 5K along the beautiful grounds of HALL Park in Frisco, TX. Runners will be surrounded by the inspiring, award-winning sculptures of the HALL Collection, and the route will include pop-up music, art, theatre, and dance from our local arts community! Everyone will receive an arts-themed finisher medal, and top race winners will receive a unique art piece designed by the Frisco Fine Art Gallery and local artists.

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Frisco Arts Walk & Run

HALL Park, 6801 Gaylord Pkwy #100, Frisco, TX 75034, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Arts and Health collide at The Frisco Arts Walk and Run! Support the Arts and get heart healthy at Friscos immersive arts-themed 5K along the beautiful grounds of HALL Park in Frisco, TX. Runners will be surrounded by the inspiring, award-winning sculptures of the HALL Collection, and the route will include pop-up music, art, theatre, and dance from our local arts community! Everyone will receive an arts-themed finisher medal, and top race winners will receive a unique art piece designed by the Frisco Fine Art Gallery and local artists.

$35
Frisco Arts Walk & Run
SEP7
North Texas Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash 5K

Walk Like MADD is the signature fundraising event to support Mothers Against Drunk Driving's mission to end drunk driving. Walk Like MADD brings together victims, survivors, volunteers, law enforcement and community partners to remember those killed or injured by drunk driving; to inspire those who may feel helpless or lost; and to commit to a future of No More Victims. With every step taken and each dollar raised, you are supporting MADD's lifesaving mission to keep our families and communities safe. Will you run or Walk Like MADD?

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North Texas Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash 5K

Lake Carolyn Pkwy, Irving, TX 75039, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Walk Like MADD is the signature fundraising event to support Mothers Against Drunk Driving's mission to end drunk driving. Walk Like MADD brings together victims, survivors, volunteers, law enforcement and community partners to remember those killed or injured by drunk driving; to inspire those who may feel helpless or lost; and to commit to a future of No More Victims. With every step taken and each dollar raised, you are supporting MADD's lifesaving mission to keep our families and communities safe. Will you run or Walk Like MADD?

$20 - $40
North Texas Walk Like MADD and MADD Dash 5K
NOV9
The Heart ofhe Hunter 5K
Roanoke, TX, United States

Welcome to the annual Heart of Hunter 5k Fun Run! We are trying to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). We are partnered with Cook Children's Health Foundation in Ft. Worth. benefitting the Heart Center at Cook Children's Hospital.

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The Heart ofhe Hunter 5K

Fairplay Park, 312 S Walnut St, Roanoke, TX 76262, USAView event
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From the organiser

Welcome to the annual Heart of Hunter 5k Fun Run! We are trying to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). We are partnered with Cook Children's Health Foundation in Ft. Worth. benefitting the Heart Center at Cook Children's Hospital.

$35
The Heart ofhe Hunter 5K
OCT26
Shannon Monster 5K
Keller, TX, United States

Come celebrate Halloween at the Annual Shannon Brewing Monster 5K Walk/Run. The race will be followed by post party fun, music, pancakes, and of course the award-winning hand crafted Shannon Brewing beer.

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Shannon Monster 5K

Shannon Brewing Company, 818 N Main St, Keller, TX 76248, USAView event
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From the organiser

Come celebrate Halloween at the Annual Shannon Brewing Monster 5K Walk/Run. The race will be followed by post party fun, music, pancakes, and of course the award-winning hand crafted Shannon Brewing beer.

$30
Shannon Monster 5K
NOV16
Foam Glow – Fort Worth

Walk, run or dance your way through the awesomely fun Fort Worth Foam Glow. Bound to be one of your favorite nights of the year as you and family and friends get blasted by colored foam along the course. Come for some craziness, some great music and to support local charities.

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Foam Glow – Fort Worth

Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76177, USAView event
About the event
Walk, run or dance your way through the awesomely fun Fort Worth Foam Glow. Bound to be one of your favorite nights of the year as you and family and friends get blasted by colored foam along the course. Come for some craziness, some great music and to support local charities.
$40
Foam Glow – Fort Worth
DEC15
Little Elm Christmas Stories 5K
Little Elm, TX, United States

Join us for the annual Little Elm Christmas Stories 5K Walk & Run The event start and finish is located at the Little Elm Park and trails. Enjoy the Parks 50,000 Christmas lights and festive decorations! There will be a post race holiday celebration with Santa, Elves, a live band, pancakes, Egg Nog, and many other well known holiday characters!

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Little Elm Christmas Stories 5K

701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 75068, USAView event
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From the organiser

Join us for the annual Little Elm Christmas Stories 5K Walk & Run The event start and finish is located at the Little Elm Park and trails. Enjoy the Parks 50,000 Christmas lights and festive decorations! There will be a post race holiday celebration with Santa, Elves, a live band, pancakes, Egg Nog, and many other well known holiday characters!

$27
Little Elm Christmas Stories 5K
NOV17
Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run

Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

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Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run

Carrollton, TX, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Prediction Run means that you estimate what time (predict) you will run your race (you do this when you register). No timing watches are allowed to be worn during the race and the individual that comes closest to their predicted race time wins.

$2
Carrollton Runners 5K Prediction Run
NOV24
Carrollton Runners Club 5K

We welcome runners and walkers, from beginners to masters, to participate in our two events per month. Refreshments and chip timing provided!

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Carrollton Runners Club 5K

Carrollton, TX, USAView event
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From the organiser

We welcome runners and walkers, from beginners to masters, to participate in our two events per month. Refreshments and chip timing provided!

$2
Carrollton Runners Club 5K
DEC6
Santa Scurry 5K
Keller, TX, United States

Grab your jingle bells, Santa hats, rudolph noses and headlamps and join us for a great time with your friends! This event is coupled with the Keller Hollydays featuring the city Christmas tree lighting, Holly Jolly Light Parade and fireworks show register the whole family and come early to enjoy all of the festivities on Friday night!

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Santa Scurry 5K

Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy, Keller, TX 76248, USAView event
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From the organiser

Grab your jingle bells, Santa hats, rudolph noses and headlamps and join us for a great time with your friends! This event is coupled with the Keller Hollydays featuring the city Christmas tree lighting, Holly Jolly Light Parade and fireworks show register the whole family and come early to enjoy all of the festivities on Friday night!

$20 - $25
Santa Scurry 5K
JUN9
Wounded Warrior Military Miles

Over 5,000 runners are expected for the Annual WW Military Miles Half Marathon at the Toyota Music Factory in Las Colinas, Texas. The event will honor our men and women of the military and will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project and Team RWB DFW.

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Wounded Warrior Military Miles

316 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Over 5,000 runners are expected for the Annual WW Military Miles Half Marathon at the Toyota Music Factory in Las Colinas, Texas. The event will honor our men and women of the military and will benefit the Fisher House Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project and Team RWB DFW.

Wounded Warrior Military Miles
NOV2
I Heart BBQ 5k
Keller, TX, United States

Come join us for the 5th Annual I Heart BBQ 5K. The race will take place at Bear Creek Park and is the kick off to a fun filled day of food, vendors, and entertainment. The day will consist of a 5k run/walk with first place awards for each age group, complimentary beer for participants over age 21.

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I Heart BBQ 5k

Bear Creek Park Rd, Keller, TX 76248, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Come join us for the 5th Annual I Heart BBQ 5K. The race will take place at Bear Creek Park and is the kick off to a fun filled day of food, vendors, and entertainment. The day will consist of a 5k run/walk with first place awards for each age group, complimentary beer for participants over age 21.

I Heart BBQ 5k
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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