You’ve spent all spring getting yourself in shape and swimsuit ready. How about putting all that hard-earned muscle to work by running in a 5K, or maybe even a 10K? Even if you haven’t been working out, you can still participate in a race or two this summer! All it takes is some heart and determination, and a good cause. Most all these races raise money to benefit a non-profit foundation or business. Here’s a quick snapshot of some such races around this great state.
2011 Firecracker 5K Evening Run, June 30 @ 7:30PM
Where: River Ridge Business Park, San Marcos, TX
For more information or to register, visit: Firecracker 5k Evening Run
32nd Annual Women’s 5K Run/Walk, July 16 @ 7:30AM
Where: HEB #43 at Lincoln Heights
Benefiting: “Sisters Helping Sisters.” Participants are encouraged to bring donations of new and gently used clothing for women and children.
For more information or to preregister, visit: Sarr Womens 5k Run / Walk 2011
Run Wild 5k, July 4 @ 7:30AM
For a listing of more Houston Area races, click here.
Sandman 5K Beach Challenge, July 30 @ 8:00AM
Where: On the Beach at 10th & Seawall (by Stewart Beach)
For more information or to register, visit: Sandman 5K
9th Annual Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K, June 25
(Fest begins @ 2PM, 5K begins @ 7:00PM)
Where: Long Center
Benefiting: Austin Parks Foundation
For more information or to register, visit: Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K
This is by no means a comprehensive list. There are races of varying lengths, benefiting a wide variety of organizations, in several cities, for everyone to enjoy here in the great state of Texas. To find more 5Ks and other types of races, go to www.runtex.com .