Until a few years ago, I had only participated in a handful of 5K races. It was then these races took on a fun and family oriented status, so I started participating in them more often! Anytime I can share some competitive activity with my family, you can count me in!
This year, I’ve participated in color runs, the Biggest Loser RunWalk and a couple of glow runs. Crossing the finish line, whether you are first, last or somewhere in between, is a feeling of accomplishment and an an urgent need to register for another! And when I hear about a race with a fun theme or great perks, sometimes I can’t register fast enough!
The Corner Store Country Run is hosting a 5K in Dallas on November 8th! This is the first year for the Corner Store Country Run, an inaugural signature charity event introduced by San Antonio-based convenience chain Corner Store. All net proceeds from the run will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters along with local children’s charities in the Dallas area.
The Country Run 5K will be at Fair Park and it’s farm-themed, with hay bales, corn stalks and giant inflatable cows and pigs. Participants are encouraged to dress the part in overalls, cowboy hats and over-the-top country attire. This makes the course extra fun for families and since strollers are welcomed, you can dress up the stroller (and rider), too!
Each participant will receive a T-shirt, finisher blue ribbon and entry into a post-run country fair with carnival games, face painting, balloon twisting, a photo booth, live music, food, a beer garden and tons of sponsor giveaways. But the best part? Once you are inside the fair, everything is free! You can have family fun on top of family fun! There’s no need for cash because you won’t have to pay for a thing! (Just make sure you bring your ID if you plan to consume an adult beverage.)
But wait… it gets even better! Right now, you can register for FREE, too! Just use the code: CSCRDALLAS to register. The website will tell you that all free registrations for the Dallas event have been sold out, but you can still use this code to complete your free registration! (You’re welcome!)
Here are the details:
- Saturday, November 8th, 2014
- Located at the Fairgrounds at Fair Park in Dallas
- Race begins at 8:00 AM and packet pickup is at the venue on Friday, 11 AM – 6 PM or on race day starting at 6:30 AM.
For more information, take a look at the Dallas schedule and register for the event!