We’re Running Things
Or at least we’ve become the home of some really great running things (5Ks, half-marathons, fun runs. You get the idea). Whether you’re planning or participating or both, you’ll find that we have the perfect place for you to take whatever you have in mind and run with it!
Finding the Right Course
With all of the great venues from Celebration and Allen Station parks to Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, you’ll have to pace yourself in order to choose just one. But, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Like a good pair of running shoes, we know the importance of finding the right fit for your event. In fact, we’ve dedicated an entire section on our website to sports planners (take a look and find out what we mean by good sports). Not to mention the pleasant weather we have most days of the year. You can count on perfect scenery from the start to the finish line.
On Your Mark. Get Set. Go!
Don’t just take our word for it; take a look at our track record. We have had several races that came back year after year and first-timers too. Here are a few that we had in the past:
On October 29, 2016, runners skipped the candy, grabbed their costumes and got ready to Trek or Treat. This annual Halloween themed 5K Run, hosted by Carson’s Crusaders Foundation, takes place each year at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm.
On December 3, 2016, runners had the chance to make those leftover Turkey Day calories feel the burn with one of the most exciting holiday 5Ks, the annual Rudolph Run. This course began downtown near our Heritage Center, so runners had the chance to take a moment to get a glimpse of our history while they were out.
On December 31 and January 1 of 2016 and 2017, runners finished and started the year on a good foot with the annual two-day race event, New Years Double. This event started at Celebration Park seven years ago as the first half-marathon event in town. Since then, we have been happy to welcome participants from across the nation year after year to run the 5K, Half and Full Marathon events.
On February 25, the 9th Annual Allen Eagle Run gave runners the chance to spread their wings at Allen Eagle Stadium. With adrenaline pumping, a great atmosphere and being surrounded by a supportive community, you may even be tempted to break out in song …”I believe I can fly.”
The Cool Down
After a great race event, don’t be surprised if you find yourself wanting to stay a while. With over 200 restaurants, excellent entertainment options at places like Allen Event Center and Top Golf, and seven home-away-from-home hotels, there’s really no rush to run back home (and at this point you’ve probably done enough running, right?). Trust us, after all the action, you’ll appreciate the atmosphere around here.