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Spring Races & 5Ks In Amarillo [2018]

by Scott Jesko | February 06, 2018

joggers-running-race-street-1When we think about spring, we typically think about blooming flowers and cleaning. But spring is also a great time to get into running. Running is great for your heart and helps tone muscles and build endurance.

Whether you’re new to running or you’re already a pro, you’ve got the perfect opportunity to stretch yourself by participating in this season’s races in Amarillo and the surrounding area.

The best part? You can support a great cause at the same time!

Spring Races In The Texas Panhandle

“Put Your Heart in Your Sole” 5K

February 10

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a heart-pumping run? The Lone Star Runners Club’s first race of the year includes an invigorating 5K and a little healthy competition - with awards given to the top male and female runners in each age group, as well as overall.

The race will begin at 9:00 a.m. in Area 17 of Thompson Park in Amarillo. You can register and pick up your packet from Get Fit. The cost will be $15 for students 18 years or younger, $20 for LSRC members, and $25 for non members.

Registration closes February 9 at 5:30 p.m, so sign up soon!

Get the entry form, here.

Knights of Columbus 5K and 10K

February 17

You can work up an appetite with the Knights of Columbus 5K and 10K, all while providing food to those in need.

Whether you want to train for the next marathon or just try your hand at a 5K, this race is perfect for getting your blood pumping. Additionally, all proceeds go to the WT Catholic Student Food Pantry.

The race begins at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Canyon at 9:00 a.m., but show up an hour early if you forget to register beforehand. Cost is $25 for early registration and $30 for registration the day of the race.

Get the entry form, here.

Chase Tower Run

February 24

Run for a good cause this February and dine at the luxurious Chase Tower.

The Chase Tower Run is one of a kind. Instead of running indoors, you get to hike up the stairs to the top of the tower, see the Amarillo landmark up and close, and work up a sweat at the same time. And, after the race is complete, all participants can enjoy lunch at the Amarillo Club.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Brandy Lee Leard Memorial Scholarship Fund, a fund for graduating Amarillo and Canyon high school seniors who are expecting a baby or involved in parenting a child. Plus, the first 100 participants will receive a free t-shirt!

The race starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Chase Tower in Amarillo. Runners need to register by February 23 for $40. If you want to support the race and enjoy a great meal without the sweat, you’re welcome to join brunch for $15.

Get the entry form, here.

Rita Blanca Rampage -- Trail Run And Bike Race

March 3-4

If you’re going to be in Dalhart this March, be sure to check out this intense trail run and bike race.

The Rita Blanca Rampage includes a 5K and 10K run on March 3, as well as 11-mile and 22-mile bike races on March 4. They’ll be awards for each age group, and the race proceeds will help support the Hartley Channing 4 H Shotgun Team.

The run kicks off at 4:00 p.m., and the bike race kicks off at 11:00 a.m. Both will be at the scenic Lake Rita Blanca Pavillion in Dalhart. The registration fee will be $25.

Register online, here.

St. Patrick’s 4 Mile Run

March 17

Sometimes, all you need is a quick run to get into the holiday spirit. Especially on St. Patrick’s Day!

This March, get your blood pumping with a 4-mile run, refreshments, and the chance to win some awesome door prizes. There will also be prizes for each age category. The first 75 participants get free t-shirts. LSRC members can get in for $20. Non-members can join in for $25 or $30 on race day.

The St. Patrick’s Day run will start at 9:00 a.m. at the Beef O’Brady restaurant in Amarillo. You can pick up your packet Friday, March 16, at Get Fit.

Get the entry form, here.

4th Annual Amarillo Marathon

April 7

Reach a milestone and fight cancer - all in one race.

The Panhandle Cancer Cure Foundation is once again hosting the Amarillo Marathon, as well as an additional 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk. This race is USAT&F certified as a marathon qualifier. They’ll be cash awards for the top runners in the marathon, half-marathon and 5K.

The unique thing about this race is that all proceeds will stay in Amarillo and help support the PCCF’s efforts to end cancer in the Texas Panhandle. After the race, you can recover with pizza and hamburgers. Register early to get a free t-shirt!

The race will start around 8:15 a.m. at the Texas Oncology Center in Amarillo. If you don’t get the chance to register early, show up around 6:30 a.m.

Register online, here.

Spring Trail Half Marathon & 4 Mile

April 22

Take in the scenes at Palo Duro Canyon during this picturesque trail run.

The Spring Trail Run features a half marathon and 4-mile run starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Mack Dick Pavillion. The cost is $40 for LSRC members and students and $45 for non-members. Plus, registered runners and guests don’t have to pay the park entrance fee.

Be sure you register beforehand, though, because there is no race day entry and early registers will receive a free t-shirt!

Get the form, here.

Memorial Walk/Run for the Fallen

May 26

Honor those that gave everything with a 5K memorial run or 1-mile walk.

This Arms Forces Day, the America Celebrate Honor Service Foundation will host a memorial walk/run for U.S. fallen soldiers. After the run, there will be a memorial balloon launch, as well as lunch.

Whether you know someone who has served or simply want to respect those who dedicated their lives to our country, you can join the event at Stephen F. Austin Park in Amarillo. The 5K will start at 9:00 a.m., the mile walk will start at 10:30, and the balloon launch will kick off around 11:00 a.m.

Get the entry form, here.

The Hope & Healing Place Half Marathon & Relay

May 20

Finish spring off strong with a half-marathon race.

On the second to last Sunday of May, the Hope & Healing Place will host a half marathon open for all ages. Run for the chance to win an award and build up muscle.

Don’t want to run on your own? Bring your friends! You can form a 2-person or 4-person team and join in the relay race. Registration prices vary depending on your team size, but you’ll want to register before May 19. The half marathon begins at 7:00 a.m. at the Amarillo National Bank Plaza in Amarillo.

Get the entry form, here.

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