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Summer Races & 5Ks In Amarillo [2018]

by Scott Jesko | May 08, 2018

Summer is the perfect time to set new fitness goals. The weather’s warming up, the sky is clear, and vacation days are piling up. If you’re an experienced runner, summer brings in an abundance of opportunities to put your skills to the test. If you’re a beginner, there’s no better time to start building endurance and working toward those goals.

shutterstock_359568020Whether you want to train for that future marathon or you just want to get into shape, these upcoming races are a great way to soak up the summer sun while getting a great workout. And the best part is: by participating, you’ll help support a great cause.

Summer Races In The Texas Panhandle


12th Annual Myrick 5K Run/Walk

June 2

If you’re near Hereford, be sure to check out the 12th annual Myrick 5K Run and Walk. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. at the John Pittman Municipal Golf Course on South Main Street.

A 5K is great for beginners and advanced athletes alike because it only takes a few weeks of training to prepare. And for this race, if you bring your A-game, you could win an award. Register by May 18 for $20 to guarantee your spot and get a free t-shirt.

Get the entry form, here.


Summer Bummer 5 Mile Run

June 6

The Lone Star Runners Club is hosting the Summer Bummer 5 Mile Run early June, and you’re welcome to join in on the fun. Awards will be given to the top male and female in each age group. After the race, you can enjoy food and cold drinks at the Runners Club Picnic. 

The race will kick off around 7:00 p.m. at Picnic Area 17 in Thompson Park in Amarillo. Registration costs $25 to non-members and ends June 5th. The first 75 registrants will also receive a free t-shirt!

Get the entry form, here.

Register online, here.


Our Colors Run Together 5K

June 16

Each year, 12.7 million people receive a cancer diagnosis. Cancer costs nearly 7.5 million people their lives. To say cancer is frightening would be an understatement. That’s why the Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation wants to celebrate, remember, and honor all of those who have been diagnosed with cancer. And part of the way they do this is through the Our Colors Run Together 5K.

This race, which will be held from 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. at the Don Harrington Discovery Center in Amarillo, will help support the foundation’s mission and bring awareness to all types of cancer. You can even participate without leaving your house by registering to be a virtual runner.

Registration cost varies depending on your age and the type of race you’re interested in (competitive, non-competitive or virtual). However, prices go up if you register after May 18.

Get the entry form, here.

Register online, here.


Hot Blooded 1 Mile, 5K, 10K

July 28

Want to push yourself and support a good cause? Register for the Hot Blooded 1 Mile/5K/10K. The proceeds will benefit the Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center, a program dedicated to helping children suffering from abuse through education, therapy, case review, and more.

The race will kick off at 7:30 a.m. at Get Fit in Amarillo. The top overall runner and top runner of each age group will receive an award, and the first 250 registrants will get a free t-shirt. Early registration is $25. There is no race day entry, so be sure to register before packet pick-up day on July 27.

Get the entry form, here.

Register online, here.


Heart GLO Amarillo

July 28

The 6th annual Heart Glo 5K Fun Run, presented by Roof Smith, will benefit Mended Little Hearts of Amarillo. Mended Little Hearts is a support program that provides parents of children with heart defects and heart disease with resources and a support network to help them find healing and hope.

If you’re interested in participating, pre-registration will start at 6:30 p.m. at John Stiff Park in Amarillo. Before the race, you can join in a balloon release at 8:00. The 5K will start at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Get more information, here.


Race 4 Recovery 5K Run And 1-Mile Walk

August 25

Celebrate the end of summer with some sunshine and a 5K. Proceeds from the Race 4 Recovery will benefit Patsy’s Place Transitional Home, a facility developed to mentor women recently released from county jail or prison by providing a structured home environment and faith-based services.

The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Thompson Park in Amarillo, and registration begins May 31. Before August 12, you can register to participate in the race for $25 or support the organization as a “sleep walker” for $20 from the comfort of your home. Early registrants will also receive a free t-shirt!

Register online, here.


Prepare For Race Day With Our Couch To 5K Guide

Have you always wanted to be a runner? Is running a marathon on your bucket list? In addition to being great exercise, running is therapeutic and invigorating. Unfortunately, getting in shape before race day can feel really overwhelming – especially if you’re new to long-distance running.

With the right strategy, you can work up to running a 5K without straining your muscles or losing your sanity. If you want to participate in a 5K this summer, download our free Couch to 5K Guide and start running!

Get 5K ready in just 10 weeks with this Couch to 5K Training Guide

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