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Fall Races & 5Ks In Amarillo You Can’t Miss [2017]

by Ameka Mobley | September 05, 2017

running-race-5k-amarillo-texas-panhandle-fallThe weather may be getting colder, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors with a run. Autumn is the perfect time to go for a jog. The cooler temperatures mean there’s a lower risk for heat stroke and fatigue. Plus, the changing leaves form a breathtaking backdrop.

If you’re looking for a way to stay in shape and enjoy the fresh air this fall, sign up for a local race in Amarillo and the surrounding area. You’ll have a blast and get a muscle-toning workout all while benefitting a good cause.

September, October Races In The Texas Panhandle

Falcon Flight 5K

September 9

Start autumn off with a 1-mile run. This race, which benefits Bushland Elementary School, starts at 9:00 a.m. at Bushland High School in Bushland. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in each of the five age categories.

Download the entry form here.

Phi Delta Chi - Beta Rho 5K Run/Walk

September 16

You can run (or walk) in this race to help support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Beta Rho chapter of Phi Delta Chi, a fraternity at Texas Tech University Health Center, hosts this event as a way to support children suffering from cancer. They will give out awards for 1st place overall, top man and top woman, and for each age group. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. at Picnic Area 17 at Thompson Park in Amarillo, and the race kicks off at 8 a.m.

Get the entry form here.

Tough Enough to Wear Pink 5K Run/Walk & Kids Mud Run

September 16

This is a race the whole family will enjoy. While you walk or run the vigorating 5K, your kids can participate in the mud run, where they can have fun getting messy while working up a sweat.

All proceeds will benefit Tough Enough to Wear Pink, an organization that donates 100 percent of its profits to Ochiltree General Hospital Mammography department. Register soon, because the first 50 entries received before September 4 get a free shirt! The race starts at 10:00 a.m. at the Ochiltree County rodeo arena in Perryton.

Get the entry form here.

Race for the Cure - 5K

September 23

Join Susan G. Komen West Texas for a fun, engaging race to help reduce the number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026. Before the race kicks off, you can attend a 7:00 a.m. Survivor Breakfast to fuel up and help raise money for a good cause. For serious competitors, the 5K Competitive Race begins at 8:00 a.m at the Amarillo National Bank Plaza II. The 5K/1 Mile Run/Walk begins at 9:15 a.m at the same location.

Register online here.

Eagle Days 5K and Block Party

September 23

Enjoy a festive evening run in Canyon with the Eagle Days 5K. This 1-mile family fun run is a great way to get your blood pumping and enjoy the gold and red foliage. After you finish the race, you can hang around for the block party, featuring music by Noah Jenda. The party includes food, a silent auction, a craft show, and games for the whole family. The run begins at 5:30 p.m. at Crestview Elementary School in Canyon.

Get the registration form here.

Mayor's Half Marathon & 5K

September 30

Those in Amarillo will enjoy this half-marathon and 5K, the proceeds of which benefit the Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center. Awards will be given for overall and masters winners (over 50) and age group winners. The race kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at Get Fit on 1911 S. Georgia St. There’s no race day entry, so register before it's too late.

Get the registration form here.

Purpose Run 1 Mile, 5K & 10K

October 7

Start off October with a run. Or, at least, pancakes. This year’s annual Run for a Purpose features a 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run. And, after you’ve worked up an appetite, stay for a coffee and pancake breakfast. The race will be held at the Dalhart Rita Blanca Coliseum. Each full race registration includes a t-shirt and a breakfast ticket.

Register online here.

Oktoberfest 5K

October 7

This year’s Oktoberfest kicks off the first weekend of October. Dogs are welcome to join in on the fun, and participants can wear costumes. After the morning run, hang around for food, drinks and live music. Participants are invited to bring snacks and door prizes. The 5K run will start at 8:30 a.m. at Thompson Park Area 17 in Amarillo.

Get the registration form here.

"RUN! The COPS are HERE!" 5K

October 14

The Randall County Sheriff’s Office is hosting this fun 5K walk/run. Dress up in your best costume for a chance to win prizes. There will be no race day registration. Proceeds will benefit Randall County Sheriff's Office Employee Assistance Fund. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. at Joe Taco on the Canyon Square in Canyon.

Find more information here.

Palo Duro Trail Run 50 Mile, 50K, 20K

October 21

Take the whole family to Palo Duro Canyon for the 32nd annual Palo Duro Trail Run. The race includes a variety of distances for all fitness levels and is a great way to see the state park during autumn. Aid stations set up around the trails will provide you with snacks and refreshments to keep your energy up during the run. There will also be a post-race hamburger cookout free to all runners and guests.

Registration for the 20K is closed. However, you can still sign up for the 50 mile and 5K. Races start at 7:00 a.m. at the Juniper Picnic Arena in Palo Duro Canyon.

Register online here.

Participate in these runs to get an invigorating workout and help support your local community!

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