This race offers a chance to finally do 2-digit miles (10.486 mls.) or 2/5 of a marathon in a race. If already into double-digit mile races, could be a good training long run for longer distance races in the Fall The course: a gorgeous Fish Creek Trail starting at Cravens Park in Arlington, TX — bridges, straight/curved, slight up/down inclines & flat stretches, wooded /open areas… A 5K also.. Net race proceeds to Arlington Life Shelter and Meals On Wheels. For more info: 817-265-4578 or [email protected]
This race will be chip-timed – with racer-friendly disposable chips!
Two-Fifths @ 8:00 AM; 5K @ 8:00 AM
Our racing mission continues to be to produce affordable, hedonistically fun & athletically competitive races, that are technically sound (correctly-measured courses with minimum turns and visible distance – mile or Km – markers), that also benefit some charity(-ies) with a populist & gender parity focus – for the average runner/walker (including the novices) and also for the seasoned, serious racer.
The race continues to cater to those who find even 13.107 miles still too far for a race. .You’ve done the 5K (3.107 mls.); maybe the 10K (6.214 mls.) also; perhaps, even the 15K (9.321 mls.) …but the full Marathon may be an impossible dream away…The 20K (12.428 mls.) or the Half (13.107 mls.) may be a bit too far also…Plus, you’ve yearned to do a double-digit mile race. So you’re saying this ain’t ever gonna happen. Well, my friend, become a believer. Have faith! We’ll help you make all this happen. You can start a trend — be a trailblazer…You can finally step into the two-digit mile zone in an official race – barely, but who’s counting? After all, 10 is as much a two-digit number as is 13 or 26 or 99! And we’ll tie it all into the Marathon family. So you’ll get your two-digit mile race and you can also associate it with the Marathon mania – all in one race. ….
If you’re already into double-digit mile races, this could be a good training long run on the way to local or nearby area longer distance races in late September to December. Those include the Clark Gardens, the Tyler Rose Marathon/Half, Honored Hero 20M/Half, Boo Run Half, Stephenville Half — all in October; DRC Half, Fort Worth Marathon,/20M/Half, Rockledge Rumble 50K/30K, Big D 30K, San Antonio Marathon/Half, FWRC Mote in Motion Half – in November; White Rock Marathon/Half – in December; etc..
So then on Saturday, September 24h, comes the seventh running of A Trailblazer Two-Fifths Marathon (The Two-Fifths) race – traversing 10.486 miles of beautiful terrain. The race will be at Arlington’s Cravens Park and will engage the Fish Creek Trail. With various surfaces. Going through Arlington and Grand Prairie. Going over bridges & under bridges, various surfaces, straight portions & curved portions, slight up inclines & slight down inclines and flat stretches, wooded areas & open areas, sometimes with water bodies close by….My, oh my!… Awesome! Beautiful! Beckoning! Inviting!
Yes, my friends, the Two-Fifths will engage two cities – Arlington & Grand Prairie – and traverse two counties – Dallas & Tarrant =—- along a beautiful course on a portion of God’s lovely earth!
Registration is open online and offline. Plus, the race’s proceeds will benefit two area charities – Arlington Life Shelter and Meals On Wheels.. …2|5 … 26.
There also now is an associated 5K race – all on the trail. .
More info — including online registration — is available on the Web at http://www.assistsystemsdracing-plus.com The race flyer/entry form can be downloaded from this Web page.
Sep 24 8:00 AM A Trailblazer VII Two-Fifths Marathon / 5K Run/Walk
Cravens Park, Arlington, TX 76018
817-265-4578 / www.assistsyemsracing-plus.com
Benefits Arlington Life Shelter and Meals on Wheels.
Awards in The Two-Fifths will be given to 1st Overall male and female finishers, 1st Masters (40+) male and female finishers. 1st Seniors (50+) male and female finishers. Top 3 finishers in the following age/gender groups also will be awarded: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over. For the 5K, 1st Overall male and female finishers, 1st Masters male and female finishers. Top 3 finishers in the following age/gender groups also will be awarded: 6 & Under, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 & Over. Finisher awards to Two-Fifths finishers
Net proceeds will be given to Arlington Life Shelter
- “providing short-term shelter and support services that help our neighbors who are homeless integrate into society and become contributors to a thriving community.”; Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County, ”promoting the dignity & independence of the disabled, the elderly,….by delivering nutritious meals, ….”. Donated packaged foods to Arlington Life Shelter and Meals On Wheels. [www.arlingtonlifeshelter.org] & [www.safehaventc.org]
Arlington, TX 76018
This is a fun & competitive race in beautiful River Cravens Park in south Arlington. The Two-Fifths course: bridges, straight/curved, slight up/down inclines & flat stretches, wooded /open areas. The 5K course is flat & fast, and is partly tree-shaded. DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS, FT WORTH, etc. From I-20 Exit onto Matlock Road (after Collins St. exit on the E / after Cooper St. exit on the W). S on Matlock. Go past Stephens, Bardin, Green Oaks. L at Matlock & Cravens Park Dr (after Nathan Lowe Rd on the R). R at the 2nd entrance (0.2 mile from Matlock) and go into the Park. Or directions from www.yahoo.com / www.MapQuest.com
& Friday, 9/23/2016 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM, at The Runner Shop,
3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76013 (Phone: 817-461-2281) OR Race Day , 7:00 AM – 7:50 AM, 9/24/2016 at the race site
This will be the seventh edition of this race – probably anywhere in the world. Complete results from previous years – and this year’s - can be found on the Web at www.ASSISTSystemsRacing-plus.com, www.runningintheusa.com and other sites.
Mail-in fees are $40 (The Two-Fifths) OR $20 (5K) if mailed by 9/19/15 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from [email protected] or http://www.runningintheusa.com/jeph on the Web). Walk-in fees (through 9/23) are $40 (The Two-Fifths) OR $20 (5K) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013 (817-461-2281). Race day fees – $45 (The Two-Fifths) OR $25 (5K). Plus packaged foods on race day.
Offers unvarnished racing fun & competition.
Provides a chance to do the shortest double-digit mile race associated with the marathon (for those who can’t run/walk too far) and a good training run (for those already used to longer distance races).
Provides some funds to two organizations which address some serious problems and cater to victims of those problems in our midst. COURSE WILL CLOSE AT 11:30 AM (allows for a 20 min/mile pace in The Two-Fifths.).