Run and Celebratory Event to take place in Lindsley Park on October 13
(Dallas-September 12, 2011) - The Friends of the Santa Fe Trail announced that the inaugural Santa Fe Trail 5k will take place on Thursday, October 13th starting at 5:15pm. The event will feature a 5k race that will begin and end at Lindsley Park concluding with a post-race after party for participants and attendees that will include food, drinks and music donated by local restaurants and vendors including Bryan Street, Jack’s Chowhound, Ruthies Rolling Café, Green House Truck, Three Men and a Taco, Enticed and Gennarino's Food Trucks.
“We are extremely excited about getting this first race off the ground,” said Chris Angarola, President of the Friends of the Santa Fe Trail. “We are very please with our race partner Run On! and the other terrific sponsors that have signed on. We hope to have over 500 runners in the inaugural race which will then become benchmark for future races.”
Race Director Lear Johnson said, “The Santa Fe 5K is a great addition to the East Dallas scene. This unique Thursday evening race will be fun with the live music, beer and of course every foodies dream…a slew of food trucks. We are thrilled to help host this race,”
The Santa Fe 5k race registration begins at 5:15pm with the race starting at 6:15. . The post-race after party will conclude at 8pm. Registration and more information can be handled through the Friends of the Santa Fe Trail website at friendsofsantafetrail.org/santafe5k.php and Facebook at www.facebook.com/SantaFe5K.
The Santa Fe Trail is an exciting and important four-mile link connecting Downtown Dallas with White Rock Lake. It currently connects to the 14+ Mile White Rock Bike Trail System and will stretch from Downtown Dallas to LBJ and soon, with the competition of the Cotton Wood Trail, will allow riders to go from Plano all the way to Downtown Dallas solely on bike trails. This trail system will be a jewel for East Dallas; boosting the quality of life and yet another notable attraction for its residents.
Friends of Santa Fe Trail is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for capital improvements, programs and operations related to the trail and generally supporting and enhancing the trail. Friends of Santa Fe Trail is committed to preserving the culture of the communities that it connects and to providing a safe and inviting experience for all users. To learn more about the upcoming events and membership levels, please visit our website at www.FriendsofSantaFeTrail.org.
For more information contact Mary Parsons at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214.336.3974