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September 23, 2017
7:00 AM
Time Details:
Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. and the races begin at 8, 8:30 and 8:45 a.m.
Start-finish line - McKinney Boyd High School
600 North Lake Forest Dr.
McKinney, TX 75070
See registration link for details

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Crape Myrtle Run and Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Kick off McKinney Oktoberfest weekend with a great family-fun event.

New Course Set for Twelfth Annual Crape Myrtle Run and Festival
The 2017 Crape Myrtle Run and Festival, featuring USATF certified 10K and 5K courses and a 1-mile course, is set. Pre-race entertainment and registration begin at 7 a.m.

The festival includes activities in “Myrtle Village” before and after the race. Enjoy a petting zoo, face painter, bounce house, photo booth, inflatable obstacle course, music, warm-up exercises and a great favorite, the Chicken Dance. In a long-established tradition, students from the school with the greatest participation will get to see their coach or principal Kiss a Pig. (“Myrtle” is her name.)

The race is directed and timed by Racing Systems through Run-On! of McKinney. Medals and trophies will be awarded in multiple age divisions. In addition, local education reaps benefits when Crape Myrtle Trails Board members return $5 of students’ and parents’ registration fees to participating schools.

Dozens of community businesses and organizations are sponsors for the event, including the McKinney Community Development Corporation.