September 23, 2017
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
New Course Set for Twelfth Annual Crape Myrtle Run and Festival
Crape Myrtle Run and Festival
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Kick off McKinney Oktoberfest weekend with a great family-fun event.
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.