• Early-Bird Registration With Reduced Entry Fees Begins Dec. 1
• Inaugural Event Drew Nearly 2,000 Participants And Raised $93,000 For Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter
• Running Event To Serve Again As “Go Green” Kickoff For AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Tripleheader Race Week At Speedway FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 20, 2012)
– The “No Limits” Wild Asphalt Run Half Marathon & 5k Benefiting Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas will make its 2013 return to Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, Oct. 26, with early-bird registration beginning Dec. 1 for both races.
Individuals that sign up between Dec. 1 and Jan. 15 will get a reduced entry fee rate of $65 for the half marathon and $20 for the 5k. Race teams also will receive a price break during that early-bird period as well. The entry fee will be $65 per individual for the half marathon; $18 for 5k teams; and $15 for school 5k teams, which have an extended early-bird window through Aug. 15.
The half marathon entry fee increases to $75 from Jan. 16-May 31; $85 from June 1-Aug. 15; $95 from Aug. 16-Oct. 15; $100 from Oct. 16 until online registration closes; and $110 on race day. For the 5k, the entry fee will increase to $25 from Jan. 16-Aug. 15; $30 from Aug. 16 until online registration closes; and $35 on race day.
Competitors can register online by visiting www.nolimitsrun.com.
Texas Motor Speedway, in partnership with Cowtown Marathon, Inc., is coming off a successful inaugural event on Oct. 27 that served as the “Go Green” kickoff event for the Nov. 1-4 AAA Texas 500 NASCAR tripleheader race week.
The one-day running event and expo attracted nearly 2,000 runners from 13 states and raised $93,000 for Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas. Kolin Styles, the 2012 Cowtown Marathon champion, captured the half marathon crown with a time of 1 hour, 11 minutes and 32.4 seconds while Clinton Blacksmith won the 5k overall title with a time of 18 minutes, 29.3 seconds.
Half marathon competitors that participated in the inaugural event can purchase additional finisher shirts for $10. Event t-shirts and bags also are available to competitors and the general public as well for $10 each. All of the proceeds from these items will go to Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas.
For those interested in the additional items, event sponsorship opportunities or have additional questions, please contact Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas at (817) 215-8421. About Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter:
Since 1997, Speedway Children's Charities at Texas Motor Speedway has distributed more than $8 million in funding to non-profit organizations in North Texas supporting children in need. The funds distributed by Speedway Children's Charities are raised through special events held throughout the year. Most of Speedway Children's Charities events are geared around the three major race weeks at Texas Motor Speedway. Operating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the mission of Speedway children’s Charities is to care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. Speedway Children’s Charities could fill the grandstands at Texas Motor Speedway 14 times with the number of children we have helped since 1997. Our reach is far, and the dollars we raise go to directly help children in our community. Children's organizations in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties are eligible to apply for the Speedway Children's Charities' annual Founders and Partner Grants. Qualified applicants must directly fulfill needs of children in our area and be a registered 501(c)(3) organization. Visit us online at www.scctexas.org to learn how you can help make the difference in the lives of children living in North Texas. About Cowtown Marathon, Inc.:
The Cowtown Marathon exists to empower healthy living by bringing the North Texas community together to create and participate in races designed for all fitness levels. Operating as a Fort Worth-based non-profit, The Cowtown funds educational initiatives and provides resources that support our healthy living mission. The next Cowtown is Feb. 22-24, 2013, and includes a marathon, half marathon, 50k ultra, 10k, 5k, Kids 5k and Health and Fitness Expo staged at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit us online at www.cowtownmarathon.org.