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FORT WORTH, Texas (August 14, 2017)

Texas Motor Speedway will again play host to the most festive holiday run of the season with the Speedway Candy Cane Classic Holiday 5k and Reindeer Dash on Saturday, Dec. 16.

Registration is now open for the 5k and Reindeer Dash that incorporates the iconic 1.5-mile speedway and the festive Gift of Lights holiday display. Runners can register online by visiting https://raceroster.com/events/2017/13773/speedway-candy-cane-classic-5k-reindeer-dash. The event gets underway at 4 p.m. with the Reindeer Dash, followed by the 5k at 4:45 p.m.

The run, benefitting the Texas Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities and The Cowtown C.A.L.F. (Children's Activities for Life & Fitness), will include a lap around Texas Motor Speedway as well as through portions of the Gift of Lights display along the concourse. The Reindeer Dash is a short run down pit road and designed for youngsters to participate in the event.

At the conclusion of the running events, the participants will be treated to the holiday classic "The Polar Express" that will be shown on the world's largest TV known as "Big Hoss" that is situated on the speedway's backstretch. The movie is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. and admission is included in the registration.

Fans not participating in the run can enjoy the holiday classic for $20 per carload. Moviegoers will enter through the South Tunnel and watch the film from a spot in the Texas Motor Speedway infield.

Registration fees for the Speedway Candy Cane Classic Holiday 5k and Reindeer Dash are as follows:

Until Nov. 17Nov. 18 - Dec. 15
5K (17 & Under)$20$20
5K (18 & Over)$25$30
Reindeer Dash$15$20

About Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter: Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter has played a significant role in the lives of children in the four North Texas counties the organization serves - Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant. The chapter has distributed more than $10 million in grants since its inception in 1997. To illustrate the organization's impact, one could fill the grandstands of Texas Motor Speedway 18 times with the number of children that have benefited from the charity's support. For more information on Speedway Children's Charities-Texas Chapter, visit www.scctexas.org.

About The Cowtown: Established in 1979, The Cowtown is the largest multi-event in North Texas. The Cowtown emphasizes the importance of good physical fitness in the community by working with local schools and community centers. They teach proper running, training and nutrition to area youth in preparation for participating in The Cowtown, as well as a lifetime of fitness. For more information regarding The Cowtown events and mission, go to www.cowtownmarathon.org.

For more information, contact the Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department at (817) 215-8520 or pr@texasmotorspeedway.com.

About the author

The Texas Motor Speedway Media Relations Department is located on the 6th floor of The Speedway Club outside of Turn 1 of the speedway. 

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