Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Run past Dallas’ most famous landmarks in Form Follows Fitness 5K
The race begins and ends in Klyde Warren Park.
DALLAS The Form Follows Fitness 5K in Dallas jaunts past some of the best scenery in Dallas.
Participants will see landmarks designed by internationally-recognized architects as they sweat. It begins at Klyde Warren Park, and winds through the Arts District, West End, and Uptown. Spectators will take in sights like the Meyerson Symphony Center and Winspear Opera House, Fountain Place skyscraper, and the Ritz-Carlton and Crescent hotels.
Participants can opt to either go the full distance of 5k or opt for a short 1K, said Greg Brown, program director for the Dallas Center for Architecture. The inspiration for the run was the center's architectural walking tours. “We joked that if we had walking tours, we needed a running tour also,” Brown said.
Last year’s 5K attracted 1,200 runners, but Brown says this year they hope to double that in an effort to increase fundraising totals. Money raised supports the Dallas Center for Architecture's year-round programs.
“Any chance we get to continue the conversation about how architecture affects you, we take it,” he said.
Participants can expect food trucks and activities in Klyde Warren Park after the event.
- Klyde Warren Park
Woodall Rodgers Freeway and North Olive Street
- Age limit: All ages $20 - $40
The 5K will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, February 23. Registration begin at 8 a.m.; an optional, organized warm-up is at 8:15 a.m. Registration is available online at www.FormFollowsFitness.com. Adults ages 19 and over pay $30 for early registration; $35 during race week; or $40 on race day. Children ages 18 and under pay $20 for early registration; $25 during race week; or $30 on race day.
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