A Christmas Spirit Classic 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

City Grand Prairie
24.12.2022  !
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A Christmas Spirit Classic 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk: race description

A fun/competitive race in Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX. A mostly flat/fast, out-and-back trail course. Have fun running/walking, .. Parking is available. Some Christmas caroling at the race. Donated toys &, children’s gifts and socks (all ages)  are encouraged for Arlington Life Shelter and Arlington Charities. The net race proceeds will go to St. Alban’s Episcopal of Arlington’s mission. HOLIDAY-SEASON BANDANAS to all registrants.  More info? call 817-265-4578 or e-mail jephaa@yahoo.com


1M @ 8:30 AM,  5K @ 9:00 AM


Our racing mission continues to be to produce affordable, hedonistically fun &, athletically competitive races, that are technically sound (correctly-measured courses with minimum turns and visible distance – mile or Km – markers),  that also benefit some charity(-ies) with a populist &, gender parity focus – for the average runner/walker (including the novices) and also for the seasoned, serious racer.

Christmas is a season of hope and joy and peace.  It also is a season when we pray that benevolence, justice, mutual respect &, security and peace may pervade during our mortal sojourn on this our shared planet. For, even as we are able to run/walk in delight and health, it isn’t so rosy for so many people out there – “…the poor and helpless, the cold, the hungry and the oppressed, the sick and those who mourn, the lonely, the unloved, the aged and little children…” They also should be able to “smile at the stars in the heavens above”.   

So this race brings us a chance to engage in athletic fun, competition &, camaraderie while sharing the spirit of Christmas with funds for the less fortunate in our midst, the marginalized, the needy.


Net proceeds from the race will benefit the mission of St. Alban,’s Episcopal of Arlington. St. Alban’s, , [817-264-3083 / www.saintalbansarlington.org],  currently meets &, worships at Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main, Arlington, TX 76010                             

More info  —, including online registration —, is available on the Web at http://www.assistsystemsracing-plus.com  The race flyer/entry form can be downloaded from this Web page. 


Dec 24 8:30 AM  A Christmas Spirit Celebration IV 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk

                          Mike Lewis Park, Grand Prairie, TX 75050   

                          817-265-4578 / www.assistsystemsracing-plus.com

                          Benefits St. Alban’s Episcopal of Arlington’s mission.

“The King shall come when morning dawns and light triumphant breaks, when…life to joy (&, peace) awakes.” – from a hymn.


Celebrate the  joy &, peace of Christmas and help  St. Alban’s Episcopal mission, incl. Outreach ministries, etc.





City   Grand Prairie, TX 75050



Awards to 1st Overall male and female finishers, 1st Masters male and female finishers in the 5K. Top 3 finishers in the following age/gender groups also will be awarded: 6 &, Under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 &, Over. All 1 Mile finishers will receive participation ribbons.


Net proceeds will benefit the mission of St. Alban’s Episcopal of Arlington, incl. its Outreach and other ministries.. [www.saintalbansarlington.org] Donated toys &, children’s gifts and socks (all ages) will go to Arlington Life Shelter and Arlington Charities.


Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Directions, etc.

This is a fun &, competitive race in a renovated Mike Lewis Park in Grand Prairie, TX. The course is mostly flat &, fast, but long incline in Mile 1. DIRECTIONS FROM DALLAS, FORT WORTH, etc. From I-30, exit on Hwy 161. N at the light, stay on R side of road. Continue to light at N. Carrier ,  L and go N past Sunnyvale, R into park, Park is about 1.5 mls from I-30. From Hwy 360, exit on N Carrier Pkwy and go SE (or E), continue past Roy Orr,  L into park, Park is about 1.7 mls from Hwy 360.



This will be the sixth edition of this race. Complete results from previous years – and this year’s —, can be found on the Web at www.ASSISTSystemsRacing-plus.com, www.runningintheusa.com and other sites.

Offline Fees

Mail-in fees are $20 (5K) OR $10 (1 Mile) if mailed by 12/19/16 (Forms may be obtained by e-mail from jephaa@yahoo.com or www.ASSISTSystemsRacing-plus.com on the Web). Walk-in fees (thru 12/23) are $20 (5K) OR $10 (1 Mile) at The RUNNER, 3535 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington TX 76013  (817-461-2281). Race day fees –, $25 (5K) OR $10 (1 Mile). Plus toys, Children’s gifts, socks on race day. Holiday-season bandanas to all! Race Day registration &, race # pick-up: 7:30  – 8:20 AM on 12/24/16 at the race site.

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