April Fun Runs & 5Ks, 10Ks, Bike Runs and Marathons


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April 22nd – Texas Wine Series at Kiepersol Wine Farms Half Marathon, 10K and 5K- Come out and savor the experience of this spectacular Half Marathon and 10K/5K series and sip on Texas Wines at the delicious Food & Wine event after the race. Join the 2017 Texas Wine Series and run in the heart of the Texas Wine Country. Between your run and the tasty treats, you’ll see why Texas never tasted so good! Registration for the race includes custom tech shirt, custom bib (if registered by March 20th) with your name, and finisher’s medallion. The Wine & Food event includes your commemorative wine glass, wine flight, and delicious catered food and tasty treats. Non-running guests are welcome to attend and can be registered online for a $45 fee which includes food, wine, and commemorative wine glass. This will take place at Kiepersol Estates in Bullard. Register at texaswineseries.com.

April 22nd – Orange Rush Family Fun Run – This is a great event for the whole family including a Kid’s Dash and 5K race. The 3.1-mile route will take you through the beautiful campus of The Brook Hill School. Register today by visiting getmeregistered.com. All proceeds support The Brook Hill Fund, which makes a tremendous difference in each and every student and provides direct support to the current school year operations. This will take place at The Brook Hill School, 1051 N. Houston St., Bullard, (903)894-5000.

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April 22nd – Nightwalk for Hope (6-9pm) – For the Silent will host its fourth annual Nightwalk for Hope, a family-friendly fundraiser at Rose Rudman Recreational Trail. The night will include free food, children’s activities, music, and more. As the sun sets around 8:15pm, the event will conclude with a 2-mile walk on a section of the Rose Rudman trail. Participants will carry lanterns to light the way and to symbolize “hope in the darkness.” Rose Rudman Recreational Trail is located at 450 Shiloh Rd., Tyler. For more info go to nightwalkforhope.org.

April 22nd – UT Tyler Mountain Bike Race – Meet others who enjoy riding mountain bikes while you push the envelope at the Campus Mountain bike trails. The Race will start at 8am and is open to the entire Tyler community. The race will start from the intramural field parking lot and will take place on 13 miles of clearly marked campus trails (3 laps). Online registration closes April 18th at 5pm. Same day registration is also available. Please be at the registration tent located next to the start line before 7:30am. Registration is free for students and HPC members and $5 for the public. Please call (903)565-5602 or email christopherthompson@uttyler.edu with questions.

April 29th – Tyler Rose City Miracle Run- Come out and run for the kids who can’t. Run for the kids in your life. Run to make miracles. Did you know that a simple 5K can make miracles for the sick and injured kids of East Texas? Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by participating in the 3rd annual Tyler Rose City Miracle Run. This will begin at Rose Rudman Park in Tyler. For more info go to runsignup.com/Race/TX/Tyler/ChildrensMiracleNetworkMiracleRun.

April 29th – The Diva Du – Produced by iTRI365 Timing & Event Production and presented by HealthFirst, the second annual Diva Du will be held once again at Kiepersol Estates. The 10-mile bike and 1.5 mile run will wind through Kiepersol Estates beautiful, scenic vineyards and the surrounding area. Whether you are a first-time participant or a returning Diva, you won’t want to miss this women-only duathlon. A post-race cocktail party with photo booth will take place that evening from 6-9pm with childcare provided on a donation basis for their charity, For the Silent. For more info go to facebook.com/thedivadu.

May 13th – Grit and Glory Race – It’s time to defy the odds and overcome your obstacles again. Discover the world of obstacle racing with this four-mile trail race with 20 plus obstacles. The race course winds through the beautiful woods and meadows of Camp Tyler Outdoor School and along the bank of Lake Tyler, with obstacles scattered along the course. In addition to the four-mile obstacle course, there is also a one-mile obstacle course race for the kids. This race promises to challenge all fitness levels and be a fun experience for all! For more info and facts go to gritandgloryrace.com.

May 13th – Little Heroes 5K of East Texas & 1M Hero Dash will take place at Rose Rudman Park, located at 450 Shiloh Rd., Tyler. This event benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation, which is a non-profit dedicated to raise awareness and fund research for neurofibromatosis (NF). All pre-registered participants will receive a race t-shirt. For more info and to register go to runsignup.com. Registration and Packet Pick-up begins at 7:30am.

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