Looking to get more exercise and want to have a good time doing it? Make-A-Wish North Texas has two fun-filled Walk For Wishes events that will be drawing crowds from all over the state this month. These are not your normal walk-for-charity events. These are stimulating experiences for individuals of all skill-sets who would like to get out of the house and enjoy a moment of excitement. The first will take place Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. at the Texas Rangers Ballpark. The second event for the month will take place Nov. 8 at Mackenzie Park in Lubbock, Texas. That run will begin at 8:30 p.m.
Each raises money for Make-A-Wish North Texas, which grants the wishes of area children with life-threatening medical conditions. Make-A-Wish averages a wish granted every 38 minutes, with many of those wishes being granted in the North Texas region. Contributions from events like these help to raise the necessary funds to grant every child’s wish
The Color In Motion 5k
Join Make-A-Wish volunteers and area runners in support of Make-A-Wish North Texas at one of the most fun running events throughout Texas. During the Color In Motion 5k this Saturday, Nov. 2, at 9 a.m., participants will cover themselves in vibrant and bright colors along a jaunt through a winding course. It works like this: runners will begin the race wearing a plain old white shirt and shorts. While they run through the course with their friends they will be bombarded by colors. By the time they are finished running, they will be covered in a color camouflage. The dyes are completely safe and wash off easily – making for a fun morning of colorful running!
The cost to participate in this event is a $50 per person registration fee. Participants will get a discount if they sign up with a team of at least 3 people. A minimum of $5,000 has already been committed to donation from the organizers of the Color In Motion 5k. You can register for the event here or email email@example.com for more information.
The address for the Color In Motion 5k, Nov. 2, is:
Texas Rangers Ballpark
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX
Join your friends and family in helping raise donations for Make-A-Wish North Texas, all while having a color-blasted fun time at the Color In Motion 5k!
Light The Night 5k Glow Run
Most running events start at the first sight of light in the morning – for the Light The Night 5k Glow Run it is just the opposite. Runners will enjoy this unique experience of completing a 5k walk or run in the dark of night – lit by runners and different stations along the route. The run will begin at 8:30 p.m., but expect to show up earlier so you can decorate yourself and your friends in glow-in-the-dark paint, available beginning at 6:30 p.m. Registration and check in for the races will begin one hour later at 7:30 p.m. Along the route, runners will encounter party lights, music stations and multiple black light tunnels to light the thousands of runners decked out in glow gear and glow lights. You will also get plastered with glow powder and glow water (if weather permits) as you run. When the race is completed, enjoy a giant Glow Crazy After Party with your friends until about 12:30 a.m.
Participants can sign up as individuals or as part of a Glow Team. A Glow Team consists of four or more runners. Individual registration is just $40, and late registration (day of) will be $45. Those individuals who sign up as part of a Glow Team will receive a $5 discount. You can register here today! Proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish North Texas.
The address for this event is:
1003 First Place
Enjoy running like a firefly through the night in this wonderful charitable event. Raise donations and help Make-A-Wish North Texas reach their goal of granting every wish of children with life-threatening medical conditions this year.
Other Ways To Help Make-A-Wish North Texas
Make-A-Wish relies on donations from people like you. Every donation, no matter how small, has the potential to make a huge difference in the life of a child. If you are unable to contribute during one of these awesome November running events, consider donating your extra vehicle to Wheels For Wishes. Donations benefit Make-A-Wish. Best of all, it’s easy to donate! Cars, truck, RV or boat, it doesn’t matter! Just call 1-877-431-9474 or fill out a vehicle donation form online. We will arrange to pick up or tow away your vehicle at no cost to you, and will work to get you the best possible tax deduction for your contribution.
Be a part of something incredible by participating in these fun and healthy events for Make-A-Wish North Texas or donate a car and help a child today.