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Fall Races in the RGV

Fall Races in the RGV 2016

There’s something extra invigorating about running a 5k, conquering a marathon, or participating in a walk right before the start of the winter holidays (and all that food). Luckily, we’ve got several family-friendly races going on this month and next throughout the RGV. 

Be sure to register ahead of time if you can. On your mark, get set, go!

Tiny 2K Turkey Trot

Saturday, Nov. 12th • 10AM to 1 PM
Las Palmas Community Center • 1925 N. 25th Street McAllen, TX

Join us for a unique kids fun run and enjoy music, games, activities and more at this fun family event. Registration deadline: November 4 or until maximum number of participants has been reached. Space is limited. Ages 2-6 $10 per child. Finisher medals awarded to each registered child. First 50 registered get a FREE t-shirt! Register online at or in person at the Lark, Las Palmas or Palm View Community Centers.


Mission for a Cure

Saturday, Nov. 19th • 8 AM

Bentsen Palm Community Park • 801 S Inspiration Rd, Mission, Texas 78572

Join us for the first annual Mission For A Cure: 02Breathe 5k PHun Run/Walk at Bentsen Palm Community Park in Mission, Texas. Event website and additional details coming soon!


Buitron I’ve Got Your Six 5K/ Walk

Sunday, Nov. 20th • 8 AM

Town Lake at Firemen’s Park • 201 N 1st St, McAllen, Texas 78501

Very little introduction is needed with Joey and Iris Buitron. If you know them personally, you know the amount of love and support they have for each other and anyone they come in contact with. Earlier this month Officer Joey Buitron was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Today,Officer Buitron needs our help.

VRC along with a few of his friends and McAllen ISD Police officers, have united to create this event. Buitron, I’ve got your SIX 5k/walk will benefit Joey and his family. Every single penny donated by you, will go directly to the Buitron family to help pay for treatments and travel expenses.

If you are unable to attend this event, and would like to make a donation, you can make a donation directly to Joey and Iris by stopping at Valley Running Company and filling out a donation form.


South Padre Marathon 2016

Saturday, Nov. 12th • 6:30 AM

Port Isabel Lighthouse (Race Start)

Join us Saturday, November 12, 2016, for the second South Padre Marathon! Visit for more information. Register by July 31 for the best deal! Post your training photos with the hashtag #RunSPI



Harlingen Half  Marathon

Sunday, Nov. 13th • 7 AM – 11 AM

204 Fair Park Blvd, Harlingen, TX

The Harlingen Half Marathon, relay and the NEC 5k, rediscover the beauty of Downtown Harlingen and its landmarks. Enjoy the professionalism of a well organized event. Route includes upbeat music & water stops about at least every mile. Runners will flood the streets of Harlingen as the whole community cheers you on from “Start to Finish”. Let’s together move forward in creating a “healthier and more active community” one mile at a time. The Harlingen Half Marathon is on November 13, 2016, so get your training started and make this your first half, relay or 5k. This route has PR written all over it, not to mention another EPIC medal and spectacular event shirt. Sign up ASAP in store (Footworks Harlingen) or online and avoid the late fees.
Packet Pick Up TBA.



4th Annual Jingle Bell Run

Saturday, Dec. 3 • 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

1 Ranch Viejo Dr. • Rancho Viejo, TX

Be part of the greatest holiday-themed 5K/1 Mile run series anywhere and join the Rancho Viejo community members who will hit the pavement to raise funds for our local Toys For Tots campaign.

This annual event brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate the holidays while staying fit and supporting a great cause that delivers a message of hope by providing a ray of hope for the future of millions of needy children.
So rally your family,friends, classmates, and co-workers! Be a team captain for kids and create a unique team name. Wear a holiday-themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Show off your ugly Christmas sweater. 
Complete the 5-kilometer run or 1 mile walk with your team members, spreading smiles, good cheer and a winning spirit!

With a flat and fast course, runners will jingle through the streets of Rancho Viejo, taking in gorgeous views of our beautiful Golf Course and Resaca’s. The Start and Finish lines are located on 1 Rancho Viejo Dr., the Resort and Country Club- the heart of the city!



Pico De Gallo Century Bike Ride

Saturday, December 3rd • 7:30 AM

Weslaco City PArk • 300 N Airport Dr, Weslaco, Texas 78596

Join us to enjoy the last century ride of the year in Texas with your cycling friends. Thanks to our organizers, friends, sponsors, donors, and volunteers, this event is FREE as part of our annual gift to you, the cycling community. As we ride through Hidalgo, Cameron, and Willacy County, we will be promoting cycling awareness so make sure you follow all traffic laws, wear lights, helmet, and enjoy the ride with other cycling enthusiasts. Be sure to make eye contact with motorists and smile.

Don’t miss the biggest end of the year cycling party on the road!

Be prepared with cycling gear in case of inclement weather.

Event information: Visit for the latest event information and updates.


RGV Santa Dash

275 S Kansas Ave • Weslaco, Texas 78596

Saturday, Dec. 10, from 5 PM – 9PM

We want to fill the Streets with Santas! The RGV Santa Dash is the valley’s newest and biggest Santa Claus themed 5K Run/Walk/family-friendly festival of the holiday season. Come enjoy hot cocoa & coffee, LIVE band, Food vendors, and Santa’s Station, where kids and adults can visit Santa! Dec. 10th, 2016 – a sight to remember.

Sign up today – 5 piece Santa Claus Suit included!
Sign up at

Packet/suit pick up:

Thursday 12/8 Weslaco City Hall from 12-7pm
Friday 12/9 Gamehaus Mcallen from 12-7pm


Lacks Dasher & Prancer 5K

Saturday, December 10th • 8 AM – 12 PM

Mission Pepsi Sports Park • 3930 Plantation Grove Blvd, Mission TX


Join us for a family-friendly event focused on promoting awareness around diabetes with proceeds benefitting the American Diabetes Association. The race will be hosted at the Pepsi Sports Park in Mission and professionally timed by Endurance Splits with awards to the top finishers in each category. Come and enjoy great music and fun-filled festivities!
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 a.m. – Check-in
8:00 a.m. – 5K Walk/Run


2016 Elf Dash

Saturday, Dec. 10th • 4 pm – 6 pm

Resaca de la Palma State Park • 1000 New Carmen Blvd, Brownsville, Texas 78520

The 5K/1 Mile Run Elf Dash kicks off the annual Christmas holiday celebration at Resaca de la Palma State Park in Brownsville. This year’s holiday festival – “Jolly Night Hike” – will feature hayrides, arts & crafts, a Trail of Lights Hike and many other activities the whole family can enjoy.

EVENT IS A NON-TIMED RUN. Fee includes race entry and entry and entry to the park’s post-race festival.


Participation Medals to All Finishers. 


Run Like a Princess (5K)

Saturday, Dec. 17th • 8 AM

Bensten Palm Park 1801 S. Inspiration Rd. Mission, TX  78572

Run the Valley’s ONLY ALL-FEMALE 5k!

Race starts at 8:00am!


Updates coming soon!


Resolution 5K / Challenge 5K

Saturday, December 31st • 8 AM

Pepsi Park Sports Complex • 3930 Plantation Grove Bvld., Mission, Texas 78572

Start the New Year on the right foot!
Registration: 7 AM
Event: 8 AM
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