Very few children or adults could resist the temptation to dance, jump and hula-hoop at a kickoff event Tuesday, Sept. 12, for the annual Oncor Mayor’s Race 5K
The high-energy outdoor pep rally at Dallas ISD’s Lee Elementary featured mascots from the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars, FC Dallas and Texas; an obstacle course; basketball-shooting game; and tours of Dallas Fire-Rescue and Dallas Police vehicles added to the fun. The purpose was to highlight the 5K and a program to help participants train.
The 3 Months to 3 Miles – 5K Training Plan includes a schedule based on a person’s current level of fitness, and aims to get them running at a comfortable pace at the Oncor Mayor’s Race 5K on Saturday, Dec. 9. The 5K leads up to the 26-mile marathon the next day.
Dallas ISD elementary, middle and high school students are encouraged to participate in the 5K and can do so at no cost if they sign up through their schools thanks to Oncor and other event sponsors. In fact, the 5K was launched in 2003 specifically to encourage district students to become more physically active.