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judge a book by the cover. That’s what this race is all about, it’s a small
race and I didn’t really expect much from it. But as they day drew closer and
they reveled more details about it the more excited I became. The Peace, Love,
Run 5k is presented by a non-profit organization, Back on My Feet Dallas (BoMF)
and they are dedicated to helping the homeless get back on their feet and one
of their ways is through running, one mile at a time. The BoMF organization
currently has eleven chapters nationwide. You can learn more about it here.
race was held at Fair Park and they offered race day packet pick up which was
exactly what I needed with my busy schedule. Holy Swag! I love bags and the “packet”
coming in the reusable Skechers bag was awesome. It had the race shirt, coupons
for bread (Bairds is a sponsor), coupon to the Shake Shack, and a snack bar all
bundled in a perfect little package. As with most races in Fair Park the
parking is ample and close to the start lines. The course was the typical 5k
course you get with every race ran here except for the double loop around the
Cotton Bowl, which was a welcomed change of scenery.
The Cotton Bowl is an
absolute staple in Fair Park, just like Big Tex. During the State Fair two of
the biggest games are held here, the Texas/OU game and Prairie View/Grambling
game. Anyways, with this being in Fair Park, it’s a pretty flat course with minimal
scenery, which is fine because the finish line is where the great stuff is.
Post race was pretty snazzy, Bourbon Diesel (a local band) was there playing
live music (there wasn’t any bourbon) and Skechers had their fancy tent set up
with shoes and snacks. I love snacks. No race is complete without having an ice
cold chocolate milk, Nesquick was there to dish out the goods, and Kona Ice was
there as well selling snow cones. It melted before I could get a
picture. Just kidding! I ate it.
the absolute grooviest part was the giant tie-dye station they had for your
race shirt. Since parking was super close I was able to walk back to the car to
pick up my shirt to tie-dye it without feeling any additional effort on my
body. It was my first time to tie-dye anything and I was pretty proud of my
end of the day, I would do this race again. It was a simple 5k and the post
race activities were plentiful for such a small race. I would recommend this
race for anyone who is looking to keep up with their training during the summer
months, or just wants a family and pet friendly race.