A Dallas Guide to Fall 5Ks and Fun Runs/Walks

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Exercising outdoors makes WAY more sense once fall arrives. Check out our top picks for family-friendly fun runs and fitness opportunities—virtual options included!

Be sure to check ahead for changes or cancellations.

ARRANGED BY DATE


SEPTEMBER 17

GUTS & GLORY ZOMBIE RUN & CHALLENGE (MESQUITE) ::  Race through the woods with your team, compete in challenges, and try to survive the zombie horde. Obstacles and missions will test strength, speed, problem-solving, and teamwork. Participate either as a runner (human) or a zombie. 10–2pm.


SEPTEMBER 25

OAKTOBERFEST FUN RUN (OAK CLIFF) :: The new Bishop Arts beer festival returns with a 1.128-mile run around Tyler Station with beer samples for race participants. Following the run, enjoy an afternoon of food, polka music, and amazing local beer hosted in an Oktoberfest-style tent.


OCTOBER 1

IRVING OKTOBERFEST RUN :: Choose from a 5-mile or 5K fun run at Toyota Music Factory. The fast and flat race route takes you through scenic downtown Las Colinas. See link for race day perks and registration info.


OCTOBER 8

JOE POOL LAKE PUMPKIN RUN (GRAND PRAIRIE) :: Opt for the 10K, 5K run/walk, or 1-mile fun run put on by the Grand Prairie Metro Rotary Club. They’ll have a free pancake breakfast for all attendees!


OCTOBER 22

2022 KOMEN DALLAS MORE THAN PINK WALK :: Join in person at the Levy Event Center in Las Colinas and feel the presence of community every step of the way. A family-, stroller-, and pet-friendly event.


NOVEMBER 24

2022 PLANO TURKEY TROT :: Run/walk in person at this annual Thanksgiving 5k. Benefits Best Buddies International. This year, choose from a long sleeve short or quarter zip pullover. No pets allowed. Hypnotic Donuts at the finish line!


NOVEMBER 24

2022 DALLAS YMCA TURKEY TROT :: Live and virtual racing/walking options for the 5k and 8-mile, plus a Junior Trot for the kiddos. Check out the FAQs here.


NOVEMBER 24

NORTH TEXAS TURKEY TROT (FRISCO) :: Run/walk virtually or in person for the 2022 Frisco Turkey Trot. Benefits the Miracle League of Frisco. Dogs are allowed at this one as long as you make sure to clean up after them!

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  1. Another great farm that is not listed:
    CELEBRATE THE HARVEST SEASON AT COUNTRY CRITTERS PUMPKIN PATCH
    Country Critters Farm, located in Alvarado, just 30 minutes south of Ft. Worth, will celebrate the opening of their annual pumpkin patch on Saturday, Oct. 5th. Pumpkin Patch is open to the public weekends through November 17th, open weekdays by reservation only.
    There’s something for every member of your family. Kids can ride a pony and a barrel train, jump in one of the bounce houses, or play in the playground. The whole family can pet adorable animals in the petting zoo, get lost in the wooden maze, and take a hayride! Everyone will enjoy the old fashioned games and the duck races. Don’t forget the awesome pumpkin patch, where real pumpkins are growing!
    Country Critters Farm, a family operated farm, prides themselves on providing a fun, affordable, family friendly environment for all ages, in which people can come from all over Texas to enjoy the wonders of Fall.

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