Texas > Wounded Warrior Half Marathon & 10K
Irving, TX • Sunday, June 9, 2013 • Course Map
The flat, wide and paved pathways of the Campion Trail that winds through this city between Dallas and Fort Worth are the setting for the second annual running of the Wounded Warrior Half Marathon & 10K, a race that runs in the early summer and doubles as a fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund, which provides support to U.S. Marines and sailors who have been injured in combat after the 9/11 attacks.
Runners start the race along Irving's O'Connor Boulevard at Williams Square Plaza, the home of the famed Mustangs of Las Colinas statue, the bronze sculpture of nine horses galloping across a stream that has become a tourist attraction here and now features its own museum exhibit. From there, runners head out first on O'Connor Boulevard and then turn right onto Riverside Drive, which they follow southward down to the race's first turnaround point at El Lago Boulevard, between the 1st and 2nd mile markers.
After the stretch along Riverside Drive, just after passing the mile 2 marker, runners then turn right and head onto the Campion Trail, the 12-ft.-wide paved trail for runners, walkers, bikers and inline skaters that runs roughly parallel to the Trinity River that winds through this area, which is known as the Las Colinas area of Irving. Runners then stay on the trail as they make their way northward for the next five miles, all the way to the turnaround just past the underpass for Highway 161.
The course then follows the loop around the mid-way turnaround and brings runners back onto the same stretch of the trail they've just run, heading south now back along the Campion Trail past Colinas Crossing Lake and Spring Trail Park all the way back down to the exit for the trail onto Riverside Drive. There's a final brief loop along the river before runners then turn back onto Riverside and then again onto O'Connor and then run back toward Williams Square for the race finish.
Thanks in large part to the warm weather that is likely to greet runners on the day of the race, the half marathon starts first at 6:45 AM, followed by the 10K at 7:00 AM. The race's 2012 running saw more than 1,500 runners cross the finish line in the half marathon and 10K combined.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the northeastern part of the state, in the middle of the metroplex between Fort Worth and Dallas, Irving typically sees warm to sometimes very warm weather in June, when the city's average monthly temperatures range between 91°F and 71°F.
On the day of the race (June 9), the average high is 90°F and the average low is 71°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.9 inches for the month.
View the race route map for the Wounded Warrior Half Marathon
$65 for the half marathon, if registered by April 29, 2013
$75 between April 30 - May 28
$89 between May 29 - June 4
To reserve your spot in the early summer 2013 running of the Wounded Warrior Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at imATHLETE.com.
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