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RANGERS LABOR DAY RACE

Medical Center Arlington
 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Race and festivities will be held
at Globe Life Park in Arlington

 

The MCA Rangers Labor Day Race will take place rain or shine. While we do not anticipate any inclement weather, we will postpone the race if there is severe weather or lightning in the area.

 

The Medical Center Arlington Rangers Race will be held on Labor Day at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Join other runners for a scenic jog through Arlington's entertainment central with Globe Life Park at the center, AT&T Stadium nearby, and Six Flags Over Texas in the background.

5K Race & 1K Fun Run/Walk

Certified USATF Course - coming soon

Awards

  • Overall Male & Female Finisher
  • Masters Male & Female Finisher
  • Full Five Year Age Groups - 1st /2nd /3rd
  • Top Fundraiser

Entry fees -
  1k Fun Run/Walk

  • $12 until July 1
  • $15 until August 30
  • $17 on Race Day

Entry fees -
  5K Race

  • $26 until June 1
  • $28 until July 1
  • $30 until August 30
  • $35 on Race Day

 

Packet Pick-Up Information

Packet pick-up is available from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, August 26, through Friday, August 29, at the Majestic Grand Slam Gift Shop located on the south side of Globe Life Park on Randol Mill Road

Race Day packet pick-up will take place in the Hall of Fame from 6 - 7:30 a.m. If you plan to pick up your packet on race day, please arrive early.

 

Monday, September 1 Race-Day Schedule

Barring any unforeseen circumstances:

  • 1K start - 7:30 a.m.
  • 5K start - 8:00 a.m.

Additional details will be available closer to race day.

FAQs

Can I run with a stroller?
Yes, you are welcome to run with your strollers.
Is there some place I can leave my stuff while I run?
No, there will not be a gear-drop location for equipment. Please make sure your belongings are secure as the Texas Rangers are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Can I bring my dog?
This year's race concludes on the field at Globe Life Park, preventing us from allowing dogs to run. Service animals trained to work or perform tasks for the benefit of any guest with a disability will be allowed inside Globe Life Park. All other dogs will need to remain outside the gates of Globe Life Park.
Can runners participate in both the 1K and the 5K?
Yes, if you are registered for the 5K, you are welcome to run in both races.
Are the t-shirts for the 1K & 5K the same?
Yes.
What are the age groups?
See below for an awards breakdown.
What if it rains?
The MCA Rangers Labor Day Race will take place rain or shine. While we do not anticipate any inclement weather, we will postpone the race if there is severe weather or lightning in the area.

Awards Breakdown

Awards will be given to participants with the fastest times in the following categories:

  • Overall - Male & Female
  • Masters - Male & Female
  • Male Age Groups - 8 & Under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Up
  • Female Age Groups - 8 & Under, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Up

Training & Tips

The Texas Rangers recommend the following tips when training and on race day:

  • Eat a light snack or meal about one and a half to two hours before you run to help fuel your body.
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. While training and before, during, and after your race, consume plenty of water to prevent dehydration and muscle cramping.
  • Warm up before stretching. Do not stretch the muscles while they are cold, jog lightly for a few minutes before doing some dynamic stretches:
    • Front to back leg swings
    • Sideways leg swings (may need to hold on to something for stability)
    • Lunge with rotation
    • Arm swings and arm circles
    • Power skip
  • Find a training schedule that works for your race distance and stick to the schedule as best as possible.
  • Continue your training schedule even if the weather is rainy or cold, but use your best judgment if you believe the weather is unsafe. Most races are not canceled due to rain or cold temperatures. If you train in it, you'll be ready for it.
  • It's okay to have an off day from running! It gives your body necessary time to recover.
  • Wear clothing that wicks away moisture as best as possible (dri-fit). 100% cotton clothing will retain the moisture and may rub on your body causing painful abrasions (this includes socks!).
  • Race Day: don't try anything new… keep your routine the same as much as possible - no new foods or clothing.
  • Remember, every runner/walker is different. Listen to your body and pay attention to how you feel.
proceeds benefit the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation