Weatherford Democrat

Top News

November 17, 2013

Running with the pack

20th anniversary Coyote Chase Race scheduled for Nov. 23

Weatherford College officials are gearing up for another Coyote Chase Race Saturday on Nov. 23, and it’s a big one – the 20th anniversary of the popular 5K and 1-mile timed race.

The Weatherford College Foundation hosts the race as a fundraiser for its scholarship program. This year’s race will impact even more college students with scholarships, since every dollar raised will be matched by a Title III grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Elementary schools are invited to participate in the annual “School Challenge” and are encouraged to bring students, family members, teachers and friends to compete for trophies and recognition. The school bringing the most runners will win a large trophy and bragging rights for the next year.

“It’s a tradition for many of our area runners, especially the elementary schools, to run the Coyote Chase Race,” said Brent Baker, race director. “We have runners of all ages competing, and we always have a good time.”

Online registration is available at www.coyotechaserace.com. RunTime Racing Services will handle the event’s timing and course layout.

First Financial Bank will provide trophies for overall finishers, medals for the top three finishers in more than 40 age categories, and ribbons for all children 12 and under. All runners will receive a Coyote Chase Race T-shirt and other goodies.

Registration is $20 per runner through Nov. 22; race day registration is $25. Children 12 and under are $15, no matter when they register. The 1-mile run will begin at 9 a.m., and the 5K will start at 9:30 a.m.

While waiting for race results to come in, participants can enjoy food from Rosa’s Café, entertainment and bounce houses.

For those pre-registered, early packet pick-up is scheduled Friday, Nov. 22, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., in the WC Mince Administration Building. On race day, registration and packet pick-up is scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Mince Building.

For more information, e-mail bbaker@wc.edu, or call 817-598-6275.

1
Text Only
Top News
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Israel Bombs Multiple Targets in Gaza Veteran Creates Job During High Unemployment Raw: Cargo Craft Undocks From Space Station Widow: Jury Sent Big Tobacco a $23B Message New Orleans Plans to Recycle Cigarette Butts UN Security Council Calls for MH 17 Crash Probe Obama Bestows Medal of Honor on NH Veteran Texas Sending National Guard Troops to Border Hopkins to Pay $190M After Pelvic Exams Taped Foxx Cites Washington 'Circus Mirror' NASA Ceremony Honors Moon Walker Neil Armstrong Obama Voices Concern About Casualties in Mideast Diplomacy Intensifies Amid Mounting Gaza Toll AP Exclusive: American Beaten in Israel Speaks Obama Protects Gay, Transgender Workers Raw: Gaza Rescuers Search Rubble for Survivors Raw: International Team Inspects MH17 Bodies Raw: 25 Family Members Killed in Gaza Airstrike US Teen Beaten in Mideast Talks About Ordeal 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success
Poll

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Yes
No
Undecided
Don't care
     View Results