Dallas-area run/walk enthusiasts will put their feet to the pavement on Saturday, Oct. 12, for the inaugural Step Beyond Celiac Dallas 5K at Oak Point Park in Plano to raise funds to advance celiac disease research. The event benefits Beyond Celiac, whose mission is to advance research to find treatment options and, eventually, a cure for celiac disease, a serious genetic autoimmune disease.
Step Beyond Celiac Dallas 5K is a fun run/walk event for the entire family. Beginning and ending at the Amphitheater, the course will take runners and walkers throughout the beautiful trails of Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, Plano’s largest park at 800 acres. On-site registration opens at 7:00 am, and the race starts at 8:00 am.
“Beyond Celiac is committed to advancing research, and the Step Beyond Celiac 5K helps us connect our community to the latest in celiac disease science and directly fund the most promising research,” said Alice Bast, Beyond Celiac CEO. “Celiac disease affects one in 133 Americans. We have to find a cure, and joining with supporters in Dallas to further this mission is rewarding for all,” she added.
Pre-registration fees for a walker/runner are $35 for adults and $30 for kids 5-12. Day-of registration fees are $40 for adults and $35 for kids. Team registrations are also available and provide discounted registration fees for getting the gang together. Register as a team captain and invite friends to register as Team Members – $30 per individual/children under 4 free until race day.
All participants receive a commemorative t-shirt (if registered by Sept. 15) and gluten-free goody bag.
Register online at the Step Beyond Celiac Dallas website. Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and overall female winners as well as to top finishers in multiple age brackets.