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Austin Ranch Against Cancer 5K and 1 Mile Run

  • Austin Square 5805 Saintsbury Drive The Colony, TX, 75056 United States (map)

At 21 years old, you would never think a strong, faithful young man like Zach Wakefield would encounter a challenge like this.

Zach had been suffering from debilitating back pain, that at first, was considered to be sciatica for the past year. This year, April 11, 2019 Zach finally had an MRI done and thats when we heard that one word no one wants to hear — “cancer”.....

After many labs and tests its confirmed that Zach has classic Hodgkins Lymphoma Stage 4B. The road that lays ahead for him consists of 12 rounds of chemo every 2 weeks then radiation to target the mass in his hip.

As his mom, Tracy, said “Zach now needs to settle into a “new normal” way of life. The Doctors call this a “Stage 4”, but, his Dad, Junior, calls it “the beginning to an incredible testimony”.

The new journey for Zach will be tough and tiring as he goes thru his treatments. Zach is strong and has the heart of a champion and with the strength and faith of all his loved ones he does not have to go on this journey alone.

The goal for The Austin Ranch Against Cancer 5K is to help Zach with any medical/financial debt he will endure.

We will have games, a beer garden, food, prizes, raffles, live music and more. Not only will you have the opportunity to have an amazing time with the 5K and after race festivities, but you'll be able to make a HUGE impact for this AMAZING family! So come out and support.

On behalf of Zach and his family we thank you all in advance.

We love you Zach! Keep fighting! #TeamZach #ARAC2019


Hodgkin disease is a type of lymphoma. Lymphoma is a cancer of a part of the immune system called the lymph system. The first sign of Hodgkin disease is often an enlarged lymph node. The disease can spread to nearby lymph nodes. Later it may spread to the lungs, liver, or bone marrow.


Austin Square

5805 Saintsbury Dr,

The Colony, TX 75056


Course map


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Packet Pick Up and Late Registration

8:30AM 1M Run start

9:00AM 5K Run start

10:00 5K Awards


Registered before or on October 21, 2019

5K: $25

Fun Run: $15

Registered after October 21, 2019

5K $30

Fun Run $15

Race Day

5K $40 Fun Run** $20

Eligibility - The minimum age to participate in the 5K is 6 and no minimum age for the fun run. The right to accept or reject any entry is reserved. For younger participants, please contact

Packet Pick Up & Late Registration

Thursday Nov 7th and Friday Nov 8th from 11:00am-6:00pm

at Nutrition Ranch Austin Square 5805 Saintsbury Dr, The Colony, TX 75056

Race Day Onsite Packet Pickup - Saturday, November 9th 7:00am-8:00am

Refund Policy

No refunds or transfers allowed

Couch to 5K Training Plan

Train for the 5K distance with the Couch to 5K Training Plan:

The Eight Week Training Plan Download here

The Four Week Training Plan Download here


5K Awards

Awards will be given to male and female overall winners and male and female grand master winners. Age group awards will be in 5 year increments, starting 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 and 60 and up, with medals awarded for top 3 finishers in each age group. Fun Run participants will receive fun door prizes and first boy and girl will receive a medal.



All participants registered by October 21st will be guaranteed a t-shirt. After October 21st we may not have a desired size as the t-shirt order must be placed on October 22nd. Love race t-shirts? SIGN UP NOW!

Water bottle



2019 Results coming soon

Race Updates and Reminders

All last-minute updates and reminders will be posted on the Playtri Facebook Page. Like us so you get all the up-to-date information!


Volunteer registration coming soon


Average temperature on race day: low 54 - high 79.

For safety reasons, Playtri Racing reserves the right to modify or cancel a race due to severe weather conditions. When severe weather is present, all precautions will be made to ensure the safety of the athletes.

Chip Timing

This is a chip timed event. Each participant will be required to wear a timing chip in order to be counted in the results. Timing chips are assigned to participants according to bib number. We will be using disposable chips for this event that you will receive with your bib at packet pick up.

Race Contact

If you have any questions or need any additional information, email us at or call us at (214) 697-6922.


By Registering for this event, AAZ Event Productions, has consent to all Race photography and videos from the event to use in any advertising, marketing & promotional materials


All proceeds go directly to the family.


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