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Run for Cover 5k, 10k, and 1k

  • Playtri Store Mckinney 7951 Collin McKinney Pkwy, Suite 1500 McKinney, TX, 75070 (map)


Playtri Store Mckinney

7951 Collin McKinney Pkwy, Suite 1500

McKinney, TX 75070

Click Here for a parking map


6:00AM Race day Packet pick-up

7:45AM 1K Start

8:00AM 10K Start

8:10AM 5K Start


5K Course Map

10K Course Map (two loops)

1K Course Map

Course notes:

The course officially closes at 11:00am for all participants.

Pri Pricing

Registered on or before November 2

5K: $30

Virtual 5K: $30

Youth 5K*: $20

10K: $35

Virtual 10K: $35

1K: $15

Sleep In Donation: $20

Registered after November 2

5K: $35

Virtual 5K: $35

Youth 5K*: $25

10K: $40

Virtual 10K: $40

1K: $20

Sleep In Donation: $20

Eligibility - The minimum age to participate is 9 & up for the 10K, 6 & up for the 5k, no minimum age for the 1K. The right to accept or reject any entry is reserved. For younger participants, please contact

Youth Pricing is 12 and under.

Packet Pick Up & Late Registration

Wednesday, April 4th-Friday, April 6th from 4:00pm -7:00pm

Playtri Store Mckinney

April 7th from 6-7am

Playtri Store Mckinney


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



Awards will be given to the Masters male / female and overall male / female winners in the 5K and 10k. In the 5K, Age Group awards will be 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,..... and 65+. In the 10K, Age Group Awards will be 12 & Under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24,......, and 65+.

**virtual runners are not eligible for awards


T-shirt and Finisher Medal

Run for Cover Shirt


T-Shirt and Finisher Medal will be mailed to you within 1 week post race

Please post a selfie with your garmin, treadmill, etc on our Run for Cover Facebook page so we can celebrate your accomplishments!

*Only Virtual Runners will be mailed their SWAG


2017 results

2016 results

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!


Many volunteers from numerous North Texas civic organizations are committed to make your race a safe and memorable experience.


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.


Click Here to register or see open volunteer positions.

Race Contact

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


We will have a post race Photo Booth and Live Share all photos we take of the race on our Run For Cover Facebook page. Please like our page so you can tag yourself and have the photos for free! Facebook Click Here.

Race Photos Click Here


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



Sheraton McKinney

1900 Gateway Blvd

McKinney, TX 75070

(972) 549-4000

For special rate click here


All proceeds from the event go to the Samaritan Inn and Shiloh Place. This benefit event is hosted by 3e McKinney.

Earlier Event: November 3
Pumpkin Mash Dash
Later Event: November 10
Trinity River Run Half Marathon