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Take on the Heat 5K 2020

  • 5729 Memorial Drive The Colony, TX, 75056 United States (map)

Virtual 5K

Can't come to the race but want to participate, get a t-shirt and a finisher medal?

Want to try a 5K but you're really shy to show up?

We have a race for you, VIRTUAL RACE!

A virtual race can be completed at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. This is a great way for the rookie runner to build up confidence to show up for the real thing!

Virtual races are a great way to stay fit, motivated, have the sense of participating and get a great t-shirt and medal!

You can complete the required distance in each discipline during the week coming up to the actual race, in your pace, in your environment.

You can send us your stats at You can send the evidence of completing the race distances to but it is not required. You can send a screenshot from an app, your watch, your laptop or even a photo of your treadmill results for your runs. You can use MayMyRun / MapMyRide, Strava, Garmin or any other digital fitness app.

Your t-shirt and finisher medal will be mailed to you the week after the race. Have fun out there!



Parking - the parking lot will close at 6:45 am. Please be parked before then if you are planning on parking at the LISD Eastside Aquatic Center

5729 Memorial Drive

The Colony, TX, 75056


Parking lot will close at 6:45 am. Please be parked before then if you are planning on parking at the LISD Eastside Aquatic Center

See here how to park


5:45AM Packet Pick Up Starts, ends at 6:30AM no exceptions

7:15AM 5K Race Starts

8:15AM 5K Awards


Click here for a map


Registered on or Before April 30, 2020

5K: $20

5K Youth*: $15

May 1, 2018 - June 14, 2020

5K: $25

5K Youth*: $20

After June 14, 2020

5K: $35

5K Youth*: $25

**Youth price is for children 14 and under.

Eligibility - The minimum age to participate in the 5k is 6 and no minimum age for the 1 mile. The right to accept or reject any entry is reserved. For younger participants, please contact

Packet Pick Up & Late Registration

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 from 4:00pm-7:00pm

Rockwall Cycling

Thursday, July 10th, 2020 from 11:30pm-2:30pm

  • free pre race clinic at 1:00pm

Playtri Colleyville Store

Thursday, July 10th, 2020 from 4:00pm-7:00pm

Playtri Fort Worth Store

Friday, July 10th, 2020 from 12:00pm-7:00pm

Playtri Dallas Store

Saturday, July 11th, 2019 from 10:00am-3:00pm

Playtri Cycling The Colony/ Plano Store

Sunday, July 12th, 2020 from 5:45am-6:30am

the race site (5K only)

There will be no race day registration.


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 Overall, Masters, and Grand Masters male / female. Custom medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group. Age group awards will be 10 year increments.



Free Race Photo Courtesy of Playtri

You will receive an email during the post race week from Your Sporting Image with your race photos. You will be able to pick one free picture to download as courtesy of Playtri. Be sure to check your junk mail if you haven't seen the email in a few days.

Refund Policy

No Refunds or Transfers allowed.

Group Training Program

Do you want to finish your first 5K or do you want to improve from last year? Join our group training program for the Take on the Heat Triathlon and 5K and see proven results. For more information group training programs click here.


[2018 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 70 - high 90.

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. Please pick up your timing chip the morning of the race at the chip timing station beginning an hour before race start. Awards are based on chip times.


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.


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

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