2017 Winter Walk/Snowman Run

2017 Winter Walk/Snowman Run

2017 Winter Walk/Snowman Run

( 1 review )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Mansfield,
    United States
  • January
  • Other
  • Trail Race
  • Event Website

Logan Heinsch

Texas, United States
7 8
"Winter Fun With The Kids"
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Logan Heinsch's thoughts:

The Winter Walk is an event put on by the city of Mansfield to celebrate the opening of the Walnut Creek Linear Trail system very Winter. The walk itselfis only 1 mile and has always been free but this year a children's (ages 6-18) 5k was added. The registration fee of $10-15 all went to benefit the Cook Children's Healthcare system. All of my kids doctors are a part of this network so we decided to give it a go.

Originally my, then 6 year old, son was going to try the 5k but when his baby sister came early that idea was scrapped because I would have to bring his other little sister with us. She wouldn't have enjoyed being left out of the running because she has to do everything her brother does.

No registration was required for the Walk but we donated anyway because it's an important cause to us. In hindsight we should've done the online registration for the Walk as we could've bought a short for the run. Unfortunately, life was a bit crazy at the time so this detail escaped me.

The atmosphere was great! Everyone was bundled up and there was hot chocolate and s'mores afterward and fire pits to hang out at, which was very necessary. The organization needed for this was impressive as taking care of the normal race protocols but with just kids.

The Walk itself was very easy and both kids enjoyed themselves immensely. There were plenty of other kids there to play with and it was a nice break from being cooped up in the house with a new baby and very little time for noise making.

We will likely be doing this again as a whole family this year since mom and baby weren't able to join us last time. I still have to talk my son into running as he's not as keen on it this year.

If you have young kids and are anywhere near Mansfield i highly recommend taking part in this.

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