Screen Shot 2013-05-14 at 1.04.06 PMA disco inferno is lighting up in Fair Park on Sunday, May 19 for the inaugural DISCO 5K and 10K RUN kicks off, bringing disco fever to Funkytown!

This inaugural event – soon to be an annual tradition of grooviness – will feature a$100 Best Disco Costume Award for both men and women runners, so dust off your platform shoes, crazy wigs, and other retro clothes we all know you have stashed away in the back of your closet.

The Disco Run, produced by Dallas Athletes Racing, benefits Nobody’s Normal just in time for “Mental Health Awareness Month” in May. Nobody’s Normal is a new non-profit whose mission is to ease the isolation, ignorance, and discrimination that compound the suffering of individuals with mental disorders. The organization is taking action on three important fronts: to assemble a caring community for those with mental health issues and their families; to locate resources that can help empower individuals; and to build an activist movement to raise public awareness about mental illness through media campaigns and special events.

“I Will Survive” is the mantra as participants run the pleasantly flat 5K or 10K lengths at Fair Park with frequent well-stocked, DJ-manned Disco Aid stations.  For those who are ”Stayin’ Alive” to the finish, they will receive a brand-new tie-dyed T-shirt and giant disco medallion at the post-race party that will feature fun disco music, hot pancakes and more.

For more information, registration, and parking details, visit www.DiscoRun.com  or call 214.502.9837

What: DISCO 5K & 10K Run

When: Sunday, May 19, 2013

Schedule:

6:30 a.m. to  7:30 a.m. — race day registration and packet pick-up,

7:30 a.m. — 10K Run/Walk Starts

7:45 a.m. — 5K Run/Walk Starts

8:45 -11:00 am   Entertainment, Food, Drinks, Awards & Prizes

Where: Fair Park, Dallas, TX

Price: 5K Run/Walk $35-50; 10K Run/Walk $45 – $55

Swag: Each participant will receive a huge disco finisher’s medal and tie-dyed t-shirt. $100 award will be given to one male and one female for Best Costume. Awards will also be provided to runners in various age groups and categories for both the Half Marathon and 10K.


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