2016 Mansfield Kiwanis Fa La La La 5K Shines in the Rain
Hearts dedicated to serving the children of Mansfield were not deterred by the rain and cold weather on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Runners and volunteers braved the elements with smiles on their faces as the rain stopped and the FaLaLaLa 5K course cleared right before the start of the race at 9:00 AM.
Clear skies were certainly not promised when the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield members and volunteers arrived at Rose Park earlier that morning to set up the race. The rain arrived with the Club members at 7:00 AM and continued until 8:45 AM. Even with the downpour the Club was able to successful decorate the starting area and registration area with handmade Christmas yard art provided by Lonnie Barberee and set up an efficient race headquarters to hand-out race bibs and shirts to all participants. This year’s 5K was chip-timed by Chip-2-Chip Race
Timing. Chip-2-Chip has timed our 5K for a few years and once again did an outstanding job not only during the 5K but in the months leading up to the event with marketing and advertising on multiple race calendars. This year’s division winners were:
|Men’s Overall||Jake Martinez||22:23.2|
|Men Master’s Overall||
|Womern’s Overall||Kimberly Lazo||31:34.8|
|Women Master’s Overall||
Results for all runners may be viewed at www.falalala5k.com or by clicking here: results_mansfield-kiwanis-falalala5k_2016-12-03
The Kiwanis Club of Mansfield would like to extend a special thank you to all runners and volunteers from Saturday and the sponsors for the 5K: Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Frost Bank, Steve Grammer Farmers Insurance Agency, The Seibert Law Firm, PC, The FIRE Real Estate Group, Minuteman Press-Mansfield, and Mansfield Parks & Rec Dept.
All funds raised by the Mansfield Kiwanis this year will go towards programs such as the Feed the Kids for Summer Program, Key Clubs and scholarships for MISD seniors.
Please check out the pictures from the Fa La La La 5K in the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield Online Album. You can find the link to the album at www.falalala5k.com or by clicking here: 2016 Mansfield Kiwanis Fa La La La 5K Photo Album.
The Mansfield Kiwanis Fa La La La 5K is an annual fun run/walk hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Mansfield during the first weekend of December during the City of Mansfield’s Hometown Holidays Festival. The first Fa La La La 5K was held in 2010. The run/walk starts and finishes in Mansfield’s Katherine Rose Memorial Park which makes for a great family event and setting.
The 5K course utilizes the the City of Mansfield’s Walnut Creek Linear Trail which is an all weather surface that follows Walnut Creek under a canopy of trees.