Come experience our trails at first-ever fun run

On Saturday, November 11, Westchase District will host its first-ever fun run on the Westchase District trail system. “Westchase on the Run” will kick-off at 8 am from METRO’s Westchase Park & Ride lot at 11050 Harwin Drive.

“We’ve just completed the construction of the Brays Bayou Connector Trail, so we’re excited about this opportunity to show off the trail by hosting this fun run,” said Sherry Fox, vice president of communications, who is organizing the fun run.

Runners will complete a 3-mile loop of the northern sections of the Brays Bayou Connector Trail and the Library Loop Trail. At the western end of the Library Loop Trail, they’ll return to the starting point.

Walkers will traverse the 2-mile southern route of the Brays Bayou Connector Trail, turning around at the trail’s southern terminus at Bellaire Boulevard, just north of Art Storey Park.

Participants will pay $5 to compete in the race and that money will be donated, along with an additional $10, to the participant’s designated Westchase District school. The matching contributions are made possible by a sponsorship from the Portico at West 8 apartment community, located at 3003 Seagler Rd.

Runners can represent any one of the elementary schools in Westchase District and the three middle schools they feed in to, including: Ascension Episcopal School; Budewig Intermediate School; Grace School; O’Donnell Middle School; Paul Revere Middle School; Sneed Elementary School; Walnut Bend Elementary School and Wesley Academy.

“This event presents a wonderful opportunity for area families to come out and experience the Westchase District trail system while raising money for their chosen school,” added Fox.

“Our trails feature exercise stations, murals, mosaics, interpretive signage, a butterfly garden and more,” said Fox. “I expect our runners will want to slow down to enjoy the scenery.”

This is a non-competitive race. Official times will not be recorded. Runners will wear bibs representing their respective schools and all “prize” money will be distributed to the area schools.

“It’s a different kind of fun run,” acknowledged Fox. “We hope it will be fun for people of all fitness levels and all abilities. Just plan to come out and enjoy a beautiful fall morning on the Westchase District’s trails.”

Registration is limited to 300 runners. Register online at https://westchaseontherun.eventbrite.com.