Mavs Run This Town 5k Preview

This Thursday evening I’m running the Mavs Run This Town 5k. Even though it’s on a random school night, I’m really excited for this race. It combines a lot of things I love.

First off, y’all know that I love to run. I want to run all the miles. This race will add another 3.1 to that.

The blue shirt same shoes dude is no longer in my photos!

At a recent race. Givin that finish line the ole stink eye.

2nd off, I’m a huge Dallas Mavericks fan. And your race entry also gets you a ticket to an upcoming game!!

I became a fan of the Mavs when I was growing up in Ohio and they drafted a player from my home state. I’ve followed them ever since…through the bad times and good. The best times being when they won the NBA championship in 2011.

Pic I took immediately after they won. Yes, I watched the game in my retro jersey. Don't hate.

Pic I took immediately after they won. Yes, I watched the game in my retro jersey.

I really really really hope they’ll have the Larry O’brien Trophy on hand. I’d love to get a picture with it. Because after a lifetime of fandom failure following the Cleveland Browns and Indians, the Dallas Mavs World Championship is my pro sports highlight.

On the court after a game last year.  Dirk is peeking out of my shirt.

On the court after a recent game. Dirk is peeking out of my shirt.

Unfortunately, the team is playing a game in Louisiana the same time as this race, so there probably won’t be any of the players hangin around. I’m sure they’ll have mascots and dancers and alumni and such…and that’s cool. If it’s anything like all the effort they put into the game experience, it will be a lot of fun!

Someday though I’d really love to get a pic with Dirk Nowitzki. I came close at an FC Dallas match he was at. I got an autograph and snapped a pic of him signing it, but couldn’t get a selfie because of the crowd.

Pic I took getting Dirk's autograph at an FC Dallas match.  See, I told you we're tight.

A basketball star signing a soccer program.

Third off, the post race party features a racers-only beer garden & concert by Old 97’s!!! I’m a huge fan of this band. I’ve seen them several times and they always bring a lot of energy to their shows. If you ever need a full throttle song to add to your running playlist, might I suggest their hit *Timebomb. It will put a giddy in your up.

Sorry I couldn't get any closer than two feet away for a picture during this performance.

His moves and shakes make him sweat about as much as a runner.

I’ve been lucky enough to meet the band a few times. Solid dudes. The lead singer – Rhett Miller – is also a popular topic of discussion amongst my lady friends – they describe him as “dreamy”.

Told ya that I've met 'em. Stop doubting me.

Apparently I wear that hat a lot.

In summary, at this race I get to run, I get a Mavs ticket, I get free beer, & I get an Old 97’s concert. For the win!



How bout you? Does your fav sports team hold a race? Should I wear that old jersey on the course? Any memorable post-race concerts?


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25 thoughts on “Mavs Run This Town 5k Preview

  1. A run, a ticket to a game and a concert! Well, you guys sure know how to put on a par-tay down there πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

  2. That sounds like a really fun race! Too bad it’s on a day with the team is out of town! We have some races like that in Chicago for our major sports team! I would like to try one one day πŸ™‚

  3. Wow! It looks like you had a great time! Love the picture of you giving the finish line “the stunk eye”…that’s how it’s done! Keep running all the miles! You rock!!

  4. Definitely rock the jersey! Pro team hosted race? I’m jealous! You can wear the race shirt to the game!

    • Oooh, good idea about wearing the race shirt to the game! Unfortunately the jersey wasn’t very comfy, so I didn’t wear it. 😦

  5. missadventuresinrunning

    That sounds like a great run. I did the Redlegs Run with the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. It was fun running through the field and stadium!

  6. It kind of sounds like you have already won! Those are some pretty awesome race perks! Enjoy the festivities and your race!

  7. getgoing-getrunning

    All that swag for a 5k = Awesome!
    Imagine what the Mavs Marathon would be like…

  8. That’s some pretty sweet swag! I’ve never done a race sponsored by a sports team, but I bet they’re fun, especially if the players were there. Enjoy your beer garden and concert!

  9. I love those races that have a bunch of things to look forward to at the event. Makes it so much more exciting. Good luck and I look forward to the race recap.

  10. That sounds like an awesome race! Have fun!

  11. That’s a pretty awesome 5k package! And according to IG you ran a pretty awesome race!! I hope the concert was awesome too!

  12. Hope you’re ok today. =) Nice shot in the newsboy cap.

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