Katy Trail 5k Recap – Hawt Run, Dope Party & Epic Photos!

The other day was the Katy Trail 5k. This is a hugely popular race in Dallas. I hadn’t registered for this race before it sold out, but I got hooked up with a bib at the last minute from my man K-Rob. Thanks dude, it was a blast!!!

Pre race group below, double photobombs up top.

Pre-race group below, double photobombs up top.

The Katy Trail is a highly popular running spot around here. It’s 3.5 miles long and it really is pretty nice. In fact, last week after the Bloomin 4 Mile Race, some of us went to KT to get in some extra miles.

Runnin down the trail...or was it up the trail?

Runnin free down the trail…or was it up the trail?

This race takes place on a school night at 7pm. I had planned to take it easy, after all it was in the 90’s – also I had already run 5 miles this day and done a track workout the day before.

My heart shaped butt sweat from the track workout.

My heart shaped butt sweat from the track workout.

But of course, when the horn sounded I was off like a prom dress! Unfortunately, the heat and previous miles took their toll…legs felt heavy…There would be no PR this day – not even close! But I’ll take the results, considering it all.

Official Results: 22:17, 7:10 per mile, 14th in Age Group, 132/3622 Overall.

If you want to see a 5 second video of me crossing the finish line, do so HERE!

Post Race - I'm glad Josh fixed my washed out head in photoshop. Looks natural.

Post Race – I’m glad Josh fixed my sun-washed-out head in photoshop. Looks totally natural.

But the reason this race is so popular is the after-party. Local restaurants bring out a ton of good food and drink – and it’s all free!!!! Besides the grub, there’s also live music and tons of give-aways. And there may have even been a human centipede pyramid or two.

I had hoped to be a top.

I had hoped to be a top.

My buddy Logan won the race in around 15:30. Not too shabby, I guess. 😉 But I bet he’s more proud that he made it into one of my famous leg-pop photos…


Logan and his short-time fiance, Amanda & me and my long-time friend, Tahressa.

Since it was an evening race, pretty soon the sun was down. Luckily we had time for a couple more photo ops before heading home to slizzeeep!

Good times!

Good times with these fools.


Smart move on the free photo-booth with your logo…Well played, Nike.

I had only run this race once before a few years, and to be honest, I thought it was a bit unorganized then. However, this time ’round I had a blasty blast!!! I get now why it’s so popular ’round here. I’ll be back!

How bout you? Ever run an evening race? Why do runners lurve a good post race party so much? What is the shape of your butt’s sweat stain?


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24 thoughts on “Katy Trail 5k Recap – Hawt Run, Dope Party & Epic Photos!

  1. wowsa, 15:30!!! That’s amazing!!!

  2. You were off like a prom dress!! haaahahahahhaa

  3. Looks like lots of fun! Evening races can be fun, but also tough to make sure you eat right all day.

  4. Lookit you racing on a school night. And in oppressive heat. Dude. I have no idea how you do it. I’m riding the Heat Struggle Bus. Hopefully I’ll get the hell off of it next week. #acclimatization

  5. Great job on your race! I never ran an evening race. I love post race parties because they usually mean BEER!

    • Thank you!!! It seems like lately both evening and morning races always seem to have beer after. I’m not complaining.

  6. “off like a prom dress” LOLOL.

    Great job!!!

    • Hahahaha, thank you! I try to slide in those little jokes here in there. Most of the time people miss them. Good on ya!

  7. Awesome race…I have never raced at night, I am a morning runner, but the lure of good food post race could persuade me! Great job!

  8. That’s a pretty good clip in 90+ temps! Well done! The only night race I’ve done was the E.T. Midnight Marathon in Area 54 in Nevada. Now that was a blast! Such a unique race.

    • Thanks buddy!!! Ooooh, I don’t think I’d want to do a marathon at midnight…insane! Good for you!
      PS, I still need to donate – it’s on my to do list. #neverforget

  9. great job, speedy! you guys are fast over in Texas! 🙂


    I used to run evening races before. hmm. I should do one again.

    Great job on your race especially with the heat and all.!

    • Thank you!!!!! If you enjoy evening races, you should totally do some again. I think they’re more about the after party and less about the race. But that’s good too sometimes!

  11. I have never done an evening race, but I am registered to run the strip at night in Vegas! Can’t wait! You always have so much fun at your races! Love it!

    • Oooh, I hear Vegas is fun, but my friends said the Full course gets a bit boring once you leave the strip. I don’t know if I could stay awake that late! Haha! And yes, running is fun – even when it’s not!!!

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