Wildflower Run set for Saturday in Fredericksburg

The Wildflower Run takes place Saturday in Fredericksburg.
The Wildflower Run takes place Saturday in Fredericksburg.

If you haven’t checked out the wildflowers this season, do it now. Better yet, run past fields of color during the Fredericksburg Wildflower Run/Walk this Saturday.

The 21st annual event, which is chip timed, includes a 5K and 10K, plus a children’s fun run for ages 12 and younger. The race features a new route this year that begins and ends downtown at Marktplatz.

This year’s race is dedicated to the memory of Larry Dyer, who served on the Wildflower Run committee until he died last fall. The event benefits the Fredericksburg Academic Boosters, an organization that recognizes and encourages student academic achievement.

Fitness pros from the Wellness Center will lead a stretch and pre-race warm-up at 8 a.m. near the race starting line. The run begins at 8:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 8:35 a.m. The children’s fun run, a 200-yard dash, begins at 10 a.m.

All run and walk registrants get T-shirts, and the first 200 registrants get a jar of wildflower jelly from Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods of Fredericksburg.

Entry fee is $25 for adults (and $1 per child) on race day at Marktplatz. For more information call the Wellness Center at 830-997-1355.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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