2021 15th Annual Crape Myrtle Run & Festival

in United States at McKinney Boyd High School - 600 N. Lake Forest Dr. (north of Virginia & south of 380/University)

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Race Results located at: https://timeandmeasure.com/21-cmt-trails-run

  • 1-Mile Run/Walk at 8:00 AM

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  • 5K Run/Walk at 8:45 AM
    USATF-Certified & Timed

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  • 10K Run/Walk at 8:45 AM
    USATF-Certified & Timed

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  • Virtual Run
    Shirt & Runner's Bib included!

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  • To support or sponsor The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
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Event Timeline

Pre-Packet Pick Ups:
Where*: Run-On! McKinney, 5180 Eldorado Pkwy #7214 75070
Dates*: Tuesday, Sept 21; Wednesday, Sept 22, Thursday, Sept 23, Friday, Sept 24
Hours*: 10 AM to 7 PM

On-site Registrations & Race Day Packet Pick-Ups:
Where: *McKinney Boyd High School, 600 Lake Forest Dr., (northeast parking area)
When*: Saturday, Sept 25, 2021 Race Day!
7:00 AM - EVENT OPENS - Saturday, Sept 25, 2021

2021 Run Start Times:
8:00 AM 1-Mile Run Starts Time
8:45 AM 10K & 5K Start Time

USATF-Certified 10K and 5K Course

First-class runners will excel at our USATF-certified, flat, and very fast 5K and 10K courses. Participants of all ages will enjoy the FUN RUN and Virtual Runner Option. Runner swag includes t-shirt, KIND bars, fruit, breakfast tacos, and bibs redeemable for free food & drink at McKinney Oktoberfest - same weekend!

Before, during, and after the race at our Myrtle Village Fun Alley - Petting Zoo, Face-Painting, Pig Kissing, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Photobooth, great Music. Special prizes for contents winners for: Best Chicken Song Dancers, Best Runners' Costume, Best Pig Costume, & Best Pet Costume. Come join us. Bring your family, bring your leashed pet. We are going to have a great running event and a world-class good time!

Click here for the 10K route map
Click here for the 5K route map

Event Information

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Start / Finish Line is in the North/East Parking Area of McKinney Boyd High School, 600 N Lake Forest, McKinney, TX 75071

Pre-Packet Pick-up:
Run On McKinney Location
5180 Eldorado Pkwy, Ste 200
McKinney, TX 75070

Pre-Packet Pick-up is only Tuesday, Sept 21, Wednesday, September 22 through Friday, September 24 (10 AM-8 PM)

Shirt sizes and quantities are limited & can't be guaranteed. Use early pre-packet pickup at RunOn McKinney, Sept 21-24!

After 7PM Friday, Sept. 24, you can pick up your packet on race day (Sat., Sept. 25, 2021) at the Crape Myrtle Run starting at 7:00AM at McKinney Boyd High School, 600 N. Lake Forest, McKinney, TX 75071 with the start/finish line in the north/east parking area.


1 Mile, 5K & 10K are all timed events. The 10K and 5K courses are USATF-Certified.

1 Mile Medals: 1st-3rd age groups:
Under 5, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. No awards will be given over the age of 12 in the 1-mile event.

5K and 10K Overall and Master male and female finishers
5K and 10K Medals: Age groups: 1st- 3rd
5 - 8, 9 - 11 ,12-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69; 70+

Chip timing is required to be eligible for awards. No duplicate medals given.



McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC)
Great Gardens, Inc.
Wheat Givens Financial

2021 Crape Myrtle Run Race Results Link - Compton Time & Measure



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Our Mission

The Crape Myrtle Trails of McKinney Foundation partners with the City of McKinney as stewards for the management, restoration, enhancement, and design of the World Collection Park, along with these projects: the Annual Mother's Day Project, the Annual Crape Myrtle Run & Festival, the annual School Grant Project, the miles of Crape Myrtle Trails project, and promotion of McKinney as America's Crape Myrtle City as designated by U.S. Federal government in 2004. We could not do this without you - our loyal supporters. The CMT Foundation is an all-volunteer board with no paid staff and we are 100% self-funded through our fundraising events and the generosity of our sponsors and donors.

Crape Myrtle Run Video


Bring the entire famly & make it a Texas weekend trip

Just 30 miles north of Dallas, McKinney offers visitors the perfect getaway destination in Texas, with our tree-lined streets, historic downtown, comfortable pace, and tight-knit, creative community.

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2021 Run T-Shirt Design Contest!

Our 2021 T-Shirt Design contest is open to all McKinney ISD high school students and will be judged by a panel of community members. Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 16, 2021.
For more information - copy/paste this URL into your browser: crapemyrtletrails.org/t-shirt-contest/

Need a hotel or B&B in historic downtown Mckinney?

Ask about our Crape Myrtle Run, Stay, & Play Program!

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2021 Crape Myrtle School Run Grants - Don't Miss This Opportunity!

During your runner registration process, be sure to select your school! If you don't see your school, add your school name, city, and state.
All schools are eligible, regardless of school type, location, or runner registration level!
If you'd like to support your child, grandchild, or favorite school, you can participate in this year's Crape Myrtle Run as a Virtual Runner - and select school or enter your school name to ensure that school gets credit for your registration. It's a great way to help promote a healthy habit of exercise within our youth! As a virtual runner, you'll qualify for a runner's shirt and bib - pick those up early at Run-On! McKinney beginning Tuesday, Sept 21 from 10am to 7pm through Friday, Sept 24.

One advantage of being a virtual runner, you can begin to run or walk NOW in your own neighborhood, treadmill, etc. You'll need to track your time and distance to qualify for the 1-Mile, 10K, or 5K with the end day of Saturday, Sept 25, 2021. As a virtual runner, you won't qualify for placement or medals but hey, you can say you did participate in the 2021 Crape Myrtle Run. And who knows, next year you might try the Virtual Boston Marathon.!

Crape Myrtle Trails board awarded $9,500 in grants to area schools in 2019/20!

Congratulations to the 2019 Top School Grant Winners listed below.
#1 Walker Elementary School, McKinney, 247 runners, $1,235 grant
#2 McClure Elementary School, McKinney, 238 runners, $1,190 grant
#3 Evans Middle School, McKinney, 102 runners, $510 grant

Top Schools Outside MISD
#1 Wylie Preparatory Academy, Wylie, 21 runners, $105 grant
#2 Prosper Baker Elementary, 19 runners, $95 grant
#3 Anderson Elementary, Frisco, 5 runners, $25 grant

Run, Stay & Play - Oktoberfest - Same weekend as our Run!

Burn off a few hundred calories at our Run - and then grab your lederhosen and the fun at Oktoberfest for a full weekend of German-themed fun in Historic Downtown McKinney.

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