Not to be crude or anything, but usually when someone talks about "New Year's runs," I can only assume they mean they ate too much brie at a party on New Year's Eve. But apparently if you wake up on January 1 and by some miracle feel refreshed and ready for a jog, there are actually organized races going on around town. Go figure! Now, if you're one of these people who, unlike me, will NOT be lying facedown in a mysterious puddle on New Year's Day with no recollection of the night before, then you've got a few options. First, if you're a Cowtowner, you've got the Resolution Solution 5K going on at 10 a.m. at Trinity Park (Pavilion 3), Trinity Park and River drives in Fort Worth. It'll only run you $20 to sign up, and they're offering post-race Champagne (if you're over 21, duh). Nothin' cures those aching joints like a good ol' glass of bubbly, eh? For more details on this race, visit runtimeracingservices.com. If you're more of a Dallasite, however, don't fret because there's totally a New Year's race for you too. The New Year's 5-Mile Run 2009 takes place at 10 a.m. at Flagpole Hill, Goforth Road and Northwest Highway. Just head over there, hand them $30 and voilà. And if you happen to be fast, or if you like watching fast people win prizes, don't forget to stick around for the awards ceremony (with refreshments!). For more about this race, go to thrustonracing.com.
Thu., Jan. 1, 10 a.m., 2009