There's no better way to work up an appetite for a hot dog-eating contest than a nice long run, right? The Fourth of July in Texas might not be the ideal time for outdoor physical exertion, but the Flagpole 8K (as in Flag Pole Hill, duh) starts bright and early at 7:30 a.m., allowing you to show off your running skills in perfectly tolerable 95 degree temperatures...and make room for those dogs. Registration is $30. Call RunOn! at 214-821-0909 or visit active.com.
Sat., July 4, 7:30 a.m., 2009