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Half Marathon and 5K

Each year on Saturday morning during our Fall Festival, Clark Gardens hosts a half marathon and 5K run/walk. The half marathon and 5K are presented by Palo Pinto General Hospital. Race Director is Janiel Werner.

[ See the October 4, 2014 Race Results ]

For more information about the Clark Gardens half marathon/5K contact

The run starts and finishes in Clark Gardens. The race is on paved paths winding through beautiful tree lined paths both in Clark Gardens and on the Rails to Trails.

This event will happen rain or shine.

Following is the information for the Oct. 4th, 2014 race.  Information for the 2015 event will be published as it becomes available.

6:30 AM: Gates Open
8:00 AM: Half Marathon
8:30 AM: 5K Run/Walk
10:30 AM: Awards Ceremony

Clark Gardens Half Marathon/5K presented by Palo Pinto General Hospital



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The runners enjoy beautiful country roads, rolling hills and a trip through the Vietnam War Museum. A favorite among runners is the aid station at the Garner Store and Cafe. The award ceremony features breakfast burritos and music.

Link to the half marathon course map
View/print the half marathon
course map.
Half Marathon Awards
  • Cash prizes and hand-crafted trophies for:
    • Overall male/female
    • Overall master male/female
  • Finisher's medals and t-shirts for all entries.
  • Half marathon registration is capped at 200 runners!
5K Run/Walk Awards
  • Hand-crafted trophies for:
    • Overall male/female
    • Overall master male/female
  • T-shirts guaranteed to the first 200 registered

Registration Information & Fees

Register online for the half marathon and 5kRegister online: Online registration for the 2015 event is not yet open.

Register by mail: The 2015 event registration form is not yet availablee.

Registration & Packet Pick-Up at Clark Gardens: Information to be announced.

Entrance to race parking and start line is on Maddux Road, approximately 1/4 mile south of the Clark Gardens main entrance. Please proceed slowly down Maddux Road.

Registration includes one ticket to Clark Gardens Fall Festival.

Half Marathon
Before July 31: $60/entry
August 1 - October 1: $70/entry
October 2 - Race Day: $80/entry

Half Marathon Registration is Capped at 200 runners!
5K Run/Walk
Before July 31: $18/entry
August 1 - October 1: $20/entry
October 2 - Race Day: $25/entry

T-shirts guaranteed to the first 200 registered
  • Proceeds will benefit the nature-based educational programming at Clark Gardens. Clark Gardens Botanical Park is a 501(c)3.
  • All fees are non-refundable and nontransferable.
  • Event will be held rain or shine.
  • Walkers and strollers welcome.
  • Course closes at 12:00 pm.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities for the half marathon/5K are available. Contact for information.

Previous Runners' Reviews of Marathon and 5K

"I just want to thank you for promoting this race. I live in Austin, my sister in Morgan Mill. She told me about the race and we (another walker friend) drove up on Friday. We spent the night in Mineral Wells and did their passport thing, it was a ton of fun and we really had a great weekend and a great race. ... it was a great race, great weekend and the gardens are outstanding.
Thank you!"
~Elayne, Austin, TX

"Fantastic race; scenic, well-run, and and fun for the whole family. The race was well-organized, staffed with tons of helpful volunteers, and offered nice aid stations and refreshments. The gardens and Rails to Trails trailway provide a scenic backdrop for the run. Moreover, my two-year old had a blast at the Gardens' train depot. We'll all be back next year!"
Lindsey, Aledo, TX

"This was my first half marathon to run. I absolutely loved the setting of Clarks Garden; truly beautiful. I enjoyed running on the trail much better than the roads."
~ Susie, Weatherford, TX

"Thanks! It was great fun! I hope to do it again next year."
~Joann, Bangs, TX

"I loved this course and the volunteers were fantastic! Thank you!"
~Joanna, Fort Worth, TX

"I would like to compliment the race director of the race this year! The choice of timing companies was also great. They were accurate and very quick with results. The large tent area with heaters and all of the food and drinks were great! Also loved the shirts! The unique awards are ALWAYS a plus! Clark Gardens is a beautiful place and as well organized as the race was this year I am looking forward to next year already! Thanks so much for your hard work! We had a great time!"
~Cathy, Fort Worth, TX

"See you next year. Thanks again."
~Priscilla, Arlington, TX

Where to Stay - Host Hotels

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express
6801 Highway 180 E
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067
Phone: 940-325-7829

BestWestern 200h

Best Western Club House Inn & Suites
4410 Highway 180 East
Mineral Wells, Texas 76067-8383
Phone: 940-325-2270

Presenting Sponsors

Palo Pinto General HospitalMineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce
Palo Pinto General Hospital | Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce

Crazy Water
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Gold Sponsors
Holiday Inn Express Peco Facet Texas Farm Bureau Insurance  
Silver Sponsors
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Brazos Animal Hospital Crawford, Carter and Thompson, LLP Ol' Gringo Chile Company Adams Fashion Optical
Wade's Mineral Wells Propane Noon Lion's Club of Mineral Wells