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Half Marathon and 5K

Half Marathon and 5K of Clark Gardens

Clark Gardens Half Marathon/5K is presented by Crazy Water.

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

  • Clark Gardens, Lauren Wright,
  • Race Director, Janiel Werner,

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.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

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

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Half Marathon Awards

  • Cash prizes and hand-crafted trophies for:
    • Overall male/female
    • Overall master male/female
  • Finisher's medal, t-shirt and Red Pepper Party ticket for each participant.
  • Half marathon registration is capped at 200 runners!

5K Run/Walk Awards

  • Hand-crafted trophies for:
    • Overall male/female
    • Overall master male/female
  • T-shirt and Red Pepper Party ticket guaranteed to the first 200 registered participants


Registration Information & Fees

Register online for the half marathon and 5k

[ Register Online ]


Half Marathon Registration

Half Marathon at 8:00 AM

Register early. This category will be capped at 200 participants.

  • $50.00 Early Registration (through 4/30 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
  • $60.00 Registration (4/30 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 6/30 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
  • $70.00 Registration (6/30 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
  • $80.00 Registration (8/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/30 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
  • $90.00 Day of the race

5K Run/Walk Registration

5k Run/Walk at 8:30 AM

  • $18.00 Early Registration (through 6/30 at 11:59 PM US/Central) [Add registration reminder to calendar]
  • $20.00 Registration (7/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 8/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
  • $25.00 Registration (8/31 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/30 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
  • $30.00 Day of the race


Packet Pick-Up

Friday, October 30th - Noon - 7:00 PM
Clark Gardens Botanical Park:
567 Maddux Rd
Weatherford, TX 76088
(940) 325-0333

Saturday, October 31st
Race-Day: Before 8:00 AM

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 Red Pepper Party.


  • 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.

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

Presenting Sponsors

Crazy Water
Crazy Water

Gold Sponsors

Wholistic Body Solutions

Silver Sponsors

Best WesternCrawford Carter Thompson and Durbin LLCNoon Lion's Club of Mineral WellsPalo Pinto General Hospital

Bronze Sponsors

Tate's Total Training

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Clark Gardens is a non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your support.
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