Lean, Mean 2016

Look how the You-Year is Shaping Up!

Dec 11, 2015 | By Cherilyn Wilson

In the first month of the New Year, my true love gave to me, a LA Fuess sponsored Social Run on the KATY! 

In the second month of the New Year, my true love gave to me, a complimentary Pub brew, two turtledoves (at the cupid-themed Rahr Oktoberfest 5K social run kickoff for 2016), and a Form Follows Fitness race tee designed by me!

Three kick-buttress social runs

If you have a true love for running, walking, and the great city of Dallas, then it’s time to kick your buttress into gear for the Form Follows Fitness 5K presented by Blackson Brick Company, Inc.. LA Fuess has engineered three fun social runs to give some structure to your training leading up to race day (2/20). These FREE fun runs will build a strong foundation under your fitness goals and help you over the hump by finishing off your Wednesday workdays. Mark your calendar for the first one beginning January 20th from the KATY Trail Ice House. Sign in starts at 5:30 PM and we run and/or walk 3'ish miles on The Katy Trail. After our workout, we will celebrate with two free beverages and hot appetizers all brought to you by L. A. Fuess Partners, the Dallas Center for Architecture and Form Follows Fitness 5K! Stay tuned for food and beverage specials and other details by following the Form Follows Fitness 5K Facebook Page!

Four Months til Springtime!

Fiiiiive-K Gooooolden Bliiiings!

Plano Balloon FestivalWith these five 5K’s comes some of the coolest medals you’ll earn all year. OYL! hands out award-winning bling (2014 TFEA Marketing Award for the Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon “Best Merchandise” Finisher Medal) from functional, bottle opener medallions to giant spinners. Here’s 5 golden opportunities to add to your collection. 

Six months ‘til summer!

Seven Kilometers on 7/4

Join the City of Dallas and its Park and Recreation Department as we celebrate the 4th of July with the annual running of the Dallas 7/4! The event features two unique race distances including a 7K and a 4K decorated with patriotic themes.

Eight Years a Running!

August 2016 will proudly mark our 8th year in business since On Your Left! Marketing & Events was born under the name, DFWRUNS. 

Nine Months ‘til launching!

T minus nine months and counting. Can’t help but countdown to our biggest event, the Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon, 5K & 1K. Nine months is the perfect gestation period to labor for these beautiful back-to-back events so head into your resolutions feet first by marking down the 9/24 – 9/25 due date! 

Rahr Oktoberfest 5KTen Months ‘til Rahr Oktoberfest!

Eleven Lederhosen Leaping 

Rahr Oktoberfest Social Run Series: Get your beer belly in shape for the Rahr Oktoberfest 5K as our ever-popular socially fun training runs take on Rahr form in 2016!

February 6: Kick Off & Cupid Shuffle – pink tortilla tacos

March 5: St. Paddy’s Day – Corned Beef anyone?

April 2: Opening Day – jerseys ballpark dogs

May 7: Cinco de Mama - Treats for moms

June 4: Father’s Day BBQ

July 2: Red, White & Brew

August 6: Pug Floats & Pancakes

September 9: Pirate Prance - Rahr-g Matey!

October 1: Rahr Oktoberfest 5K

October 29: Rahr Halloween

November 19: Turkey Trot

For the social runs $15 bucks gets you the run, hot breakfast, custom pint glass, and complimentary tasty brew samples.

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8:00 AM: 
Sign In

9:00 AM: 3'ish Mile Run/Walk

9:30 AM: Brewery Opens for Social Runners/Walkers Only

11:30 PM: Social Run & Brewery Tour Closed

1:00 PM: Rahr & Sons Brewery Open to the Public 

Twelve Pubs for Running

Teamed up with Dallas Sport & Social, Run On!, and Asics, every third Thirsty Thursday of each month throughout 2016 will be far from ordinary. Come taste test various breweries and pubs around the Dallas metroplex with people like you! Start the year off literally on the right foot January 21st. We will guide you on a 30-40 minute run at your own pace and then the first thirst-quencher is on us! More details and RSVP HERE

In the last months of the New Year, my true love gave to me, ZERO Prostate Cancer, and a year full of running healthy! It's not too early to check out our 2016 ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walks! This national race series is an active way to raise funds and share the hope to declare one number above others: ZERO. There is an end to prostate cancer. To receive a notification for when a Run/Walk website closest to you goes live in 2016, please sign in here.