April 25, 2020
8:00 AM
5K / 10K / 15K / 1 Mile

Fairview Town Hall
372 Town Pl
Fairview, Texas 75069


Fairview 5K
(Also 10K, 15K, and 1 Mile)
April 25, 2020
Fairview, Texas

The 2020 event has been canceled.

Here is the email that was sent to all those who were registered...

You are receiving this email because you were registered for the Fairview 5K / 10K / 15K on April 25th. With the CDC recommending no public gatherings for at least the next 8 weeks, the responsible thing for me to do is to cancel the event. Of course, I'm sad, and I know you guys are disappointed too. I really enjoy seeing all your smiling faces on race day and that look of satisfaction and accomplishment when you cross the finish line.

On the logistcal side of things, I am out sunk costs (marketing), deposits (medals), and money to vendors that must be paid (logo design, course measuring and certifying). Luckily, we weren't closer to race day when more costs would have already been incurred. I have always strived to keep a rainy day fund, and I am willing to take the hit of several thousand dollars.

I know a lot of you are feeling the effects of us "flattening the curve" as a society economically, and I want to help you weather your own rainy days. Therefore, you will all be receiving a full refund of your entry fee. We can not refund back the small processing fee you paid to Athlete360 as they earned that money processing the credit card transactions, maintaining the registration database, and now manually processing all of your refunds, so thank you for understanding that. 

Refunds (of the amount you paid minus the transaction fee) will be processed in registration order and should be completed over the next 2 weeks. You will receive a system email when the refund is processed and see the credit on your card/account within a few business days after that. 

There are a lot of races who are not in a financial position to offer refunds of any kind, especially those races who were in the much nearer future than this one, where more sunk costs have already happened. Please, be nice to those Race Directors. We do this out of a love for the sport and the community, and no one is getting rich off race directing. If they can't refund anything back, believe them. And know that the overall race economy is seeing at least a little less impact when shirt vendors, medal vendors, timing companies, race photographers, and more, are still able to at least get their deposits when work is scarce if you are 100% event-based. We all hurt as an industry, but we're sharing the burden across many places.

I hope that you all will stay smart and safe in the next couple months and that you will look to the future and plan for sunnier running days ahead of us all. If you've been wanting to explore trail running or doing more hiking, the Dinosaur Valley Endurance Run is on November 21. It's at beautiful Dinosaur Valley State Park and has many distances to suit everyone (5 mile, 25K, 50K, 100K, and 100 miler). Learn more and register here...  At this time, I haven't opened registration for The Showdown Half Marathon and 5K on October 10 or New Years Double 12/31-1/1, so keep an eye out of those to open early this summer.


This race has historically been a half marathon and a 5K. However, the half marathon has proven to be too cost prohibitive to host this year. We are working on options to bring it back in 2021. Meanwhile, we will have a new race course where runners and walkers can enjoy a 1 mile, a 5K, a 10K, or a 15K. So there are lots of fun and challenging options for 2020!!

We are focused on providing a fun, affordable, well-organized event in the North Dallas area. Besides being known for being well-organized, The Active Joe events are also known for for our quality race entrant and finisher items, and this race will be no exception.

  • A technical dry-wicking race shirt in gender-specific sizing for all entrants.
  • A gorgeous finisher medal for all finishers.
  • Your race bib designed as a colorful memento, personalized with your name.
  • Your race photos are downloadable post-race for FREE!
  • Chocolate milk and mini-bundt cakes after you cross the finish line.

The design of the 5K race medal (every distance will have their own medal with their distance shown):

Get More Medals! Fairview Half is the second of 4 races in The Active Joe 2020 Road Race Series! Participate in any timed distances at more than one of our races and get extra medals. See the medals and get details here...





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The 2020 event is canceled. See the letter sent to entrants on 3/17 to the left here...

More Events From The Active Joe
Rough Creek Trail Run - September 2020
The Showdown Half Marathon and 5K - October 10, 2020
Dinosaur Valley Endurance Run - November 21, 2020

New Years Double - December 31 and January 1!

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