The Waxahachie Running Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that promotes running and walking in Ellis County, which is south of Dallas, TX. We are a friendly, family-oriented group that welcomes all levels; from beginners in our 5k training program up to competitive marathoners, ultra-marathoners, trail-runners and triathletes. Our goal is to bring runners and walkers together encouraging safe, friendly fun-runs. Started in June of 2011 we have grown to over 1800 members and host group runs or training weekly.
On May 1, 2021, we are joining with the Waxahachie Lions Club to host this race. The event will benefit the Waxahachie Lion's Club, which supports local children and schools in Ellis County. Title Sponsors are: Edward Jones of Waxahachie -- Paul Box, Paul Colwell, Nick Box and Lance Gary
The race is held in Waxahachie's Getzendaner city park that is mostly closed to traffic. Course is 90% on concrete sidewalks, 10% dirt/gravel. This is a beautiful, FAST, FLAT & Tree-lined out-n-back course!
We will have custom t-shirts for participants; unique custom medals; free online race photos; and lots of food and drinks during and after the event. Individual awards will be given to the Top 6 Men and Women in each event (no separate masters category). Relay event awards go top Top Male team, Top Female team & Top Coed Team
We will have 4 adult race options (2 kids events):
- 50 Mile Ultra-marathon Race
- 50k Ultra-marathon Race
- 26.2 Marathon Race
- 50 Mile Team Relay
- Kids 5k & 1 mile Fun Run/Walk
The race is held in a city park that is mostly closed to traffic.
Race Start Location:
400 S Grand Ave
Waxahachie, TX 75165
The Hachie 50 race is benefitting the Waxahachie Lion's Club.
Their mission statement: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lion's clubs.
They support local charities such as:
- United Way of West Ellis County
- Salvation Army
- Waxahachie CARE
- Operation First Day of School
- Hugh O'Brien Youth Foundation
- Cub Scout Pack 234
- Meals-on-Wheels of Ellis County
- Daniel's Den
- Gingerbread House
- Waxahachie ISD Vision Clinic
The Waxahachie Lion's Club meets each Tuesday at Noon in the President's Dining Room located in the Schaeffer Center on the SAGU campus at:
1200 Sycamore Dr
Waxahachie, TX 75165