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General Race Information

The event will be held at the Chick-fil-A located at 6104 N. Navarro St., Victoria, TX 77904.

Please arrive by 6:45 am to ensure time for parking. The 5K/10K will start at 7:30 am.

5K & 10K participants will be directed to park in the grassy area behind 7-Eleven located next to HEB. Please use this entrance into the HEB parking lot.

The race route is a fast, flat 3.1 mile loop. The start and finish will be located in the parking lot next to Chick-fil-A. The 10K participants will complete two loops. At the end of the first loop, all participants will enter back into the parking lot where the 5K/10k runners will head towards the finish, and the 10K runners will follow a turn around to begin the second loop.

No. The 5K and 10K will both start at 7:30 am. Please place yourself according to your pace. Faster runners should line up towards the front of the start, and joggers/walkers please line up towards the back of the starting area.

Absolutely! Thanks to our Timing Sponsor, H-E-B, the race is chip-timed by RunFar Timing Co. Your chip will be attached to your bib number.

If you choose to run with a baby jogger, please place yourself at the back of the pack of runners. We ask that you take extra precaution for your safety, your child’s safety and for the safety of the runners around you. Pets, bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, etc., are not permitted in the race.

We are very excited that our route runs through town, and we want to make sure it is a safe and smooth race! The outside lane of all of the streets on the route will be the only lane coned off for the race participants and the only lane closed to traffic. Please stay to the right side of the cones. Please do not try to run around the left side of the cones. There will be a Victoria police officer at every intersection along the route to direct traffic. Please place yourself in line at the start according to your pace. Because we only have one lane blocked off, please stay to the right of the designated lane so that runners can safely pass on the left side of that lane.

Walkers are always welcome, but may ONLY participate in the 5K due to time contraints.

There will be a water station at mile 1.5 (Also mile 4.5 for the 10K). There will be another water station in front of Chick-fil-A for the 10K participants as they begin their 2nd loop.

No child care will be provided during the race.

Bottled water and fruit will be provided to all race participants after the race.

We thank you for your registration, which is a donation to Young Life Victoria. Sorry, but all registrations are final and we cannot give refunds. All persons registered will still receive a race packet and awesome race t-shirt, regardless of participation.


Registration will be available on Race Day as well as at Packet Pick Up (see below for new location). Registration will open at 6:00am on RACE DAY. Race shirts are only guaranteed to early registrants.

Online registration must be paid with a credit card. Registration at packet pick-up and on race day may be paid with credit card, cash or check.

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, ALL 5K & 10K participants will receive a commemorative finisher medal. A special gift will be given to the overall top 3 male and female winners in the 5K and 10K, the top 3 male and female Masters (40 years old and up) winners in the 5K and 10K, and the top 3 male and femail winners in each age group in the 5K and 10K. The age groups will be divided as follows: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20- 24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.

Packet Pick-Up

Thanks to one of our sponsors, Citizens Medical Center, for providing the Citizens Healthplex facility, located at 9406 Zac Lentz Parkway, for Packet Pick-Up.

NOTE: Packet pick up has been currently postponed. Check back later for more information.

Yes, we do allow family/friends to pick up packets.

"Running of the Calves" Kids Fun Run

The kids run is for ages 10 years and under.

Kid's Run start time is 9:00am. Please arrive by 8:30am. The Kids Fun Run starts at the same location as the start area of the 5K/10K. The Kids Fun Run will begin once the 5K/10K race is finished, which is typically 9:00am.

Please arrive by 8:30am if you are only participating in the Kids Fun Run. If you are arriving after the 5K/10K race start (7:30am), please use the main HEB entrance located between Chick-fil-A and the HEB gas station to enter the parking lot. The entrance between Chick-fil-A and 7-Eleven will be barricaded and only used for race participants once the race has started.

Chick-fil-A Young Life 5k

PO Box 7735
Victoria, TX 77903


For Our Local Kids

100% of the proceeds raised through our sponsors and participants in the Chick-fil-A / YoungLife 5k/10k and Kids Fun Run goes towards helping send local Victoria high school students to camp. For many students, a YoungLife camp is their first opportunity to experience an outdoor, team building event of this nature and it is a life changing event.