A Guide to Fall Fun Runs in Collin County

list of fall fun runs in collin county

A little fall air is exactly what we need! Get your steps in with this roundup of Collin County fun runs and walks. I’ve included the bigger ones below, but if you’d like even MORE options (and more charities to support), have a look at Jennifer’s recent article on 2022 5Ks in Collin County.

 Be sure to check ahead for changes or cancellations.



HEALTHY KIDS RUNNING SERIES (ALLEN) :: They are currently looking for a community coordinator to continue the series this year! See link for details. This is a 5-week running program for kids in pre-k through 8th grade. Meet once a week for age-appropriate running events including the 50- & 75- yard dashes, the 1/4-mile, the 1/2-mile and the 1-mile run.


PLANO BALLOON FESTIVAL RACES :: The 2022 Plano Balloon Festival will have fun runs and races as part of the festivities. Choose a half marathon, 10K, 5K, or 1K Fun Run. Registration includes TWO tickets to the H-E-B | Central Market Plano Balloon Festival which you can use on any day of the festival. See link for schedule and to register.


FRISCO ARTS WALK & RUN :: Come out as a family in support of the Frisco arts community. The 5K route takes you through the scenic Texas Sculpture Garden with pop-up musicians, dancers, vocalists, actors, visual artists, and more along the way. 8:30–10:30am.


OKTOBERFEST TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL (FARMERSVILLE) :: Run a 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, or 50K on the historic Chaparral Trail. Celebrate after with free food and a biergarten for runners and volunteers.


WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S (THE COLONY) :: The Stage at Grandscape is the starting line for this annual fundraiser, although you can find other DFW Alzheimer’s walks at the link. The route is 3 miles with a shortened 1-mile option. Walk begins at 9am.

See also: Walk to End Alzheimer’s as part of the Sachse Fallfest on OCTOBER 23.


2022 KOMEN DALLAS MORE THAN PINK WALK :: Join in person at the Levy Event Center in Las Colinas or participate virtually. They welcome families, strollers, and pets.


MCKINNEY MONSTER DASH 5K :: Come in costume to Tupp’s Brewery to run (or walk) around the Historic McKinney Cotton Mill. Finish line festivities include live music, local vendors, a Spooktacular photo-booth, a costume contest, and more.


BOO SCOOT 2022 (PLANO) :: Choose a 5K, 10K, or Kid’s 1K at Bob Woodruff Park this weekend. The Kid’s K is free and open to all kids; no need to register in advance for that part!


PLANO TURKEY TROT :: Run/walk in person for this annual Thanksgiving 5K benefitting Best Buddies International. Enjoy Hypnotic Donuts at the finish line! Note: no pets permitted.


NORTH TEXAS TURKEY TROT (FRISCO) :: Run/walk virtually or in person for this annual Thanksgiving 5K. Benefits the Miracle League of Frisco. You can bring your pets to this one, as long as they are leashed and you clean up after them.

Any fun runs you want to shout out? Let us know in the comments!

After almost 20 years in other parts of Texas, Katie now lives in Richardson with her husband and two kids. She's horrible at social media but secretly likes Twitter best. Favorite uses for her phone: reading library books and listening to comedy podcasts. Least favorite uses: making and receiving calls. If you've seen Death Becomes Her or Big Business more than once, you'll be best friends.


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