Mayor's 2017 5 K & 10K - April 22, 2017

We are excited for another great Mayor's Race!

This annual event is always open to the public, and because the race route follows the downtown streets of Abilene, the course is flat, fast and family-friendly!

View the race map here.

Race details:

  • The race will begin and end at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. 6th St.
  • Both 5K & 10K races will be chip timed and we be limited to 2 hours
  • Race packet pick-up will be Friday, April 21 at Abilene Running Co., 2654 Industrial Blvd between noon and 6:00 P.M., and at the Convention Center Saturday morning, beginning at 7:00 A.M.

To register:

  • Go to (closes 4/20/17) OR
  • Print your registration form here and mail to: MCPF, Atten: Cindy Chitwood, P.O. Box 60, Ste. 101,  Abilene, TX 79604

The first 200 paid registrants will receive a t-shirt!

Board Meetings 

Second Wednesday of Each Month
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555 Walnut Street
City Hall Basement Conference Room

About the MCPF

The Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness was established in March 2008 by Mayor Norm Archibald. It was formed to help build a healthier community. The Mayor's Council assists in the development and support of ongoing physical fitness programs, annual fitness campaigns, and educational outreach that are designed to meet the fitness and wellness needs of the community.

Any time: Random Acts of Fitness

If you're out walking or doing some form of physical activity in the community, you may become the recipient of a random act of fitness. Members of the Mayor's Council on Physical Fitness are giving out free t-shirts at random to residents who are "caught in the act" of physical fitness.


Fitness Tips 

Click here for training programs: Runner or Non-Runner

Bill Horn, Road Runner Club of America (RRCA) certified running coach and past president of the Abilene Runners Club, developed a 5 week program. He said it's designed to help a person finish the 5K "happy, healthy and injury-free". Horn explained that the pace a person should run is determined by what he terms the "Talk Test". That is if they can jog and carry on a conversation with a friend, they are doing well. If they are not relaxed enough to talk, they are running too fast. He emphasized that the race day running should be an extension of what they've been doing for the previous four weeks. If they watch their pace (Talk Test) and follow the walk/jog ratios from start to finish, they should have no problem finishing the Mayor's Round-Up.

You can also view the training tips at

*Before starting any new fitness/training program, consult with your physician first.*