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General Event Frequently Asked Questions +

5K Information

Is this a USATF certified course?



What is the distance of the walk/run?

The course is 3.1 miles.


Are strollers and wheelchairs allowed at the event site?



Are dogs permitted at the event?

Non-service dogs are not permitted on the route.


Can my family stay at the event site while I walk/run?

Yes, family and friends who choose not to participate in the walk or run are more than welcome to remain at the event site.


Can team members split up for the run and walk?

Yes, runners and walkers can be on the same team and take part in different activities. Be sure that each participant selects the appropriate activity type during the registration process.


Fundraising Information

What is the deadline to qualify for fundraising rewards?

The fundraising rewards deadline is one month post event, Tuesday, April 3, 2018.


Will I receive an event shirt?

Anyone who registers by close of business on Monday, February 12, 2018 is guaranteed an event shirt. Children under the age of 6 do not qualify. Shirts may be available on a first-come, first served basis to those who register after Monday, February 12, 2018. Virtual walkers who raise $50 or more will be mailed a t-shirt post-event.



Registration Information 

Is my registration fee tax-deductible?

No, registration fees are not tax-deductible. If you make a donation while registering, that is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Can my registration be transferred to another person or refunded?

There are no transfers of registration fees to another participant or another event. Registration fees are not refundable for any reason, including inclement weather, cancellation of the event, or participant withdrawal from the event.


Why should I pre-register for the event?

After you pre-register, you will have immediate access to a wide array of fundraising tools and messages to help you achieve your breakthrough fundraising goal, including your own customizable fundraising webpage. This will also allow you more time to recruit team members and spread the message of the American Brain Tumor Association.


My child is only 5 years old; do I need to register him/her?

Children, ages 6-12, are required to register if participating in event day activities. We are unable to register children under the age of 6 for the 5K Run activity due to safety regulations, though they can participate in the Walk. Children under 6 are free but will not be eligible for an event shirt.


Can I switch event activities after I've already registered?

Yes. Registrants can switch their participation type (from walker to runner or runner to walker) up until Wednesday, February 28, 2018. To do so, please contact the Events department at events@abta.org or 800-886-1281.


How many people are required to form a team?

A minimum of 2 people are needed to form a team.


How much is a team registration?

There is no fee to register a team. When forming or joining a team, each team member/captain is required to pay the standard registration fee. The first person to start a team will become the Team Captain.

Location +

Amphitheater at Oak Point Park

2801 E Spring Creek Parkway

Plano, TX 75074

Link to Google Map

Map of Event Site

Registration Fees +

Prior to February 28:

                Adult Participant (Ages 13+): $35

                Adult Survivor (Ages 13+): $30

                Youth Participant (Ages 6-12): $20

                Youth Survivor (Ages 6-12): $15

Children under the age of 6 are free*

After February 28:

                Adult Participant (Ages 13+): $40

                Adult Survivor (Ages 13+): $35

                Youth Participant (Ages 6-12): $20

                Youth Survivor (Ages 6-12): $15

Children under the age of 6 are free*

Note: Online registration closes on Wednesday, February 28. Post-close registration will be available at Packet Pick-Up on Friday, March 2 and the morning of the race at the Registration & Donations tent.

* Event day t-shirts are not distributed to children under the age of 6.

** We do not guarantee t-shirts for those who register at packet pick-up or on the morning of the event. The ABTA will make every effort to provide you with your requested size, but shirts will be first-come, first-serve for those not pre-registered.

Packet Pick-Up +

This event will not have an option for pre-race packet pick up. Participant shirts and running bibs (runners only) can be picked up  at the Check In tent starting at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3. 


8:00 a.m.                           Event Site Opens
Registration and donations accepted
Participant Check-In Tent Opens
Team Photos Tent Opens

8:50 a.m.                           Survivor Photo taken at Main Stage

9:00 a.m.                           Opening Ceremonies begin

9:30 a.m.                           Run begins, followed by Walkers

10:30 a.m.                         Closing remarks

Course Info +

This event features a USTAF certified 5K (3.1 miles) course. Preview the Course Map here.

Please note, this event features a run and a walk. Runners will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m., followed by walkers.

We will be utilizing a new course this year due to flooding along the original course.

Event Program +

Jordan Rhoads: Caregiver Speaker, committee member

The day her husband was diagnosed with an intraventricular meningioma, Jordan Rhoads’ life changed. She helped Steven navigate the healthcare system, interviewing doctors and researching all possible treatment options. As a survivor, Steven wanted to ensure that future generations had the best research and patient care possible.

Through his journey, Jordan realized that advocating for brain tumor research was a way that she could give back. She is volunteering with the ABTA to help others impacted by brain tumor diagnosis, and champion research efforts to improve treatment.

Steven Rhoads: Survivor Speaker

Steven Rhoads was diagnosed with an 8 cm intraventricular meningioma in July 2017. Immediately, he jumped into action with his wife Jordan to interview multiple doctors and decide on a surgery path. He courageously endured a 10 hour surgery in August, and exceeded all expectations during his recovery process.

Before choosing a neurosurgeon, Steven’s top priority was finding a hospital that would study and research his rare form of a tumor. He wanted to ensure that he could contribute to research and give back for the future. Steven has decided to volunteer with the ABTA to advocate for research and to continue improving patient care.

Dr. Ricky Kalra — BT5K Medical Speaker

Dr. Ricky R. Kalra is a spine fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and Dr. Jeffrey Cattorini’s practice partner. He is originally from Plano, Texas and graduated from Rice University. Dr. Kalra spent a year researching brain tumors in the laboratory and was nationally recognized for his contributions with the Preuss Award by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He also has extensive publications in spine surgery and won the Charlie Kunz Award by the Joint Spine Section for his research on lumbar fusions. As part of his training, Dr. Kalra completed a spine surgery fellowship with training in Germany focusing on minimally invasive approaches to the spine and complex scoliosis.


John Wilkerson - National Anthem Singer

John received his Bachelor of Music Education from the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music (now Shenandoah University).  He completed his graduate work in vocal performance at the State University of New York and placed third in the Metropolitan Opera competition. As an athlete who also coached tennis and football, he instills in all of his students the discipline and drive to attain their personal best. In professional theatre, he has produced, directed and designed numerous musicals and plays.  As a performer, his experience includes, but is not limited to, Broadway performances, national tours, numerous operas and operettas. He has founded successful theatre companies and has guided students to fulfillment in the arts for many years.

Michelle Carter, Olympic Gold Athlete - Start Line Emcee

Three-time Olympian, American Record Holder, Eight-time USA Champion, and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist in Track and Field, Michelle Carter will join our BT5K Dallas this year as the start line emcee and signing autographs for fans. 

Michelle is the founder of You Throw Girl Sports Confidence Camp, a sports camp that focuses on the complete female athlete, offering confidence building and athletic empowerment. As owner of Shot Diva’s Makeup, one of her favorite quotes is “When you look good… you feel good, and you will do good.”  She’s a firm believer in bringing beauty on the inside, out.

Poison Ivy, Dallas Mavericks DJ - BT5K DJ

Born Ivy Awino in Nairobi, Kenya and raised in Dallas, Texas, Ivy mastered both the piano and cello before discovering her love for yet another instrument; turntables. In 2010, Ivy got her first break hosting her self-titled weekly online radio show, "Poizon Ivy After Dark" on WMUR, Marquette University's student-ran radio station. She is now one of the most in-demand Midwest DJ talents, performing and hosting throughout the Midwest region.

In 2016, she joined the Dallas Wings as their in-arena DJ during the WNBA's historical 20th anniversary season. As if that wasn't enough, she became the Dallas Mavericks' first female team DJ in franchise history, and is the 2nd female DJ in the NBA league history to accomplish that feat.



Parking is available in parking lots near both entrances of the event site for free.

Gear Check+

Gear check will not be available at this event.

Race Results+

To view the 2018 BT5K Dallas race results, please click here

Please note, only runners are timed. The BT5K Dallas does not time its walkers.