Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Form Follows Fitness 5K

Dallas Center for Architecture’s (DCFA) inaugural run/walk that encourages fitness will proudly feature some of the highest-quality architecture and public art that Dallas has to offer along its course.

The 5K will take place on Saturday, February 25 and will begin at One Arts Plaza, located at the intersection of Flora Street and Maple Avenue in the Dallas Arts District, at 10:00 am. For those who prefer a shorter distance, there will also be a 1K available at 9:30 am. Registration will begin at 8:00 am and participants will have the option to partake in an organized, fun warm-up at 9:15 am.

Registration as an individual or team is available online at FormFollowsFitness.com. Adults ages 19 and over will pay a fee of $25 for early registration; $30 during race week or $35 on race day. Children ages 18 and under will pay a fee of $15 for early registration; $20 during race week or $25 on race day.

The 5K route will take participants, including corporate teams, by some of the most inspiring structures that have been built in Dallas over the last quarter century. For those who would like to walk, there will be a guided tour so participants can learn as they exercise.

The event will include views of buildings designed by internationally recognized architects that have been awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize for their career-long contributions. These architects include: Sir Norman Foster, Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House; I.M. Pei, Fountain Place and Morton H Meyerson Symphony Hall; Rem Koolhaus, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre; Renzo Piano, Nasher Sculpture Garden; Philip Johnson, The Crescent and Thom Mayne, the under-construction Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

In addition to the main event, the restaurants at One Arts Plaza along with other sponsors will be providing food and drink specials. A live band and other activities will offer various sorts of entertainment for exercisers and fans alike.

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