Thursday, February 6, 2014

DCFA's 3rd Annual Architecture Tour Walk/Run

Dallas Center for Architecture’s (DCFA) 3rd Annual 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. This is one of DCFA’s annual fundraisers, and last year’s edition attracting more than 1,000 runners and raised $25,000 for DCFA’s public programming.

The Form Follows Fitness 5K will take place on Saturday, February 22 and will begin at Klyde Warren Park, one of Dallas’ newest architecture icons, at 9:00 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 8:15 am. Registration as an individual or team is available online at

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, Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

In addition to the main event, there will be activities in Klyde Warren Park, including sponsor displays and food trucks. A live band and other activities will offer various sorts of entertainment for exercisers and fans alike. 

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