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McALLEN, Texas – Keep McAllen Beautiful (KMB) is hosting its twelfth annual Arbor Day Celebration with a new date; Saturday, November 4, 2023 and a new location – Westside Park (1000 S. Ware Rd). This fundraiser will benefit Keep McAllen Beautiful, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and will help increase awareness of the importance of planting and caring for trees in McAllen.
The Arbor Day Celebration is a run, bike, and walk event that benefits everyone interested in personal health and the environment. All events are open from amateur to professional levels, with an option for everyone. The day will begin with a 25Mi/100K Bike Ride, a 5K/10K Run, Kids 2K Run, and an ongoing Tree Workshop. The new location will feature exciting new experiences for participants.
The 25-mile bike ride will be a scenic journey past several city parks into the turn-around point, at Tres Lagos Park on Ware Road. The 100k cyclists will continue through some of the Rio Grande Valley’s most beautiful and tranquil agricultural areas, past the historic Moore Air Base then on to McCook.
For the 5k and 10k run, the new location will be a dual terrain run, where runners will have the opportunity to run on the street and then experience a trail run surrounded by wonderful natural beauty coursing through the McAllen Nature Center for a truly unique experience. The Kids 2K run will take place around the park’s baseball field.
The Arbor Day Celebration will feature music, educational booths, and much more. Additionally, free trees will be available for the public. Last year, KMB distributed over 1,000 trees. Whether you cycle, run, or just want to enjoy a day in the park, the Arbor Day Celebration is a great event for the entire family. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to take home a tree!
Mark your calendars and be sure to come out and support making our community more beautiful while having a wonderful time. Registration is now open, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available as well. Visit our website at www.keepmcallenbeautiful.org or call 956-681-4562.