The City of Killeen will host two races in the Centex Race Series in December to close out the 2022 season, including the first half-marathon for the series.
The first of the two races will be the Jingle Bell Dash 5K, which will be held Dec. 3 at 8 a.m. The event will be held at the Andy K Wells Hike and Bike Trail (2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.). All runners receive series points, and the top male and female finisher, along with the three finishers in each age group will receive medals. Registration is $25 and a link to register can be found at www.KilleenTexas.gov/Centex until Nov. 28 and will reopen on race day.
The first half marathon in the Centex Race Series will conclude the season on Dec. 10 at 8 a.m. at Heritage Oaks Hike and Bike Trail (8001 Pyrite Drive).
The race path will follow a path along Rosewood Drive to Stagecoach Road, then alongside Stagecoach Road to just past West Trimmier Road and back to the start/finish line, to complete the 13-mile run.
Entry fee for the races is $75 and a link to register can be found at www.KilleenTexas.gov/Centex Registration cost increases after Dec. 6.
Top three finishers in each division will receive awards and all participants receive a t-shirt and points in the Centex Race Series.
Standings and event schedule, along with registration links can be found at KilleenTexas.gov/Centex.