Fun Runs and 5ks

Fun run and 5k races are a great way to raise funds or get the community involved in your cause. The Walnut Creek Linear Trail has a certified USATF 5K course built in to the route. Staff can supply applicants with a copy of the map to save  time and money in planning the event. The linear trail route uses Katherine Rose Memorial Park as a home base for the start/finish line, allowing for parking, other event-related activities and restrooms. Races held outside the linear trail using city streets require a separate special event permit.

To host a race in Mansfield, please contact the MAC for an application and more detailed information. All applications are subject to approval.  

Download the application and email the completed form to or bring it to the MAC in person to apply. Payment and copy of insurance are due at the time of application.

  1. Race Rental Policies
  2. 5k Route Map

Race Policies

  • The sale of food and/or merchandise is not allowed without prior approval from the parks & recreation department. If approved it is the permit holders’ responsibility to make sure all vendors are in compliance with Federal, State, and Local laws and permitting requirements.
  • Races held outside the linear trail using city streets require a separate special event permit application.
  • Permanent route markings (including water-based spray paint) are not allowed. Use chalk and yard signs only.
  • If sufficient parking is not available, it is the renter’s responsibility to arrange for adequate parking.
  • A copy of a Certificate of Insurance covering all activities and listing the City of Mansfield as an additional insured with limits of $500,000 will be required.
  • Race route and promotional material must be approved by the parks & recreation department before published.
  • If access into the park outside of normal working hours is required, an additional staffing fee (minimum $100) will be assessed.
  • Race obstacles must be located off of the main trail.
  • All trails are to remain open to the public before, during and after the event.