Burning Pine 5K & 10K
Saturday, September 07, 2013Time: 8:00 am CDT
100 Park Road 1a
Bastrop, Texas 78602

On September 4, 2011 the fires came. The worst in the histroy of Texas. It was nothing you could truly be ready for. A great deal was lost and countless tears were shed. The lives of many were forever changed. Driving down highway 71 or 21 is a lasting reminder of all that was taken from this town. But if you look carefully, every so often among the multitude of blackend trees, a single, green pine can be found. Despite the charring of its base, it remains standing. A beacon of color in a sea of black and gray. Having survived the heat and flames it stands strong - enduring and perservering. A single, burning pine representing determination and hope.

We wanted an event that would serve as a reminder for years to come. And when people heard the name, they would know what it stood for and remember that day. They would lace up their shoes and run or walk together as if to say, "We made it and we're moving forward through the smoke and flames to a place where we can breathe, settle down, and be happy again."

So run hard, run happy, and run the Burning Pine.