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Haunted Half Marathon 2020 SM

Haunted Half Marathon | Saturday, October 10 at 8:00am

Join us for a haunted fun time on October 10 for our Haunted Half Marathon! The race starts at 8:00am at Elmdale Baptist Church (233 Elmdale Road S.). Racers will run down Elmdale to Potosi Road, down Bronco Road and then back the same way. Prizes will be awarded, including those who have the best costume! Invite your friends to join, it's just $35 per racer. Registration is open now until Thursday, October 8 at 5pm, and racers can pick up their packets either at Community Services on Friday, October 9 between 8am-5pm or the morning of the race. Racers can sign up for the half marathon the day of the race, however there will be an additional $10 late fee. The first 50 racers to sign up will get a free t-shirt!

Don't get too spooked and not sign up for this race, because we know you'll come out victorious!

Mayor's Hike Fall 2020 abilene texas

Fall Mayor's Hike | Saturday, November 7th at 9:00am

Take an adventurous hike with Mayor Anthony Williams for our 2020 Fall Mayor's Hike! This 3 mile hike along Cedar Creek will take place Saturday, November 7, beginning at 9:00 A.M. This is a FREE, family friendly event that is open to the public, and leashed dogs are welcome to join as well! Due to the terrain of the trail, strollers and bikes are not allowed. The hike will begin in the grassy area on 100 block of E.S. 11th Street, adjacent to the intersection of Maple and South 11th. Participants will travel north along the bank of Cedar Creek to Stevenson Park then return by the same trail. Parking will be available on South 11th street and signage will direct hikers to the designated parking area.
Some recommendations to ensure a fun-filled and safe hike:
Bring water and sunscreen along
Wear comfortable shoes; no flip flops or sandals
Dress for the weather; wear long pants, bring a jacket and a hat
Before starting any wellness program or engaging in physical activity, consult your physician.
For more information please email

Trout Fest 2020 abilene texas

Trout Fest 2020 | Saturday, December 5 through Tuesday, December 15

See what you can catch at Cal Young Park! To officially enter into this free contest, you must scan the QR Code on one of the signs at Cal Young Park along the Cal Young Park Pond. Once you’ve scanned the QR code, it’ll redirect you to a website so you can share your name, age, email, and your photo of your catch next to a measuring device. The photo MUST have your catch next to a ruler or measuring device to be officially entered into the contest. Even if you haven’t caught a fish, scan the QR code and fill out the information so we know that you went out to fish that day! Here are the following age groups and categories for our trout fest:

Ages Groups:
8 & under with an adult
9-12 with an adult
13-16 with an adult
17 & older

Longest Trout
Biggest "Other" Fish
Most Days Fished

You can fish as many days as you want between December 5th and the 15th, just be sure to scan the QR code each time to submit your catch or to share that you went out to Cal Young! We'll announce our winners on December 16!

Also, be sure to share your photos on social media (Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter) with the hashtag #GottaCatchATrout for a chance to win a prize! 

Please follow the state and local guidelines when it comes to practicing social distancing and other similar matters.

For those ages 17 and older, a valid Texas Fishing License is required to fish out any public body of water in Texas.

There will be limited loaner tackle available for the event. To reserve a pole, families can call (325) 692-0921 to arrange a pick up time. Families should also plan to return the poles after the event. For more information about the tackle loaner program, click here.

So who's ready to go cast a line? Get out, explore the outdoors, and happy fishing!

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