Congratulations Runners, you did it!

The “Wet” Trot was a blast! Despite the terrible weather conditions, excessive rainfall, and cancellation of the Half Marathon, we hope you had a good time and enjoy your BLING! Thank you for sharing your Saturday with us! We will see you next year!

Check out your RACE PHOTOS here!

The Hot Trot Half Marathon, 10K and 5K starts at the Continental Bridge Gateway Plaza in Dallas and features a mostly flat course along the Trinity Skyline Trail. All proceeds from the Hot Trot benefit the Assist the Officer Foundation.


Continental Bridge Gateway Plaza West
aka Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge

Use this address in Google Maps: 3016 Gulden Ln, Dallas, TX 75212

All three courses are USATF certified and feature beautiful views of the iconic Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the Dallas skyline. The 5K run/walk features a scenic loop from Ronald Kirk Bridge to the Trinity Skyline Trails. The 10K and Half Marathon course takes runners over two scenic bridges and through Trammel Crow Park, just finish steps away from an epic post-race party and restaurants at Trinity Groves. All race participants (including 5K and 10K) receive a super-cool finisher medal, a thin blue-line silicone bracelet, and a gender-specific tech shirt, while supplies last. Definitely a cause and race swag worth running for!

Please note:  This event previously SOLD OUT!  AMPT Running Company reordered additional shirts from a domestic manufacturer to accommodate the demand to support this event.  However, much to our surprise, the second batch of shirts we received were a slightly different color than what we ordered or expected. The AMPT Team and the manufacturer apologize for the difference in shirt color and/or style. Shirts will be a first come first serve.  Participants registering after July 20th, OR participants who opt to pick up their packet on RACE DAY, may receive a different tech shirt. Thanks for your understanding.

Donations of services and products to the event are welcomed so that contributions to ATO can be maximized.

*All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. This is a rain or shine event.

Course Information

All three courses are USATF certified and are 100% on streets and paved trails. The Half Marathon & 10k runners will start at 7:30 am, followed by the 5K participants at 7:45 am.  There is a 4-hour course time limit. No bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, or dogs will be allowed on the course.

Sorry, guys….All three race routes are not wheelchair or stroller-friendly. For the safety of all, please do not bring strollers or baby joggers onto the race course. Thank you for your cooperation.

Hot Trot Half Course Map

Hot Trot 10K Course Map

Hot Trot 5K Course Map

Event Schedule

Saturday, August 11, 2018

6:00 AM – Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup

7:30 AM – Half Marathon Start & 10K Start (4-hour time limit)

7:45 AM – 5k Start

8:30 AM – 5K and 10K Awards

9:45 AM – Half Marathon Awards

11:30 AM – Course Closes

Packet Pickup

Thursday, August 9, 2018 (10 am to 7 pm)

– PLANO Academy Sports + Outdoors (4045 Central Expy, Plano, TX 75023)

– GARLAND Academy Sports + Outdoors (4920 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX 75040)

– DALLAS Academy Sports + Outdoors (8050 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75243)

Or Race Day at the Event Site (6 am to 7:30 am)


1st-3rd Overall Male and Female

1st-3rd Overall Male and Female Masters (40+)

The Top 3 Male and Female in the following age groups:
14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over

Parking & Misc

There is plenty of parking within walking distance to the event site. FREE parking is available in Parking Lot A and Parking Lot B which is located off of Singleton Blvd. & Gulden Ln.  Additional FREE parking is available in lots off of Singleton Blvd. & Herbert St.  Once these lots get full, PAID parking is available for $10 off of Herbert St. & Pueblo St. at the Bataan Community Center.


Bag Check and Bike Parking
We will provide bag check near the entrance of the venue.  Bike parking will be available at West Gateway Plaza near the event site.

Click here for hotels near Trinity Groves.

It will be hot on event day. Drink water, take in electrolytes, and take it easy on your run or walk. Ask for help if you feel dizzy or sick.

Wear Blue!
Show your support for our law enforcement officers by wearing blue!

Donations Needed
Donations of services and products to the event are welcomed so that contributions to ATO can be maximized. Contact for more information.


We’ve created the best pace teams in DFW to help you reach your goals! Whether its your first half marathon or your 20th, the Craig Ranch Running Club Pace Team is by your side to support you from START to FINISH!

Have questions about half marathon training or pace teams?

Our 2018 Pacers

Rick Johnson Pace Group: Pace Captain
Running Mantra: “I don’t live to run; rather, I run to live … to experience life more fully.”

People always ask me what I’m training for when they see me running — “for life” is my response. I’ve been married for 30+ years and have three wonderful children. I am the running coaches at the Craig Ranch Fitness Center and Spa and consider it a privilege and honor to be able to give back to the running community. I have run more than 100 marathons and half marathons. I have been pacing half and full marathons for many years, and nothing is more rewarding then helping someone achieve or exceed their goal … and making them laugh all along the way!! 2018 Running Goals: To run the Boston Marathon in 2019; to run my first 100K trail run; and to add to the number of states where I have run a marathon. Pacing is a great way to connect and give back to the running community. It is often more rewarding to help others achieve their goals … to help them learn from the experience gained over many half and full marathons.

Rachael Warner Sanchez Pace Group: 1:35

I am Rachael and have been an area runner for the last few years. With my husband, Kevin Newton, I have been running and pacing with the Craig Ranch Running Club. I have been working lately to become a regional level competitor and am aiming to break three hours in the marathon distance this year. Along the journey, it has been a privilege to be entrusted with pacing duties and enjoy sharing the experience with new runners and assist them with their goals. AMPT is a great race company and we will be bringing a stellar pace team to their race.

James Allen Pace Group: 1:40

I have come to really enjoy running over the years. At first it was tough, but it slowly became easier! Running is a great form of networking and meeting new friends! My first run as a pacer was about 3 years ago. It is a great feeling to know that I am helping others reach their goal while I am doing something that I truly enjoy. I have run numerous full and half marathons since 2010.
2018/2019 Running Goals Stay injury free and run break my marathon PR.

Evan ParsonsPace Group: 1:40

My name is Evan Parsons and I will be pacing the 1:40 group. I started running late in grade school and realized that distance running was more about persistence than speed. I ran in middle school, high school and college and limped away from running in my early 20’s after injuries got the best of me. However, in 2008, one of my bosses encouraged everyone in the office to join a work team for the White Rock Marathon Relay and I decided ‘why not?” After running my leg that day I felt a sense of accomplishment I had not felt in a long time. A couple of years ago a friend of mine asked me to help pace a group for the Dallas Running Club. It was my first time ever pacing. It was fun to be able to encourage the people running that day, but the best part was to hear their genuine “thanks” when they set a personal record or for helping them through tough parts of the race. I then joined the Craig Ranch Running Club and running club President, Rick Johnson, asked me if I was interested in pacing as well. I now have paced about a half dozen half marathon’s and have enjoyed every one. I hope to continue to pace more races as long as I can stay healthy and fit in order to help people meet their goals and in order to meet new runners and maintain the relationships with those I have known for some time.

Scott ManisPace Group: 1:45

I started running in 2005 to fulfill a “bucket list” item (ie. finish a marathon). Little did I know that I was in for a lifestyle transformation. After training for 1-year I ran my first marathon in West Palm Beach, FL in 2006. I have now run over 30 marathons (plus probably another 30-40 half marathons), including 7 marathons as a pacer. I have also made several trips to the Boston Marathon and completed Ironman Cozumel in 2013. Running is now a vital part of my active lifestyle. My goal as a pacer is to help other runners meet/exceed their goals by reducing stress during the race. Seeing the joy on the face of a runner who meets their goal at the end of the race is what keeps bringing me back as a pacer.

Miguel TovarPace Group: 1:50

Miguel started running back in August 2015. He signed up for a 5K after 20+ years since his last one. With two days of training and the support of his family, he crossed the finish line. The feeling of accomplishment, motivate him to start running and training to complete his first 10K. He began 2016, running a half marathon and soon after he started training for the full marathon with Frisco Running and the Cooper Fitness Runners. He fell bless to have met his coaches, Rick and Lea who have supported him and have provided guidance throughout his trainings. Miguel enjoys running and helping others achieve their goals, and feels grateful for the support and motivation of his two daughters and wife. He is also grateful that with this journey, he has made good friends along the way.

Danielle Walker Pace Group: 1:50

I have found a love for running in middle school and returned to running with half and full marathons after I have had kids. I’ve showing my boys the importance of healthy lifestyles and taking care of myself. Pacing half marathons has become a great way to share my passion with other runners helping them meet their goals. I love to support runners along their journey.

Cara Johnson Pace Group: 1:55

Cara ran her first half marathon in 2001 and hasn’t stopped running since. After many full marathons and countless half marathons, Cara began to dabble in triathlons and found her second passion! Cara has raced a few half ironman distances and had the opportunity to race with Team USA at the long distance world championships. She didn’t come in last place, so she considers herself a winner! Although Cara enjoys a triathlon here and there, running is her favorite sport. Running provides her the opportunity to think, relax, visit with her friends and become energized for the rest of the day. It truly is the best therapy! Cara is a wife, mom of two kids, Registered Dietitian and high science teacher.

Ayanna BradleyPace Group: 2:00

Ayanna started running track during primary school. She ran her first races in the early 1990s. After track, the love for running continued with 5Ks and eventually she worked her way up to a marathon. Ayanna completed her 1st marathon in Houston in 2014. She loves spending time with the running community and considers her local Run Club a 2nd family! When not running Ayanna finds volunteering at the Run Club at her kids’ elementary school extremely rewarding. She loves to see children finding joy and a passion for running. She enjoys pacing because it’s a chance to help others reach their goals and achieve milestones.

Aiming HerringtonPace Group: 2:10

My name is Aiming Herrington, I will be 57 in July, I started running over two years ago. Running helps me mentally and physically. Nothing is more rewarding then helping others achieve or exceeded their goals. Having run the New York marathon last year and the Boston marathon this year, I’d like to help others to do the same. Hope to see you all out there running with me!

Amy RossPace Group: 2:10

I took a running class in college and, with the exception of a 5-6 year running hiatus to focus on having a family, I have been running ever since. Running with various groups around DFW has allowed me to see other areas of the community and I am thankful for all the friendships I have made along the way. I have truly enjoyed being a pacer for several DFW races the last couple of years. Giving back to the running community by encouraging others to meet or exceed their goals is a privilege and tons of fun too! Thanks to Rick Johnson, Craig Ranch Running Club has an incredible team of pacers that will not disappoint!

Sarah SnyderPace Group: 2:15
2018/2019 Running Goals: After setting a new PR in April with the help of a pace group, I’m excited to experience the joy of pacing and helping others achieve their race goals!

Even as a multi-sport athlete in high school I didn’t love running. It wasn’t until 2010 when a friend asked if I wanted to run a 1/2 marathon with her that I started running on my own and have come to enjoy it! As a mom & wife, running is my “me” time and chance for me to keep fit. This will be my first Hot Trot and since I have family in law enforcement, I’m super excited to give back to this community.

Mark EvansPace Group: 2:20

My name is Mark and I am 67 years old. I started running at age 26 in 1977 to train for the Peachtree 10K in Atlanta. I ran the P’tree 10K on July 4, 1977 and 5 months later, the White Rock Marathon in Dallas. At the 1978 White Rock Marathon, I set a PR 2:58:52. The photo is from the 2017 Dallas Marathon where I ran a Boston qualifying 4:06:08. My goal is to run a marathon at age 70 and who knows maybe beyond. It is an honor to be a member of the 2018 Hot Trot Half Marathon pace team. I will be a co-leader of the 2:20 group.

Jennifer HaighPace Group: 2:25

I started back running in 2013 to handle stress and fell in love with the challenges of running and racing. I remember the emotions and sense of accomplishment when I finished my first half marathon in October 2013. I continue to love the challenges of training and racing and have completed nearly 2 dozen half marathons. I decided to tackle my first marathon in October 2015 and ended up running 6 marathons in 2 years! Fall 2018 will be a whirlwind of racing with 3 marathons on my schedule. The running community is an amazing group of people and I have made many friends over the years. Pacing is an opportunity for me to give back to the running community and help other runners achieve their running goals. Helping runners on race day and encourage runners along the course is such an honor and joy. See you on race day!

LaVette MurphyPace Group: 2:35

Bitten by the running bug in 2014, running has become an awesome stress reliever and mood lifter for me. Finding a “Running Family” taught me a lot about injury prevention, nutrition, the importance of cross training, etc. I have completed several races of various distances including a 3K Relay, a trail relay, several 5Ks through 15Ks, over 40 half marathons and 2 Full Marathons. Running with groups has been key in my running growth and I am excited to share my passion and help others achieve their running goals.

Melissa GreshamPace Group: 2:35

Melissa has been running distance for 8 years, and ran shorter, speed runs 6 years prior. She loves leading people to their goal and helping fellow runners complete each race. Melissa has two daughters, 13 and 4! Her 3 year goal is to Boston Qualify!

Victor Salazar Pace Group: 2:40
Running Mantra: One step in front of the other. Let’s Do this!

Victor has been running on and off since 2011 when he completed his first turkey trot. He ran very seldom for a few years after that, but he stayed committed to at least running 5K races. In 2016 he joined the Craig Ranch Running Club with running coach Rick Johnson and that was when he decided to really commit to making a lifestyle change by making running an essential part of his life. While running with the CRRC he started running much longer distances and really increased his speed and endurance. Later on in 2016, he accepted the challenge of being a larger part of the running community by pacing a half marathon. It was during this race that he realized how essential it is to have pacers in races. He has now paced 10 races and looks forward to pacing many more races to help motivate fellow runners reach their pace/distance goals.

Gladys EvansPace Group: 2:45

Gladys completed her first race at the 2005 Bay to Breakers 12K in San Francisco, CA after her now husband (a marathoner) said it would be “fun to run a race together”. That was her first and last race…. Till 2011 when she decided to give running another try. Ironically, she now lived in Texas where the weather is less kind to runners than CA. She ran on and off through the years, running 5K’s here and there and then moving up to 10K’s. In 2014 she decided it was time to get serious and consistent about running and step it up to running a half marathon in September 2014. She’s been consistently running since and hasn’t let the crazy Texas weather stop her. Since 2014 she’s done numerous 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathons, a Full Marathon, TIR 200 Mile Relay, Ragnar Relay and even crossed over to the Spartans Obstacle Course Races. Her most memorable running moment was earning her 2016 Spartan Double Trifecta in Hawaii and completing the 2018 Boston Marathon through corporate sponsorship, representing Team AT&T in the coldest and most atrocious weather conditions in Boston Marathon history. Gladys is always happy to be given the opportunity to pace, it makes her heart happy to be able to help others reach their personal running goals. It’s her way of paying it forward to the running community that have cheered and encouraged her to be the runner that she is today!

Kylar AndersonPace Group: 2:50

I started running in 2010, ran my first half marathon in 2012, have run several since and have done most of my training solo. I found Craig Ranch Running Club in Feb 2017 and have really appreciated the motivation of this group of runners! Friends to chat with make the miles seem shorter and easier. I love the opportunity to encourage others to reach their goals!

Bonita RogersPace Group: 2:55

A native Ohioan, I have lived in the DFW area for over 30 years with a stop in Arizona. I started running three years ago when a co-worker encouraged me to join her on a group run. I initially did not have any interest in running but after joining the group, it quickly became my passion. Running has allowed me to meet new friends who share my passion in addition to being a great stress reliever. I have completed two full marathons, 22 half marathons, two 15ks and numerous 10k and 5k races. I am excited to help others reach their goal.

Lynda TilleyPace Group: 2:55

Lynda has been running for exercise most of her 50 years of adult life. It wasn’t until the past 6 years that running became one of her most favorite social activities. Participating with runners in many races with the half marathon being her favorite distance. She has run 34 half marathons in the past 5 years with her PR being 2:24 Her primary life goal for running is to be able to run for many years to come. With her lifelong goal being to be like Harriet Thompson as the oldest runner to run a half marathon at 94. She really enjoys pacing races and helping people attain their specific goals. Everyone has their own special life running story and goal and it is a real pleasure to be able to share all the different life experiences every step of the 13.1 miles. Especially crossing the finish line with many special new and individual goal successes!!

Jeanette Caballero-Bell Pace Group: 3:00

Running is my therapy. I enjoy running for those who can’t, but want to. People always ask me why I like to run. My answer to them is, “I don’t know, I just do. Why don’t you join me some time.” I have been married to my husband Tim for 15 years, and I am the Mother of 2 beautiful girls. If I do not get to run 4 to 5 times a week, I feel incomplete. I started my running journey in January 2017, and I have run quite a few 5k’s, 1 15k, and numerous half marathons, most of which I have paced. I am currently training for Marine Corps Marathon in October. It will be my very first full marathon. I am really excited about it! I really do enjoy pacing because it is exciting to help others achieve their goals. I love meeting new people and hearing about their accomplishments and current and future life goals. If I can get one person across the finish line at their goal pace, my duties as a Pacer are complete. I am looking forward to pacing the 3:00 group – Party Pack in the Back!

Alexis JacobsPace Group: 3:00

I am pacing the 3:00 group. I’m 38, I have 3 kids and live in Plano. We have been in Texas coming up on 10 years. My husband and I both grew up in Los Angeles, we met in college, and got married shortly after graduation. We spent 4 years in Arizona before moving here. I have been running since November and this is my first time pacing.

Bhagya VeeraraghavanPace Group: 4:00

Bhagya started running back in 2012 when she conquered her first half, first full marathon and Tough Mudder obstacle course all in the same year. She is also a nerd, mom of a teenage daughter, hiker, traveler, salsa dancer, amateur baker and a total foodie. She lives to eat and continues to run so she can eat some more 🙂 She recently started pacing and loves to see newbie runners finish the race line with a big smile. If you are chasing your running dream one mile at a time, she is ready to help you reach 13.1!

Mike Margolis

Although Mike has always enjoyed running since his high school days, he was always an “off and on” runner until about 10 years ago. A combination of slowly climbing weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol coupled with an older sibling with a heart condition spurred him to become a bit obsessive about the whole thing. He now runs 6 days per week, rain or shine, and is an active fitness champion at his workplace’s wellness program. Whether regular workday , on vacation, or on a business trip, you’ll always find Mike with a pair of running shoes waiting to get outside and hit the pavement. Since joining the Craig Ranch Running Club a few years ago, Mike has steadily increased his mileage and speed and ran his first marathon in Bryan/College Station in 2017, clocking in at just under 4 hours.


Meet our 2018 Hot Trot Ambassadors!

AMPT Ambassadors are our number one-fans, our voice on the streets, and our local motivators.  They may range in age, pace and background, but together they are dedicated to sharing the AMPT mission and expanding involvement in the running community.  Connect with them on social media for race tips, discounts, giveaways and more!

1. Vanessa McNight
My goals are to complete a full marathon without becoming sick and to complete a 24-hour bike event/race.

2. Gloria Ruiz
I had never run more than a few miles nor competitively before 2018. However, it did not stop me from signing up for my very first half marathon. I immediately have buyer’s remorse but I know I can do it. I’m happy to report that I did not quit and proceed to complete my first half marathon with only one month of training. Since my first half marathon, I have completed 3 additional half marathons and numerous 10Ks and 5Ks. My goal as the Hot Trot Ambassador is to meet new running friends and to encourage and help other new runners just like myself. Also, I’m so proud to be a part of a race that donates a 100% of the proceeds to the Assist the Officer Foundation!

3. Lura White
My 2018 Fitness/Running goal is to have successfully completed two half marathons. I also am determined to achieve Gold status with Camp Gladiator with means 250 check-ins and 5 referrals by October 9th (my 1-year anniversary of joining cg). It is an honor to be selected as one of the 2018 Hot Trot Run Ambassadors. Thank you.

4. Ashley Kulwicki
My goal for 2018 is to run 2 more half marathons and to run more with my entire family.

5. Eric Anders
My run goals for 2018 are to inspire others to persevere and push beyond their limits to achieve their goals. I will be running my first marathon this year in Arlington, VA at the National Cemetery. In 2018 I hope to see my daughter become interested in running as well so we can do it together.

I Corinthians 10:13 – No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

6. Oscar Lazarky
My 2018 goal is to PR at least 4 races this year. I’ve had two personal best so far this year, just have two more to go. My goal also is to encourage as many people as I can to get out, go for a run/walk, and get healthy!!

7. Nicholle Vavra
I hope to finish my second-ever half-marathon this year. My two dogs, Sam and Walter are my current running partners.

8. Kelly David
I love running and really enjoy all distances, along with meeting so many wonderful runners within our running community. My upcoming goal is to Boston Qualify and I have been marathon training for the past several months. I will be excited to wrap up my 2018 goals and help others train to reach their race goals.

9. Matt Barnes
My goal for 2018 is one I’ve shared on Instagram previously: to run a 2-hour half marathon. But I also want to be able to complete a full marathon without the same injuries that have plagued me the past 2 years.

10. Alda Ollactillium
My 2018 goals are to continue running through the summer, so I can keep up my endurance and to possibly train for my first full marathon, either BMW in Dallas or Cowtown in Fort Worth. Decisions, decisions.

11. Alicia Loran
My 2018 goal is to qualify for the Pike’s Peak Ascent 2019. I am also super pumped about running the Marine Corps Marathon in DC with friends! #runhappy

12. Katy Wyszynski
2018 is my year to crush goals! I created some ambitious goal times and wanted to try a different type of cross training workout once a month. So far this has included running stadiums, cardio dance, and versa climber class to mention a few. Now, marathon training is just beginning as I look towards running the Philadelphia Marathon in the fall and running sub 4:10.

13. Raena Williams
My 2018 goal is to run my very first half marathon! I’ve been a runner my entire life but just began really increasing my distance over the last couple of years. I have always mentally held myself back and I’m ready to break free from that! I want to run healthy, run hard, and run happy 🙂

14. Julia Hutson
My main 2018 running goal is to complete my first marathon (on my 30th birthday on some hilly Texas trails!). I also want to become a better and stronger runner, by doing my best to continue my CrossFit training while running, and focusing on recovering properly. Above all, I want to grow as an athlete, and show my kiddos that having a strong mind and body can help you accomplish anything.

15. Bryan Jameson
My 2018 goals include being more consistent with my running. I want to average 100 miles per month = 1,200 miles for 2018!

16. Krista Lee
My 2018 fitness goal is to be the best version of me that I can be. I hope is to be an inspiration to other runners and to complete a half marathon in 2:15:00, and always remembering “My Race; My Pace”.

17. Lindsay Potts
My running goals for 2018 is to use running to get back into shape after having my first child. Running has also helped me battle postpartum depression.

18. Sheli Godbold
My 2018 goal is to complete my first half Ironman with is a total of 70.3 Miles. I have one in October in Waco. I tried in April but my MS got in the way. I’m determined to get that medal THIS year!

19. Rachel Meador
So excited to be a part of AMPT Running Co as an Ambassador!
Thank you for all you and your family and staff do for our first responders and the community. I am proud to represent runners and athletes alike in this endeavor.

20. David Janise
After being away from the sport of running for 30 years. I have reconnected in the last year & a half and I have been enjoying the friendships I have made through running. My 2018 goal is to run my 2nd marathon (Dallas Marathon) in under 4 hours.

21. Lisa Bender
My 2018 goal is to encourage other aspiring runners by showing my love for the sport! I never thought I could be a runner, but now 3 years later I hope to improve my time in my 6th marathon this fall (Hot Trot is perfect for training!), and I’m going to try my first sprint triathlon this summer.

22. Leslie Parker
My running goal for 2018 is to prove that with God I’m strong enough to overcome obstacles and succeed. I am currently training to run three half-marathons and one full marathon. My goal for the marathon is to qualify for Boston. I believe I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

23. Chris Hatley
2018 fitness goals: Continue my current two-year streak of running at least 100 miles per month, complete my first Spartan Race Trifecta in October, and complete my first Ultra at the BMW Dallas in December. I want to continue to be a running advocate and help spread the love of running to others so that they may improve their mental health, improve their physical health, and also help them achieve their goals through a positive support system and environment.

24. Lisa Burchell
My 2018 goal is to live in the moment. Not always worry about pace or things that I cannot control. I have been going into every race with a renewed love of running. Also hoping to finish up at least 7 more states which will put me at 48… Live the life you love, love the life you live!!

25. Jennifer Cordova-Barerra
My goal for 2018 is to invest more time into running, and some runs, run without any electronics. To focus on myself and to hopefully reach a 2-hour half marathon by the end of the year.

26. Annette Beacham
My 2018 running goal is to complete a half marathon. I’ve always been a short distance runner, but until recently, I never considered doing long distance running. I will complete my first half marathon in December.

28. Billy Seaman
My 2018 goal is to complete my 50th half-marathon by December.

28. Theo Scholtz
Re-qualify for Boston


Is this a timed event?
Yes. All three distances will be timed via RunFAR Racing Services.

Can I pick up my packet on race day?
Yes. However, participants are highly encouraged to pick up their packets the Thursday before race day. A friend or family member can pick up your packet with a copy of your event confirmation.

Where and when do I pick up my packet?
Thursday, August 9, 2018 (10 am to 7 pm)

– PLANO Academy Sports + Outdoors (4045 Central Expy, Plano, TX 75023)

– GARLAND Academy Sports + Outdoors (4920 N Garland Ave, Garland, TX 75040)

– DALLAS Academy Sports + Outdoors (8050 Forest Ln, Dallas, TX 75243)

Or Race Day at the Event Site (6 am to 7:30 am)

Please note:  This event previously SOLD OUT!  AMPT Running Company reordered additional shirts from a domestic manufacturer to accommodate the demand to support this event.  However, much to our surprise, the second batch of shirts we received were a slightly different color than what we ordered or expected. The AMPT Team and the manufacturer apologize for the difference in shirt color and/or style. Shirts will be a first come first serve.  Participants registering after July 20th, OR participants who opt to pick up their packet on RACE DAY, may receive a different tech shirt. Thanks for your understanding.

Can you mail me my packet?
Unfortunately, packets can only be picked up during the predetermined packet pick-up times, unless you registered for the Virtual Run.  Packets will be mailed to Virtual registrants only. Virtual packets will be mailed out the week of August 20th.

Are there age group awards?
Yes.  There are age group awards for all three distances.

* 1st-3rd Overall Male and Female

* 1st-3rd Overall Male and Female Masters (40+)

* The Top 3 Male and Female in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over

Do I need to stay for the Awards Ceremony?
It’s nice to stick around and see who won, but it’s not required. If you are eligible for an award, and you are not able to stay for the Awards Ceremony, please contact the Awards Manager at the Results Tent to pick up your award. Unfortunately, we cannot mail awards at this time.

Is the race open to walkers?
Yes, however, please be courteous of others and start at the back of the pack as to avoid any collisions.  Also, please adhere to the 4-hour course time limit.  Police and course marshals will strictly enforce course closures at 11:30 am.

Will participants receive a finisher medal?
Yes, all 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon finishers will receive a medal.

Do you allow MP3 Players and music devices?
Yes. Music devices are allowed; however, we ask that you be alert and aware of your surroundings.

Will you email me information closer to the event?
Yes, we will start to email updates one month prior to the event. Please make sure you are checking your spam box as it is possible your security settings don’t allow our emails to go to your inbox.

Is there an age minimum or maximum?
No, the race is open to all ages as long as the participant can run or walk on their own. We are sorry, but all three race routes are not wheelchair or stroller-friendly. For the safety of all, please do not bring strollers or baby joggers onto the race course. Thank you for your cooperation

Where are the port-o-lets located?
Port-o-lets will be on the course near some aid stations. Port-o-lets will also be available at the event site.

I can’t run. Can I still get my packet? 
Yes, please stop by the pre-race packet pick-up location to get your bib and t-shirt.

I can’t run. Can I get a refund or transfer my entry?
Unfortunately, all participant entries are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Want to track where your friend or family is on the course?
You can download the free app “Find my Friends” through the app store on your mobile device.

Is the course flat or hilly?
All three course are mostly flat. There is a decline into the trails and an incline out of the trails. The running surface is asphalt and cement.

If I arrive late, can I start and run the course anyway? 
Runners will NOT be allowed to start after 7:50 a.m.

Is there medical help available on the course?
All police will have the ability to radio for ambulance assistance if needed. EMS will be available on the course and at the finish.  We will also have race vehicles on the course to pick up those that need assistance.

What sports drink will you be serving?
Gatorade will be available on the course and at the Finish Line.  There will be a water station approximately every 1.5 miles on all three courses.

Can non-participants eat and drink the food available in the Food Tent?
The post-race food is generally meant for people who paid to be in the event. Please be respectful of this and the runners who need to rehydrate and replenish after the race. Vendors and sponsors will have sample foods and beverages available to both runners and spectators.

How do I find out how I did?
Results will be posted in the Results Tent as they are available. Results will list all finishers, and their time and their rank.  You may also visit for race results.

Become a Sponsor or Vendor

Donations of services and products to the event are welcomed so that contributions to ATO can be maximized.

Download the Sponsorship Form for Hot Trot 2018

Download the Vendor Form for Hot Trot 2018

CLICK HERE for Sponsor Packages and Online Registration

CLICK HERE for Vendor Online Registration

Referral Program

Program Details:

When you refer a friend to register for the Hot Trot Half Marathona,10K, 5K or Virtual Run, you AND your friend will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Garmin Forerunner 735 XT, plus two FREE race entries into the Shoots & Ladders 5K & 10K, to be held on October 13, 2018 at Oak Point Park in Plano, Tx.

Simply tell the referred person to list YOUR name on the Hot Trot registration page under “REFERRED BY” to automatically enter you both into our drawing.

Share this with more than one friend for multiple chances to win. The number of entries is only limited to the amount of people you refer. We suggest sharing our Facebook, Instagram, and website for greater chances of winning.

Offer expires July 31, 2018. Winners will be announced on our website and Facebook page on August 1, 2018.

Program Guidelines:

– Self referrals do not count. In addition, if you sign up a friend or they sign up from the same IP address as you, it will not count. If your friends use the same device to register they will be flagged as self referral. If you pay for your friend’s registration, they will be flagged as a self referral.

– Anyone using a 100% discount code will not count. This includes, but is not limited to Groupon, volunteer entries, sponsor codes, gift codes, or deferral codes.

– Registrations cannot be retroactively applied towards the program.

Past Winners

  • May 2018 – Congrats to Lindsay Potts! You won a Garmin Forerunner 735 XT, plus two FREE race entries into our Shoots and Ladders 5K & 10K! Thank you for participating in the Hot Trot Referral Program! Please contact The AMPT Team to redeem your prize!
  • June 2018 – Congrats to Charlene Gray! You won a Garmin Forerunner 735 XT, plus two FREE race entries into our Shoots and Ladders 5K & 10K! Thank you for participating in the Hot Trot Referral Program! Please contact The AMPT Team to redeem your prize!
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