Race Description

Coppell Education Foundation invites you to the Annual Red & Black Run to Fund on Saturday, May 6, 2017. This Coppell community-based 5K Timed Race and 1-Mile Fun Run will start and finish at Coppell Middle School North, located at 120 Natches Trace in Coppell.


Proceeds raised from the Red & Black Run to Fund and other Coppell Education Foundation events allow us to award transformative teaching grants and bring innovative learning opportunities to all students in CISD. Additionally, $2 from every Red & Black Run to Fund race entry will be contributed to your CISD Physical Education Department school of your choice.  

In 2016-2017, the Coppell Education Foundation has:

  • Raised and granted over $1 Million during the past 15 years in Red & Black Classroom Grants
  • Given over $10,530 in new-teacher grants to first time educators in CISD to help them set up their classrooms at the beginning of the school year
  • We awarded $37,920 over 11 grants to teachers from 7 campuses in Coppell in December 2016 for innovative learning projects. 
  • Given RED & BLACK SUPERSTAR awards to elementary and middle school students and teachers that go “above and beyond”
  • Our RED & BLACK ROBOTICS CAMP, in cooperation with Verizon, is underway-- 60 CISD learners in 5th and 6th grade come together each week after-school to build their own robots at the Coppell Middle School West campus
  • We will host the RED & BLACK ACADEMIC RECOGNITION BANQUET on April 25th to honor the Top 5% of seniors from CHS and New Tech, their chosen-honored teachers, and the CISD campus Teachers of the Year.
  • Make plans for your 7th & 8th grade learner to join us for the 3rd Annual Red & Black Interactive Institute STEAM Camp June 26-30, 2017



  • Early registration-- February 15th to March 31st
  • Regular Registration-- April 1st to May 2nd
  • Late Registration -- May 3rd - May 5th. Late online registrations must pick up bib number and t-shirt (not guaranteed) on race day. 
  • On Site Registration (On Race Day Only) - May 6th
  • Mail-In Registration is Not Available. All Registrations Must be Completed Online except for Race Day.
  • Walk-up, on-site registration - only acceptable forms of payment will be cash or check


  • Registrations through May 2nd will receive a 2017 Red & Black Run to Fund t-shirt.  Late Registrations after May 2nd & Walk-Up registrations on Race Day are not guaranteed a t-shirt.  Shirts for late registrations and walk-ups will be distributed based upon availability at either Packet Pickup or Race Day. Shirts not picked up at Packet Pickup cannot be held.
  • CISD Students and Staff will receive a $5/entry discount on the 5K. Staff must provide campus and ID # to qualify for discount. There is no discount for walk-up race day registrations.  
  • Children age 5 and under are free to participate in the 1-Mile Fun Run. Online registration is required, but an event t-shirt is not included. Additional event t-shirts may be purchased for $15 each.
  • Dogs or pets are not permitted.
  • Strollers are not permitted on the 5K course for safety reasons.  All participants must be able to walk or run the 5K course. Strollers are allowed on the 1-Mile Fun Run.


(Please note all online registrations include a processing fee not included in the registration fees stated below)

  • 1-MILE FUN RUN (Please note: this is the only race where strollers are allowed. No strollers on 5K course.)
    • Early Registration $20
    • Regular Registration $25
    • Late Registration $30
    • Children ages 5 and under are free.  Registration is required. 
  • 5K RACE (Timed or Not Timed Option)- CISD Students & Staff Only
    • Early Registration $20
    • Regular Registration $25
    • Late Registration $30
  • 5K RACE (Timed or Not Timed Option) - General
    • Early Registration $25
    • Regular Registration $30
    • Late Registration $35
  • WALK-UP REGISTRATIONS (May 6th only)
    • 1-Mile Fun Run & 5K Race $40
  • PURCHASE OF T-SHIRTS - T-shirts are available to purchase for $15 in the Merchandise section or 'Race Store' button on the right hand sidebar. Must be picked up at packet pickup on May 4th or 5th. These can be add-ons/extras to a registration (all paid race registrations include a t-shirt) or as a 'sleep-in' option.


Coppell Chamber of Commerce 708 Main Street in Old Town Coppell

  • Thursday, May 4th,  5pm-8pm
  • Friday, May 5th, 10am-6 pm
  • Saturday, May 6th, 7am - Race Day Location


  • 7:00 am    Race Day Registration
  • 8:00am     1-Mile Fun Run/Walk Start
  • 8:30am     5K Run Start
  • 9:30am     5K Awards Announced


  • Parking at Coppell Middle School North and Denton Creek is limited.  Registered participants will be sent a map via email prior to the race.  Parking in areas not permitted could be subject towing or or ticketing.
  • Approved areas for parking are: Coppell Middle School North, Denton Creek Elementary, Andy Brown Park Central and West (East and West side of Denton Tap, south of Natches Trace, North of Parkway), Victory Place @ Coppell, Ivy Montessori Academy (109 Natches Trace), Holmes Builders Office Complex (225 East Highway 121, near Jack in the Box) and areas near race route as directed by Coppell Police and Run to Fund signs.
  • Any parking outside of these designated areas is at your own risk.


  • Overall Male & Female
  • Overall Masters (Age 40+), Male & Female
  • Top 3 Male & Female Finishers in the following age categories:
    • Ages 5-7
    • Ages 8-10
    • Ages 11-13
    • Ages 14-16
    • Ages 17-19
    • Ages 20-24
    • Ages 25-29
    • Ages 30-34
    • Ages 35-39
    • Ages 40-44
    • Ages 45-49
    • Ages 50-54
    • Ages 55-59
    • Ages 60+

About the Coppell Education Foundation

The Coppell Education Foundation is a nonprofit corporation 501(c)(3) chartered in June 2000. While the Foundation operates independently of the CISD, it shares a vision of enhancing education in Coppell Schools. The Foundation fosters creative and innovative approaches to education through private grants and involvement. By awarding Foundation funds, support for the students and staff of CISD is ensured for today and tomorrow.




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  • Location: Coppell, TX
  • Race Date: 05/06/2018 09:00 (Estimated)
  • Categories: 5K - Student or CISD Staff, 5K - General, Fun Run, Non-Competitive, Fun Run - Child Age 5 and Under - FREE - Registration Required
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Coppell, TX Weather
Red & Black Run to Fund weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of May 6th, Coppell can expect temperatures between 65℉ and 55℉ with humidity around 79% and precipitation of 0.16".
    Last year the weather condition was Light rain.
  • Coppell current weather
  • Haze 34.4℉ Haze