Laredo, TX


For the physically fit, and those looking for an excuse to get off the couch, there’s no place better to get your heart racing than the annual Founding Fathers 5K Run, Ride and Wellness Fair. Laredo’s warm climate allows for runners and walkers alike to enjoy a crisp February morning with a brisk run. Participants can enjoy one of the premiere chip timed 5K in Laredo. If running isn’t your thing, walkers are also welcome and the public is invited to attend the Laredo Medical Center’s Wellness Fair and take advantage of the numerous free health screenings.


Run/Walk 3.1 miles

Bike Ride 13 Miles


Same Day Registration/Check in starts at 7:30 AM | Bike Ride: 8:00 AM | Race: 8:30 AM



Early Registration: $25

Late Registration: $30

WBCA Cup: $20/runner

Dual Run: $40



Early Registration and Late Registration price includes runners, walkers and cyclists.


The WBCA Cup is a cross-country style 5K race, co-ed teams of 7 may enter. Compete for the WBCA Cup & bragging rights for a year. To enter you must register online, no late entries will be allowed. The price per team is $140.


The Dual Run price includes the WBCA Founding Fathers’ 5K Run, Ride & Wellness Fair on Feb. 16 and WBCA Liberty Run Sponsored by The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo on Feb 23. All finishers for both races will be able to connect the medals together for one commemorative award.


The WBCA Liberty Run Sponsored by The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo is a 2 mile run that runs along the WBCA parade route, starting at the Grand Stands and finishing at The Outlet Shoppes at Laredo.



Packets may be picked up 2/15 from 1 PM – 6 PM at LMC’s Tower B, Community Center Room. Packets include bib, timing chip and safety pins. Participant t-shirts will only be available to the first 300 runners to register.



Click here to see route for Fun Ride.

Click here to see route for Fun Run.



Finishers Medals

Medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place in each division

$200 Cash Prize for top timed overall male/female

Most Patriotic Award: Based on number of attendees dressed up showing their patriotism.

Fittest Organization Award: An award will be given to the group with the most runners.

WBCA Cup: An award will be given to the team with the best average time.

                   Team must include 7 runners (Coed, minimum 3 females).

                   Top 5 runners averages will be taken to decide winner.




The Wellness Fair will be open and free to the public from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. It will take place at LMC Tower B Rotunda and Community Center. Some of the complimentary screenings being offered at the wellness fair include blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose, vision checks, pulmonary function and more. Please be aware that fasting is required for certain exams. The Wellness Fair is brought to you by Laredo Medical Center.

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: Registration 7:30 AM. • Laredo Medical Center • Ride begins at 8:00 AM • Race begins at 8:30 AM

Location: Laredo Medical Center

Admission: $25 per runner pre-registration WITH TIMED CHIP• Until Feb 15,2019

   $30 after Feb 15, 2017 ( Race Day ) LATE REGISTRATION

                     $ 25 per runner

                     $ 140 Per Team of 7 Coed runners. ( Top 5 runners avg) for a chance to win the overall team trophy. Runner will also be eligible to enter the individual age division.

                   $ 40 For Combo Races.  2 RACES

                             1. WBCA Founding's Fathers 5K @ Laredo Medical Center

                             2. Liberty Run  ( February 23, 2019) @ Laredo Chamber of Commerce

  ******** Riders ages 15-17 Must Be Accompanied by an Adult - No Riders under the age of 15**********

$25 per Biker pre-registration

Attire: Sports Attire

Established: 1989

Sponsor: Laredo Medical Center, Bai, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Delta Dental, City of Laredo Parks and Leisure Services & McDonald's of Laredo


Age Groups:

(11 and Under) (12 to 14), (15 to 19), (20 to 29), (30 to 39), (40 to 49), (50 to 59), (60+)

For more information contact 956-722-0589 or email us at wbca@wbcalaredo.org.

When & Where

Feb 16, 2019


7:30 AM

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