Events In The Watershed

SOLD OUT -Tex Mex 5K Race for Open Space

Wednesday, June 21 at 07:00 pm



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Tex Mex Connection is hosting the 33rd year of one of the top weeknight 5k runs in the area. Wissahickon Trails is proud to be the main beneficiary of this event with over $1,000,000 raised to protect and restore the land and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley over the past 23 years. The margarita run has been imitated but not duplicated! After the race, we party under the stars! 


Registration and chip timing with RuntheDay

Capped at 1250 runners



  • $45 - Early registration by May 4, 2023 – includes t-shirt while supplies last

  • $50 – Registration May 5 – June 18, 2023 – t-shirt not guaranteed

  • All registrations include one race finish photo digital download 


  • All registration fees are non-refundable 


Party Under the Stars

  • All runners get a Tex Mex Connection dinner and one margarita or craft beer (21 and over; ID required at packet pick-up for everyone 21-30)
  • Live band
  • Celebrate the race in style - donate or raise $150 to support Wissahickon Trails and get access to the VIP area – CLICK HERE



Packet Pick-up:

All runners 21-30 MUST show ID IN PERSON at packet pick-up

Location: Tex Mex Connection parking lot, 201 E Walnut St, North Wales, PA 19454


  • Tuesday, June 20, 4pm-7pm 

  • Wednesday, June 21, 12pm-6:45pm 


Green Ribbon Champions

Raise or donate $150 and get access to the Green Ribbon VIP tent. All donations directly support Wisshaickon Trails and your local environment – protecting the land, trails and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley.

  • Seating under the VIP tent
  • Tex Mex Connection full buffet dinner
  • Frozen margarita bar and craft beer
  • Photo booth
  • Private port-a-potties
  • Swag

Teams of 10 raising a minimum of $1,500 get a reserved table.

Individuals raising a minimum of $150 get open seating.

All fundraising goals are separate from the race registration fees. All donations are tax deductible.



Become a sponsor for one of the longest running and most popular weeknight runs in the region. Join the broad, loyal community that has supported this event for decades - runners, North Wales neighborhood, Tex Mex Connection customers, and the Wissahickon Trails community.

CLICK HERE for sponsorship packet.



Not a runner? No problem! Volunteers make this event run! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities before and during the event. Find the right one for you using our SignUpGenius form. All volunteers receive a Tex Mex dinner, one margarita or craft beer (21+), and a $10 gift certificate to Tex Mex Connection.

CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer. Contact Alex McWhorter with any questions at


Click here to see photos from 2022 Tex mex 5k Race for Open Space. 

Event Details
  • Location

    Tex Mex Connection, 201 E Walnut St, North Wales, PA 19454

  • Public Transit

    SEPTA Lansdale/Doylestown Line (R5) – 3 blocks from the race; SEPTA RT. 96 Bus – 1 block from the race

  • Best For

    Runners - beginner or experienced

  • What To Expect

    5k, mostly flat road race through the residential borough of North Wales with area residents cheering you on. Numerous turns and a small hill. See Google map below for course map. USATF Cert. Code #PA09003LMB

  • Contact

  • Google Maps

  • Parking

    See Google Map above for parking locations & race course. Parking is Limited! NO PARKING AT TEX MEX, in the neighboring lots, or along the race course.

  • Price

    $45 - register by May 4, 2023 | $50 - register May 5 – June 18, 2023

  • Other Info

    No strollers, bicycles, or motorized vehicles allowed in the race. No dogs allowed in the race or in the parking lot and areas with food.