Events In The Watershed

Tex Mex 5K Race for Open Space

Wednesday, June 26 at 11:00 pm



2021 Jack McCoy Photographyi

Race is sold out!

If you have questions about your registration email


Tex Mex Connection is hosting the 34th 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 24 years. The margarita run has been imitated but not duplicated! After the race, we party under the stars! 



Registration and chip timing by Run the Day



$45 - thru May 3 – includes t-shirt while supplies last

$50 – starting May 4 – t-shirt not guaranteed

  • Fees include:

    • Race finish photo; digital download

    • Short-sleeve tech t-shirt; while supplies last

    • Tex Mex Connection dinner

    • One margarita or one craft beer

All registration fees are non-refundable


Packet Pick-up:

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

Look for the big tent!

  • Tuesday, June 25 - 4pm-7pm

  • Wednesday, June 26 - 12pm-6:55pm


Party Under the Stars:

  • All runners get a Tex Mex Connection dinner and one margarita or one craft beer (21 and over; ID required at packet pick-up for everyone 21-30)

  • Live band

  • Cash bar


Green Ribbon Champions: 

Runners who donate or raise $150 get seating in the VIP Green Ribbon Tent

  • Tex Mex Connection buffet dinner
  • Frozen margarita bar and craft beer
  • Photo booth
  • Private port-a-potties
  • Teams of 10 must raise a minimum of $1,500 – reserved table under the tent

  • Individuals raising a minimum of $150 - open seating under the tent

At Wissahickon Trails, we recognize the power of nature. Taking care of the land and water locally provides a place where people benefit when nature thrives. Your donation makes it possible for everyone to enjoy what Wissahickon Trails has to offer. GREEN RIBBON TENT DETAILS

All fundraising goals are separate from the race registration fees and non-refundable. All donations are tax deductible.



Become a sponsor for one of the longest running and most popular weeknight runs in the region with exposure to 1300 runners and 125 volunteers. 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.




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 one craft beer (21+), and a $10 gift certificate to Tex Mex Connection. Contact Alex McWhorter,, with any questions.  SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER

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 - thru May 3 | $50 - starting May 4

  • 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.