News Article | 2/8/2006


Westlake, Texas – The Fifth Annual Run The Ranch 5K and Fun Run benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters will be held Saturday, March 11, 2006 at Hillwood’s Circle T Ranch, beginning on the Fidelity Campus located at One Destiny Way in Westlake, Texas. Beginning at 7:45 a.m., runners and walkers will experience the rolling hills, streams, lakes and wooded areas of one of the most picturesque pieces of property in North Texas.

Runners from across the Metroplex have come to Circle T Ranch annually to experience a 5K unlike any other in the area.

“Run the Ranch is one of the best short races I have ever seen,” said Dallas marathoner, Roger Foster. “It is absolutely unique. If there was ever a race that said ‘Texas’ this is it—long-horn cattle curiously judging the passing runners; beautiful ponds and meadows. And, the course marshals are on horse-back. It really doesn’t get much better than this.”

All proceeds from the event will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas.

“Through mentoring, reading programs, donations and other activities, Hillwood has focused its community involvement on those organizations that benefit children,” said Bill Walker, director of community relations for Hillwood, developer of Circle T Ranch. “Big Brothers Big Sisters is one of the nation’s leading organizations that enhance the lives of children, so we are proud to support their efforts in hosting the Run the Ranch 5K. We look forward to a large turnout of walkers, joggers and runners enjoying a great race but also supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.”

Participants can register online at, at a Luke’s Locker location in Fort Worth, Colleyville or Dallas, or by mail to Run the Ranch, c/o Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas, P.O. Box 610145, DFW Airport, TX 75261. Entry fee is $17 before March 11, 2006 and $25 on the day of the race.

Circle T Ranch is a 2,300-acre project being developed by Hillwood. In addition to the Fidelity Investments campus, Circle T Ranch includes the DaimlerChrysler corporate campus and Vaquero, the private golf course surrounded by estate homes. The ranch also is home to longhorn cattle, a herd of buffalo and more than 300 head of Brangus cattle. Future plans for Circle T Ranch include additional corporate campuses, two more golf courses, a 1.5-million square foot retail resort, and a resort hotel. Circle T Ranch is part of Hillwood’s 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development that also includes the commerce centers of Alliance and the high-tech residential community of Heritage.

Sponsors of this year’s event include Hillwood, Fidelity Investments, Harris Methodist HEB Hospital, Bailey Galyen & Gold law offices, Luke’s Locker, The Star Telegram, The T, Jack in the Box, 95.9 FM The Ranch, Frank Neal and Associates, Sunmount Corporation, FastSigns, Compass Bank, Allstate Insurance The Carpenter Agency, Coca-Cola, Brooks, Coors, Judith O. Smith Mortgage Company, Rudy’s BBQ, Trophy Club Tom Thumb, Dannon Yogurt, Authentic Barr Printing, Pinpoint Marketing, The Solana Club, Tarrant County College Northeast Campus and State Representative Bill Zedler.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas is a volunteer organization that provides children support, guidance, friendship and fun by matching them to adult role models. Enriching, encouraging and empowering children to reach their highest potential through safe, positive mentoring relationships is the agency’s mission. Big Brothers Big Sisters serves this mission through a professional staff that carefully works with both the volunteers and the children to ensure that the experience of Big Brothers Big Sisters is one that is dynamic, fulfilling, memorable and fun for both the child and the volunteer. For more information on how to volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas, log onto or call 888.887.BIGS.