6th Annual West Texas Region Row Across Texas Race

It’s time for the 6th Annual West Texas Region Row/Run Across Texas initiative.  Same as last, year you can row, run, elliptical and cycle to calculate meters.  The calculation chart will automatically convert your miles to meters so it’s easy to keep up with.  We will still have prizes for 1st through 3rd places in all age groups and teams.  Those who place 1st through 3rd will win an engraved coin. Please read carefully over the rules and don’t hesitate to email me with any questions.

This year’s race will have a $20.00 entry fee through DPSOA Website

What's New

  1. The fee will guarantee a t-shirt, participation coin, and the opportunity to win up to 26 raffle tickets.
  2. Teams are back!!! Individual competitors will be competing in one of the five age groups for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. Teams will be competing for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place and will still be able to earn tickets for every 50K meters. You can only compete in one division, team or individual.
  3. Cycling workouts will now be accepted. For every mile you cycle, you will get ¼ miles credit. (3 miles = 1,209 meters)
  4. For every 50K meters rowed, ran, or completed on the elliptical, you will earn a raffle ticket (Up to 26 tickets can be earned). 
  5. Tickets will be drawn at the end of the race for top prizes.  
  6. Participants are only eligible to win one of the top three prizes.  

Top Raffle Prizes

Rower

Henry 30.30 Rifle
Fitbit Smart Watch

This Year’s Coins and Shirt


West Texas Region Row / Run Across Texas Initiative

West Texas Region Personnel,

Starting December 1st, with the support of the Region IV chain of command and DPSOA those who are interested will have an opportunity to participate in a friendly initiative called “Row/Run Across Texas.”  This initiative is intended to keep everyone motivated to stay physically active between the Fall PRT testing periods.  The goal of this initiative is that each individual row/run/elliptical/cycle to reach the designated checkpoints along Interstate 10.  Individual participants will be categorized by age (per PRT flow chart) and the amount of meters performed. Participants are responsible for logging their daily progress on the chart provided.  Participants will need to check in every time they reach a 50K meter mark and at designated city checkpoints. All charts need to be turned in by February 28, 2021. Prizes will go to the individuals and teams who reach Beaumont first or if nobody reaches Beaumont, whoever accumulates the most meters in that group. As well, we will have a raffle at the end with all the tickets earned during this race.

Age GroupAge Range
1
< 29
2
30 - 39
3
40 - 49
4
50-59
5
60+

Rules

This is an integrity based competition!!! This initiative is meant to be fun and motivate everyone to continue working out, or start!
  • Starting December 1st you will need to keep a log of each row/run/elliptical/cycle you complete.  This will be done on the Excel program provided.  (proof of each workout is not required but is recommended for bragging rights)
  • Upon reaching a 50K mark and every city checkpoint, you will email your calculation spreadsheet to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible. *Do not skip checking in at checkpoints!!!! *
  • Road and treadmill runs are acceptable (NOT pedometers counting daily steps).  It must be a dedicated run workout.   A dedicated continued walk will also be accepted.
  • Elliptical machines will also be accepted.  Miles will convert to meters on the provided calculation chart.
  • Cycling workouts will now be accepted. For every mile you cycle, you will get ¼ miles credit. (3 miles = 1,209 meters)
  • Just like a golf tournament, you will not be monitored throughout the race.  So it is extremely important you check in once you’ve reached the assigned checkpoints!!!
  • You must be assigned to Region IV before or during the race to participate.  You will not be disqualified if you transfer out of Region IV during the race.
  • Refer to department policies.  Just as the current policy states, workouts shall be completed before or after your assigned shift.
  • Last, be safe, know your physical limits.

City Check Points In addition to 50K Check Points

Sierra Blanca - 123,920 meters
Van Horn – 177,028 meters
Fort Stockton - 370,150 meters
Ozona - 539,131 meters
Sonora - 595,458 meters
Junction - 688,800 meters
San Antonio - 870,657 meters
Houston - 1,181,260 meters
Beaumont - 1,321,274 meters

Prizes For Each Age Group

  • 1st place- Will receive a top placement coin, $40 DPSOA gift card
  • 2nd place – Will receive a top placement coin, $25 DPSOA gift card
  • 3rd place - Will receive a top placement coin, $10 DPSOA gift card

Prizes for Teams

  • 1st place- a top placement coin $20 DPSOA gift card for each participant
  • 2nd place – a top placement coin $15 DPSOA gift card for each participant
  • 3rd place - a top placement coin $10 DPSOA gift card for each participant

Row/Run Across Texas

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