Denton Area running club

Non-profit organization serving Denton county


Denton Area Running Club Races

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Turkey Trot 5k

November 28, 2019

We invite you to run with us on our fun family-friendly 5k route through historic downtown Denton on Thanksgiving morning. You can come and run or walk with your family in our 5th annual Downtown Denton Turkey Trot and Kid's Gobble Wobble. 

Entry Fee
$25 per runner 



Isle du Bois Trail Race

December 7, 2019

Our first trail race of the season takes place on the DORBA Trail at Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Isle du Bois Unit in Pilot Point, Texas just 30 minutes north of Denton. The wooded trail is a mix of fast, flat single track along with challenging rocky sections.
Distances: 5M, 18K, 37K or 55K

Entry Fee
$45-80 per runner 

New to trail running? Become a member and join one of weekly trail clinics.



Knob Hills Trail Race

January 18, 2020

Join us for the third annual Knob Hills Trail Race on the challenging DORBA Knob Hills Trail. This looped course will take racers along the westerly side of Lake Grapevine and along Denton Creek through some of the grittiest trail in North Texas.
Distances: 10K, 25K, 50K,  100K

Entry Fee

$55-115 per runner

New to trail running? Become a member and join one of weekly trail clinics.


Our newest race!

Come out for your first, or shortest, ultra and you won’t be disappointed. The beginning and the end are easy, just don’t let the middle get you.


Denton Area Running Club 

Come and join our growing community of runners.

   Founded in 2015, Denton Area Running Club (DARC) is an integral part of the running community in Denton, TX and the surrounding area. Bringing runners of all abilities and experience levels together, we host a weekly social run, long run and other club events throughout the year.

   Whether you are training for your first 5k or getting ready for an ultra marathon, we offer opportunities for growth and support. Check out our races page to see our upcoming road and trail races. And you can join us every week for our Social Run at OSDH & CP, come run a fun 5k as we run through Downtown Denton every Wednesday night (weather permitting). From the first week in June through the first week in September, our social run begins at 8pm and the rest of the year we run at 7pm.


Become a member

  Denton Area Running Club (DARC) members include Denton area residents from all walks of life; students, businesspeople, teachers, artists, fitness instructors, and even nationally ranked trail runners. Our mission is to promote road and trail running in the community. We volunteer and give back to our community and we participate in races all over the country.

Benefits of membership include

  • Discounts at local races and local retailers

  • Discounted prices on club shirts

  • First choice of volunteer assignments

  • Access to training and race support (pacing/crewing etc.)

  • Invitation to our Annual End-of-Year party

Membership Levels


$25.00 adult registration
$15.00 youth registration (age 18 and under) 

(One or two adults and up to 4 children under the age of 18)

$35.00 registration 

Individual - $50
Family - $75