Mark Your Calendars for VIVA McAllen Streets 2017!

McAllen Crime Stoppers is inviting the local community to come out and enjoy a full day of health and fitness promotion through various activities and fun at VIVA McAllen Streets on Saturday, August 5th starting at 7:00 AM. Enjoy paddleboat rides, a bike rodeo, a 5K/10K run or challenge yourself to the Darling’s Dare Cycling Ride that will involve 25, 40 and 60-mile distances!

With the city and local transportation departments’ help, this event also promotes street safety with "Run, Ride & Share". Together, McAllen Crime Stoppers, the McAllen PD and McAllen Transit and Traffic Department will host VIVA so families across the region can enjoy a safe place to exercise and play.

About the Events

Run for Justice Family Run & Walk

Run around beautiful Oval Park at the McAllen Convention Center to support McAllen Crime Stoppers! Run for Justice invites the community to join law enforcement officers, families and friends in the event.

Kids Run and Back-to-School Giveaway

Your child can get in on the fun by participating in the Kids Run! By registering him/her to participate, they will receive FREE back-to-school supplies provided by H-E-B and the McAllen PD. Only kids 14 and under will be given free supplies and must be present. Supplies are on a first come, first serve basis.

Darling’s Dare Cycling Ride – 25-mile, 40-mile and 60-mile

The McAllen Crime Stoppers and police department cycling teams have organized the Darling's Dare Cycling Ride that will start at the McAllen Convention Center and end on the rural roads of La Joya. Tickets can be purchased here.

Cowboy Q’ing Against Crime Cook-Off

Crime Stoppers of McAllen and Gilbert Casanova are hosting the local favorite, “Cowboy Q'ing Against Crime Cook-Off”. This activity is sanctioned by the International Barbecue Cookers Association (IBCA) for the best chefs in South Texas. To register, contact Gilbert at 956.522.2163.

There Will be Much More!

With the McAllen PD, McAllen Metro, Bike McAllen and traffic departments, the entire city will be involved in helping you have fun with the entire family!

Event Schedule


Friday, August 4, 2017

4:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Packet Pick-Up at the McAllen Convention Center

12:00 PM – Cowboy Q’ing Cook-Off

Saturday, August 5, 2017

5:30 AM – 7:00 AM – Packet Pick-Up

7:00 AM – Darling’s Dare Cycling Ride – 25, 40 and 60-Mile Ride

7:30 AM – 5K/10K Run for Justice Family Run & Walk

9:00 AM – Kids Run Around Oval Park

9:00 AM – Kids Bike Rodeo – McAllen Police Department Run, Ride & Share

9:00 AM – Back-to-School Supplies Fair on West Side of the McAllen Convention Center

9:00 AM – Cowboy Q’ing Against Crime Cook-Off

10:00 AM – Speaker on Mainstage (TBA)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Cowboy Q’ing Cook-Off Award Presentation

Stay Informed!

For more information about each activity and registration, please visit the VIVA McAllen Streets website.


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