McAllen Crime Stoppers invite the local community to come out and enjoy a full day of health and fitness promotion through various activities and fun! On Saturday, August 19th starting at 7:00 AM, VIVA McAllen Streets will begin. Everyone will have the chance to sign up for numerous events and activities for the whole family at the McAllen Convention Center.

About VIVA McAllen Streets

VIVA McAllen Streets was formed with the goal of promoting fitness, safety and healthy living by partnering with the City of McAllen. With the city’s help and local transportation departments, this community event also promotes safety on the streets with the campaign, “Run, Ride & Share”. Together, McAllen Crime Stoppers, the McAllen Police Department and McAllen Transit and Traffic Departments will host VIVA so families across the region can enjoy a safe place to exercise and play.

Event Details

Whether running, cycling, doing CrossFit or participating in the barbeque cook-off, this year’s VIVA McAllen Streets will be jam-packed with fun for friends and family.

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

McAllen Crime Stoppers and the MCPD Cycling Team have organized the Darling’s Dare Cycling Ride, which sets off from the McAllen Convention Center to the rural roads of La Joya. You can pre-register at for the Cycling Ride under VIVA McAllen Streets event.

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 for this event, contact Gilbert Casanova at 956.522.2163

Run for Justice 5k/10k Costume & Walk

Run or walk around beautiful Oval Park at the McAllen Convention Center. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and have a blast around McAllen! You can also pre-register for this event at under VIVA McAllen Streets event.

McAllen Fit Games

Who is the fittest in McAllen? Test your skills and strength at the CrossFit team competition! All of South Texas’s strong elite is expected to show off what it takes to be the top champion of the McAllen Fit Games!

There Will be Much More!

With the McAllen Police Department, McAllen Metro, Bike McAllen and traffic departments, the entire city will be involved in helping you have fun with the entire family! With displays, Metro Kids McAllen and a bike rodeo, there will be a full day of fun!

Event Details

Friday, August 12, 2016

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM | Packet pick-up in front of the McAllen Convention Center

12:00 PM | Cowboy Q’ing Cook-off – Cook-off teams can start setting up at the McAllen Convention Center (Enter on 29th Street)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

5:30 AM to 7:00 AM | Packet pick-up

7:00 AM | Darling’s Dare Cycling Ride – 60-mile ride starts, Main Stage Music

7:30 AM | 5/10K Run for Justice Family Run and Walk

8:00 AM | Darling’s Dare Cycling Ride – 40-mile ride, McAllen Fit Games start 8:00 AM

8:30 AM | Cycling Ride– 25-mile ride starts

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

9:00 AM | Cowboy Q’ing Against Crime Cook-off

10:00 AM | Kids Bike Rodeo – McAllen Police Department & Run, Ride & Share

11:00 AM | Kids Bike Rodeo – McAllen Police Department & Run, Ride & Share

4:00 PM | End of “McAllen Fit Games”

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Cowboy Q’ing Cook-off Award Presentations

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


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