Gear up, show your fandom, get the head gear ready and wear your bowl game best! It's time to get out of the student section; bring your passion for the gridiron as we celebrate the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship with the running of the Extra Yard 5K.

Wooaah –Nellie!

You can go long with the USATF certified 5K course and a 40 yard dash competition to test your skills. And for the pop Warner crew; they can air it out at the 100 yard kids dash (complete with kids superhero capes!). 

It all goes down at the start and finish line in the Cotton Bowl, and will be chock full of marching bands, spirit squads and all of your favorite college football memories.

Be Fast or Get Lucky!

If you're quick enough, the overall male and overall female winner in the 5K will each win one pair of tickets to the College Football Playoff National Championship. Not that fast but are you lucky? One lucky winner, selected at random, will also get a pair of tickets to the College Football Playoff National Championship at AT&T Stadium on Monday, January 12, 2015.

Put your squad together

Bring the entire family to kick off the College Football Playoff National Championship weekend at the Extra Yard 5K All college football-centric running event benefitting the College Football Playoff Foundation's Extra Yard for Teachers Program.

Following the race, participants will enjoy a tailgate atmosphere with live music and refreshments inside the historic Cotton Bowl. Awards will be presented to chip-timed runners in the 5K only.


The Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and the Cotton Bowl have a bag policy that does not permit bags, purses, or similar items into event areas.
For more information, visit the Cotton Bowl’s Bag Policy website.
The policy is the same for both the Cotton Bowl and the convention center.”