Labor Day Festivities Kick Off In North Texas

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NORTH TEXAS-- While some people were sleeping off all that food and fun that comes with Labor Day Weekend, hundreds woke up at dawn to ‘Run with the Rangers.’

"They've been doing this for a couple years now,” participant Lauren Read explained. “I think it's my third time to do it!”

Talk about a labor of love! Loyal Rangers fans brought their 'A' game and competed in a 5K  or a family friendly 1K.

The money raised all goes to the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation to help kids in crisis.

Every runner got a chance to cross the finish line at home-plate in Arlington’s Globe Life Park.

"We end up going into the stadium at the end, which is awesome,” Read added.

Yep, that's what we call a home run!

Over in Garland, it was all about tradition as locals gathered for the 70thAnnual Labor Day Parade in Downtown Square. School bands, drill teams and cheerleaders kicked things off for the special holiday.

Whether it's watching a parade, crossing home plate, or chilling on the lake; there's nothing like having a Monday off the clock!