|End of the World
Date: Friday, December 21,
Time: 8:00 A.M. Marathon start
8:15 A.M. Half Marathon start
Location: Between Highway 59 and FM 1960
Address: 20550 Townsen Blvd - Humble, TX 77338
Practice Run 12/9/12 8am at the race site 20550
Townsen Blvd, Humble TX 77338. All are welcome. No medals, but lots of fun.
No fee unless you would like to buy the shirt. Sample
of the Preparing for the End of the World shirt (click here). Short
sleeve pre-shrunk 50/50 poly-cotton shirt. Can be purchased for $10 cash or check at the
practice run on Sunday, 12/9/12 starting at 7am or $12 to mail. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Important Information: For
the pessimistic marathoners, we suggest you only sign up for the End of the World
Marathon. For those optimistic marathoners we also have an additional event on
Saturday, December 22, 2012 called the Day After the End of the World Marathon. We'll
celebrate that the pessimists were wrong. (click here for more
information) Those who do both the End of the World Marathon/Half and the Day After
the End of the World Marathon/Half will receive a special two-sided 3 inch diameter
comemorative coin (available for the first 500 who register for both races).
All events: $65.00 thru 4/30/12 $75.00 5/1/12-9/30/12
$85.00 10/1/12-11/30/12 $90.00
registration is closed. If you want to run the race, please print out an
application, fill it out, sign the release, and bring a check or cash for $90 to the race
site on Thursday from 3-6pm or before 7:30am on race day. To print a paper
application (click here).
Marathon (26.2 miles-4 loops)
Half Marathon (13.1 miles-2 loops)
Four loops on hard packed dirt roads through the woods in Humble, TX. There are no
Click here for MAPS
Course Map & Elevation
From Highway 59, take the FM 1960 exit or Townsen Blvd exit. The course is located
along Townsen Blvd. just north of FM 1960E.
Packet pickup and race day
Packet pickup Thursday 3 PM to 6 PM at the race site. 20550 Townsen Blvd - Humble, TX
Packet pickup starts at 6:30 AM on race day at the race site. 20550
Townsen Blvd - Humble, TX 77338
Timing chip pickup starts at 6:30 AM on race day at the race site.
Temperatures may vary from 32 to 60 degrees. Typically you can expect 40 degree
The closest airport is IAH- George Bush Intercontinental Airport-Houston, TX (less
than 10 miles). The next closest airport is HOU-William P. Hobby Airport-Houston, TX
(31 miles). Car rental is necessary because the hotels do not have shuttle service
to the race site. Most major airlines have service to Houston, TX.
22223 Hwy 59N Humble, TX 77339 Race Headquarter Hotel
Reservations: 281-359-4448 .
Price: $84.99 for a queen double or king double.
Includes complimentary hot breakfast. Late checkout available on request.
Suites-Kingwood/Humble/IAH, 291 Kingwood Medical Drive, Kingwood, TX
Marathon Rate: $69
Mention End of the World Marathon to request secure this rate and a 3pm checkout.
24 Hour free shuttle, free laundry, pool with gazebo, Jacuzzi, gas grill, free wireless
internet, business center, off freeway for safety and security.
Country Inn & Suites-Humble
20611 U.S. 59, Humble TX 77338
Reservations: 281-446-4977 .
Price: $89.99 for one king or two queen suite
Includes free hot breakfast and complimentary shuttle to IAH.
Fairfield Inn Marriott, 20525 Hwy 59 N,
Reservations 281-540-3311 $84.99 double queen or 1 King, all rooms non smoking,
includes Continental breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub, free wireless internet
Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Kingwood,
22675 Hwy 59 N, Kingwood, TX 77339
Reservations: 281-359-2700 Includes free, hot breakfast. $69 for single or double
The course is not USATF certified and is not a Boston qualifier because Boston 2013 will
not take place because of the end of the world.
Timing will be provided by Run Houston Timing www.runhoustontiming.net
Chips will be available for pickup starting at 6:30 am on race morning at the race
site. 20550 Townsen Blvd - Humble, TX 77338
The race has a limit of 1,000 participants. Check your
This event is walker and velocity challenged participant friendly. Time limit is 9
hours. An early start is not necessary because there is no reason to hurry to the
end of the world.
T-shirts, medals, and stuff:
Each participant and volunteer will receive a unisex short sleeve technical shirt.
Each registered participant will receive a goody bag. Each finisher will receive a 1.1
pound, 6 inch Mayan medal. (The finisher medals are a secret until race day and
befitting the End of the World as the Mayans saw it).
Pre-race Announcements and National
Race announcements, introductions, and instructions will
start at 7:45. The marathon will start at 8:00 AM sharp.
There will be water and sports drink available every 2.0 miles at each of the aid
stations. There are snacks available at the start/finish aid station (every 6.5 miles).
Portable toilets are located at the start and at each aid station.
There will be a area near the starting line where you can leave a drop bag that is easily
accessible from the race course.
Each finisher will receive a critter with the official finishing position hanging around
its neck. Don't blame us if you have a very slow critter. There are no age
group awards because every runner is special. Those who do both the End of the World
Marathon/Half and the Day After the End of the World Marathon/Half will receive a special
two-sided 3 inch diameter comemorative coin (available for the first 500 who register for
A pizza picnic lunch is provided after the race with fresh pizza being delivered
every hour starting at 10:00 AM. Also, snacks, fruit, cookies, chips, and soft
drinks are available while you cheer on the other runners as they finish.
Finishing results will be available on the website.
Refund, Transfers and Carry Forward:
There are no refunds because of the end of the world
*If you have a friend that would be willing to take your place, we will transfer your
entry to them for a $5 irritation fee. Please request transfers by December 10th. No
transfers after December 15th.
*If you would like to donate your entry to one of our military people on the wait list, we
will do it for no fee. Please let us know asap so that we can notify a military
person on our wait list.
Photos from the Preparing for the End of the World run on 12/9/12. (album)
Photos by raceshots.net Log on to www.raceshots.net
to view your race photos within three days of the event. Questions? Contact the
raceshots.net staff at email@example.com .
Photos from the End of the World from Steve & Paula Boone (album)
Photos from After the End of the World from Steve & Paula Boone (album)
Does your company have free samples they would like
to provide to 1,000 (very appreciative) runners?? If so, we would be very happy to
include your items in our race packets. Runners really love freebies! Just
drop us a line and we'll do the rest. firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know of an adult who wants to volunteer, please include their name and shirt size
with your application or send us an email. email@example.com
We have marathoners traveling to Texas from out of the country. We have had folks
ask for rides to/from the race course. If you are willing to be a contact for
"shuttle service", please send us an email and we'll list you as a contact for
our marathoners. firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Michelson wrote an article for Running Room about both events. (article)
Video by Runner Gib
Video by SouthBeltYoga