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Gator Chase

Date:        Sunday, May 15, 2016    
Time:        7:45 AM  Gator 1 Mile (12 and younger)
                8:45 AM  Gator 5K               
Alexander Deussen Park in Summerwood
Address:   12303 Sonnier St., Houston, TX 77044

Entry fees:
5K  $25.00      1 Mile $15.00 (age 12 and younger)  5K & 1 Mile (age 12 and younger) combo package $30.00  
Lazy Gator $15.00 (You receive a t-shirt and a great place to cheer runners)

Race Day: 5K $30.00

Online registration:                    Check your registration
To register online:   (CLICK HERE) Online registration will close on Wednesday 4/29/15 at 6pm.  To register after Wednesday, please print out an APPLICATION and take it to the race site from 7:00-7:45 AM.

5K, 1 Mile (age 12 and younger), Lazy Gator (Non competitive, non running, non walking, spectator event.   Participants may arrive at any time with your own chair to cheer on the runners.   Participants receive a t-shirt and a spot to place your comfy chair.   The ultimate activity for an arm-chair coach. )

Course description:
The course starts by the boat docks on Lake Houston, winds around on a scenic jogging path throughout Duessen Park, and ends back at the open air pavilion where the post race celebration will be held.  Stollers are permitted, however, we request participants with strollers move towards the back behind the walkers. Please use caution when crossing streets. Click here for  Course Map


From I-59, go East on Beltway 8. Take a left on Lake Houston. Turn right on Deussen Parkway.

From Kingwood: Go South on West Lake Houston Parkway towards the Beltway.  Turn left on Duessen Parkway (this is in Summerwood, at the stoplight with a gas station with McDonald's on the left). Turn left on Duessen Drive. This takes you into the park.   Continue straight until you reach the open air pavilion near the lake.

Packet pickup and race day registration:

Greentree Elementary, Friday, May 13th from 7:30 AM until 4 PM.  3502 Brookshadow Drive, Kingwood, TX 77345. (281) 641-1900.  Packet pickup starts again at 7:00 AM on race morning at Duessen Park. Race day registration will be available - please print out an APPLICATION to speed up the process.

Temperatures may vary from 60-75 degrees.

Race limit:
None   Check your registration

Time Limit:
This event is walker and velocity challenged participant friendly. 

Each participant will receive a shirt. Register by May 6th to guarantee shirt size.  We will do our best to accomodate those who register afterwards.

Pre-race Announcements:
For the Gator 1 Mile (ages 12 and under) race announcements and instructions will start at 7:45. The race starts at 8:00 AM sharp.
For the Gator 5K race announcements and instructions will start at 8:30. The race starts at 8:45 AM sharp.

Aid Stations:

There will be water available at the start/finish line and at the 1.5 mile turnaround. Toilets are located near the start/finish line.

Bag Drop:
There will be a drop bag location area near the starting line.


Everyone receives a plush finisher gator.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age group will receive an award.

Post race:
Snacks, fruit, and drinks are available while you cheer on the other runners as they finish.

Finishing results will be available on the website.

The Charity:
The net proceeds of this race will be donated to Greentree Elementary to promote health and fitness

Photos from participants and volunteers:
From Steve & Paula Boone  (photos)

Course Records:    your name could be here

Gator 5K

Gator 1 Mile Kid's Run
Female Olivia Thompson (13) 21:34 - 2011 Carly Stroud (11) 6:16 - 2011
Male Thoralf Andreassen  (50) 19:46 - 2011 Blake Parr (10) 6:22 - 2011