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Houston Running Festival
100 mile, 100K, 50 mile, 50K, 26.2 mile, 13.1mile, 24 HOUR, 12 HOUR
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Start Time: 7:30 AM

Location: 
Bear Creek Park / jogging trail by the tennis court
Address:   3535 War Memorial Dr., Houston, TX  77084

Race director: Yen Nguyen    email: 
run4foodandfun@yahoo.com

Events:

100M, 100K, 50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 24 hour, 12 hour

Entry fees:
100 mile $130    100K $100     50 mile $80    50K $ 65    Marathon $55   Half Marathon $55  24 hour $100, 12 hour $80

Registration:                   
Online registration with Ultra Signup (click here). 

Check your registration
Register by 11/30/2014 to guarantee shirt size. Registration closes on 12/14/2014. No refunds.
Race Day Registration - Subject to availability.  Email or call RD. Add $15 on race day.  Shirt sizes are not guaranteed.


Course description:
2.01 mile loop - flat, paved jogging trail. Run counter-clockwise.

100M-50 loops, 100K-31 loops, 50M-25 loops,  50K-16 loops, marathon-13 loops, half marathon-6 loops + out and back.

24 hour and 12 hour-run as many of the 2.01 mile loops as possible within the allotted time (no partial loops).

Click here for
  Course Map

Time Limits:
100 mile - 30 hours; 100K - 24 hours; 50 miles - 14 hours; 50K - 10 hours; Marathon - 8 hours; Half-Marathon - 4 hours. For the 24 Hour: Start at 7:30 AM - Saturday 12/28/2014 - Finish 7:30 AM - Sunday 12/29/2014; 12 Hour Start at 7:30 AM - Saturday 12/29/2014 - Finish 7:30 PM. This event is walker and velocity challenged participant friendly. 

Aid Station:
At each 2.01 mile loop (start/finish) Water, Gatorade, Coke, Mountain Dew, Sprite, oranges, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, pretzels, chips, candies, cookies, pb&j sandwiches, ham/turkey/cheese sandwiches, hot soup, oatmeal, hot chocolate, coffee. Hot pizzas will be served at dusk.

Toilets:
There are 2 toilets around the 2.01 mile loop.  One is near the start and finish and one is half way around the trail.

Parking:
Parking by the tennis court or along jogging trail on War Memorial Drive.

T-shirts:
Register by 11/30 to guarantee your shirt size. 12/1-12/15 shirt size not guaranteed.

Timing:
Timing will be provided by Run Houston Timing www.runhoustontiming.net    
Chips will be available for pickup starting at 6:45 am on race morning at the Bear Creek Park.  3535 War Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77084


Finisher Awards: 
100M/100K-custom designed belt buckle.
50M/50K/26.2/13.1-custom designed medal. 
24hour/12 hour-custom designed plaque. 


Packet Pickup:
Near the start line between 6:45 AM and 7:15 AM on race day.

Race limit:
100 participants      Check your registration 

Pre-race Announcements:
10 minutes before the start. AT THE STARTING LINE.

Bag Drop:

There will be a drop bag location area near the starting line. Easy access to your car along the jogging trail.

Course Rules: 
1. Course will be open to the public during park hours.  You should expect to see walkers, joggers, baby-strollers, etc.  Please share the trail with them.  Please do not run/walk more than 2 abreast.  Yield to fast runners passing.

2. Parking Lot Crossings - The race does not cross any streets; however, there are few intersections at various parking lots.  Signs will be posted to make park users aware that a "Race is In Progress".  Please use caution while crossing parking lot entries.


3. The main gate entrance is located on War Memorial Drive (by the tennis court).  Park hours are from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM.  If you need to enter or exit the park outside these hours, the main entrance gate will be open on the hour by Park Security.  Please plan accordingly.

4. Park will be patrolled by Park Security from 10:00 PM (Saturday, 12/28) until 6:00 AM (Sunday, 12/29). 

5. Glass beverage containers are prohibited.
Absolutely no littering.

6. Pacer - 100M,100K, 24 Hour - after 50M or after dark, whichever comes first; only one pacer at a time; must sign waiver and check in. 

100K, 100M and 24 Hour participants: Park hours are from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. The main entrance gate on War Memorial Drive and Eldridge Parkway will be closed after 10:00 PM. This main entrance gate can be opened by a park security officer on the hour. If you need to enter or exit after those hours, please plan accordingly.

Volunteers:
Needed, greatly appreciated and will receive "volunteer amenities".

Weather:
Temperatures may vary from 55-75 degrees.

Race Hotel:
Holiday Inn Express
I-10 West Energy Corridor
12323 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77079
1-800-HOLIDAY
(281) 493-5626 local phone number
(877) 859-5095 reservations

Group rate: $84.99
Group code: TNR
Group Name: Texas Ninjas Racing
Event Name: Houston Running Festival
Late check out up to 2:00 PM


Beneficiary - The Houston Running Festival supports the http://www.operationsmile.org
Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.

Results:
Results will be on the Ultra Signup website, Run Houston Timing website and will be submitted to Ultra Running Magazine.