*WORLD FAMOUS HOUSTON RUNNING
Enjoy running, music, food (famous Vietnamese Banh Mi" and
"Pho" noodle soup), and fun. A last chance race for 2015. "The Force
Awakens - Finish Strong".
Distances: 13.1 Mile, 26.2 Mile, 50K, 50 Mile, and 100
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Start Times: 7:30 AM for 50M and 100M
7:32 AM for Marathon
7:34 AM Half-Marathon and 50K
Creek Park/Jogging Trail by the Tennis Court
War Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77084
Director - Yen Nguyen
Race Limit: 300 (for all distances)
Half-Marathon: $80 (After
10/31 - $90)
Marathon: $80 (After 10/31 - $90)
50K: $90 (After 10/31 - $100)
50 Mile: $100 (After 10/31 - $110)
100 Mile: $150 (After 10/31 - $170)
Race Day Registration - Subject to availability-Email RD. Add $10 to late fee.
Registration: ONLINE Registration with Ultra
Signup (Click Here). NO TRANSFER. NO REFUNDS.
Registration closes at midnight Sunday, December 13,
Note: Runners under 18 years old, must get approval from
Race Director and written consent from parents or guardians.
Race Director reserves the right to cancel the event due to severe
weather, flooding, park closure, or in any other event or situation that could affect the
safety of runners, volunteers, and race staff. If
the event is cancelled, an attempt will be made to reschedule, but there will be no
Race Day Registration Subject to Availability.
Email RD. firstname.lastname@example.org $10 additional fee. Cash only.
T-shirts: Registered by October 31, 2015 to guarantee
T-shirts size. After October 31, t-shirts size
are not guaranteed.
Time Limits (Walker and velocity challenged participant
Half-Marathon: 12 Hour
Marathon 12 Hour
50K 24 Hour
50 Miler 24 Hour
100 Miler 30 Hour (Extended Time Limit Allowed-email Race Director)
here. A person, at anytime, can drop down to a lessor distance of half marathon or
more. For example, If a person does not complete a 100M, he or she can drop
down to 50M, 50K, 26.2M, or 13.1M. The same applies to all other distances
Be sure to let the Timing people know of your drop to a lesser distance in
order to get your result reported correctly.
All finishers receive medal or 100M belt buckle.
2.01 Mile Loop Flat, Paved Jogging Trail. Run Counter-Clockwise
Half-Marathon: 7 laps (1st lap will be a short lap which consists 1/2
mile out and 1/2 mile back to make one mile; then followed by 6 regular lap of 2.01 mile
Marathon: 13 laps (1st lap is an extended loop- followed by 12
50K: 16 laps (1st lap will be a short lap which consists 1/2 mile out
and 1/2 mile back to make 1 mile; then followed by 15 regular lap of 2.01 mile loop).
50 Mile: 25 laps
100 Mile: 50 laps
Packet Pickup and Timing Chip Pickup:
At Start /Finish Area Bear Creek Park between 6:30 AM 7:15 AM
on Race Day, Saturday, December 19, 2015.
Half-Marathon & Marathon Parking by the Tennis Court.
Ultra Distances Parking near the start or along the jogging
At each 2.01 Mile Loop (Start/Finish).
Menu with over 50 items including: salt, pepper, ketchup, mustards,
mayonnaise, relish, pickles, and soy sauce.
Drinks: Water, Gatorade,
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Ginger ale, Mountain Dew, Cold Tea, Hot Tea,
Starbucks Coffee, Apple Juice, Orange Juice, and Tomato Juice.
Snacks: Variety of chips,
crackers, candies, trail mixes.
Pastries: Bagels with
cream cheese, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies.
Fruits: Bananas, Apples,
Food: Famous Vietnamese
"Banh Mi", PB&J sandwiches, ham/turkey/cheese sandwiches, grilled cheese
sandwiches, hot dogs, chili, quesadillas, hot soups, oatmeal. Hot pizzas (cheese, meats, and vegetarian) and
famous Vietnamese "Pho" noodle soup will be served at dusk for Ultra distance
There will be a drop bag location area adjacent to the Aid Station. Ultra distance runners Easy access to your
car along the jogging trail.
There are 2 restrooms adjacent to the 2.01 Mile loop. One near the start/finish area and the other one is
approximately half way around the trail.
Half-Marathon/Marathon Custom designed medal
50K/50 Mile Custom designed medal
100 Mile Custom designed belt buckle
Pre-Race Announcements: 10 minutes before the start at the STARTING LINE.
Timing will be provided by Run Houston
Shoe chips will be available for pickup
starting at 6:15 AM on Race morning near the Start at Bear Creek Park. We will be
providing two shoe chips to ensure the accuracy of the lap counts.
IMPORTANT: Runners must complete all
laps for their respective distances that they sign up before receive official results.
There will be a TV monitor by the timing mat to show the number of laps each time runner
cross the timing mat.
Please keep in mind that we will go by the
number of laps that the timer recorded in their timing system. If there is any
dispute, please notify timer before leaving as there will be NO adjustments to made after
the race is completed. Thank you for your cooperation.
Note to ULTRA DISTANCE runners:
Since the event will be "SHOES timing chip", if you change shoes
during the event, please remember to switch the timing chip from the old pair to the new
pair of shoe
Results: Results will be
available on Ultra Signup website, Run Houston Timing website, and will be submitted to
Ultra Running Magazine.
Camping tents are allowed ONLY on the
grassy area along the trail. ABSOLUTELY NO
SPIKES (Park Rules).
100 Miler Overnight camp only
allowed in the park on Saturday night, December 19, 2015.
Course will be open to the public
during park hours, from 7:00 AM 10:00 PM. You
should expect to see walkers, joggers, baby-strollers, etc. Please share trail with them. Please do NOT run/walk more than 2 abreast. Yield to fast runners passing.
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.
The main gate entrance is located at the intersection of
N Eldridge Parkway and War Memorial Drive. Park
hours are from 7:00 AM 10:00 PM. If you
need enter or exit the park outside these hours, the main entrance gate will be open on
the hour by Park Security. Please plan
Park will be patrolled by Park
Security from 10:00 PM on Saturday, December 19 until 6:00 AM, Sunday, December 20.
beverage containers are prohibited. Absolutely
Needed for various shifts and are greatly appreciated.
Will receive Volunteer Amenities.
Please email to: email@example.com
with your desired shift and shirt size.
Crews, Family and Friends Bring chair to sit
and cheer on your runners. There is a small
zoo across the park for your little ones.
The Houston Running Festival supports the
Operation Smile, http://www.operationsmile.org. Operation Smile provides free surgeries to repair
cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.
If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact Yen Nguyen firstname.lastname@example.org
Does your company have free samples they would like
to provide to 100 or so (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 well do the
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13210 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77079
Phone: 1-281- 558-8338
Garden Inn Houston Energy Corridor Distance to Bear Creek Park (Start/Finish):
12245 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77079
USA TEL: 1-281-531-0220
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston I-10 West
Energy Corridor Distance to Bear Creek Park (Start/Finish): 4.3 Miles.
12323 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77079