*WORLD FAMOUS HOUSTON RUNNING
Enjoy running, music, food (famous Vietnamese
Banh Mi" and "Pho" noodle soup), and fun. A last chance race for 2017. Finish Strong!.
13.1 Mile, 26.2 Mile, 50K
Date: Saturday, December 15, 2018
Start Times: 7:30 AM Half-Marathon and 50K
7:35 AM Marathon
Creek Pioneers Park/Jogging Trail by the Tennis Court
War Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77084
Director - Yen Nguyen
Race Limit: 300 (for all distances)
$80 (After 10/31 - $90)
Marathon: $80 (After 10/31 - $90)
50K: $90 (After 10/31 - $100)
Race Day Registration - Subject to availability-Email RD firstname.lastname@example.org . Add $10 to late fee.
ONLINE Registration with
Ultra Signup (Click Here). NO TRANSFER. NO REFUNDS.
Online Registration closes at midnight Tuesday,
December 11, 2018.
Note: Runners under 18
years old, must get approval from Race Director and written consent from parents or
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 refunds.
T-shirts: Register by October 31, 2018 to guarantee
T-shirts size. After October 31, t-shirts size
are not guaranteed.
Time Limits (Walker and velocity challenged participant
Half-Marathon - 12 hours
Marathon 12 hours
50K 12 hours
2.01 Mile Loop Flat, Paved Jogging Trail. Run counter-clockwise
Half-Marathon: First lap is an out an back of 1/2 mile out and 1/2 mile back, followed by 6
Marathon: 1st loop is an extended loop, followed by 12 regular laps.
50K: First lap is an out an back of 1/2 mile out and 1/2 mile back, followed by 15 regular
Race Rule :
You may change to a lesser distance
PRIOR to the start time (NO REFUNDS).If you change distance DURING the race, it would be considered a "DNF".
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 15, 2018.
Half-Marathon & Marathon Parking by the
Ultra Parking near the start or
along the jogging trail with
easy access to your car if needed.
At each 2.01 Mile Loop (Start/Finish).
Menu with over 50 items including: salt, pepper,
ketchup, mustards, mayonnaise, relish, pickles, and soy sauce.
Gatorade, Coke, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Sprite, Sprite Zero, Ginger ale, Mountain Dew, Cold Tea, Hot
Tea, Starbucks Coffee, and Orange Juice.
of chips, crackers, candies, trail mixes.
with cream cheese, muffins, cookies, cakes, pies.
Apples, Oranges, Grapes.
sandwiches, ham/turkey/cheese sandwiches, grilled cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, chili,
quesadillas, hot soups, oatmeal. Hot pizzas
(cheese, meats, and vegetarian) will be served at dusk for Ultra runners.
Hot Breakfast shandwiches/biscuits from Carl's Jr. will be served on Sunday morning for Ultra Runner finishers
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/50K Custom designed
Note: There will be NO place awards. This is a small, fun runner's friendly event. Everybody is a winner for toeing the start line.
Pre-Race Announcements: 10 minutes before the start at the STARTING LINE.
Timing will be provided
by Run Houston Timing. http://www.runhoustontiming.net/
Shoe chips will be
available for pickup starting at 6:15 AM on race morning near the start line. We will be
providing two shoe chips to ensure the accuracy of the lap counts.
will be available on the following web sites: HRF, Ultra Signup, 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).
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 the trail with
them. Please do NOT run/walk more than 2
abreast. Yield to faster 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 15 until 6:00 AM, Sunday, December 16.
5. Pacers - 100K, 100M after 50 miles or after dark whichever
comes first; only one pacer at a time.
6. Course lighting - While the course is lit at night, some spots
may be dark. Headlamps or handheld flashlights are recommended.
beverage containers are prohibited. Absolutely
Needed for various shifts and are greatly appreciated.
Volunteers will receive Volunteer Amenities. Please email to: email@example.com with your desired
shift and shirt size.
Crews, Family and
Friends Bring chairs and popup tents to sit and cheer for
the 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 is an international children's
medical charity which provides free life-changing surgeries for children with cleft lip,
cleft palate and other facial deformities.
Omni Houston Hotel at Westside Distance
to Bear Creek Park (Start/Finish): 3.3 Miles
13210 Katy Freeway,
Houston, Texas 77079
Phone: 1-281- 558-8338
Reservations: 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664)
Courtyard Houston I-10 West/Energy Corridor for $89 Distance
to Bear Creek Park (Start/Finish): 3.9 Miles
12401 Katy Freeway (I-10 & Dairy Ashford),
Houston, Texas 77079
Courtyard Houston 1-10 West/Energy Corridor
Hilton Garden Inn Houston Energy Corridor Distance
to Bear Creek Park (Start/Finish): 4.2 miles
12245 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77079
Reservations: 1-877-782-9444 (STAY-HGI)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Houston I-10 West
Energy Corridor Distance to Bear Creek Park (Start/Finish): 4.4 miles.
12323 Katy Freeway
Houston, Texas 77079
Hobby Airport - 29.7 miles to Bear Creek Pioneers Park
George Bush Intercontinental Airport - 28.9 miles to Bear Creek Pioneers Park