Saturday, Dec 29, 2012

Houston Running Festival

3535 War Memorial Dr.

Houston , TX 100 Miler, 100K, 50 Miler, 50K

This Event Took Place Sat. Dec 29, 2012

Enjoy running, music, food and fun. This is a runner centered race for runners by runners. A last chance race for 2014. Finish Strong!.

LIMIT

100 MILE - 25; 100K - 15; 50 MILE - 30; 50K - 30; 26.2 = 30; 13.1 - 30; 12-HOUR - 20; 24-HOUR - 20

LOCATION/ADDRESS

Bear Creek Park/Jogging Trail by the tennis court.

Address:  3535 War Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77084

COURSE/TIME LIMIT

2.01 Mile flat paved jogging trail loop around Bear Creek Park (by the tennis court).  Run counter-clockwise.


100 Mile - 50 Loops - Time Limit: 30 Hour
100 KM - 31 Loops - Time Limit: 24 Hour
50 Mile - 25 Loops - Time Limit:  14 Hour 
50 KM - Out & Back followed by 15 Loops - Time Limit: 10 Hour
Marathon - Extended loop followed by 12 Loops - Time Limit - 8 Hour
Half Marathon - Out & Back followed by 6 Loops - Time limit: 4 Hour

24 Hour - Run/Walk as many loops as desired from 7:30 AM on Saturday 12/27/14 to 7:30 AM on Sunday, 12/28/14 or stop at anytime. NO Partial Lap. There is NO DNF's.
12 Hour - Run/Walk as many loops as desired from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM on Saturday 12/27/14 or stop at anytime.  NO Partial lap. There is NO DNF's.

PARKING

Half-Marathon & Marathon – Parking by the Tennis Court.
Ultra Distances – Parking near the start or along the jogging trail.

PACKET PICKUP

At Start /Finish Area Bear Creek Park between 6:15 AM – 7:15 AM on Race Day, Saturday, December 27, 2014.

TIMING

Timing will be provided by Run Houston Timing, www.runhoustontiming.net.  

Chips will be available for pickup starting at 6:15 AM on Race morning near the Start at Bear Creek Park.
Must return chips.

AID STATION

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, Oranges, Grapes.
Food: PB&J 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.  

TOILETS

There are two restrooms around the 2.01 mile loop.  One is near the start/finish and one is approximately half way around the trail.

FINISHER AWARDS

100M/100K - Custom Design Belt Buckle


50M/50K/26.2/13.1 - Custom Designed Medal

24 Hour/12 Hour - Custom Designed Plaque 


RACE 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 WHEN CROSSING PARKING LOT ENTRIES.

3.  The main gate entrance is located at the intersection of N Elridge Parkway and 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 on Saturday, 12/28 until 6:00 AM on Sunday, 12/29.

5.  Glass beverage containers are prohibited.  Absolutely no littering.  There are plenty of trash cans around the park for your waste.

6.  Participants may drop down the distance (but may not move up); however, will not be placed for overall award.  

7.  Pacers - 100 Mile , 100K, and 24 Hour - allowed after 50 miles or after dark, whichever come first. You may have as many pacers as you wish but only one pacer at a time.  Pacers must be over 18 years of age or have the signed permission from a parent or guardian.


Local time: 8:24 PM
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Yen Nguyen
Race Director

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