Enjoy running, music, food (famous Vietnamese "Banh Mi" and "Pho" Noodle soup) and fun. This is a runner centered race for runners by runners. A last chance race for 2019. Finish Strong!.
NOTICE: FOR 2019, THERE ARE ONLY THREE DISTANCES: 13.1M, 26.2M, AND 50K.
Bear Creek Pioneers Park/Jogging trail by the tennis court.
Address: 3535 War Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77084
Park Entrance is on N. Elridge Parkway and War Memorial Drive.
7:30 AM - Half-Marathon, 50K
7:35 AM - Marathon
300 FOR ALL DISTANCES
2.01 Mile Loop - Flat paved jogging trail loop around Bear Creek Park (by the tennis court). There is grass along the jogging path if you wish to run on it. Run counter-clockwise. Think NASCAR
50K - 16 laps - 1st lap is a short lap which consists 1/2 mile out & 1/2 mile back; Followed by 15 regular laps of the 2.01 mile loop - Time Limit: 9 hour
Marathon - 13 laps (1st lap is an extended lap around the parking lot; Followed by 12 regular laps of the 2.01 mile loop) - Time Limit: 9 Hour
Half Marathon - 7 laps - 1st lap is a short lap which consist of 1/2 mile out & 1/2 mile back; Followed by 6 regular laps of the 2.01 mile loop- Time Limit: 9 Hour
At Start /Finish Area Bear Creek Park between 6:15 AM – 7:15 AM on Race Day, Saturday, December 14, 2019.
Pre-Race Instructions will be sent out on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.
Timing will be provided by Run Houston Timing, www.onlineraceresults.com
Timing Chip - Bib chip will be available for pickup starting at 6:15 AM to 7:15 AM on race morning near the starting area. Please wear bib chip in front of your running gear and make it visible when crossing timing mat in order to get your laps recorded.
There will be a TV monitor by the timing mat to display the number of laps each time each runner complete a loop.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Any dispute must be resolved with the timer at race site.
All distances – Parking by the Tennis Court.
50K, Marathon & Half Marathon - Custom designed medal
Custom designed High Tech Long Sleeve.
Registered by October 31, 2019 to guarantee T-shirts size. After October 31, T-shirt size are not guaranteed.
At each 2.01 Mile Loop (Start/Finish).
Drinks: Water, Gatorade, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Sprite Zero,
Snacks: Variety of chips, cookies, candies, trail mixes.PB&J sandwiches.
Fruits: Bananas, Apples, Oranges.
Food: Donuts, Breakfast tacos, Kolaches, Famous Vietnamese "Banh Mi" (BBQ pork, grilled chicken, and fried eggs), Pecan pies.
There will be a drop bag location area adjacent to the Aid Station. Ultra distance - You may park your car along the jogging trail for easy access to your car for personal aid.
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.
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. Glass beverage containers are prohibited. Absolutely no littering. There are plenty of trash cans around the park for your waste.
4. Participants may drop to a shorter distance than the original distance he or she signed up for PRIOR to start time (NO REFUNDS). Same thing with move up to longer distance, participant may do so PRIOR to start time and pays difference.
Texas Ninjas Racing LLC 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. Thank you for your understanding.
Local time: 4:45 PM