As a follow-up to the article on 5ks around Texas, here’s a more detailed, comprehensive list of 5ks, 10ks, fun runs, and other races which will take place in Houston and the surrounding areas over the summer and fall in 2011. These races are a great way to benefit non-profit organizations and other good causes, while also meeting new people and gaining a new sense of community in a city as huge as Houston.
Run Wild 5k, July 4 @ 7:30AM
Firecracker 4, July 4 @ 7:30AM
(4-mile run, 2-mile walk, & BASF Kid’s Run)
33rd Lunar Rendezvous Run (5k), July 16 @ 7:30AM
Sandman 5K Beach Challenge, July 30 @ 8:00AM
Where: Porretto Beach (near Stewart Beach), Galveston TX
This race includes dune crawling, rope climbing, and water running. Afterward, stay for a party on the beach!
For more information: Sandman 5k Beach Challenge
To register visit: Register for the Sandman 5k Beach Challenge
Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer 5k, August 13 @ 7:15AM
Where: Downtown Aquarium, Houston,TX
Benefits: World Parrot Trust
For more information: Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer 5k
To register visit: Register for the Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer 5k
BENeezy Purple Monkey Fun Run, September 3 @ 7:00AM
Where: AHS track (kid’s 1k run) AHS Football Stadium (5k/10k)
Benefits: Ben Garcia Memorial Scholarship Fund, benefitting Alvin High Athletes
For more information: BENeezy Purple Monkey Fun Run
To register visit: Register for the BENeezy Purple Money Fun Run
Stay tuned for updated race information throughout the rest of the summer and fall!