Houston Area Races 2011

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

Where: Uptown Park Plaza, Houston, TX
Benefits: Special Olympics Texas
For more information: Run Wild 5k
To register visit: Register for the Run Wild 5k

Firecracker 4, July 4 @ 7:30AM
(4-mile run, 2-mile walk, & BASF Kid’s Run)

Where: Dunbar Park – Pavilion, Lake Jackson, TX
Benefits: Lake Jackson/Freeport Area Triatheletes
For more information: Firecracker 4, BASF Kid’s Run
To register visit: Register for the Firecracker 4

33rd Lunar Rendezvous Run (5k), July 16 @ 7:30AM

Where: Houston Space Center, Houston, TX
Celebrating: Man landing on the moon
For more information: Lunar Rendezvous Run

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!









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