Register now for this fun, Christmas-themed Houston 12K run that the whole family can enjoy! We will have hot cocoa, appearances by jolly old St. Nick and his elves, Christmas carolers and much more holiday fun!

Start and Finish will take place at Fish Plaza located in front of the Wortham Theater Center in Downtown Houston at 500 Texas Ave. Start time is at 7:45am. All 6K and 12K participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt and a finishers medal! Stay tuned for race updates from the North Pole!

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this a very special event.

Like to run with friends? If you are interested in registering a group of 10 or more for Houston’s 12K of Christmas – Give us a shout! We can customize a group registration code to help with registration and simplify your group packet pick up.

We can accommodate running groups of any size on race day

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Event Information

Saturday December 17, 2016

  • 12K Race: $50
  • 6K Race: $35
  • KidsK Race: $15

Race Registration closes at 11:59pm on Thursday, December 15th. There will be not be any Race Day registration this year.


Start and Finish will take place at Fish Plaza located in front of the Wortham Theater Center in Downtown Houston at 500 Texas Ave.

Start Time:

7:45 am – 12K & 6K Start
10:00 am – KidsK

Finishers Merchandise:

All 12K & 6K finishers will receive a finishers medal and a long sleeve cotton tee!
Costume Contest:
Get in the Holiday Spirit by wearing something festive to run!

Post Race Party:

Join in the fun after the race with Santa, food, drink, music and more for the whole family.

Getting to the Race:

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Course Information

The Houston's 12K of Christmas 6K/12K & Kids K takes place at the beautiful Fish Plaza located downtown across from the Wortham Center.

Course Map:
2016 Course Map – 6k = 1 Loop and 12k = 2 Loops

Our 12K course will start and finish at Fish Plaza located at the entrance of the Wortham Theater Center in Downtown Houston.

Water Stations:

Water stations are located approximately every 2 miles and the finish. Gatorade will be offered first and water second


Average high: 65F Average low: 47F


All 12K participants will be timed using a B-Tag. The B-Tag must is affixed to the runner’s race BIB. Please do not cover your BIB with clothing in order to correctly record accurate start, split and finish times. Chip time is used to determine all age-group winners.

Course time limit is 3 hours.


Dogs, skateboards, roller blades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled devices are not allowed on the race course. Strollers are allowed on the Kids K course.

The kids K is a short distance. They may take as long as they need.

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Sponsorship Information

We want you! Sponsorships are the driving force behind our events and give the Sponsor a direct line of communication to our participants.

Download the 2016 Houston's 12K of Christmas Run Sponsor Packet
We currently have several sponsorship opportunites available

Volunteer Information

We are looking for fun, energetic people to lend a helping hand on race day! Volunteer jobs will include: water stations, post-race activities, finisher merchandise, food/beverage and much more! You can expect each shift to last about 4 hours.

If you are interested in volunteering for Houston’s 12K of Christmas, please click here and tell us what area most interests you.


Frequently Asked Questions

When is the race?

The 2016 Houston's 12K of Christmas Run will be held Saturday, December 17, 2016.

Where is the race?

The 2016 Houston's 12K of Christmas Run will be held at Fish Plaza, 501 Texas St. in front of the Wortham Theater.

Is the race timed?

All 6K and 12K participants will be timed using a B-Tag which is attached to runner’s race bib.

What is your weather policy?

We will run Rain or Shine! If it is lightening at the time of start, then we will delay the start for a reasonable time for safety.

How much does it cost to register?

12K Race:
Early Bird pricing to 10/31/16 – $40
11/1/16 to 11/30/16 – $45
12/1/16 to 12/16/16 – $50
6K Race:
Early Bird pricing to 10/31/16 – $30
11/1/16 to 11/30/16 – $32.50
12/1/16 to 12/16/16 – $35
Kids 1K Fun Run:
9/1/16 to 2/16/16 – $15

Can I pick up my bib on race day?

During registration you may choose to have your 6K / 12K bib mailed directly to you for $5.

You may also pick up your 6K / 12K bib at a bib pickup the week before the race (Date and Location TBA).

Should you lose or damage your BIB prior to race day, a $10.00 administrative fee will be required to obtain a new BIB.

Kids K Participants will pick up their materials on race morning


I cannot participate on race day. Can I get a refund or defer to next year?

No, we do not offer refund or allow deferrals for any reason.

What is the weather typically like on race day?

Average high: 64F
Average low: 44F

Where does the race start and finish?

The Houston's 12K of Christmas Run start line and finish line is located at 501 Texas Ave at Fish Plaza, in front of the Wortham Theater.

What time does the race start?

The 6K/12K have a mass start at 7:30 AM (chip timed) with the kids run starting later in the morning at 9:15 AM.

What items are not allowed on the course?

Dogs, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled devices are not allowed on the race course

Will there be an awards ceremony?

The awards ceremony for overall winner (top 3 women, top 3 men in 6K and 12K) will take place at 9:00 am.

Do I get a t-shirt with registration?

Yes, All registrants will receive a unisex participation shirt.

Do I get finisher items after the race?

6K/12K participants will receive a finishers medal. Kids K participants will receive a tshirt and a finisher medal.

How do I contact RA Sports Managment with any questions, comments or to become a sponsor?

Email us at

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Race Beneficiary

RA Sports Management has partnered with Houston runner Nestor Enriquez to support his 40 for 40 initiative to benefit Houston's CHILDREN AT RISK for our 2016 Houston races.

40 for 40 is an initiative to raise $40,000 in one year for a 501(c)(3) organization called Children at Risk. This campaign was created by Nestor Enriquez, who was searching for a meaningful way to ring in his big 4-0 birthday.

Who is Children at Risk?

CHILDREN AT RISK is a non-profit organization that drives change for children through research, education, and influencing public policy. The causes of CAR focus specifically on public education, human trafficking, health and nutrition, and parenting. Through its collaboration and advocacy programs CAR has become a leader who’s priority is to ensure ample resources are available for children and their families to thrive throughout the state of Texas.

Why the 40 for 40 Initiative?

In Nestor's own words, "It's as simple as this: I'm an average person who gets up and goes to work every morning like everybody else. I've been fortunate enough to have love and support from family and friends. Through whatever ups and downs life’s path has presented, the underlying theme has always been to pay it forward. For the last 20 years I've had the opportunity to volunteer, participate, contribute, and fund raise for different organizations. For me this is an opportunity to take my philanthropy to another level.

It’s the opportunity to be a channel in bringing awareness to an organization that really makes a difference in children’s and their families lives while also doing some significant fundraising. Any donation you make to the 40 for 40 initiative would be greatly appreciated, but whether its by financial contribution or by volunteering I want to invite everyone to accompany me on this journey in supporting the 40 for 40 initiative for Children at Risk."

Select 40for40TX as how you heard about the race and a portion of your registration fee will be donated to CHILDREN AT RISK. You may also directly donate to the 40 for 40 campaign for Children at Risk at the button below.

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