Houston's 12K of Christmas takes place at Fish Plaza located right in front of The Wortham Center.
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. All 6K and 12K participants will receive a t-shirt and a finishers medal! Stay tuned for race updates from the North Pole!
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. All courses are flat and fast.
Packet Pickup locations to be announced in the coming weeks.
6k (3.7-Miles) & 12k (7.4-Miles) Run Courses
RA Sports Management has partnered with the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA for the 2016 Houston's 12k of Christmas race.
First organized in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston is one of the city's leading nonprofits dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, seeks to serve all – regardless of age, income, faith or background and we welcome everyone. In the Greater Houston area, approximately 30 YMCA centers, one overnight camp and hundreds of program sites nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the city's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in the Houston community, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver lasting personal and social change. To learn more, call 713-659-5566 or visit us on the web at ymcahouston.org.
Like to run with friends? If you are interested in registering a group of 10 or more for Houston's 12Ks of Christmas – Give us a shout! We can customize a group registration code to help with registration and simplify your group packet pick up. [email protected]
We can accommodate running groups of any size on race day.
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 the Hosuton's 12k's of Christmas, please click the link below and tell us what area most interests you.
The 2017 Houston 12k of Christmas Run will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017.
The run is being held at Fish Plaza in Downtown Houston, located at 500 Texas Ave., Houston, TX 77002.
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All 6K and 12K participants will be timed using a B-Tag which is attached to runner’s race bib.
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.
12K Race Registration:
Early Registration – 8/1/17 to 10/31/17 – $40
Regular Registration – 11/1/17 to 11/30/17 – $45
Late Registration – 12/1/17 to 12/15/17 – $50
6K Race Registration:
Early Registration – 8/1/17 to 10/31/17 – $35
Regular Registration – 11/1/17 to 11/30/17 – $40
Late Registration – 12/1/17 to 12/15/17 – $45
Kids K Race Registration:
Regular Registration – 8/1/17 to 12/15/17 – $15
Race Registration closes at 7:00pm on Friday, December 15th. There will be not be any Race Day registration this year.
We will have limited bib pickup available on Race Day for those people that register after the last official packet pickup.
You may 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
No, we do not offer refund or allow deferrals for any reason.
Average high: 65F
Average low: 47F
Our 6K and 12K course will start and finish at Fish Plaza located at the entrance of the Wortham Theater Center in Downtown Houston.
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.
Dogs, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled devices are not allowed on the race course. Strollers are permitted, however, we do ask that those with strollers start at the back of the pack and be aware of the other runners.
The awards ceremony for overall winner (top 3 women, top 3 men in 6K and 12K) will take place at 9:00 am.
Yes, All registrants will receive a unisex shirt. T-shirts will be available for pick up on race day, before and after the race.
5K/10K participants will receive a commerative finisher's medal. Kids K participants will receive a tshirt and a finisher's medal.
Yes, Age Group awards will be given out in 5 year increments for both the 5K and 10K races beginning at 14&U, 15-19, 20-24… 75+
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