Saturday, December 16, 2017

A family friendly Christmas Fun Run

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Event Information

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Saturday, December 16, 2017


Houston's 12K of Christmas takes place at Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston.

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 Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston. 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.


Location:
Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston
1100 Bagby St Houston, Texas 77002
Click here for a Map

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.


Packet Pickup:

Packet Pickup locations to be announced in the coming weeks.




Race Start Time - December 16, 2017:

7:30 am – 6K/12K Start
9:15am - Kids K Start

Finishers Merchandise:

All participants will receive a participant t-shirt and a limited edition finishers medal.
Kids K participants will receive a tshirt and a finishers medal. Overall winner (top 3 women, top 3 men in 6K and 12K).

Post Race Party:

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

Course Map:

6k (3.7-Miles) & 12k (7.4-Miles) Run Courses

Course Map for Hosutns 12k of Christmas


 


Water Stations:

Water stations are located approximately every 2 miles and at the finish.


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A special thank you to our Sponsors

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RASports

iDataWorx

Stockwise Solutions

Sponsorship Information

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



We currently have several sponsorship opportunites available!

2017 Sponsor Packet

Beneficiary

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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.

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Group Registration

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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.


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Volunteer Information

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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.


Volunteer Signup

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F.A.Q.

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When is the race?

The 2017 Houston 12k of Christmas Run will be held Saturday, December 16, 2017.

Where is the race?

The run is being held at Sam Houston Park in Downtown Houston, located at 1100 Bagby St., Houston, TX 77002.
Click here for a Map

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 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.


Can I pick up my bib on race day?

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

 

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: 65F
Average low: 47F

Where does the race start and finish?

Our 6K and 12K course will start and finish at Sam Hosuton Park located in Downtown Houston.

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. 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.

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 shirt. T-shirts will be available for pick up on race day, before and after the race.

Do I get finisher items 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.

Are there age group awards?

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+

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

Email us at [email protected]


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