Autism Speaks Houston 8k & 1k Kid's Fun Run, Presented By Novum Energy & BAT Commodities

Sat April 27, 2019 Sugar Land, TX US 77479 Directions
Events

8k

7:30AM CDT

1K Fun Run

7:15AM CDT
Place
Sugar Land Town Square
15958 City Walk
Sugar Land, TX US 77479
Description

Runners, we wouldn't be able to complete our puzzle piece without you!

With autism becoming the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the US with 1 in 59 children diagnosed, Autism Speaks is looking to raise awareness while having a great time at the 4th Annual Houston 8k & 1k Kid's Fun Run on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Sugar Land Town Square.

So lace up those running shoes for an event that means so much more than just 4.97 miles. Recruit friends and family for your team and get ready to run, walk or virtual run for a great cause.

Teams: Teams take on the spirit of the day as family, friends and co-workers join together to have fun and help raise awareness for autism. Organize friends, family, schools, place of worship, community organization, or get your company involved! Choose a team name and captain or co-captains. Each team member (adult and child) is asked to set a minimum fundraising goal of $159 (for the 1 in 59), but we always encourage more!

8k

Join us for a fun filled morning of running and racing for Autism Speaks. The 8k course will start at Sugar Land Town Square and wind its way through the roads of Sugar Land. All runners will receive finisher medal.

1k Kid’s Fun Run

A fun way to have your kids join in on the race day experience. The Kids K will stay within the Sugar Land Town Square. All kids will receive a finisher's medal. Children will also enjoy many fun activities after their race to keep them busy as family members complete the 8k.

Looking for the VIP experience on Race Day?

Donate $100 or more to receive the VIP Package on Race Day. Your VIP Experience includes VIP Tent access which includes a mimosa bar, craft beer, catered food, and a race concierge for all your questions and needs and much more! Not only will you receive the wonderful perks of the VIP Experience, but your $100 donation helps Autism Speaks to fuel its mission of enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

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Event Details

Saturday, April 27, 2019

6:00am: Check-In
7:00am Pre-Race Warm Up & Opening Ceremonies
7:15am: 1k Fun Run Begins
7:30am: 8k Race Begins
8:30am: Race Awards

Where: Sugar Land Town Square, 15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Registration Information: Online registration will close at 11:59PM, EST on Wednesday, April 24th. Registration is available during Packet Pick-Up on Thursday, April 25th and Friday, April 26th and is available via cash, credit card, and check. *Performance t-shirt is not guaranteed for participants who sign-up after price increase, March 29th.   

Entry Fee for 8k Run: On or Before April 24th 
Runner: $30- Performance t-shirt + Chip Timed Race + Finisher Medal 

Entry Fee for 1k Fun Run: On or Before April 24th 
Runner: $10- Performance t-shirt + Finisher Medal 

Entry Fee for 8k Run: April 25th to Day of Registration*
Runner: $40- Performance t-shirt* + Chip Timed Race + Finisher Medal 

Entry Fee for 1k Fun Run: April 25th to Day of Registration*
Runner: $15- Performance t-shirt* + Finisher Medal 

Start/Finish: Located on the back side of City Hall, across from Starbucks.

Parking: Parking is available in the Sugar Land Town Square parking garages for free.

During the Race: Autism Speaks information table, t-shirt table, vendor tables and children’s activities will remain open during the race.

Post-Race Festivities: After the race, enjoy food and music.

Packet Pick-Up
Dates & Locations:Thursday, April 25th at Run On!-River Oaks (2012 W. Gray St. Houston, TX 77019) and Friday, April 26th at Sugar Land Town Square (15958 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX 77479)
Time: 3 pm to 7 pm

Prohibited: For safety reasons, the following are not permitted in the 8k or 1k Fun Run: skates, bikes, motorized scooters, and pets (non-service animals). We ask that those who wish to participate in wheelchairs, strollers, and bike joggers to remain near the back of the 8k and 1k Kid’s Fun Run race.

Course: The 8k and 1k Fun Run goes through Sugar Land Town Square and the surrounding streets and neighborhoods with minimal grade hills. Water will be available at the start/finish line as well as two stops along the course. This course is certified.

Timing & Results: Provided by DoMore Racing using disposable B-tag timing technology. Race results will be posted on the home page of the event website after the completion of the Houston 8k & 1k Fun Run.

Awards: Awards to top overall male/female winners and Master winners.  Age Group Awards given in the following categories.  

Men/Women 10-14
Men/Women 15-19
Men/Women 20-29
Men/Women 30-39
Men/Women 40-49
Men/Women 50-59
Men/Women 60+
*Race times will be announced for overall winners at race site. Awards directly to follow completion of the Houston 8k & 1k Fun Run.

Prizes will also be given out to winners in the following categories:

Top Fundraising Team
Top Fundraising Individual
Best T-shirt or outfit
Largest Team (# of registrants)
Farthest Distance Traveled by an Individual

Please note, only one prize per team. 

Fundraising: Every participant is encouraged to fundraise. Fundraising is critical to continue to support the mission of Autism Speaks.

Photos: Race day photos will be posted to the Houston Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/AutismSpeaks.Houston/) after the race.

Teams: Teams take on the spirit of the day as family, friends and co-workers join together to have fun and help raise awareness for autism. Organize friends, family, schools, place of worship, community organization, or get your company involved! Choose a team name and captain or co-captains. Each team member (adult and child) is asked to set a minimum fundraising goal of $159, but we always encourage more!

Donations

Make checks payable to Autism Speaks and can be mailed to:
Autism Speaks Houston 8k
5826 New Territory Blvd. #723
Sugar Land, TX 77479 

All participants can collect donations in advance and bring to the Houston 8k &1k Fun Run on April 27th.   

 

 

Looking for the VIP experience on Race Day?

Donate $100 or more to receive the VIP Package on Race Day. Your VIP Experience includes VIP Tent access which includes a mimosa bar, craft beer, catered food, and a race concierge for all your questions and needs and much more! Not only will you receive the wonderful perks of the VIP Experience, but your $100 donation helps Autism Speaks to fuel its mission of enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Race Results

Check back after the race to view the 2019 event results!