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Huntsville (TX) Half, Quarter Marathon & 5K
Sat, Oct 18, 2014
About This Activity
The Half Marathon is a double loop and the Quarter Marathon is a single loop. The course winds through the beautiful SHSU Campus, past Captain Byrd Inmate Cemetery, out and back tree-lined Bearkat Blvd. and circles around the Walls Unit (oldest prison in Texas) and what is left of the historic Prison Rodeo Areana. The 5K course winds through the SHSU campus. Both courses are hilly by Houston area standards and it could be hot on race day.
Event details and schedule
The races will start at 8 a.m. in front of the Health & Kinesiology Center (Bobby K. Marks Dr. & Bowers Blvd.) across the street from the Johnson Coliseum on the Campus of Sam Houston State University.
Age Groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 & over in all race distances.
All races are chip timed.
Wheels: Unfortunately, the course is not suitable for wheelchairs, so there will be no wheelchair competition. The race is RRCA sanctioned; no roller blades or baby joggers.
Time Limits: 3 1/2 hours for all races.
Awards: Awards to the overall male and female winner in the Half and Quarter Marathon and 5K. Top three in each age group. Finisher medals for all runners completing the Half Marathon. T-shirts to all entrants in all races.
Post-Race Party: Refreshments will be provided after the race.
Showers: Showers will be available in the Health & Kinesiology Center after the race. Bring your own towel.
Parking: There will be plenty of parking near the start/finish line.
Packet Pickup: 7-8 a.m. at the starting point on race day. There will also be a packet pickup the evening before. Check www.7hills.us website for more details.
Proceeds will benefit local charities and scholastic running teams.