The Huntsville Half and Quarter Marathon & 5K takes place on a loop course that winds though the Sam Houston State University campus, past Captain Byrd Inmate Cemetary, beautiful and tree-lined Bearkat Blvd, and around the infamous Walls Unit (oldest prison in Texas) and what is left of the old historic Prison Rodea Arena. Half Marathoners run the loop course twice, Quarter Marathon runners travel the loop once, and those in the 5K run an abbreviated version of the loop that travels through the SHSU campus. The race starts and ends in the same location on the SHSU campus where nearby locker rooms and showers are available. The course is dotted with several hills (by Houston-area standards) and may not be for the faint of heart, but the scenery and community promise to make the race interesting and encouraging for all who participate. Be forewarned, it could be hot on race day. Temperatures have ranged in the past anywhere from in the mid 50s to the low 80s and as the race progresses, humidity may creep up on you as well.
Event details and schedule
5K - $20
After October 1: $25
October 27 & 28: $30
Quarter - $30
After September 1: $35
After October 1: $40
October 27 & 28: $45
Half - $45
After September 1: $55
After October 1: $60
October 27 & 28: $75
Registration on Oct. 27 at packet pickup location only
Registration on Oct. 28 at race site only from 6:00-7:30am
Packet Pickup: Packet pickup will be at Academy Sports and Outdoors, Huntsville on October 27th from 5pm to 9pm. The address is 281 Smither Dr, Huntsville, TX 77340 (take Exit 115 if heading north or southbound on Interstate 45). There will also be packet pickup from 6:00am - 7:30 am at the starting line before the race on October 28th.
Start: All three races will begin at 8:00am
Timing: All three races will be chip timed.
Time Limit: 3 hours and 30 minutes for all three races.
Age groups & Awards: Awards to the overall male and female winner in the Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and 5K will be given out as well as the top three finishers in each age group.
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+.
All finishers will receive a race medal as well.
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.
T-Shirts: All participants get a free t-shirt with registration. T-shirts will be gender-specific.
Directions to Race: From I-45 (Exit 116), go east on Hwy. 30. When you get to the downtown square, take a right on Sam Houston Ave., left on Bearkat Blvd. and right on Bobby Marks Dr. Go one block to the parking lot on the left across from the coliseum.
Parking: Plenty next to the start/finish area.
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.
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