Runners take your marks for one of Houston’s most popular small runs — the Houston Heights Association’s 29th Heights Fun Run, to be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014. The fast out-and-back 5K course runs along the beautifully scenic and historic Heights Boulevard. The race starts and ends at Marmion Park and includes a 5K Fun Run, a 5K Walk and a Kids 1K.
Run Wild Sports Timing will conduct the disposable chip timing for the certified 5K course.
The 5K Fun Run starts at 7:30 a.m., the 5K Walk starts at 7:35 a.m. and the Kids 1K starts at 8:30 a.m. Each kid participating in the 1K will receive an award, and each entrant will receive a commemorative 100 percent-cotton T-shirt.
The Post-Race Party will begin at 8 a.m. at Marmion Park, with the awards ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m. In addition to entertainment and door prizes, refreshments, including tacos, fresh fruit, bagels, water, coffee and more will be available.
To register online for the Heights Fun Run, visit the Fun Run page at houstonheights.org. Online registration will open on April 7 and last through 8 p.m. on June 6. Registration is also available at Luke’s Locker on June 5-6 or at Marmion Park on race day.
The fee for the Fun Run and Walk is $25 until June 3, and $30 June 4 and after. The Kids 1K fee is $15 untilJune 3, and $20 on June 4 and after. Credit cards are accepted.
Packets may be picked up from Luke’s Locker at 1953 West Gray on June 5-6, and will also be available on race day at Marmion Park located at 18th Street and Heights Boulevard, from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m.
The Houston Heights Association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, and proceeds for the Fun Run go directly into the community for beautification, restoration, maintenance and education.