Course Information
Houston Skyline


The race takes place in Downtown Houston.  Both the 10k and the 5k start on Louisiana Street near McKinney Street.  The Finish Lines for the two races is on Walker Street by City Hall.


The race distances are 10 kilometers (or 6.2 miles) and 5 kilometers (or 3.1 miles).


The race courses debuted in 2013 return.  Our 10k race course is certified by Road Running Technical Council of USATF as TX12224ETM.  The 10k course starts and finishes downtown near City Hall with a loop through Downtown and along Allen Parkway.  Our 5k course is pending certification.  We have fabulous entertainment all along the course to help you groove along the way. Belly Dancers

Course Map:

You can find a detailed 10k course map here and a detailed 5k course map here

Water Stations:

Water and/or electrolite drinks will be available at the start, finish and along the course.

Course Time Limit:

The 10k finish line will be open for 2 hours and 30 minutes (corresponding to a 24 minute per mile pace).  The 10k course will reopen to traffic at the following time periods after the start (hours:minutes): Blurred Runners

  • Mile 1 - 0:24
  • Mile 2 - 0:48
  • Mile 3 - 1:12
  • Mile 4 - 1:37
  • Mile 5 - 2:07
  • Mile 6 - 2:24
  • Finish Line - 2:30 (10:30 am)

Race Scoring:

Race scoring for the 10k will be done by disposable timing device.  You will not be considered an official finisher if you do not wear the tag on your shoe.  The tag will be attached to your bib number.  You must detach the tag from your bib and attach it to your shoe prior to the start of the race.  You will NOT need to return the tag at the conclusion of the race.  You will NOT be able to use your personal timing chip for this race.  For more a demonstration on how to attach your tag, please view the video.

The 5k will not be a timed race.  However, a clock will be available at the finish line.