2021 HESS HOUSTON CORPORATE 5K Join your co-workers and friends as Houston's “Largest Office Party" comes back this October 19-21 at Memorial Park. Our 5th annual event is scheduled to take place in person once again after last year's successful virtual event. This event promotes the health and wellness of our corporate community and provides a great opportunity to head outside for a fun 5K this October.
All levels of runners and walkers are encouraged to participate for their “Company Team.” If your workplace isn’t involved, you can register on the ‘Memorial Park Conservancy’ team, our charitable beneficiary as an individual and enjoy this one-of-a-kind event. In-Person Schedule Tuesday, October 19th - 4-6:30pm Wednesday October 20th - 4-6:30pm Thursday October 21st 4-6:30pm Virtual Schedule Saturday October 16-Saturday October 23
Our 2021 event will follow a hybrid model of being in person event along with a virtual option. The in-person portion will be spread over a 3 day period with a 3 hour window each day for people to start their run/walk. Strict safety protocols will be in place for each person's own protection and will be announced at a later date.
We will also continue to offer a virtual option. We're excited about our continued partnership with Medal Dash Virtual Runs to bring you the best possible virtual run experience!
Medal Dash is the leading virtual run company in the country with over 65,000 participants from all 50 states and 15 different countries. We have been able to accomplish this with one simple motto: Run on your schedule. Anytime, anywhere!
CHECK OUT THE MEDAL DASH CALENDAR OF 2021 VIRTUAL RUN EVENTS BY CLICKING HERE!
HOW TO POST YOUR 2021 VIRTUAL RESULTS AND BE ELIGIBLE FOR AWARDS! Please follow the steps below to complete your virtual run/walk:
Step 1 – Pick a day from Oct 16-23 to complete your run/walk which you can complete anywhere. This can mean in your neighborhood, a treadmill, favorite trail or even Memorial Park where the event is normally held. Feel free to split up your event over one day or multiple to complete your respective distance (splits are not eligible for timed awards). NOTE: If you do choose to do the event at Memorial Park, please respect their social distancing rules including no gatherings over ten people, PPE, etc.
Step 2 – Track your run with any device (smartphone, Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin etc.) and be sure to snap a screen shot to be eligible for any timed awards.
Step 3 – Upon completion, post your results on our RunSignUp page by clicking 'Post My Virtual Results!' at the top of the page via the link below. This is REQUIRED in order to be eligible for awards. https://runsignup.com/hesscorporate5k
Step 4 – Post your pictures on social media to be eligible to win our new photo awards: MOST POPULAR OPTION: Join our Facebook Group Page and share your results and fun notes about your experience (where you did it, etc.) to all of our other participants in this unique forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/hesshoustoncorporaterunFacebook Post – tag @hesshoustoncorprun and #HessVirtualRun Instagram Post – tag @hesshoustoncorporaterun5k and #HessVirtualRun
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Charitable Beneficiary - Memorial Park Conservancy
A portion of all registration and sponsorship proceeds will directly benefit Memorial Park Conservancy, which is committed to restoring, preserving and enhancing Memorial Park for the enjoyment of all Houstonians, today and tomorrow. $70,000 was raised during the 2019 event and nearly $150,000 has been raised since 2017.