Corporate company teams can consist of employees (full-time/part-time/contracted), vendors, family members and friends. Ages 18+ only may register to participate. Each company must have a minimum of four (4) participants by registration close on the day of the event you choose to participate.
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
How Do I Register?
Create a Company Team: If your company is not presently registered, feel free to set it up and become a team captain today! Instructions: 1. Click HEREto Register Your Company. 2. Once your Company Team is successfully created, employees can begin to “Join” your team. Please contact us at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call us at 832.974.1690 with any questions. We will reply within 24 hours.
Join an already registered Company Team: Click HERE to search for your listed team to register now.
Individual Registration: Click HERE and search for team 'Memorial Park Conservancy' in the team listings to sign up today!
What do I receive if I register?
Your Race Packet Contains:
Commemorative Running Tech Relaxed Fit Shirt
Goody Bag including special offers/items from local partners
Event Timed Bib
All Bibs have an RFID tag located on the back of the bib for tracking on the course. Please leave this tracking in place centered on the front of your shirt to accurately time/track your participation. (PLEASE NOTE: 1. A running tech shirt will be guaranteed to ALL participants registered by the deadline of October 7th at 11:59pm. Anyone registered after this date will receive a shirt while supplies last. 2. All participants receive a bib, goody bag including special offers from local partners and access to the post-race village regardless of registration date
Where and when do I pick up my packet?
Location: Memorial Park Vision 5535 Memorial Dr # I Houston, TX 77007
ALL packets must be individually picked up during these dates unless prior arrangements have been made by your team captain. However, it will be your responsibility to make arrangements to receive your own packet prior to the event. A photo ID is required for individual packet pick up and you may pick up a packet for someone else as well, provided you have a copy of their photo ID just for verification.
Can I register the day(s) of the event?
Event day registration will be available at the packet pick-up tent near the start line area. Registering on the day of the event will guarantee you an event bib and access into our post-event tent. Event T-Shirts and Goody Bags will not be available on the day of the event.
Is there parking available?
Memorial Park has accessible parking (handicap parking included) all around the park. See Course Map for details. Due to general public traffic on event week, we encourage participants to carpool with a co-worker or use our official ride share partner, UBER, to provide you the convenience of a pickup/dropoff near the start and finish line. Enter promo code “HOUSTONRUN” and get $20 off if this is your first time using UBER: Click Here
Where is free parking? Free parking will be available for the nearly 900 combined lot and on-street parking spaces north of Memorial Drive. All parking spaces south of Memorial Drive - nearly 800 spaces - remain free.
Where are the pay-to-park spots? Paid parking, $1 for three-hour increments, is in the Eastern Glades parking areas and at the golf course parking lot, tennis parking lot, and fitness center parking lot. The system will use City of Houston meters and users will also have the option to pay-by-app via ParkHouston. Houston residents should sign up in advance to use the app with no convenience fee.
What hours are the parking meters in operation? Parking meters are active 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.
How does my $1 help Memorial Park? Paid parking provides income for Memorial Park’s greenspace and trail maintenance. All parking income directly supports your Park. Consistent with other parking programs such as Allen Parkway meters along Buffalo Bayou Park, and the Washington Avenue Parking Benefit District, the meter fees will remain within the City parking meter fee structure. The fee system also provides a platform for those who visit the Park that are not taxpayers in Houston to contribute to the Park’s upkeep.
Where do we start and finish the race?
Starting this year, the Start and Finish Line, registration/packet pickup tent, along with the company hospitality village are ALL located together in the same staging area in the BEAUTIFUL Eastern Glades on the E. Memorial Loop
Can I check my gear?
There will be no event day gear check. Please securely store your belongings in your vehicle, at home, or feel free to rent a locker at the Memorial Park Tennis Center.
Lockers are available at the Memorial Park Tennis Center located on the north side of Memorial Park Loop for $.50 and showers for $.75 (towels and soap, if needed, are $1.00 each respectively). The Tennis Center remains open until 9pm each event day. The lockers are a little ways away from the event site at the Eastern Glades, so plan accordingly.
Are there mile markers?
Mile markers will be at each mile.
Will there be water available?
Water stations will be available at the start line and around the first/second mile markers
What if I need medical attention?
Special Thanks to our friends at Orion EMS and their sister company Vitality IV for being our 'Official Medical Partner' of the Hess Houston Corporate Run 5K! If anyone needs medical attention during the event, Orion will have an EMS service provided right behind the hospitality tent. If you're on the course and need see a fellow runner in need, contact them directly at (713) 864-7900.
Will there be any participant photos?
Spring Action Photos will be on hand at the finish line to provide high quality photos of your participation in the event. Your photos are now posted and you can search for your photos by your last name or your bib number at www.springactionphotos.com. Watch for discounts that will be offered.
Tips for better race photos: · Wear your bib on the front of your shirt. · Pin all 4 corners of your bib. · Pull your cap/hat away from your face. · If running with a friend/family, run shoulder to shoulder while your photos are shot. · Smile
How do I find my run/walk results?
We'd like to thank the over 6,000 participating runners/walkers in our first two years of this event, representing nearly 200 companies, for participating in the Hess Houston Corporate Run 5K!!! We're already excited for 2019 and will be updating this site in the coming weeks as we reach post-event!
Visit the '#Hess5K Awards / Results' tab on this site for the entire listing of award winners, posted in the week following the event
Are there any run 'rules'?
Please keep "Rules of the Road" in mind when running. Stay to the right of the walking trail at all times and pass on the left when possible. Memorial Park will remain open during the event hours which means people will be coming from the opposite direction you are running. Please be courteous of other patrons at the park. For competitive participants, please remember this is a 'friendly' competition. Safety first!
Due to insurance restrictions, baby joggers, strollers, animals, skates or other vehicular apparatus are not allowed by participants on the race course. Headphones are not recommended during the race, but not prohibited. Please stay aware and in-tune with your surroundings.
You mentioned company interaction...?
After you have completed your 5K, the fun continues! Swing by our post run hospitality tent near the start/finish line for refreshments, including complimentary Saint Arnold's beer for 21+ participants. You'll also be able to interact with your corporate peers from across the region. The post run tent will remain open until approximately 8:30pm each event day. No pets allowed into the post-race tent.
Your company may not have the fastest runners, but your team can still come out a winner (and look good too) by entering the Hess Houston Corporate Run 5K T-Shirt Contest. Use this as an opportunity to be creative and have some fun by designing customized team gear. These shirts are a great walking billboard for your company to wear during the race and in the Post Run Hospitality Village. Shirts will be submitted before the event and be placed on display at the event! Winner will be chosen by the Hess HCR5K Staff. Please note, company shirts are not supplied by the Hess Houston Corporate Run 5K.
What if I need a refund?
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund. If you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your number to anyone else and entry fees will not be transferred from year to year.