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.
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 - $45 Individual Registration' in the team listings to sign up today!
What do I receive if I register?
Your Race Packet Contains:
Commemorative Running Tech Shirt
Goody Bag including special offers/items from local partners
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: MUST BE REGISTERED BY OCTOBER 8TH AT 11:59PM TO RECEIVE T-SHIRTS AND GOODY BAGS. ALL PARTICIPANTS AFTER THIS DATE WILL ONLY RECEIVE AN EVENT BIB AND ACCESS INTO OUR POST-EVENT TENT)
Dates & Times: Thursday, October 18th (11am-7pm) Friday, October 19th (11am - 7pm)
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 are the free parking spots? Free parking will be available at the golf course, tennis center, and fitness center parking lots and on-street parking spaces north of Memorial Drive. All 778 parking spaces south of Memorial will remain free.
Where are the pay-to-park spots? If you'd like paid parking, $1 for three-hour increments, will be implemented at the Eastern Glades designated parking areas. The system will use City of Houston meters and users will also have the option to pay-by-app via ParkHouston. Paid parking provides income for Memorial Park’s greenspace and trail maintenance.
Where do we start and finish the race?
Follow the map below to the respective alternate start and finish line areas. Everything related to event day is staged directly to the east of the Memorial Park Tennis Center.
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 right nearby the event 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.
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
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.
Are you a fan of Yoga? Participate in our 'Sunset Yoga - Presented by Lululemon' session featuring an ambassador from Lululemon City Centre, Highland Village, Houston Galleria, or Sugarland during each event day (weather permitting, between 6:30-7pm). Attendees must bring their own mat or towel, and can leave them in your car, company tent, or locker inside the Memorial Park Tennis Center. See 'Can I check my gear' section above for details on locker rental. Announcements will be made at the event before the sessions begin.
Company T-Shirt Contest!!!
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. Lululemon is the official team shirt headquarters of the 2018 Hess HCR5K. If you’re looking for a vendor, they can take care of all your needs related to custom team apparel. Contact Rae Albee for more information: email@example.com
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.