Houston Running News

HARRA Fall Series near complete, Spring Series schedule set

The 2013 Fall Series concludes with the Chevron Houston Marathon on January 19th and the Fall Series results will be finalized soon after. Forty-nine members have run all 4 individual events in 2013 and are in the running to win an Ironfoot award if they complete or volunteer at the Houston Marathon. Standings for the Runner of the Season through the 30k can be found at this link. Nineteen running clubs have scored in the Club and Team competition with the Bay Area Running Club, Bayou City Road Runners, Houston Striders and H-Town Runners leading in one or more of the 14 categories heading into the Marathon.

The Spring Series schedule is as follows, so mark your calendars to compete for yourself and your Club in one or more of these events

February 22 Buffalo Wallow 6k
March 8 Bayou City Classic 10k
March 22 Law Week 8k
March 29 Bellaire Trolley Run 5k
April 23 LP Run
May 10 Bayou Bash Relay

HARRA has worked with all these races for many years and they are all high quality. HARRA members are deeply involved in leading and volunteering at all of them in various ways from race directing to refueling stations to AED teams. If you are not running we urge you to volunteer in some capacity.

Memorial Park’s New Stretching Deck and Running Trail Center

Construction is progressing well on Memorial Park’s new stretching deck and Running Trail Center. A formal dedication ceremony will be held in the coming weeks for the opening of the new deck! Thanks to the hard work and many donations from the Houston running community who have made both of these improvements a reality.

HARRA Membership Renewal

HARRA Memberships expired at the end of June. You can still renew and get discounts for many races and for your shoes and clothes at local merchants. To renew, go the HARRA web site and on the home page, login (look on the middle of the right side for the Member Login link).

When you first login, you will be given an opportunity to update your membership information. You can then use the View and Action buttons to renew your membership. Under View, select My Membership and under Actions, select Membership Plan.

You can select either an Individual Membership or a Family Membership as appropriate and then proceed though billing information and confirmation.

HARRA Membership list - A list of active members, HARRA membership numbers, and their HARRA affiliated running clubs.

Running in Houston - Great places to run in Houston; Locations and times of daily training runs; and Links to HARRA affiliated running clubs.

Calendar of Races, Events, and Race Results - Links to upcoming races, events, and race result web sites. We track over 100 races per year in the Houston area. That's a lot of races!

Get in the game. Join/Renew HARRA now! - What are you waiting for? Be an active part of Houston's vibrant running community.