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Upcoming events (5+)

Saturday AM run @ Hermann/Rice @ 8:00 AM

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens

The combo Hermann/Rice loop is much less crowded than Memorial Park, yet still provides softer crushed gravel trails for our delicate feet, plus the added bonus of being nearly 100% shaded. Since we tend to be a small group we mostly run together on a 5 mile loop that includes Hermann Park and a loop around Rice University, which can easily be cut to a 2 mile run, because we loop close to the starting point before heading towards the Rice campus loop. We try to adjust the pace to keep everyone at a light conversational pace as best we can, and there are three working water fountains along the route and in summer we try to visit all three. Map of course. Red- 2 mile Hermann park portion, yellow- Rice 2.9 mile loop portion. Multiple water fountains available at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Rice Blvd, and University Blvd. Restrooms available at Miller and Centennial Gardens (opens at 9 AM). Location of Meetup: Waiting in front of (or sitting on top of) the concrete sign Centennial Gardens as shown below in parking lot C you will most often find members Andy, Evan or Nat - with a rotating cast of occasional runners. Stephen (pronounced Steff-un), the listed host, shows up occasionally to disprove the myth that Andy spreads that he is a spiritual presence guiding the group. We recommend that any interested runners look us up on our sister running group on Facebook that meets on Thursday night, the Radar Runners located at Under the Radar Brewery in Midtown. https://www.facebook.com/groups/RADARRUNNING/ LOCATION for Post-run activities is wherever you want to roam! We used to try to have an organized gathering point but over time that has withered away. However a few of us do tend to clean up after the run and reconvene at Java Lava for the breakfast of champions (bacon, eggs and potatoes for me with a latte, but Nat prefers a nice Pilsner). Wishing you good running!

Saturday AM run @ Hermann/Rice @ 8:00 AM

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens

The combo Hermann/Rice loop is much less crowded than Memorial Park, yet still provides softer crushed gravel trails for our delicate feet, plus the added bonus of being nearly 100% shaded. Since we tend to be a small group we mostly run together on a 5 mile loop that includes Hermann Park and a loop around Rice University, which can easily be cut to a 2 mile run, because we loop close to the starting point before heading towards the Rice campus loop. We try to adjust the pace to keep everyone at a light conversational pace as best we can, and there are three working water fountains along the route and in summer we try to visit all three. Map of course. Red- 2 mile Hermann park portion, yellow- Rice 2.9 mile loop portion. Multiple water fountains available at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Rice Blvd, and University Blvd. Restrooms available at Miller and Centennial Gardens (opens at 9 AM). Location of Meetup: Waiting in front of (or sitting on top of) the concrete sign Centennial Gardens as shown below in parking lot C you will most often find members Andy, Evan or Nat - with a rotating cast of occasional runners. Stephen (pronounced Steff-un), the listed host, shows up occasionally to disprove the myth that Andy spreads that he is a spiritual presence guiding the group. We recommend that any interested runners look us up on our sister running group on Facebook that meets on Thursday night, the Radar Runners located at Under the Radar Brewery in Midtown. https://www.facebook.com/groups/RADARRUNNING/ LOCATION for Post-run activities is wherever you want to roam! We used to try to have an organized gathering point but over time that has withered away. However a few of us do tend to clean up after the run and reconvene at Java Lava for the breakfast of champions (bacon, eggs and potatoes for me with a latte, but Nat prefers a nice Pilsner). Wishing you good running!

Free 5k- Wellness Run in the Heights

University of Houston Downtown Daly Parking Lot to Heights Hike & Bike Trail

8 AM again. The nonprofit Wellness Run has 3 different events that recur monthly on Sunday mornings. The Height series rotates monthly on the first Sunday of the month. A mixture of walkers, joggers, and competitive runners participates. The course begins at the University of Houston Downtown Daly Parking Lot and is out and back on the paved Heights Hike & Bike Trail and is not very crowded since there are typically[masked] runners participating at the Heights run. Preregistration is required for the event if you want to be chip timed. It is free. When you arrive on race day, check in at the preregistered table and receive your bib. No waiting, no hassle! Online registration for a Sunday run, typically opens a couple of weeks before the event. We will notify you when registration opens. Furthermore, online registration closes usually on the Thursday before the Sunday event. If you want to be chip timed then you must preregister online. ****You can still run the course if you do not preregister online. Also, we encourage that you to donate occasionally for this worthy cause! Onsite volunteers are usually needed as well. Information the nonprofit and registration link: http://thehwp.org/?cat=13 ***Registration link for each month will be posted in the comment's section.

Saturday AM run @ Hermann/Rice @ 8:00 AM

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens

The combo Hermann/Rice loop is much less crowded than Memorial Park, yet still provides softer crushed gravel trails for our delicate feet, plus the added bonus of being nearly 100% shaded. Since we tend to be a small group we mostly run together on a 5 mile loop that includes Hermann Park and a loop around Rice University, which can easily be cut to a 2 mile run, because we loop close to the starting point before heading towards the Rice campus loop. We try to adjust the pace to keep everyone at a light conversational pace as best we can, and there are three working water fountains along the route and in summer we try to visit all three. Map of course. Red- 2 mile Hermann park portion, yellow- Rice 2.9 mile loop portion. Multiple water fountains available at Miller Outdoor Theatre, Rice Blvd, and University Blvd. Restrooms available at Miller and Centennial Gardens (opens at 9 AM). Location of Meetup: Waiting in front of (or sitting on top of) the concrete sign Centennial Gardens as shown below in parking lot C you will most often find members Andy, Evan or Nat - with a rotating cast of occasional runners. Stephen (pronounced Steff-un), the listed host, shows up occasionally to disprove the myth that Andy spreads that he is a spiritual presence guiding the group. We recommend that any interested runners look us up on our sister running group on Facebook that meets on Thursday night, the Radar Runners located at Under the Radar Brewery in Midtown. https://www.facebook.com/groups/RADARRUNNING/ LOCATION for Post-run activities is wherever you want to roam! We used to try to have an organized gathering point but over time that has withered away. However a few of us do tend to clean up after the run and reconvene at Java Lava for the breakfast of champions (bacon, eggs and potatoes for me with a latte, but Nat prefers a nice Pilsner). Wishing you good running!

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Saturday AM run @ Hermann/Rice @ 8:00 AM

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens

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