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Upcoming events (5)

Saturday AM run Hermann/Rice run starting at Centennial Gardens main entrance

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens

COVID19 Update: We are still meeting, but we are less "groupy" than we used to be for the time being. We are observing social distancing at all times and are trying not to run as a big group in order to ensure adequate spacing for other runners along the route. It is highly advised to bring your own water because some of our water stops are not operational and that is may not change for a few months. Stay healthy!

The most important thing is to find us! I feel bad when people sign up but don't find us and give up. We are always at the concrete marker at the entry to Centennial Gardens (aka Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion). So, Google 'Centennial Gardens' and you should get very close. The concrete marker at the entrance is right by the major parking lot at the north side of Hermann Park.

Since we tend to be a small group (6 to 12 people most times) 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 four working water fountains along the route and in summer we try to visit three.

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.

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, is the spiritual guide for the group, rarely physically present but as the originating sponsor his legacy lives on.

We recommend that any interested runners look us up on our sister running group on Facebook that meets every Thursday night at 7pm, 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 run starting at Centennial Gardens main entrance

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens

COVID19 Update: We are still meeting, but we are less "groupy" than we used to be for the time being. We are observing social distancing at all times and are trying not to run as a big group in order to ensure adequate spacing for other runners along the route. It is highly advised to bring your own water because some of our water stops are not operational and that is may not change for a few months. Stay healthy!

The most important thing is to find us! I feel bad when people sign up but don't find us and give up. We are always at the concrete marker at the entry to Centennial Gardens (aka Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion). So, Google 'Centennial Gardens' and you should get very close. The concrete marker at the entrance is right by the major parking lot at the north side of Hermann Park.

Since we tend to be a small group (6 to 12 people most times) 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 four working water fountains along the route and in summer we try to visit three.

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.

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, is the spiritual guide for the group, rarely physically present but as the originating sponsor his legacy lives on.

We recommend that any interested runners look us up on our sister running group on Facebook that meets every Thursday night at 7pm, 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 run starting at Centennial Gardens main entrance

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens

COVID19 Update: We are still meeting, but we are less "groupy" than we used to be for the time being. We are observing social distancing at all times and are trying not to run as a big group in order to ensure adequate spacing for other runners along the route. It is highly advised to bring your own water because some of our water stops are not operational and that is may not change for a few months. Stay healthy!

The most important thing is to find us! I feel bad when people sign up but don't find us and give up. We are always at the concrete marker at the entry to Centennial Gardens (aka Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion). So, Google 'Centennial Gardens' and you should get very close. The concrete marker at the entrance is right by the major parking lot at the north side of Hermann Park.

Since we tend to be a small group (6 to 12 people most times) 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 four working water fountains along the route and in summer we try to visit three.

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.

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, is the spiritual guide for the group, rarely physically present but as the originating sponsor his legacy lives on.

We recommend that any interested runners look us up on our sister running group on Facebook that meets every Thursday night at 7pm, 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 run starting at Centennial Gardens main entrance

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens

COVID19 Update: We are still meeting, but we are less "groupy" than we used to be for the time being. We are observing social distancing at all times and are trying not to run as a big group in order to ensure adequate spacing for other runners along the route. It is highly advised to bring your own water because some of our water stops are not operational and that is may not change for a few months. Stay healthy!

The most important thing is to find us! I feel bad when people sign up but don't find us and give up. We are always at the concrete marker at the entry to Centennial Gardens (aka Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion). So, Google 'Centennial Gardens' and you should get very close. The concrete marker at the entrance is right by the major parking lot at the north side of Hermann Park.

Since we tend to be a small group (6 to 12 people most times) 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 four working water fountains along the route and in summer we try to visit three.

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.

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, is the spiritual guide for the group, rarely physically present but as the originating sponsor his legacy lives on.

We recommend that any interested runners look us up on our sister running group on Facebook that meets every Thursday night at 7pm, 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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