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Dad s Day 5K, Saturday, June 15th, Wortham Theatre

06/15/2013 07:45

Start: Saturday, June 15, 2013 @ 7:45 AM
The Start/Finish line is under the Wortham Theatre arch
close to the Downtown Aquarium, 550 Prairie Street Houston, TX

Mailed Runner Packets
For runners who choose to have their packets delivered by U.S. mail. . . online registrations and US-mail paper-registrations must be RECEIVED by Wednesday, June 5 at noon. If registrations are received after noon on Wednesday, June 5, packet preparation & delivery before race day is not guaranteed.

Participation by teams, either walking(3K) or running(5K) is encouraged. TEAMS must choose to compete either by Team SIZE or Runner's TIME.
a. SIZE teams will be scored by total number of runners on each team. SIZE registrations can be from the 5k or 3k.
b. TIME teams will be scored by adding the time score of the best five finishers by age-gender categories only in the 5k. Lowest score wins. See the Team Scoring Rules.

Runner packets for an entire team may qualify to be picked up by the team captain, as follows:
a. Runners must register online,
b. The team must have 15 or more registered runners,
c. Team captain must call or email the event director to schedule a day & time for pick-up. This communication must be acknowledged by the event director listed above.
d. All of the above must happen before Wednesday, June 5 at noon (CDT).

Team Scoring Rules: Please click here for team rules

Team Captains
Please click to register online to create your team and register. Once your team has been created please advise your team members to REGISTER and JOIN your TEAM. Also tell them your exact “team name”.

Team Members
Please click here to register online. On the registration form, select your team name from the drop down list and continue with your registration. If you do NOT see your teams name in the drop down list, please contact your team captain.

Online registration - Click Here.

Competitive Timing
Run timing for competitive 5k runners will be done using D-tags and electronic monitoring mats. Each 5k runner must remove the D-tag from his/her race bib, bend the D-tag into a circle and attach to his/her shoe laces. Do not fold flat.

Registration Close Date
Friday, June 14th, 2013 @4:00pm CDT
No registrations on race day.

Having trouble registering?
Please contact Active’s Support department at 1-877-228-4881.

Paper registration Form
Click here to download and print a paper registration form.

Mailed paper registrations
a. Must be received one week before your chosen packet pickup date.
b. If received after June 5, no guarantee of adequate time to process your registration for packet pickup, or for 5k race timing.

Refund Policy
Entry fee is non-refundable.

Fund-raising Info
Every registrant will be given the option to also create a fundraising page during registration.

Fund-raising ONLY
If you would like to fund-raise for this event without registering as a participant, please click here and choose the Become A Fundraiser link at the top of the page. Otherwise, as you register, you will be given the choice of creating a fund-raising page.

Event Schedule:

6:30 am – Packet Pickup Opens (no race day registrations)
7:30 am – Opening Ceremony
7:45 am – Kid’s 1k Start
8:00 am – 5k Timed run Start
8:05 am – 5k Timed run with strollers Start
8:10 am – 3k Family walk Start
8:15 am – 3k Family walk with strollers Start
8:15 am – Refreshments Open (Post race party)
9:00 am – Awards Ceremony Begins
10:00 am – Close

Packet Pickup:
a. Friday, June 7, 11 am to 6 pm at Kim Son Restaurant, 2001 Jefferson Street, 77003 (downtown)
b. Saturday, June 8, 11 am to 6 pm at Fleet Feet Sports, 6590 Woodway Dr., 77057 (at Voss)
c. Friday, June 14, 11 am to 6 pm at New Balance, 1800 Post Oak Blvd, #6140, 77056 (Galleria)
d. Race Day-Saturday, June 15, 6:30 - 7:30 am, under the Wortham Theatre arch, 550 Prairie, Houston, 77002.
No race day registrations.

Supplementary Information
Saturday, June 15, 2013 is the 14th annual Dad’s Day 5K, 3K and 1K kid’s Run/Walk in downtown Houston, TX.

The event is hosted by the TexUs Too, the Houston Chapter of Us Too International, the international grassroots, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit prostate cancer education and support network. There are 320 support group chapters worldwide, providing men and their families with free information, materials and peer-to-peer support so they can make informed choices about detection, treatment options and coping with ongoing survivorship. The organization was founded in 1990 by five men who had been treated for prostate cancer.

On Race Day, survivors, their families and friends, and local businesses come together to achieve two goals:
• Raise funds for local education and support
• Increase awareness about prostate cancer
Celebrate Fathers Day weekend by participating, volunteering or contributing to the cause. Honor your dad, brother, son, uncle, grandfather and friends.

Race Course
Start and Finish on Prairie Street under the Wortham Arch. The course is on flat, concrete, city streets, USAT&F sanctioned and certified road race, TX08027ETM. To satisfy City of Houston code and insurance requirements, no skates, roller blades, bikes or animals are permitted on the race course.

Volunteers are needed. The volunteer sign-up website will be open in early May.

Medical Aid
Medical aid will be available. Remember to drink plenty of fluids before and during the race. Water stations will be along the course. We take reasonable precautions in planning a safe event. Participation is at your own risk.

Post Race Activities
It’s all about Families and Fun !!
Lots of fun, food and music – along with the presentation of awards and door prize drawings. Refreshments are served on Fish Plaza on the Texas side of the Wortham Theater.

5K Timed Run: (electronic timing by D-tag)
Trophies to the following winners:
Top male and female overall
1st place male and female Master (40-54)
1st place male and female Senior (55+)
Top 3 prostate cancer survivors

Commemorative Medals to the following male and female winners:
1st, 2nd & 3rd places in each age group: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,
30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over.
No duplicate awards given.

Teams: Awards will be given to the top three teams in each category and will be mailed to the team captains. Please click here for team rules.

Kids 1K: All kids(12 and under) who finish will WIN a commemorative medal. Trophies for the top 3 kids. Plus all kids will receive a super hero cape instead of a t-shirt!

Door Prizes: After the race, tear-off the strip from the bottom of race bib, and drop in one of the four colored buckets around the Wortham Theater. All finishers (5k, 3k and 1k) are eligible to win one of several fantastic door prizes (including airline tickets), given out during the awards ceremony. Must be present to win

One family photo will be mailed to one person in the group free of charge. Cox Sports Photography will be photographing runners along the course. Their photos will be on display for purchase at by Thursday, June 20.

Parking space is abundant on city streets and nearby lots, but it is not FREE
* For a Wortham Theater parking map, go to .

Each runner in the 5K and 3K will receive a technical, gender specific t-shirt. Shirt size is not guaranteed at packet pickup on race day.

Extra T-Shirts:
If extra t-shirts are available, they may be obtained on race day for a donation of $10 each. Some 2012 t-shirts are available; they may be obtained on race day for a donation of $5 each.

Race Location
* The race location at Wortham Center is downtown, 501 Prairie,
77002, at Smith Street, close to the Downtown Aquarium.

Dad’s Day 5K, 3k & 1k – 2014
* Registration for the 2014 Dads Day 5k will be open on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
* Register at