Saturday, July 1, 2017


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Event Information


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Saturday July 1, 2017

Meyerland Plaza
420 Meyerland Plaza Mall
Houston, Texas 77096

8K Race Registration:
Early Registration – 4/1/17 to 5/15/17 – $35
Regular Registration – 5/16/17 to 6/24/17 – $40
Race Week Registration - 6/25/17 to 6/29/17 – $45

Kids K Race Registration:
Regular Registration – 4/1/17 to 6/29/17 – $15

Race Registration closes at 11:59pm on Thursday, June 29th. There will be not be any Race Day registration this year.

Packet Pickup:

Saturday, June 24th
The Joint Chiropractic, Meyerland
360 Meyerland Plaza Mall
Houston, TX, 77096
10:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday, June 29th
Sun & Ski Sports
6100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Race Start Time - July 1, 2017:

7:30 am – 8K Start
9:00am - Kids K Start

Finishers Merchandise:

All 8k finishers will receive a finishers medal and a unisex t-shirt on race day.

Post Race Party:

Join in the fun after the race with food, drink, music and more for the whole family.

Getting to the Race:
You may park in any of the open parking lots surrounding the Meyerland Plaza. Parking is FREE.

Course Map:

The 8k Course is a fast, scenik course that follows along Brays bayou.

View Course Map

Water Stations:

Water stations are located approximately every 2 miles and at the finish.

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Virtual Race


Are you unable to attend our event because of date conflict? Don't fret! We have a solution for you!

What is a virtual race?
A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like.
How does it work?
Register for our race by clicking the link below. Then, go out and run your distance. Once you complete your distance, send us a selfie picture of your smiling face giving an "I did it!" thumbs up and we will mail you the following finisher items:

1. Your Finishers Shirt
2. Your Finishers Medal
3. Your Race Bib
4. A Certificate of Completion.
5. Any sponsor give-aways that are present in our race goodie bags.*

*Please note: These vary per race and are not finalized until a week before the scheduled event.


A special thank you to our Sponsors




The Joint Meyerland

Stockwise Solutions


Sun and Ski





JF Lopez DDS

Hot Yoga Plus

Sponsorship Information


We want you! Sponsorships are the driving force behind our events and give the Sponsor a direct line of communication to our participants.

We currently have several sponsorship opportunites available!

2017 Sponsor Packet

Group Registration


Volunteer Information


We are looking for fun, energetic people to lend a helping hand on race day! Volunteer jobs will include: water stations, post-race activities, finisher merchandise, food/beverage and much more! You can expect each shift to last about 4 hours.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Independence Day 8k, please click the link below and tell us what area most interests you.

Volunteer Signup


When is the race?

The 2017 Independence Day 8k 5K/10K run will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Where is the race?

The 2017 Independence Day 8k run will be held at Meyerland Plaza located at:

Meyerland Plaza
420 Meyerland Plaza Mall
Houston, Texas 77096

Is the race timed?

All 8K participants will be timed using a B-Tag which is attached to runner’s race bib.

What is your weather policy?

We will run Rain or Shine! If there is lightening at the time of start, then we will delay the start for a reasonable time for safety.

How much does it cost to register?

8K Race Registration:
Early Registration – 4/1/17 to 5/15/17 – $35
Regular Registration – 5/16/17 to 6/24/17 – $40
Race Week Registration - 6/25/17 to 6/29/17 – $45

Kids K Race Registration:
Regular Registration – 4/1/17 to 6/29/17 – $15

Can I pick up my bib on race day?

You may pick up your 8K bib at a bib pickup the week before the race at one of our designated packet pickups.

Should you lose or damage your BIB prior to race day, a $10.00 administrative fee will be required to obtain a new BIB.

Kids K Participants will pick up their materials on race morning


I cannot participate on race day. Can I get a refund or defer to next year?

No, we do not offer refund or allow deferrals for any reason.

What is the weather typically like on race day?

Average high: 93F
Average low: 74F

Where does the race start and finish?

The Independence Day 8k start line and finish line is located at in the main plaza of the Meyerland Plaza venue located at 420 Meyerland Plaza Mall.

What time does the race start?

The 8K starts at 7:30 AM. The kids run starting later in the morning at 9:00 AM.

What items are not allowed on the course?

Dogs, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled devices are not allowed on the race course

Will there be an awards ceremony?

The awards ceremony for overall winner (top 3 women, top 3 men in 8K) will take place at 9:00 am.

Do I get a t-shirt with registration?

Yes, All registrants will receive a unisex finishers shirt.

Do I get finisher items after the race?

8K participants will receive a finishers medal. Kids K participants will receive a tshirt and a finisher medal.

Are there age group awards?

Yes, Age Group awards will be given out in 10 year increments for the 8K race.

How do I contact RA Sports Managment with any questions, comments or to become a sponsor?

Email us at [email protected]

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