What do I need to bring to Packet Pickup?
You will need your bib number.
Can a friend or family member pickup my packet for me?
Yes. Make sure you coordinate everything so that you can get your packet(s) from them before the race.
Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
Yes, but ONLY if you contact the Race Director at 281-210-3800 by October 2, no exceptions!
What if someone is caught wearing another person’s number?
If you’re caught racing in someone else’s number you will be blacklisted and not be able to race our races and possibly others for a lengthy period of time. DON’T RISK IT!
What about bad weather?
In the event of bad weather we will do everything in our power to still have the event. Remember that thunder and lightning delay the start by 20-30 min each time we see/hear it. We will delay as long as we can. Long delays may cause us to make the entire event a 5k. IF the bad weather persists we “may” have to cancel the entire event. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HAVE THE EVENT NO MATTER WHAT. Please know that complete cancelation is very rare but DOES happen from time-to-time. In the ten years the Parks and Recreation Department has been producing races, we have never cancelled a race, but have had to modify the race in order to open the roads on time.
What about refunds and/or credits?
In the event you know ahead of time you cannot participate in the event but you are signed up, you may contact us and switch your entry to someone else. IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER AND/OR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL WE CAN NOT ISSUE REFUNDS, CREDITS, OR TRANSFERS. Most of the race has been paid for ahead of time with the money we collect from entry fees. As much as we would like to offer refunds we just can’t since all/most of the money from entries is gone to pay for the event. It’s the nature of the sport and you take a certain risk, as do we, when you sign up. Typically cancelation of ANY event is not something to worry about and is quite rare.
What do I get in my packet?
Race (bib) number with timing chip. Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas participants will receive a technical shirt. Kids race participants will receive a T-shirt (not a technical shirt).
Will this race be capped?
Yes, the race will be capped at 3,000 for the 10-mile race and 300 for the kid’s race. Race management feels it is important to gradually increase the race size to ensure the race is manageable and safe with the ultimate goal of the racers have a quality experience.
May I use my own timing chip instead of the provided disposable timing tag?
No. Please remove all existing chips, D-tags or bib tags from previous races.
What do I do with my race bib number after the race?
Keep it, throw it out, do whatever with it. It’s disposable, we don’t need it back.
How early should I get there?
If you are doing packet pickup race morning get there at least 60 min early to be safe. If you have everything you need just be sure you’re there early enough to warm up, stretch, and go to the restrooms, 45 minute is typically enough. Please see our Event Schedule for details.
Where do Participants park?
Participants may park in the Town Center Parking Garage (AKA Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion garage) located at the corner of Six Pines and Lake Robbins Drive.
Where do Spectators park?
Spectators may park on the ground lot at Six Pines and Lake Robbins to the left of Tinseltown Movie Theatre.
Are spectators allowed to bring dogs to Market Street?
No, animals are not permitted at Market Street.
Is there an additional fee for parking?
No. Parking is FREE.
What should I bring with me?
Everyone needs different things. As general rule you want to bring all your packet pickup items, especially your race number (bib). Aside from that we recommend bringing some water or pre-race drink. Something small to eat that won’t upset your stomach, a change of clothes for after and possibly some rain gear in case the weather gets bad. Also bring a recovery drink and some food. We will have food there but it’s safe to have something of your own to drink and eat just in case. We also suggest checking the weather ahead of time to know if you should dress up or down according to heat/cold. You may want to bring sunscreen, a hat/visor, sunglasses, and nutrition such as Gu Packets and Fuel Belts if needed.
Is there a cutoff time?
All runners and walkers must maintain 16 minutes per mile to stay ahead of course closure.
Can I listen to a music device while I run?
Headphones are not prohibited, but are strongly discouraged. Participants who wear headphones must remain aware of race officials, traffic and other runners.
Are pets allowed?
No pets are allowed at the venue or in the race. Anyone caught with one will be disqualified and asked to leave. Please see our Rules & Restrictions Page. We love pets just NOT at the race. It’s a HUGE liability. We know you have the nicest dog in the world BUT he/she is still not allowed. Sorry.
Is pacing allowed by outside non-registered participants?
Absolutely not! Any non registered pacers will be stopped immediately and the person they are pacing will be disqualified.
Where are pre/post race restrooms?
There will be ample port-o-lets in the parking lot near Orvis.
Where is the start line & finish line?
The start line is in front of the north commons of Market Street opposite side of movie theatre.
Where should spectators go to watch?
Spectators can print course maps and plan where they want to watch prior to the race start time(s). Start and finish lines are always good, safe, and fun places to go to watch. Other places along the route are good as well, such as Panther Creek Village Center, Shadowbend Park and Northshore Park, to name a few. Just be careful of road closures. (see lane closure information)
Is the course USATF Certified?
What does it mean to be USATF Certified?
A certified course is one that has been measured according to strictly defined rules, as set forth by the USA Track and Field Road Running Technical Council, and where the paperwork that accompanies that measurement has been “certified” by the appropriate USATF State Certifier.
Why do I care if a course is USATF Certified?
Ultimately you’re a customer that paid for a product. That product, the race, should be as accurate as possible. Having the race direction team measure the course THEN having a professional assigned by USA Track and Field to come out and do final measurements and certify it ensures you that what you’re running is very close to perfection. This is assuming you take the tangents. Tangents of a course are the shortest legal distance a runner is allowed to take. This saves time and distance and is what the course measurer will actually measure as he/she certifies the course. If you run a course and it is USATF Certified and you find your GPS or finishing time shows it to be long then you most likely did not take the course tangents throughout the race.
How many hydration stations will be on the course?
There will be five hydration stations throughout the course, as well as water at the finish line.
What will the hydration stations have?
Hydration stations will have sports drinks and water.
Will there be food afterwards?
Yes. The “Texas size” post race party will offer athletes food, drink and music.
Where will be Post Race Party be?
The post race party will take place in Market Street Central Park. The athlete's tent location to be determined.
After getting your food and drinks head to the Central Park area to enjoy music and sponsor booths.
What do I need to get into the Post Race Party?
You will need your race bib number to get into the Athletes Food tent.
Will there be police officers along the route to ensure cars stay out of the running area?
Yes, 55+ police officers along the route.
When and where will results be posted?
Results will be posted and re-posted (updated) as the race(s) go on. Results will be posted according to gender, overalls, masters, and age groups. We will include that info within 24 hours on the site and in a broadcast email at a later date.
Who gets awards?
The awards will be given out to: First place in overall, Master overall, Grand Master overall
1st,2nd,3rd place in each age group. Age groups are: 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+.
How can I see/buy my race photos?
View your race photos online at www.raceshots.net. All photos will be available for quick, easy online purchase. Photos will be online within three days of the event. Any questions should be directed to raceshots.net staff at .
My child is running the One 4 Texas Kid’s Fun Run, what do I need to know?
Much of the information is the same as the Memorial Hermann 10 For Texas Racers, such as registration, packet pick up and post race party. What is different, is the route (refer to the One 4 Texas map course) and the time the race starts, which is 7 A.M.
Parents, please join us for stretches with the Ace the Armadillo from 6:45 - 6:55 a.m. and then meet our volunteer runners, who will join your child/children on the course. Parents can run with their little racers too. Volunteers will also be placed at various locations throughout the course and can be easily identified by their pink volunteer shirts.
The one mile fun run will start at 7 a.m. with Ace the Armadillo and his friend leading the race in a golf cart to ensure that your child/children stay on the right course and make it to the finish line. If you are running Memorial Hermann 10 for Texas and would like to use this one mile jog with your child/children as your warm-up please do so! This is a Fun Run, so whether you choose to run with your child or watch from the side lines, make sure to end together at the finish line to receive your medal and make your way to the post race party!
Can I switch my shirt size?
NO. There are limited quantities of each size. Shirt sizes are on a first come, first serve basis based on the size you registered for. If there are any shirts available after everyone gets one, you may trade your shirt size on race day.