FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: When/Where will this race be held?

A: Alex’s Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Kid’s K will take place on Saturday November 04, 2017 at MacGregor Park, 5225 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77021. The Kids 1K  will start at 8:00 AM, the 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 AM, followed by the post-race party.

Q: Does this race benefit a cause?

A: This year, Alex’s 5k Run/Walk will support three charities “Autism Speaks“, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to funding research into causes, prevention, and treatments for autism, “Avondale House“,  a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit agency that provides educational services to children with autism here in Houston, and The Westview School, a private, non-profit school for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder in Houston.

Q: I want to sponsor the race. Who should I contact?

A: Please visit our webpage “Be a Sponsor” or contact race director Lara Allen at larabcrr@gmail.com

Q: How can one sign up for this race?

A: One can sign up for the race online by clicking here. Alternatively, a pdf copy of registration form can be found here.

Q. Can I donate to the race and its charities?

A. Yes. You can contribute on our donation page. All donations are tax deductible.

Q. Can I volunteer?

A. Yes. Visit our Volunteer page for more info and options. You can signup online to be a volunteer or contact Vol. Coordinator Christina at christinabcrr@gmail.com.

Q: I am a recreational jogger/runner. Will this race be walker friendly?

A: Alex’s 5K Run/Walk proudly welcomes runners/walkers of all levels.

Q. Will there be awards for competitive runners?

A.  Yes. Cash Awards ($100) will be presented to the Overall Male & Female and 1st Place Masters Male & Female. Custom awards are awarded to 1st through 3rd place male and female finishers in 5 year age groups as well.

Q. Will there be a hand-cycle/wheelchair division?

A. Yes. The “wheeled” racers will start 10 minutes early at 8:20AM. Online registration will prompt for this division. Please write “Hand-cycle” or “Wheelchair” on Mail-in entries and in-person registration forms.

Q: What is the race course like?

A: This USATF Certified 5K (TX08023ETM), loop course is fast and flat.  pdf file of the course map can be found here.

Q: Will this race be chip timed?

A: Yes, the race will be chip timed by Run Houston Timing.

Q. Will the race results be available online?

A. Yes. Results at Run Houston Timing.

Q: Will there be a post race party with food?

A: Yes, Alex’s 5K has one of the best post race parties in town! We will have both cold and hot food as well as beverages (beer, water, Gatorade, juice).

Q: Is the race kid/family friendly?

A: Yes, in addition to the Kids’ K race, there will be a special Kids’ Post Race area featuring our traditional egg hunt for eggs filled with goodies. Of course we will have our awesome cupcake decorating (and eating) station and more!

Q. Is it possible to run the race and watch my child hunt for “Eggs”? I don’t want to miss the fun.

A. Yes, the Egg Hunt will be held at 9:10 after most 5K runners have finished.

Q. Will there be door prizes?

A. Yes.

Q. May I contribute a door prize?

A. Yes, please contact Rosie at rschmandt@yahoo.com

Q. Will there be a course photographer?

A. Yes, TBA

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