Rockets Run 2010
Presented by UnitedHealthcare - Sunday, January 31, 2010 8:00 AM
The Houston Rockets invite fans to participate in the Rockets Run 2010 on January 31 at 8:00 a.m.. Now in its 8th year, the Rockets Run is a great way for fans to stay in shape while experiencing the thrill of crossing the finish line on the Rockets home court at Toyota Center. Each 5K runner will receive their official timing with the Disposable Tag System (D-Tag).
The Rockets will host the second year of the Kids' 1K which will now finish on the Rockets home court! Children 12 and under can participate in the abbreviated run course around Toyota Center.
Kids can enjoy participating in the Rockets Run with Houston's own, Clutch, the Rockets Bear. We will have special t-shirts and participation prizes in addition to a special Kids Korner area with interactive games at the Post Race Party.
Participants in the Rockets Run can choose to compete in the 5K run, the 2 Mile walk, or Kids 1K. All courses take runners through several blocks of midtown Houston, then turn back toward Toyota Center. The final legs of all the races will go underneath the Tundra Garage and the arena, before emerging on the Rockets home court—32 feet below street level.
After crossing the finish line, participants are invited to head to Jackson Street, where a post-race party awaits. The celebration includes trophy presentations for the top finishers, along with free food, drinks, and entertainment.
The fun does not end after the post-race party, however. Every participant receives one ticket to the Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns, game time is 7:30 PM. The registration fee includes admission to the race, a race packet complete with T-shirt and other sponsor gifts, plus the post-race party and a Rockets game ticket.
Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 finishers in 13 different age groups. The top 3 overall male and female runners will receive trophies and be recognized at the Rockets game that night.
The Rockets Run takes place at Toyota Center on Sunday, January 31. Check-in and disposable tag pick-up begins at 6:30 a.m. Start times for the races are 7:30 a.m. for the Kids 1K, 8:00 a.m. for the 5K and 2 Mile walk. Free parking will be available in the Tundra Garage, located just next to Toyota Center.
Full Rockets Run Agenda:
6:00 AM – Registration begins
7:30 AM – Kids’ 1K
8:00 AM – 5K and 2 Mile Walk
Post Race Party immediately following the race on Jackson Street behind Toyota Center
Race Hotline: 713-758-7701
Packet Pick Up Dates & Locations
*Saturday, January 23, 2010
Toyota Center, Team Shop - 1510 Polk Street
*Sunday, January 24, 2010
adidas Store, Galleria IV - 5155 West Alabama Suite 5350
Receive 15% off in the adidas Store when you pick up your packet on this day. You must show your packet at the register to receive the discount.
*Saturday, January 30, 2010
Toyota Center, Team Shop 1510 Polk Street
Awarding Age Groups:
- 15 and under
See you at Rockets Run!