Rockets Run

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sam Houston Park

7:30 AM CST


Each entry receives one Rockets game ticket, one commemorative T-shirt and free admission to the Post Race Party at Sam Houston Park.

  • $40Early Birds
  • $50After 11.1.19
  • $60Day of Race

*Additional tickets are available for $35 each (does not include registration for the race)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Race Day


    Sunday, November 17, 2019
    • 6:30 AM CST – Registration/Packet pick up
    • 7:30 AM CST – Kids 1K
    • 8:00 AM CST – 5K Run
    • 8:10 AM CST – 2 Mile Walk

    Post Race Party immediately following each race at Sam Houston Park (1000 Bagby St. Houston, TX)

  • Awards

    What are the age groups you will be awarding for the races?

    We will be awarding all children that participate in the Kids’ 1K with a participation medal. In the 5K race we will be awarding 13 different age groups in male and female categories. The various age groups will be awarded at the Post Race Party by the main stage located in Sam Houston Park. The awards ceremony will start approximately at 9:15 AM

    Race results will be posted by 9:00 AM before the awards ceremony. They will also be posted on the Rockets website 24 hours after the race.

    Thirteen age groups will be awarded gold, silver & bronze places in male/female categories:

    • 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+
  • Beneficiary

    Who will be the beneficiary for Rockets Run?

    The 18th Annual Rockets Run, presented by Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

    About Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

    Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is a 310-bed children’s and women’s hospital located in the Texas Medical Center. The hospital’s special compassion and healing expertise has distinguished it as one of the finest children’s and women’s hospitals in the nation. In partnership with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital’s specialists provide care for more than 150,000 patient visits annually and provide families with the most comprehensive care to mothers, to the tiniest premature infants, through childhood and adolescence. Our team of affiliated doctors, nurses, therapists and other allied healthcare professionals are focused on the personalized needs of women and children with an emphasis on quality, education, outcomes, customer service and innovative research. For more information, visit

  • Changes/Corrections

    Corrections/Switching events?

    Corrections that need to be made to registration or switching events must be made in person at one of the Packet Pick Up dates.

  • Packet Pick Up

    Where is Packet Pick Up?

    Packet Pick Up will be at Toyota Center 1510 Polk Street Houston, TX 77002.

    Packet Pick Up will be available on the following dates/times:

    Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10:00AM – 6:00 PM at Toyota Center, near the Box Office
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 11:00AM – 7:00 PM at Toyota Center, near La Branch Street Entrance

    What information do I gather before I go?

    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Age of participant
    • Race participating in (5K, 2 Mile or Kids’ 1K)
    • T-shirt size

    At Packet Pick Up you will be able to pick up your bib number, T-shirt and other additional items and information for 18th Annual Rockets Run 2019.

    Can I pick up packets for other people?

    Yes, you may pick up packets for other people. Please make sure you have their first name, last name, race they are participating in, T-shirt size and signed release form/waiver by the participant. This will help speed up the process.

    Large Group Packet Pick Up (8 or more people)

    If you have a large group to pick up for, please email your group list with the above information to by noon on 11/7/19 for 11/9 Packet Pick Up OR by noon on 11/12/19 for 11/14 Packet Pick Up. Any request made after the deadlines will have to wait and see when we are available to prepare your large group.

  • Parking

    Where is the best place to park for Rockets Run?

    Please click here to view Rockets Run parking maps.

  • Pets at Event

    Are pets allowed at the races?

    We love our 4-legged friends and let us keep them safe by leaving them at home for this event. Keep in mind that we will be hosting our annual Dog Walk in 2020 watch out for more information after January 2020.

  • Post Race Party

    Located: Sam Houston Park – 1000 Bagby Houston, TX 77002

    Time: starts immediately following the first race (Kids 1K at 7:30AM)

    All participants will enjoy entertainment, food, drink and more!

    9:15AM approximately will be the awards presentation of the top finishers of the Rockets Run 5K.

  • Refunds/Exchanges

    Are there refunds or exchanges?

    There will be no refunds or exchanges for this event.

  • Registration

    All participants MUST have a parent or legal guardian register on behalf of the minor that would like to participate in any of the Rockets races.

    What do I receive when I register?

    All registrants will receive the following:

    • One (1) ticket voucher for select Rockets home game
    • Commemorative T-shirt and race number
    • Admittance to Post Race Party

    I want to participate with my child in the Kids’ 1K. Do I have to register?

    Yes, anyone who wants to participate in the Kids’ 1K must register and must have a bib number in order to run with a child down to the finish line. If you are already registered in the 5K or the 2 Mile Walk you will be allowed to participate in the Kids’ 1K as long as you wear your proper bib number.

  • Strollers

    May I bring my stroller to participate in the 5K, 2 Mile Walk and Kids’ 1K?

    No, strollers in the 5K race are prohibited. This is for safety reasons for all participating runners.

  • Tickets

    Additional Tickets?

    Each participant entry receives one (1) ticket voucher. Additional tickets are available for purchase starting at $35 each. Additional tickets do not participate in the various races. You must register separately.

    When do I get my tickets for the Rockets game?

    Ticket voucher redemption will start during regular hours at the Toyota Center Box Office after you pick up your packet. See below for additional dates and times:

    • Saturday, November 9th – Toyota Center Box Office 10AM - 6PM
    • Thursday, November 14th – Toyota Center LaBranch Entrance 9:00AM – 7:00PM
    • Sunday, November 17th – Toyota Center Box Office 10AM - 3PM

    Regular Box Office hours of operation:
    Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    How do I use the ticket voucher?

    The ticket voucher can be redeemed at the Toyota Center Box Office starting on the first day of Packet Pick Up on 11/9/19. You will have your choice of one of the following games that best suits your schedule:

    • November 18th vs. Portland*
    • November 24th vs. Dallas*
    • December 9th vs. Sacramento*

    *Based on availability

    Group Seating?

    You can get group seating by redeeming your ticket vouchers at the same time at the Toyota Center Box Office during hours of operation.

  • Additional Questions

    Contact Us

    Please call our race hotline at 713-758-7701 or e-mail us at


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