Rockets Run

Saturday, November 10, 2018

7:30 AM CST


Each entry receives game voucher, commemorative T-shirt and entry to the Post Race Party and more!

  • $40Early Birds
  • $50After 10.26.18
  • $60Day of Race

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Race Day


    Saturday, November 10, 2018
    • 6:30 AM – Registration/Packet pick up
    • 7:30 AM – Kids’ 1K begins
    • 8:00 AM – 5K Run begins
    • 8:10 AM – 2 Mile Walk begins

    Post Race Party immediately following each race at Root Memorial Square Park (across the street from Toyota Center)

  • 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 Root Memorial Square Park at the basketball court. 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 17th 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 three Packet Pick Up dates.

  • Kids 1K Race

    Kids 1K Race starts at 7:30am and finishes inside Toyota Center on the Houston Rockets center court! Spectators can make their way inside Toyota Center starting at 7am at the La Branch Street entrance (corner of La Branch and Polk Street). All Kids 1K participants receive a medal and entrance into the Post Race Party located at Root Memorial Square Park located across the street from Toyota Center (corner of Clay and La Branch).
  • Packet Pick Up

    Where is Packet Pick Up?

    Packet Pick Up will be at Toyota Center 1510 Polk Street Houston, TX 77002 enter at the Team Shop Lobby entance is located near the corner of La Branch and Crawford. The La Branch Street entrance located near the corner of La Branch and Polk Street.

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

    Tuesday, October 30th from 11:00AM – 7:00 PM at Team Shop Lobby
    Wednesday, November 7th from 11:00AM – 7:00 PM at 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 17th Annual Rockets Run 2018.

    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 10/29/18 for 10/30 Packet Pick Up OR by noon on 11/5/18 for 11/7 Packet Pick Up. We can have your group available for pick up at Packet Pick Up on Tuesday, October 30th or Wednesday, November 7th.

  • Parking

    Where is the best place to park for Rockets Run?

    FREE parking is available in the Toyota Tundra garage. Please enter on the La Branch side closest to the Leeland intersection. The garage will be accessible until 7:15 AM and after this time you will need to pay for street parking. After 7:15 AM the streets around Toyota Center will be closing down due to the Kids’ 1K starting at 7:30 AM. Please arrive early to avoid traffic!

  • 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 2018 watch out for more information after January 2018.

  • Post Race Party

    Located: Root Memorial Square Park (across the street from Toyota Center at Clay and La Branch)

    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

    All participants will finish on the Houston Rockets Center Court inside Toyota Center!

    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.

  • Spectator Information

    Will cameras and video cameras be allowed at this event?

    Video cameras and audio recorders are prohibited inside Toyota Center. Cameras will be allowed inside Toyota Center as long as the camera lens does not exceed 4 inches long.

    Where do spectators go to watch participants cross the finish line?

    We encourage all spectators to come early to watch the participants cross the finish line inside Toyota Center. Doors for the finish line viewing will open at 7:00 AM at the La Branch Street entrance (corner of La Branch and Polk Street) for the first race – Kids’ 1K.

  • 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. No strollers will be allowed to cross the finish line and will be asked to re-route to the post race party.

  • Tickets

    Additional Tickets?

    Each participant entry receives one (1) ticket voucher. Additional tickets are available for purchase starting at $35 each.

    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:

    • Tuesday, October 30th – Toyota Center @ Packet Pickup 11:00AM – 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday, November 7th – Toyota Center @ Packet Pickup 11:00AM – 7:00PM
    • Race Day – Saturday, November 10th – Toyota Center Box Office 8:00AM-3:00PM

    Regular Box Office hours of operation:
    Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 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 10/29/17. You will have your choice of one of the following games that best suits your schedule:

    • Wednesday, Dec 17th vs. Utah*
    • Wednesday, Dec 19th vs. Washington*

    *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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