Jail Break Run
Come out for this exciting half marathon and 5K where organizers encourage you to run like you just broke out of jail! The crest of the Fred Hartman Bridge overlooking the waters of Tabbs Bay and Black Duck Bay, just miles from nearby Houston, marks the climactic half-way point of the Jail Break Half Marathon.
The race is set to follow an out-and-back route that starts and finishes at the offices of the Baytown Police Department, which lies along the city’s Main Street.
From there, runners head out southward along Main Street for the race’s first couple of miles, until they reach the first turn onto Texas Avenue. Here runners turn right and head northwest toward Market Street, where they’ll turn left and start the stretch of the race that brings them around to the Fred Hartman Bridge, the 1,250-ft. cable-stayed bridge that straddles the Houston Ship Channel and connects Baytown with nearby LaPorte.
Once they make their way onto the bridge, runners head up along the rising incline of the bridge to its highest point overlooking the bay. There, they’ll make the turn and then head back downhill toward Baytown, turning back onto Main Street and Lee Drive before meeting up with Texas Avenue, and then re-tracing their steps in the opposite direction back up to the police department headquarters for the race finish.
The start/finish line (and parking) are at Baytown Police Department, 3200 North Main St., Baytown, TX 77520.