Houston Runs You Might Like - February

Houston Runs You Might Like - February

Ferbruary may be the shortest month of the year, but it is packed full of races and fun events. Here are a few runs in the Houston area that will get you outside and having fun with other active people. 

Road Runs

The Katy Half Marathon

Date: February 3, 2018
Distance: Half Marathon, 5k and 1k Kids Run

The Katy Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and 5K offers participants a flat, USA Track & Field certified course with an epic finish line and post race complete with professional announcing, live music, delicious food, hot chocolate, beer, and age group awards five places deep. There is also a Kids K fun run. As part of the Bayou City Half Marathon Series, this event attracted thousands of participants and spectators to come out for a fun and exciting day!

> Learn more about the Katy Half Marathon

Lake Houston Family YMCA Bridge Fest

Date: February 17, 2018
Distance: 5k and 1 Mile

Beginning as a celebration of the opening of the Lake Houston Parkway bridge, Bridge Fest continues to be an important event in our community. To encourage participation of all abilities and ages, joggers and walkers can choose from either a 5k or 1 mile race. Net proceeds benefit the annual fundraising campaign of the Lake Houston Family YMCA, which helps everyone, regardless of age, income or background, have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at the Y.

> Learn more about the Lake Houston Family YMCA Bridge Fest

Galveston Marathon & Half Marathon

Date: February 17, 2018
Distance: Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k

Run through historic Galveston and along the seawall over the full Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K distance. This event is always a fun day of running and will challenge your limits, whether you are a seasoned runner or a first timer. Kids are invited to run in the Marathon Kids Mile event during the Marathon and Half Marathon.

> Learn more about the Galveston Marathon & Half Marathon

Rodeo Run 10k

Date: February 24, 2018
Distance: 5k and 10k

There is something for everyone at this event. Races include a competitive 10K, a timed 5K run or walk, and a wheel chair race. After the race enjoy a post race party with a rodeo gear costume contest, a Family Fun Zone, food, entertainment and more! With all this excitement you will need to round up the gang and join thousands for this weekend activity! Proceeds from this run benefit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Educational Fund. 

>Learn more about the Rodeo Run 10k

Jail Break Run

Date: February 24, 2018
Distance: 5k and Half Marathon

Come out for this exciting half marathon and 5K where organizers encourage you to run like you just broke out of jail! Just miles from nearby Houston, the crest of the Fred Hartman Bridge, marks the climactic half-way point of the Jail Break Half Marathon. This stunning view point overlooks the waters of Tabbs Bay and Black Duck Bay.

> Learn more about the Jail Break Run

Trail Runs

Jackalope Jam Trail Run

Date: February 22 - 25, 2018
Distance: 6, 12, 24, 48, and 72 Hour Solo and Relay Events

How long can you run for? Test your mental and physical strength with this 6, 12, 24, 48, or 72 hour run at the 7IL Ranch. Located at sea level, the course is a gravel and open grass based trail. The only Aid Station will be at the start/finish of the 1 mile loop and will be fully stocked with lots of goodies. 

> Learn more about the Jackalope Jam Trail Run

Surfside Beach Full & Half Marathon

Date: February 24, 2018
Distance: Half Marathon and Marathon

Enjoy life on the beach! This is one of the most unique annual running events in Texas. The Surfside Beach full and half marathon gives you the opportunity to run along beautiful ocean vistas, as the entire race is on the sandy beach! Celebrate the run with the post-race festivities which include delicious Texas BBQ, other foods and craft beer.

> Learn more about the Surfside Beach Full & Half Marathon

Fun Runs

Cupid's Undie Run

Date: February 10, 2018
Distance: 1 mile

This Valentine’s Day weekend, come put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Join hundreds of Houstonians for a very "Brief" run and a BIG party.

> Learn more about the Cupid's Undie Run

Looking for More Runs?

Already familiar with these races? Go to www.runguides.com/houston/runs to view out full calendar of races happening in and around Houston during the year.

Published on Jan 30, 2018