KOLACHE FACTORY 5K/10K/KIDS DASH

Join us Saturday, April 2nd 2022 Directions
EVENT INFO
PLACE
Start Line Location: Addicks Park and Ride (14230 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX US 77079)
Right off of I-10 in the Energy Corridor District (Flat and Fast, Out-And-Back Course on Park Row Drive and a short drive from the Houston Inner Loop / Katy)
WHEN DOES THE EVENT START?
Saturday, April 2nd
8:00 AM - Kids Dash
8:15AM - 10K Run/Walk, 10K Challenge
8:30AM - 5K Run/Walk
 
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE 5K/10K?
All ages can participate in the 5K/10K events, with ages 2 and under free to accompany a family member.  Strollers and walkers are also welcome, we just ask that you start in the back of the corral at event start to allow runners ahead.  All participants must finish within the 120 minute timeframe (20 min avg. per mile).
 
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE KIDS DASH?
Untimed Kids Dash fun run is limited to children 12 and under. One parent or guardian may escort the child through the route, but it is not required. Strollers are allowed. Older children will be put in the front, and strollers are to be in the back. We ask if you are pushing a stroller you be cautious of other children around you as you pass them. 
 
PARTICIPANT GIVEAWAYS
All 5K/10K Race Participants Receive: Participant Bib, Tech T-Shirt/Women's Tank, Finisher Medal, One (1) Post-Race Saint Arnold Beer (Ages 21+)
All Kids Dash Participants Receive: Participant Bib (Untimed), Tech T-Shirt, Finishers Medal
Please Note: All 5K/10K Bibs have an RFID tag located on the back of the bib for tracking on the course. Please leave this tracking in place centered on the front of your shirt to accurately time/track your participation.
 
CHARITABLE PARTNER - MEMORIAL ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES
MAM’s primary goal is to help families overcome poverty by offering education programs designed to teach English and Financial Management, as well as help clients find new or better jobs. When families provide a financially stable home for their children, our neighborhoods become part of a healthier and safer community for all. MAM also serves as a trusted resource for our neighbors to volunteer, shop or donate to the resale store, and offer monetary donations. With your help, we will continue to improve the lives of families in need. Together, we are a caring community!
 
PACKET PICK-UP
Packet pickup dates/times are listed below with our official packet pickup partner, Sun & Ski Sports. The perfect place to shop for your running gear!
Location: Sun & Ski Sports - 326 Memorial City Mall, Houston, TX 77024 (entrance from the parking lot near Cinemark Theatre)
Dates & Times: 
Thursday 3/31 – 12pm-7pm
Friday 4/1 – 10am-7pm
Note: Please bring your registration confirmation email from RunSignUp and limit your pickups to four (4) total packets, including yourself
While there will be event day packet pickup if you selected the $5 convenience fee during registration, there will not be any gear check available on site. We strongly encourage participants to plan an early arrival to find parking and wait in any potential lines there may be to receive your packet. Packet Pick-Up on event day will conclude promptly at event start (8:30am).
 
EVENT DAY DETAILS
Please Note: Details below are subject to change leading into event week/day.  Check back periodically and prior to event for any updates made.

Parking 
The Addicks Park and Ride has a plentiful amount of accessible parking (handicap parking included) via two accessible entry/exit points on event day. See 'Parking Map' in above section on this page for visual details. Pay key attention to the entry/exit locations to the Addicks Park and Ride right off I-10, which has ample parking on event day. If you're planning on entering the parking lot from Park and Ride Drive, friendly reminder this street closes at approximately 8am and you can then only access the lot from the other entrance right off I-10 feeder road (Frontage Rd.). 
Gear Check
There will be no event day gear check.  Please securely store your belongings in your vehicle or leave at home.
Start / Finish Line
Follow the 'Course Map' in the section above on this page to the start/finish line area. 5K/10K/Kids Dash starts and ends under an inflatable start and finish line identified on the map.
Mile Markers
Mile markers will be at each mile.
Water Stations
Water stations will be available at the start line and approximately mid-way thru the run/walk (10K participants will pass water stop during 2nd course lap - approx. 4.5 mile mark). 
Medical Assistance
Special Thanks to our friends at Windsor EMS for being our 'Official Medical Partner' of the 'Jingle All The 5K, 10K, Kids Dash'! If anyone needs medical attention during the event, Windsor will have an EMS service provided right near our staging area. If you're on the course and need see a fellow runner in need, contact 911 directly.
Post-Run Refreshments
After you have completed your 5K/10K, the fun continues! Swing by our post-race hospitality area near the start/finish line for refreshments, including complimentary kolaches for ALL participants and one (1) free Saint Arnold beer per 21+ age participants.
Race Photos
Spring Action Photos will be on hand to provide high quality photos of your participation in the event.  Your photos will be posted soon after the event and you can search for your photos by your last name or your bib number at www.springactionphotos.com.  Watch for discounts that will be offered.
Tips for better race photos:
·   Wear your bib on the front of your shirt.
·   Pin all 4 corners of your bib.
·   Pull your cap/hat away from your face.
·   If running with a friend/family, run shoulder to shoulder while your photos are shot.
·   Smile
 
Participant Awards
​This will be a 'friendly' competition across multiple categories, including:
Fastest Overall Kolache Challenge 10K Male & Female: Wins $100 Kolache Factory Gift Card
Fastest Overall 5K/10K Run/Walk Male & Female: Wins $100 Kolache Factory Gift Card
5K & 10K Male & Female 1st/2nd/3rd Place Age-Group Winners: 14 and Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
​In addition, one randomly selected participant bib number will win a $50 Kolache Factory Gift Card at the event!
Disclaimer Regarding Awards:
If, upon verification, the Race Directors find discrepancies, the winning individuals will not be eligible for an award.  All awards will be distributed to the winners following the conclusion of the event.
 
Course Etiquette / Pets
Please keep "Rules of the Road" in mind when running. If walking during the event, stay to the right of the street at all times and pass on the left when possible. Please be courteous of other participants. For competitive participants, please remember this is a 'friendly' competition. Safety first!
Due to insurance restrictions, animals, skates or other vehicular apparatus are not allowed by participants on the race course.
Headphones are not recommended during the race, but not prohibited. Please stay aware and in-tune with your surroundings.
If participating in the 'Challenge 10K’ event, remember to take the time to eat safely even if you want to win the competition!  We want everyone to have a great, safe event.
 
Refund Policy
All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund. If you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your number to anyone else and entry fees will not be transferred from year to year unless the event is cancelled by the organizers.

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