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Event Overview

Packet Pick-up

Event Day Info

Directions + Parking

Course Map

Post Race Party

Sponsors & Supporters

Event Playlist

Safety & Emergencies

Event Day Procedures

Rules & Policies

Event Credits

Timing Results

Results will be available here on event day. Additionally, results are posted in the park during the post-race party, prior to awards, and the following week on the HBA website at hba.org. Follow the Law Week Fun Run Facebook page for links to winners and updates on our Facebook Page.

Event Photos

Anthony Rathbun Photography takes our amazing race photos each year. To view and download pictures from the 39th Annual HBA Eikenburg 8k Fun Run, please visit the link above.

Event Survey

Please check back after the event to give us feedback on how we can improve next year! 🙂

Event Overview

Welcome!

Thank you for participating in the 39th Annual HBA Eikenburg 8k Fun Run! We are pleased that you are joining us in our efforts to raise money for The Center for Pursuit, an organization dedicated to promoting the pursuit of choice, growth, and personal independence for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, every registration dollar raised through this event is donated directly to The Center for Pursuit. Over the years, we have donated more than $1.7 million dollars to this valued charitable organization.

The following instructions are designed to help make your run or walk as safe and enjoyable as possible. Should you have any questions, look for a race volunteer to assist you. A park map is enclosed to direct you to all activities!

See you Saturday! 😎

2024 Fundraising

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$97,000 has been raised of our 2024 goal of $100,000. Please help us reach our goal.

Packet Pick-up

Packet Pick-up #1

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Time: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: Equal Parts Brewing
3118 Harrisburg Blvd.
Houston, TX 77003
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Packet Pick-up #2

Friday, February 16, 2024
Time: 8:00am to 6:00pm
The Center for Pursuit
4400 Harrisburg Blvd.
Houston, TX 77011
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Packet Pick-up #3

Saturday, February 17, 2024
Time: From 6:30am  to 7:30 am
(No bag check available)
Sam Houston Park Downtown
See parking for more info.

You will receive your timer-chipped Bib and shirt when you check-in. You'll receive Finisher's Medal, when you cross the Finish Line.

Event Day Info

39th Annual HBA
Eikenburg 8k Fun Run

Hosted by: Houston Bar Association
Sam Houston Park
, Downtown
1000 Bagby St, Houston TX 77002
8k / Kid’s 1k / 1 Mile Family Walk

Weather Check

Preview the Forecast for event day Here

Event Schedule

5:30am – Volunteer Meeting
6:30am – Course Road Closures
6:30am – Event Day Check-In Begins
6:58am – Sunrise
7:00am – Announcements in the Park
7:45am – National Anthem
7:55am – 8k Wheelchair Race Begins*
8:00am – 8k Begins*
8:05am – Family Walk 1 Mile Begins
9:00am – Kid’s 1K Begins

9:00am – Post Race Party Begins
11:00am – See ya next year!

*The HBA 8K Run is an official Spring Series Event of the Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA) and a sanctioned USA Track and Field Event.

Packet Pickup

In order to make race day more enjoyable and avoid delays and long lines, we highly encourage you to pick-up your packet in advance.

Tap here to view Packet Pick-up Info.

What to Wear

We suggest some awesome socks, team shirts, or a costume if you’re really feeling wild. You must wear shoes at all times.

Please note: There will NOT be lockers or a bag drop at this event. We will provide you with a small drawstring bag if you want to keep any items with you, however, you must carry this with you.

Event Day Sign-Up

Limited tickets will be available on event day *possibly without a bib/shirt/medal pending availability*. All participants must register online and then go to the Registration Tent to complete Check-In. We will not accept cash or check payments on event-day.

Directions + Parking

Navigation Notice

The street closures might limit your approach options when driving to the event! Before you navigate to the event site on event day, please be mindful of road closures and how they will affect your approach. We suggest navigating to a central downtown location and then heading West to the Ride Share Zone or Suggested Parking Garage.

Suggested Garage

Suggested Parking Garage: 
1200 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
Parking Fee $10, Free for Volunteers.
Credit Cards Only.
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Thank you to Brookfield Properties for donating the parking garage validations for our event volunteers.

Ride Share Zone

Ride Share Drop-off Zone: 
1125 Brazos St, Houston, TX 77002
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Parking Notice:

Participants can park on any legal surface parking in the area that does not interfere with HBA course or staging areas.
DO NOT leave valuables in your car.
DO NOT park in tow-away zones.

Event Maps

Course Map

Park Map

Certified Course

Course Description

The HBA Fun Run course starts on Allen Parkway at Sam Houston Park and runs Westbound out of downtown to Montrose, turns right onto Montrose, turns back around at Memorial Crest Blvd., then turns right back onto Allen Parkway to Shepherd Dr. and turns back around onto Eastbound Allen Parkway.

The course continues along Eastbound Allen Parkway towards downtown with the finish line before Bagby St. From the finish line, follow signs to enter the park for the post-race party.

The 8k events are Officially Sanctioned USA Track and Field events.

Post-Race Party

Stick Around!

The HBA Fun Run post-race party is full of awards, door prizes, free cold beer courtesy of Equal Parts Brewing, free food courtesy of Hot Bagel Shop and Todd Lonergan, free H2O courtesy of Watermill Express and Nan Properties, live music by Grand Old Grizzly and DJ Tegu, free face painting, a 360 Photo Booth, new exciting lawn games, free games with Dynamo/Dash and more, hosted by our wonderful Emcee Benjamin Roberts!

You can also purchase a cup of coffee or pastry from the CoffeeQ food truck, and The Center for Pursuit will be selling products from Gingersnaps Etc.

Join us at the party in Sam Houston Park Downtown immediately following the events. Tap here to view a map of the post-race party!

Entertainment

Master of Ceremonies
Benjamin Roberts

Live Music by:

360 Photo Booth by:

Door Prizes

Awards

There will be no duplication of individual awards. All 8K finishers receive a finisher medal at the finish line.

Individual 8K
1st, 2nd and 3rd place male & female in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ Overall Male & Female in Open, Masters (40-49) and Veterans (50+).

Wheelchair 8K:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Male & Female

Team 8K:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the following categories:  Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Coed, Men’s Masters, Women’s Masters, Coed Masters (40+ years), Legal Team, and Law School Team

Traveling President’s Trophy:
1st place 8K Team from Houston law firm or legal department

Seymour Lieberman Law School
Traveling Trophy:

1st place All-Student 8K Team from a Houston law school

1K Children’s Run:
This is a non-competitive event.  Medals are given to all participants.

1-Mile Family Walk:
This is a non-competitive event. No awards. Residents from The Center for Pursuit receive finisher medals.

Sponsors & Supporters

Event Partners:

 

In-Kind Contributors & Supporters

Art Institute of Houston
Astros Foundation
BIG Power Yoga
Bloom Fitness
Coffee-Q
Doug Teel
Equal Parts Brewing
Friends for Life Animal Shelter
Heritage Clay Street Garage
Houston Dynamo
Hot Bagel Shop
HYLA Run Club
Kendra Scott Highland Village
Life Savers Emergency Room
Little Matt’s
Ben Roberts
Row House Bellaire
Strohmeyer Law PLLC
Texas Outhouse
The Center for Pursuit
The Phoenix on Westheimer
Total Wine
Tradesmen Barber
Turn Key Event Rental & Design, Inc
Watermill Express

The Houston Bar Association and The Center for Pursuit appreciate your participation in the 39th Annual HBA Eikenburg 8k Fun Run.

We are grateful for your enthusiasm and your financial support. The event is made possible because of our generous sponsors and contributors. We would like to thank them and hope that you will do the same with your patronage throughout the year.

Official Event Jams

Safety & Emergencies

Everyone who will be on event grounds, regardless of involvement, should review all safety and emergency protocols.

Course Safety

Participants are urged to exercise extreme caution and pace themselves according to weather conditions and their level of fitness. Please take advantage of the 3 water stations along the course. Stop running at the first sign of trouble. If you are not properly conditioned to complete this event, please participate as a spectator.

First Aid is provided courtesy of Life Savers Emergency Room. An EMT will be available at the 8K finish line and at the ambulance at the Shepherd turnaround.  During the race, if you need medical attention, go to the nearest uniformed officer.

Course security, provided courtesy of Harris County Constable Precinct 1, will monitor the course for participants in need of assistance.

Medical Emergencies

At each event, we have medical staff on standby for emergency situations.  It is important that you are aware of your location so that you can relay that information to our medical team.

For life-threatening situations, assist as you deem necessary while having someone else request medical support. If you are unable to get a response from medical staff, please call 911.

Covid-19

As a continued Covid-19 response, in the best interest of our participants, staff, and volunteers, we ask that any person who feels unwell or remotely feels that they have been exposed to Covid-19 or are experiencing any possible symptoms in the slightest, please do not attend.

While masks are not mandatory, you are welcome to wear a mask if you feel that you need to. Let’s stay safe and healthy!

Weather

In the event of dangerous weather, including lighting, please follow event staff instructions and seek shelter immediately. Updates will be communicated through the @fathompro Twitter account.

Terrorism

If you notice any suspicious activity or potential threats, please contact an event director immediately. For life-threatening situations, please exit the event area immediately, call 911, and find safety.

Communications

All emergency updates or information associated with The Pride Run will be communicated through the Official @fathompro Twitter account.

Event Procedures

Strollers & Dogs

Strollers and leashed, well-behaved dogs are only allowed at the back of the line of runners. Please do not pass any runners who do not have strollers or dogs, as this becomes a safety issue and could also impact someone’s competitive timing. We reserve the right to ask you to leave the course if you are not compliant.

Wearing Your Bib

All participants must visibly wear their assigned bib. Safety pins are provided in the race bag. For timing purposes, all 8K runners must cross the mat at the Start and Finish lines.

Not Allowed

•  Valuables and Jewelry should stay at home.
•  Outside food or beverages are not allowed.
•  Outside glass bottles are not allowed.
•  Weapons and/or firearms are not allowed.
•  Bicycles, skates, skateboards are not allowed.

Please be mindful of the park’s lawn. 

Respect the Park

Please be considerate of the park’s lawn. Help us prevent ruts and damage by being cautious with strollers or wheeled wagons, pop-up tents, watching your step, and avoiding soft spots.

Event Policies

Event Rules & Policies

View Complete Policies Here

Athletic Events
By participating in an event, Participants agree that they are the minimum required age. Participants understand that athletic events are potentially dangerous in nature and accept all inherent risks associated with the event. Participants should bypass any portion or request assistance when they feel like they are in a situation that could compromise their safety. Urinating or defecating on or near the course is strictly prohibited.

Enforcement & Removal
The Houston Bar Association and/or Fathom Producers Crew and Staff and/or medical personnel reserves the right to remove any participant, spectator, or volunteer from the event for any reason. 

Refund Policy

View Complete Policies Here

Registrants (including spectators and donors) are not eligible to receive a refund for any reason, under any circumstance including, but not limited to: injury, scheduling conflict, event delay, event rescheduling or date changes, event modification or event cancellation. The additional online transactional (checkout convenience) fees, donations, spectator tickets, merchandise purchases, applicable taxes, or any other costs incurred in connection to the event are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Due to the nature of producing single-day events , we are unable to offer refunds for event scheduling changes, postponement, or cancellations due to logistical difficulties or inclement weather.

Photography Policy

View Complete Policies Here

By entering the event site, Participants, Spectators, and Volunteers or any other persons at the event, agree and allow the Houston Bar Association to use and/or license others to use my name, photographs, motion pictures, recordings, and/or likenesses of the participant of the event, edited or in the original state of capture, for promotions, future productions, and advertising in events that may not depict the actual event that you attended.

Event Credits

HBA Fun Run Committee

The following individuals volunteered their time over the last year to plan and execute a successful charity fun run:

HBA Attorney Members

Co-Chairs Maine Goodfellow, Benjamin Roberts, and Adam Weaver along with members Margaret Alfred, Rick Anderson, Emeka Anyanwu, Peter Blomquist, Audrey Briscoe, Natalia Cosio Ondiviela, Paige Dusthimer, Jeff Elkin, Victoria Gipson, Steven Howard, Aamir Ibrahim, Lauren Jones, Mukul Kelkar, Rebecca Lee, Justin Lipe, Kristen Luck, Aimee Maldonado, Drew McKay, Amber Morrison, Mark Murray, James Perry, Christopher Philpott, Brad Raymond, Maria-Theresa Sigua, Lena Silva, John R. Strohmeyer, Allison Tanton, Samantha Torres, Mallory Vaughn, Theresa Wanat, Marcy Wilkins, Tyler Williams, and Lawrence Winsor.

HBA Fun Run Committee

The Center for Pursuit

Jeffery Doherty, Eileen Kelly, and Melissa Potterbaum coordinated on behalf of The Center for Pursuit.

Houston Area Road
Runners Association

Annie Haddow coordinated on behalf of the HARRA.

Law Enforcement

Chief Carl D. Shaw, Sgt. Elbert Logan, Lt. Aaron Tyksinski, and Toni Mascione coordinated on behalf of the Harris County Pct. 1 Constable’s Office.

Houston Bar Association

Bonnie Simmons & Georgina Peña coordinated on behalf of the HBA staff.

Production Assistance

Sammy Butts coordinating on behalf of
Fathom Producers x Festival Haus

In Memory

The Houston Law Week Fun Run was rededicated in 1998 in memory of the late John J. Eikenburg. Mr. Eikenburg established the Fun Run in 1985 while serving as President of the Houston Bar Association.

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