Anthony Rathbun Photography takes our amazing race photos each year. To view and download pictures from the 38th Annual HBA John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run, please visit the link above.
Please check back after the event to give us feedback on how we can improve next year! 🙂
Logo design by Therese Gonzales
Art Institute of Houston
Thank you for participating in the 38th Annual HBA John J. Eikenburg Law Week 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! 😎
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$76,900 has been raised of our 2023 goal of $80,000. Please help us reach our goal.
Packet Pick-up #1
Packet Pick-up #2
Packet Pick-up #3
Saturday, February 18, 2023
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
38th Annual HBA
John J. Eikenburg
Law Week 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
Preview the Forecast for event day Here
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
7:30am – Kid’s K Begins
7:45am – National Anthem
7:50am – 8k Wheelchair Race Begins*
8:00am – 8k Begins*
8:30am – Family Walk 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.
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. Backpacks and duffel bags are NOT allowed.
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
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.
Ride Share Zone
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.
The Law Week 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.
The HBA Law Week 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, live music by Grand Old Grizzly, free face painting, 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!
Master of Ceremonies
Live Music by:
There will be no duplication of individual awards. All 8K finishers receive a finisher medal at the finish line.
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+).
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Male & Female
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
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
Friends of the Run:
In-Kind Contributors & Supporters
Art Institute of Houston
Norton Rose Fulbright
Equal Parts Brewing
Heritage Clay Street Garage
Hot Bagel Shop
I W Marks Jewelers
Kendra Scott Highland Village
Life Savers Emergency Room
Strohmeyer Law PLLC
The Phoenix on Westheimer
The Houston Bar Association and The Center for Pursuit appreciate your participation in the HBA 38th Annual HBA John J. Eikenburg Law Week 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Strollers & Dogs
Strollers and leashed, well-behaved dogs are only allowed at the back of the line of runners and in the family walk. 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.
• 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.
Event Rules & Policies
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.
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.
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.
Fun Run Committee
HBA committee members who planned and organized this event include:
Co-Chairs Jesse Pence, Benjamin Roberts, and Lawrence Winsor along with members Margaret Alfred, Nicole Bates, Korri Bryant, Kelly Christy, Caroline Dozier, Paige Dusthimer, Jeff Elkin, Richard Fink, Maine Goodfellow, William Hatchett, Steven Howard, Brooke Jones, Alex Kamel, Ebad Khan, Zach Kleiman, Aimee Maldonado, Tiffany Minks, Amber Morrison, Kendall Prince, Kelli Regan Rice, Erin Rinehart, John R. Strohmeyer, Nancy Ta, Peter Taaffe, Emily Taylor, Samantha Torres, Theresa Wanat, Hon. Brian Warren, Adam Weaver, Marcy Wilkins, Bradley Williams, Alexandra Wolf, and Robert Woods.
The Center for Pursuit
Jeffery Doherty, Lauryn Herpin, and Eileen Kelly coordinated on behalf of The Center for Pursuit.
Annie Hadow coordinated on behalf of HARRA.
Chief Carl D. Shaw, Sgt. Elbert Logan, Lt. Aaron Tyksinski, and Angelique Myers coordinated on behalf of the Harris County Pct. 1 Constable’s Office.
Houston Bar Association
Bonnie Simmons & Reagan Crittenden coordinated on behalf of the HBA staff.
Sammy Butts coordinating on behalf of
Fathom Producers x Festival Haus
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. The HBA is honored to have Mr. John J. Eikenburg, Jr. and his family participating in the event again this year.
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