Saturday, February, 17, 2018

Sam Houston Park, 1100 Bagby, Downtown Houston

Register at Packet Pickup and on Race Day! Only $35, cash or check, please.

Since 1986, the Houston Bar Association has raised over $1 Million for THE CENTER. Please join us in continuing to support this worthwhile cause by participating in the 8K Race, the Children's Run or the 1-Mile Family Walk.

  • 1K Children's Run 7:30 a.m.
  • 8K Wheelchair Division 7:50 a.m.
  • 8K Run 8:00 a.m.*
  • 1-Mile Family Walk 8:30 a.m.

 RETURNING!  Race registrants receive T-Shirts with entry.

*The 8K course is certified and the 8K race is sanctioned by USATF. The 8K Run is an official Spring Series Race of the Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA)


  • $10 Cash only upon entry
  • 1100 Smith Garage (located on the corner of Smith and Lamar)
  • No in and out privileges
  • No refunds

Click Here for Fun Run Parking Coupon

Post-race party

  • Free food and drinks
  • Free Post-race yoga/stretching sessions
  • Free massages from Valeo PT massage therapists
  • Free children's crafts: tie-dye bandanas, race medal making, and temporary tattoos
  • Spin the wheel for prizes at the State Farm booth
  • Purchase tins of delicious Gingersnap cookies from The Center's Gingersnaps, Etc. booth
  • Snowcones from SnoBunny SnoBalls
  • Check out home decor from The Center's Artisan Crafts booth
  • Shop race clothing from JOLYN Texas Running & Dryland booth
  • Visit the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Donor Coach for a free t-shirt with a donation
  • Door prize drawings include an Autographed Alex Bregmann World Series Baseball and a Jeff Bagwell HOF baseball (each donated by Tristar) and an I W Marks Steel Quartz Chronograph Watch (donated by I W Marks), and many other wonderful prizes (Total door prize values over $2000)
  • Distribution of 8K race awards made by the Center

Weather Policy

The Fun Run will take place rain or shine, unless conditions are too severe to conduct the event. That call will not be made until late Friday, or early Saturday morning. We will post any pertinent updates to our website, if possible, and social media (Facebook, etc.). We will also email participants who supplied an email address at registration. If we cancel, there will not be a makeup date. Thank you for your support, and understanding.

Questions? Email the race directors:

  Cassie McGarvey

  John Strohmeyer

 Kimberly Chojnacki


THE CENTER, a private, non-profit corporation, is a United Way agency dedicated to offering people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential and to contribute to their community. One hundred percent of your entry fee for the John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run is contributed directly to THE CENTER and helps support a variety of programs designed to provide education, job training, socialization, community living, and health care for people with intellectual disabilities.

Since 1986, the Houston Bar Association has raised over $1 Million for THE CENTER. Please join us in continuing to support this worthwhile cause by participating in the 8K race, the children's run or the 1-mile family walk.

If you are unable to participate in an event, please consider supporting THE CENTER by making a tax deductible donation by mailing your check to the Houston Bar Association, 1111 Bagby, FLB 200, Houston, Texas 77002. Make checks payable to Houston Bar Foundation.


THE CENTER promotes the pursuit of choice, growth, and personal independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For more than six decades, THE CENTER has empowered individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to live meaningful, dignified lives filled with opportunity. Through innovative programs and services in areas like employment training, community living, and day habilitation, THE CENTER helps their clients to develop the skills and tools necessary to grow as individuals and participate fully in their community. Always growing and changing, THE CENTER currently serves over 450 adults with I/DD in the Houston area. The support provided is tailored to the varied needs of the people and families they serve. Each day, in each program, there are breakthroughs, tender moments, and everyday victories that affirm The Center's steadfast commitment to their mission and the humanity within us all.


Individual: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place M/F 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 M/F (Open, Masters 40-49, Veterans 50+); 8K Wheelchair: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place M/F.

Team: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the following categories:

Men's Open; Women's Open; Coed; Masters (40 years and older) Men's, Women's, and Coed.

Law School Award: 1st Place All-Student 8K Team from the same law school.

Traveling President’s Trophy: 1st Place Law Firm 8k Team.

Teams can include clients and support staff as long as one person is from the named firm.

Cash Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Age Graded:

1st = $300, 2nd = $200, 3rd = $100

Cash prizes sponsored by

No duplication of awards (1-Mile Family Walk is noncompetitive)

All 1K kids run participants receive finishing trophy.



Course is subject to change


Thank you to our generous sponsors.


Race day security generously provided by Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Alan Rosen.