Sunday November 19, 2017
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Four (4) hours (Strictly enforced*).
The race will be chip timed.
*Time limit is strictly enforced! Bridge races involve special permission and cooperation by local authorities, police and emergency response, and impact motor vehicle traffic. In order to keep doing these races we must comply with the limits set by those agencies. Runners who are trailing far behind may not be allowed back on the bridge for their final loop. Runners should be past the turn around and the water station close to Mile 8 by 9:55 AM, or 2 hours and 25 minutes from the start.
Certification: TX13260ETM (2015)
All finishers will receive a medal.
|Registration Entry Deadline & Fees:|
Register by July 31, 2016
Aug 1 – Oct 31, 2016
Nov 1 – Nov 19, 2016
You must register by October 9, 2016 to be guaranteed shirt size and get your name printed on your Bib.
This race is limited to 2000 runners and registration will close when that number is reached.
Click here for Packet Pick-Up Schedule and Group Pick-Up Form
If you lose your bib or your chip or you forget them at home there will be a $10 charge to reissue you a new bib or chip.
Start at Sylvan Beach, travel through beautiful Main St. and Five Points Town Plaza of La Porte, get on 146 and cross the Fred Hartman Bridge into Baytown. You are half way done! Turn around and come back for a nice finish and great finish party.
Please be aware that parking is limited and car pooling is strongly suggested!
Overflow parking will be at the high school across the street from the starting point at Sylvan Beach. NOTE cars parked in the church's parking lot across from Five Point plaza will be towed.
NOTE: finish is half mile from start, and we will provide shuttle transportation back to the starting point. Parking is very limited at the finish area, take advantage of the shuttle.
Bag Drop Off:
We will have bag drop off at the start, where Volunteers will tag your bag with your bib number and will bring your bag to the finish area. You can pick your bag up at the finish when you are done with the run.
Detailed Course Description:
The race will leave from Sylvan Beach Park heading out the main entrance onto Bayshore Dr. Next the runners will take a left and head down Bayshore drive. and then take a right on Garfield St, followed by another right onto Park Dr. Continue on Park Dr. all the way back up to Fairmont, then take a right and then left back on to Bayshore as you wind around until you reach San Jacinto. You will proceed down San Jacinto about a mile and take a right onto Broadway.
Proceed down Broadway through the Main street intersection until you reach Barbours Cut where you will take a left and head towards the frontage road along Hwy 146. Take a right on the frontage road and head towards the Hartman Bridge . About 4.5 miles into the race a ramp will be built to take the runners over the bridge guard rail, and down at the base of the bridge.
The runners will proceed over the bridge and take Hwy 146 business to the Wyoming intersection. Then the runners will take a right into the boat ramp where the runners will loop through the parking lot and come back out and back track on the same route.
The finish will be at Five Points Town Plaza which is the intersection of Main, Broadway and San Jacinto, less than one mile from the start at Sylvan Beach.
The post race party with food and refreshments will be at the finish line (Five Points Plaza). Transportation back to Sylvan Beach will be provided by City of La Porte, and The Bridge Over Troubled Water.Bag Drop off will be provided - for your convenience all bags will be transported to the finish line.
All stations will have at least water and Lemon Lime flavor Gatorade, some stations might have other goodies as well.
Locations: Start and Finish, plus every 2 miles;
NOTE: there will be no water stations on the Bridge!
Mile Markers at every mile
Port-A-Johns: will be at Start/finish and all aid stations.
Complete Course Map - PDF
Race Day Intsructions:
Click here for Race Day Instructions in PDF format
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
908 W G St
La Porte Tx 77571
281 842 9888
Call 281 842 9888 to get a discount rate under "Laporte By the Bay Half Marathon" - rate is $119.
Comfort Suites – La Porte
902 S. 8th Street
La Porte TX 77571
Rate of $80
Additional hotels in the area are listed at Visit La Porte website: http://www.visitlaportetx.com/hotels
Awards ceremony will be at 10:00 AM on race day.
First Three (3) Males and Females in the following age groups will each receive a special commemorative award.
In addition, all first-place age group winners will have 250 RAS Perk Points added to their account manually after the race. Second-place and third-place age group winners will earn 200 and 150 Perk Points, respectively. Runners must have an RAS member account to receive and use RAS Perk Points.
|1st - 3rd Place Male and Female|
14 and under
Awards will be handed out the day of the race only. No awards will be mailed.
All Perk Points will be awarded after results are declared official or a week after the race has concluded, which ever comes later.
If there is an unforeseen circumstance that prevents awards from being picked up on race day, awards may be picked up at a designated location, usually one of the packet pick-up locations. Check with us after the race via Contact form.
Overall and Masters winners (top male and female) will be based on gun time. Age group awards for top males and females will be based on chip time. No double-dipping.
Race To Benefit:
The Bridge over Troubled Water better known as "The Bridge"
"The mission of The Bridge is to offer support, provide safety, and prevent domestic and sexual violence."