Houston Running Events

Although the summer heat is still prevalent in Houston, Parking Panda wants you to know that there are several upcoming running events later this summer and into the fall. Most of these events require you to register beforehand, so make sure you check the registration dates. Take a look at this list of popular races in the area:

The Color Run – August 23

The first 5K of the season is catered to all ages, and takes place in the area around Minute Maid Park. One of the more popular 5K’s around the country, the Color Run costs $45 a person, with a discounted price of $40 a person with a team of 4 or more runners. The signature aspect of this race is that after each kilometer, you get a different color paint dumped on you. By the end of the race, your originally white t-shirt is a rainbow.

Start time is 8, so figure out your parking ahead of time and avoid the hassle. Clink here to see parking options!

Run Rock Houston 5K & Music Festival – September 12

Looking to do something a little different on a Friday night? Look no further than the Run Rock 5K. This 5K, catered to an above-21 crowd, features local live music along the course, and is more about the journey to the finish line than setting a new personal record. Local acts, which you can nominate on their website, are located along the course. After you’re done the race, enjoy more live music and a beer garden until 11. The race starts at 8, and costs $35 per person.

This event offers on-site parking, but to reserve a spot ahead of time, click here.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – October 4


Perhaps the most famous 5K in the country, the Race for the Cure is a nationwide event series that donates a large portion of the money made from the race to breast cancer research. Prices vary depending on age, and they also offer a discount to those who have survived breast cancer in their lives. The race is mainly run on the Allen Parkway, and it is recommended that you show up at 7 AM.

To see our parking options close to the start line, please click here.

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