San Jancinto Museum of History

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Third Annual San Jacinto Texas Independence 5K Fun Run/Walk

March 8 run benefits San Jacinto Museum of History

 

WHAT:          The San Jacinto Museum of History will hold its third annual “San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run/Walk” on Saturday, March 8, 2014 on a 5K-certified course on the grounds of the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Park.  The race will start at the base of the San Jacinto Monument and will pass by the Battleship Texas, the Texian Camp and the Mexican Camp and ending at the Monument.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the San Jacinto Museum of History's educational programs.  The timed run starts at 7:45 a.m.; a children’s 1K run begins at 7:30 a.m. 

Online registration is available now at www.active.com (type in “San Jacinto” in the keyword “search” option.  Cost of the fun run is $25 pre-registration before February 28; and $30 through noon, March 7.  Cost for the kids run is $20 pre-registration before February 28; and $25 through noon, March 7. 

Packet pick-up occurs Friday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 8 from 6:30 a.m. – 7:15 a.m. at the San Jacinto Museum and Monument.

WHEN:          Saturday, March 8, 2014

                        - Gates to park open at 6:30 a.m.

                        - Children’s 1K begins at 7:30 a.m.  (jogging strollers allowed)

                        - 5K will start at 7:45, immediately after the 1K Children’s Run begins

 

WHERE:       San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site, 1 Monument Circle La Porte, TX

(Directions: The San Jacinto Battleground is located in La Porte, Texas off of Hwy 225. Exit Independence Parkway; travel north and the state park is about four miles ahead.)

 

Organizers will offer awards for one overall winner for both men and women and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all age groups in 10-year divisions.  All children will receive a participant award at the finish line.  

The San Jacinto Museum of History and Monument attractions (489-foot elevator to the top of the Monument; digital presentation Texas Forever!! The Battle of San Jacinto; and Making a Mark, Leaving a Legacy exhibit) will be open for visits from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.  There is free parking onsite. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

All proceeds benefit the San Jacinto Museum of History.   Sponsors include:  Office Systems of Texas; Congressman Gene Green; Vopak; Monument Inn; Shell Federal Credit Union; JSC Federal Credit Union; Sapp Insurance Services; First Choice Emergency Room; Larry Spasic; Pasadena Rotary Club; New Tech Global (NTG); Kroger; Ozarka; SellMark; and Firefly Business Associates.

 For additional information or sponsorship packages, contact Carolyn Campbell at 281.479.2421 or ccampbell@sanjacinto-museum.org.

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