San Jacinto Texas Independence Fun Run

 

A man wearing athletic clothing runs from left to right; behind him dozens of people walk from the San Jacinto Monuemtn

 

THE 13TH ANNUAL SAN JACINTO Texas Independence Fun Run will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024, beginning at 7:30. There will be a 10K run, a 5K run, a 5K walk, and a 1K Kids run. The race course is certified and will be chip timed for the 10K run and 5K run. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in both male and female running categories will receive awards. The 5K walk and 1K Kids Run will not be chip timed. All participants will receive a medal.

Get active at San Jacinto — sign up to participate today!

Race start times

  • 10K: 7:30 a.m.
  • 5K: 7:45 a.m.
  • 1K: 8:45 a.m.

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Advance Registration Fees (before February 1, 2024) are:

  • 10K $30, 5K Walk/Run $25, 1K Kids $20

Registration Fees from Feb. 1 to Race Day are:

  • 10K $35, 5K Walk/Run $30, 1K Kids $25

 

Thank You, Sponsors!

Diamond

  Logo of City of La Porte  

 

Gold

Logo of Intercontinental Terminals Company Logo of Port Houston Logo of Vopac

 

Silver

Logo for OxyChem Logo for Schwan's Company

 

Bronze

  Logo for Monument Inn  

 

Special Thanks

Logo of Battleground Golf Course Logo of Chick Fil A Logo for Visit Deer Park Logo of Nothing Bundt Cakes

Richard Peckham

Sam Rayburn High School JROTC

Become a Sponsor!                      

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Contact Kali Ellis if you have questions.

Course (USATF Certified Course)

10K Course Map: See map below5K Course Map: See map below

VIRTUAL 5K / 10K (shipping costs included): 

10K $40 / 5K $35 / 1K Kids $30 (before February 1, 2024)

10K $45 / 5K $40 / 1K Kids $35 (after February 1, 2024)

Can't make it to the event?  No problem!  Sign up for our Virtual Run option and run the event on your own time. Participants who choose this option will be able to pick up their run bib, shirt, and commemorative finisher medal during packet pick-up or have it shipped directly to you (you get to choose either option during registration.)

If you require shipping, please note that standard shipping is included in your registration cost. We will ship it to your address during the week leading up to March 2nd.

PACKET PICK-UP

Packet pickup dates/times are listed below.

Location: San Jacinto Museum and Battlefield, 1 Monument Circle, La Porte, TX 77571 (Packet pick-up located inside the Monument. Use the entrance facing the reflection pool).

Dates & Times:

Thursday, Feb. 29th – 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 1st – 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

While there will be event day packet pickup, we strongly encourage participants to plan an early arrival to find parking and wait in any potential lines there may be to receive your packet. Packet Pick-Up on event day will conclude promptly at event start (7:30 a.m.)

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE 5K/10K?

All ages can participate in the 5K/10K events, with ages 2 and under free to accompany a family member.  Strollers and walkers are also welcome, we just ask that you start in the back of the corral at event start to allow runners ahead.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE 1K KIDS FUN RUN?

1K Kids Fun Run is limited to children 12 and under. One parent or guardian may escort the child along the route, but it is not required. Strollers are allowed. Older children will be put in the front, and strollers are to be in the back. We ask if you are pushing a stroller, you be cautious of other children around you as you pass them.

PARTICIPANT GIVEAWAYS

All 5K/10K Race Participants Receive: Participant Bib, Unisex T-shirt, and Finisher Medal

All 1K Kids Participants Receive: Participant Bib, T-Shirt, and Finisher Medal

Please Note: All 5K/10K Bibs have an RFID tag located on the back of the bib for tracking on the course. Please leave this tracking in place centered on the front of your shirt to accurately time/track your participation. If you sign up for the 5K, you cannot do the 10K on event day and vice versa.  Anyone doing this will be immediately disqualified.

AWARDS

All race finishers will receive a medal. 

1st, 2nd, and 3rd medals will go to the Top 3 males and females in each age division: 17-younger, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-54, 55 and over.

EVENT DAY DETAILS

Please Note: Details below are subject to change leading into event week/day.  Check back periodically and prior to the event for any updates.

Parking 

The San Jacinto Monument has plenty of available parking. Guests will be instructed by parking staff to park on the northwest corner of the monument. Please remember to securely store your belongings in your vehicle or leave them at home.

Start / Finish Line

The start/finish line is located on the north side of the San Jacinto Monument (see map above). 5K/10K/Kids Dash starts and ends under an inflatable start and finish line identified on the map.

Mile Markers

Mile markers will be at each mile.

Water Stations

Water stations will be available at the start line and throughout the route. 

Post-Run Refreshments

After you have completed your 5K/10K, the fun continues! Swing by our post-race expo area near the monument line for refreshments, fruit, and snacks. Pako’s Tacos will be selling breakfast tacos from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m.

Race Photos

Spring Action Photos will be on hand to provide high quality photos of your participation in the event.  You may purchase your photos soon after the event. Simply search for your photos by your last name or your bib number at www.springactionphotos.com. Watch for discounts that will be offered.

Tips for better race photos:

  • Wear your bib on the front of your shirt.
  • Pin all 4 corners of your bib.
  • Pull your cap/hat away from your face.
  • If running with a friend/family, run shoulder to shoulder while your photos are shot.
  • Smile