Alex’s 5K and Kids’ K Run is a fun, family friendly event with a purpose. 100% of the race profits will go to our designated autism based charities. To date, we have donated over $80,000 to local service providers such as Avondale House (Alex’s school) and The Westview School, as well as national organizations dedicated to research and treatment of autism spectrum disorders such as Organization for Autism Research and Autism Speaks.
RACE PURPOSE: The Bayou City Road Runners (BCRR) present the Alex’s Memorial 5K Run/Walk & Kids 1K to honor the life of Alex Jamrich. Alex, the 17 year-old son of Milan Jamrich and Kathi Mahon, died unexpectedly one month short of his 18th birthday on May 15, 2010. Alex was autistic, and his death likely due to complications associated with autism. Alex was Kathi and Milan’s greatest joy, but his autism their greatest challenge. Friends agreed something should be done in honor of Alex’s life, as well as to promote autism awareness and raise money for research and services.
CHARITIES: The proceeds for the Seventh Annual Alex’s 5K Run/Walk & Kids’ K will go to non-profit autism based charities. Our race beneficiaries are Avondale House, the Westview School, and Autism Speaks. More information about our beneficiaries can be obtained through the race website: www.alex5k.com.
NOTE: Due to the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, we will donate 10% of the registration fees up to October 16th to the Autism Society of Texas Hurricane Harvey Disaster Fund to be used for the immediate short-term needs of autism families impacted by flooding in our area.
5K Registration Fees:
Early Registration: $25 for runners who register on or before October 15, 2017.
Regular Registration: $30 from October 16 to November 3, 2017.
Late Registration: $40.00 for those registering race day, November 4, 2017.
o Registration discount of $3 available to all active HARRA members & PIM participants. Enter HARRA or PIM at registration checkout to receive this discount. Only one coupon code can be provided to registrants.
Kids K Fees:
Standard Registration: $15 for kids registered on or before November 3, 2017.
Late Registration: $20.00 for those registering race day, November 4, 2017.
Note: All mailed registration forms must be received by Thursday, November 2, 2017. To download a registration form, go to www.alex5k.com.
Online registration will close at 6:00 pm on November 3, 2017.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE (Saturday, November 4, 2017):
· Race Day Packet Pickup – MacGregor Park: 7:00 – 8:00 AM
· Kid’s K Start: 8:00 am
· 5K Start: 8:30 am
VOLUNTEERS: If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please sign up on our volunteer page or email the volunteer coordinator Christina Jones at [email protected] Service hour certificates will be provided to those needing them for school credit.
SPONSORSHIP: Sponsorship information can be obtained on the race website (www.alex5k.com). For convenience, contributions can be submitted via the donation link on this site. Corporate sponsors please contact the race director directly at [email protected] for more information.
This USATF Certified 5K (TX08023ETM). A very fast course, gentle turns. The course ends in MacGregor Park on the running trail. For a map of the course, go to the race website.
Friday November 03, 12-6PM: Fleet Feet Rice Village, 2408 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005. For directions, click here.
Race day registration and packet pickup are available..
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Information about the event is available in : English