The Neches River Festival Presents “Capes & Crowns” 5K Run
The race will be chip timed by Cajun Timing.
February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am
700 Crockett Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701
The 2020 NRF 5K Run will be a morning full of movement and entertainment. The course will begin at the Event Centre with music, food, and fun awaiting all family, friends, and participants as they complete their journey around our captivating downtown area.
There will be music, food and kid activities spread across the beautiful Great Lawn at the Event Centre.
Registration Fees (Early & Late Fees & dates):
Early Registration (until December 31, 2019)
18 and under $25.00
19 and over $35.00
Late Registration (January 1st-February 1st)
18 and under $30.00
19 and over $40.00
Packet Pickup (Location, Date & Time):
Christus Health & Wellness Center located at 3030 North Street, Beaumont, Texas 77702
Wednesday, January 29th 10am-2pm
Thursday, January 30th 4pm-7pm
Friday, January 31st 4pm-7pm
Top Overall Male & Female plus 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male & Female in each age group
All registrations include:
• FREE gift bag
• Custom event shirt designed specifically for our event (youth & adult sizing available)
• Custom finisher’s medal
• Post race party with food, drink, & awards
Description of Organization
The Neches River Festival, Inc., is a 501 © (3) non-profit corporation, organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, to promote a sense of community identity and heritage as well as the education of local students through community events, and through regular contributions to the Otho-Plummer/Neches River Festival Scholarship at Lamar University.
The purpose of the Neches River Festival is to honor our local high school seniors. The festival has been in existence since 1949 and we will be celebrating our 72nd year. This year’s Festival theme of “The River is Calling” will celebrate our shared region, rich in history and resources.
Beginning in 1949, the Neches River became the focal point for this community to celebrate our high school youth during the Neches River Festival. That tradition continues and each year lifetime memories are made by the Festival participants as they close the chapters of their youth and prepare for exciting futures, The Festival season will also include a River/Service day which highlights important aspects of our community—economic, environmental, social and cultural. Continuing a tradition started a few years ago, Festival participants will “connect and serve” by collecting and donating children’s books to promote reading and literacy in our community. These books will be placed in existing Royal Book Nooks across our city. Two new nooks will be created in honor of NRF 72 and will be installed in new public sites.
Neches River Festival provides a cultural, educational and civic opportunity for participating students, and is open to anyone, regardless of ethnicity or financial background. We are proud of our diverse group of student participants each year who represent each high school in Beaumont, Texas.