Sign up for the 2021 Houston Half Marathon & 10K!
Registration for the 2021 Houston Half Marathon & 10K begins Monday, March 15.

Event FAQ

Event FAQ

Can I get a refund if I cannot participate?

No refunds will be issued

This is a rain or shine event and a portion of all proceeds benefit Memorial Park Conservancy and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department as well as numerous other area nonprofits.

Options available to those who cannot participate:
1. Defer your race entry until next year (see relevant FAQ item) by October 18, 2020

2. Transfer your bib to someone else (see relevant FAQ item) by October 18, 2020

3. Convert registration fee as a tax deductible charitable donation to the organizing 501(c)(3). Contact info@houstonhalf.com for more information on this choice.

Please note: all donors must be removed from the participant list and must not claim a bib, shirt, or medal to meet the requirements of a charitable donation. If a donation is requested after packet pick-up begins, the assigned bib must be collected by race registration coordinator before the donation will be accepted. Requests for charitable donations will not be accepted on or after race day.

Can I switch events, transfer my bib, or defer my registration?

Upgrade from 10k to half marathon distance
Please click here. Click the Transfer link on the top left (desktop display) or from the drop-down menu on top of the page (mobile display). Choose Transfer to a new sub-event, and follow the instructions to switch your event. The upgrade comes with a $10 fee + difference in event cost. The deadline for upgrades is October 17, 2021.

Downgrade from half marathon to 10k distance
Please click here. Click the Transfer link on the top left (desktop display) or from the drop-down menu on top of the page (mobile display). Choose Transfer to a new sub-event, and follow the instructions to switch your event. The upgrade comes with a $10 fee. The deadline for upgrades is October 17, 2021.

Transfer registration to another person
Please click here. Click the Transfer link on the top left (desktop display) or from the drop-down menu on top of the page (mobile display). Choose Transfer to a new participant, and follow the instructions to initiate the transfer. The transfer comes with a $15 fee. The deadline for upgrades is October 17, 2021.

Defer registration entry
Deferrals can be requested up to October 17, 2021. No deferrals will be accepted past the October deadline.

No refunds will be issued
This is a rain or shine event and a portion of all proceeds benefit Memorial Park Conservancy and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department as well as numerous other area non-profits.

How do I get a copy of my registration receipt?

You can send yourself a copy of your registration receipt using the Race Roster functionality after logging into your account.

Simply follow the instructions provided here.

 

Is there a time limit for finishing?

The Houston Half Marathon & 10K course closes at 11 am. Roads will be reopened to traffic in a staged manner after race start based on a 4 hour finish timeline.

Participants will be assigned to corrals to help with race flow at the start of the event.  Later corrals will cross the starting some period of time after the official event start, which can impact how much time those individuals have to finish.

Runners/walkers still on the course when roads are about to reopen will be either be picked up and transported to the finish line or offered the opportunity to finish using pedestrian sidewalks along the course rather than the roadways.  Please note: this could apply to half marathoners with a pace of over 17 mins/mile or 10k participants with a pace of over 30 mins/mile depending on when they cross the starting line.

Are dogs, baby joggers/strollers, or rollerblades allowed on the course?

No dogs, strollers (of any kind), skates, skateboards, or bicycles* are allowed on the course.
*Race officials and medical staff may use bicycles to monitor the course.

How do I register if I deferred in 2020?

All deferred participants from 2020 will receive a registration code by email before the end of March 2021. If you officially deferred last year and did not receive your code by email, please contact us directly at info@houstonhalf.com.

What is the age limit for Half & 10K?

Age limits are based on parental discretion, meaning both the minor(s) in question have chosen to complete the activity and the parent or guardian consents to stay with the child the entire time while on the course. We have therefore set age limits on the registration site to ensure parental consent is provided before entering minors into either event. If you experience any difficulty with registering a minor for the course, please reach out to the Houston Half & 10K Help Desk at info@houstonhalf.com.

How can I make a claim on my event insurance?

If you selected to pay for the event insurance option during registration, you will need to follow up directly with the insurance company providing that benefit.  The Houston Half Marathon & 10K does not manage claims.

Terms and conditions/contact information for the policy can be found through the following links:

Handcycle: How do I register for the handcycle division?

To register, follow this registration link and select the Handcycle Houston Half Marathon subevent.

How do I check if I’m already registered?

IF you registered directly through the Houston Half website

Option 1: Click here to go straight to the “Confirm Registration” page, or

Option 2: From the main website here, click the “register” button. This action opens the “Race Roster registration page for the race”. Look for the “Confirm Registration” link. See figure 1 for the mobile view and figure 2 for the desktop view, or

Option 3: You can log into your Race Roster account, click “My Homepage” under your profile menu, then select the “Registrations” tab to find your 2021 Houston Half & 10K registration if one is already on file

Figure 1 – Look for “Confirm Registration” Link via Mobile View

 

Figure 2 – Look for “Confirm Registration” Link via Desktop View

How do I edit my registration?

Find out more here.