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Sugar Land Finish Line Sports 30K Run, Sunday, December 15, 2013 6:30 AM, Sugar Land, Texas


12/15/2013 06:30
America/Chicago

Questions? Contact the Administrator
Contact: Andy Stewart
Phone: 281-242-7700
Email: Click here to email the Administrator
Website: www.slfinishlinesports.com

Location
Sugar Land Town Square
Sugar Land, TX
About This Event
(Only $60 until Sept 30.) PART THREE of the Marathon Warmup Series. Part of the HARRA Fall Series. Certified, triple-loop beautiful Sweetwater Country Club course, with splits called each mile. Flat, fast PR-level course. Race benefits FIFTEEN different causes. Water stations (with LOTS of loud volunteers) every two miles, with 3 portacans nearby. BVARC provides radio communication. EMT medical personnel and HARRA volunteers on bikes provide plenty of medical protection. D-Tag timing with a 4:15 time limit, a 13:45 pace. Must be 12 years old or older to participate, same as Chevron Houston Marathon. Ages 12-17 are half-price! Over 250 enthusiastic volunteers make our race great! Finisher's medal and long-sleeve tech shirt to each finisher. Thank you for entering. Sorry, NO RACEDAY packet pickup. Sorry, NO REFUNDS NOR TRANSFER of entries. NOTE: Headphones/Ipods are against safety rules due to single-lane, triple-loop, with several blind runners with guides entered. Wearing headphones is a five-minute penalty the first infraction, then a DQ the second infraction. Raceday registration IS available for $80 at 5:30am next to Amegy Bank-Town Square. Results at www.eztoregister.com. FIELD LIMIT is 1,300 runners for safety.
Next year...
FINISH LINE SPORTS 30K next year will be Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at 6:30am at same Sugar Land Town Square location. Online registration at signmeup.com will open NOON on Monday, January 20, 2014 (MLK Day) with HALF-PRICE SALE to first 100 entrants. Thanks.

Donor 30K Runner
$500 donation. You CHOOSE a 30K race cause and we will donate the entire $500 to that cause. Also, we will also mail your race packet and issue VIP Parking Pass. THANKS!
VIP PARKING PASS
VIP PARKING PASS, right next to the finish area, on N. Town Center Blvd. $25 donation to Cenikor, our main cause. Show pass to SLPD 5:30am-6:00am when approaching City Hall on N. Town Center off Hwy 6. Limited to the first 60. Thanks!
Headphone Penalties
This is a No Headphones race for safety. Wearing headphones is a 5-minute penalty first infraction, then a DQ the second time.
Team Tents
Email andystewart@bigplanet.com to reserve a 10' by 10' space for your team tent at the 30K. We have a great area literally right next to the finish line on the plaza. We ask that all tents are fully set up by 5:30am race morning. See Jeff Bowden. Race starts at 6:30am right around the corner. Thanks.
Raise $1,000 for charity, earn a race comp and a free pair of Asics
The first TEN athletes raising $1,000 or more at the 30K for one of our 15 race causes will receive a comp race entry and a free pair of Asics running shoes. Please email me at andystewart@bigplanet.com beforehand. Thanks!!
FLS Youth Run Camps
Finish Line Sports offers two levels of run camps each July in Sugar Land for youths. For advanced, www.signmeup.com/93953. For beginner youths, www.signmeup.com/94043. Both have had great results.
30K Entry Fees. Register EARLY and save.
$55 until July 31. $60 August 1- Sept 30. $65 Oct 1- Nov 30. $70 Dec. 1-14, until full. IF not full, $80 Race Morning Dec 15 at 5:30am. (Register online UNTIL Monday Dec. 9th at 6:00pm. After that, in person Dec 12-14 at Finish Line Sports in Sugar Land.) Field Limit is 1,300. Packet Pickup at Finish Line Sports in Sugar Creek Dec 12-14. 13895 Southwest Freeway at Sugar Creek Blvd exit. DISCOUNTS of $5 OFF for current HARRA members and $5 OFF for ages 65+. Ages 12-17 are HALF-PRICE!!! 30K benefits FIFTEEN great causes. Sorry, no refunds, no deferrals, no transfer of entries.
Packet mailing option for $10. Until Wed Nov 20 at 6:00pm. Save time and money.
You can opt to have your race packet mailed for $10 until Wednesday Nov. 20 at 6:00pm. Packet Pickup at Finish Line Sports in Sugar Land in Sugar Creek Center on Dec 12-14 otherwise, 13895 Southwest Freeway at Sugar Creek Blvd exit. NO race day Dec 15 packet pickup. Thanks!
Elite Distance Runners
Contact me, two weeks out, at andystewart@bigplanet.com if you are an elite distance runner capable of finishing among the top overall at our FLS 30K: Males who currently run a 1:50:00 (5:54 pace) or better or females who currently run a 2:10:00 (6:59 pace) or better earn a comp entry. Males currently running 1:40:00 or better and females currently running 2:00:00 or better also earn a comp hotel room at Marriott-Town Square. We want a fast field!
30K Event Records. Fast! New record earns a $1,000 Cash Award.
30k event records are FAST. Men: Marty Froelick, 1:34:04, (5:02 pace), from 1985. Women: Rachel Booth, 1:50:43, (5:57 pace), from 2011. A new record earns a $1,000 cash award from Finish Line Sports at the awards ceremony.
Field Limit of 1,300. 45% full already.
FIELD LIMIT for our 30K is 1,300 runners for safety. 45% full already. Please register EARLY. Thanks!
Host Hotel...Marriott-Town Square.
Host Hotel is Marriott-Sugar Land Town Square, FOUR-STAR only one block from the start/finish. Call 1-800-228-9290 now and ask for Finish Line Sports 30K block for only $119. Great place to stay!!!
Race Results
Complete FLS 30K race results by five-year age groups are available online race day by 2pm at www.EZTOREGISTER.com. Gary Mulvihill, RunWild, does our results every year. Last year's results are there as well.
Long-sleeve tech shirts to finishers race day
Nice, long-sleeve unisex tech shirts will be given to all finishers at the 30K upon completion race day. Please do not change sizes after ordering. Thanks.
2013 Race Sponsors. Thanks!
TITLE: Sugar Land Finish Line Sports, Hwy 59 South at Sugar Creek Blvd exit. GOLD: Dew Point Control. BRONZE: Baby Bull Cafe Coffee. Email Andy at andystewart@bigplanet.com if your company in interested in a 30K sponsorship. Thanks!
Time Limit...4:15
TIME LIMIT of four hours and 15 minutes for the 30K. This is a pace of 13:45 per mile. (Marathon pace for a 6:00 finish.) Runners and walkers are both welcome. Please walk on the sidewalks if past an 10:45am finish pace for your safety. SLPD will be in place from 6:00am-10:45am only.

NO headphones/Ipods at this race. Please leave them at home. Safety.
This is a triple-loop course along beautiful Palm Royale Blvd in the Sweetwater neighborhood. 1,300 entrants, including several blind athletes with tethered guides, share one single running lane, with the adjoining lane open to neighborhood vehicular traffic in the same direction. Faster runners must pass others on the outside of this single lane. As a result, headphones/Ipods are a SERIOUS safety hazzard. Everyone please leave all headphones/Ipods at home. Wearing headphones/Ipods at the 30K endangers both yourself and others. Thank you in advance for complying!
NOTE: ALL runners MUST be registered...visible 30K number on front
Legally, ALL runners MUST be officially registered with a VISIBLE FLS 30K race number on front. Finish Line Sports has a City Parade Permit for the designated First Colony streets and runners lane for Sunday, Dec 15, 2013, from 6:30am until 10:45am and any "bandits" will face a stiff fine. Anyone NOT registered who runs on the course during the race may face a "theft of services" charge and a fine of $500. Please point out any bandits to one of our 40+ uniformed SLPD officers on the course. (This is a rare problem, but an afront to our FIFTEEN race causes AND other paying runners.) Sorry, Pacing another without a number is NOT permitted. Thank you for officially registering and for supporting the 30K.
Medical coverage...EMT's and HARRA volunteers
EMT personnel are working the race on the course and at the finish line to insure your medical safety. (Sag trucks and cars are also available on the course.) On bikes, eleven members of the HARRA CPR/AED team monitor the runners on the course. We are grateful to each for their dedication. Protecting 1,400 runners is a lot of responsibility.
Finishers Medals
30K Finisher's Medals to all finishers in the race. Distributed by Girl Scouts at the finish line on Plaza Drive upon completion. Congrats!!
Spectators, come on out!
Great for spectating!!! The best place for cheering is 1) the Palm Royale Blvd triple-loop at Sweetwater Blvd, and 2)at the finish line next to Amegy Bank-Town Square. The first turnaround is great...near Sweetwater Blvd on Palm Royale. Get there by 7:30am. Take 59 South, left on Sweetwater two miles to Palm Royale. Park on the other side of Sweetwater. The runners always appreciate loud support and find it here. Race ends at 10:45am SHARP. The finish at Sugar Land Town Square is the other great place to cheer, near Hwy 6 South at Hwy 59. City Walk Drive at Plaza Drive near Marriott is a great view of the finishing kicks. First finishers at 8:10am. Starbuck's is in front of Marriott. Parking in the three Town Square parking garages is always FREE.
Volunteers...thanks!
Volunteer Check-in table is next to the finish on Plaza Drive in Sugar Land Town Square, near Hwy 59/Hwy 6 intersection. Amegy Bank on Plaza Drive at finish. Sign in and get a t-shirt. Report at 5:30am for assignment. We have over 200 volunteers making this race a success. Finish Line Sports, Fort Bend Fit, HARRA, Houston Masters, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cenikor, Bel Inizio, Snowdrop Foundation, Rainbow Room, and Bolivian Consulate help make this race great. Call us at 281-242-7700 to be placed on our volunteer list. Park at Sugar Land Town Square parking garages. Three are available, free of charge. Thanks! A race cannot happen without great volunteers. Experienced runners are especially helpful.
Parking-5:30am at three Sugar Land Town Square garages
Please park no later than 5:30am at Sugar Land Town Square's three parking garages, 59 South at Hwy 6 exit. Turn right on City Walk or Town Center South. Race starts ON TIME at 6:30am SHARP, on Town Center South, in front of City Hall. Line up at 6:15am on Town Center Blvd. Thousands of very close-by parking spaces...FREE. Please DO NOT park at First Colony Mall.
AWARDS Ceremony 9:45am...$500 FLS certificates to Overalls, $300 to Masters
AWARDS Ceremony 9:45am...$500 Finish Line Sports certificates each to First Overall Male and Female, along with waived fee next year. $300 Finish Line Sports certificates each to First Overall Masters (40+) Male and Female, along with waived fee next year. (New event record earns a $1,000 check.) Plaques to 1st-3rd in five-year age groups from 14-and-under, 15-19, 20-24...to 75+, male and female. MUST be 12 or older to participate. NO duplication of awards at FLS races. GREAT Prize drawings also, including Rockets tickets, FLS gift certificates, Asics shoes. Scoring will be done by tag-time, not gun-time. Results are at EZTOREGISTER.com.
GREAT Race Party until 11:00AM
5:30am Hot Coffee from Baby Bull Cafe served in Amegy Bank lobby. 9:30am-11:00am local JAZZ Saxophone player CHRIS MITCHELL entertains on the Town Square stage. Finishers' long-sleeve tech shirts and Finisher's 30K medals upon finish. Plenty of refreshments from Aunt Jean...hot and fresh Papa John's large pizzas, cheese and pepperoni, at 9:45am, bananas, Coke/Diet Coke, Famous Amos cookies, Hershey's Chocolate, Gatorade, and water. FREE MASSAGES before and after the race from Wes Speights and friends under the blue Fort Bend Fit tent next to the finish line on the plaza. Great prize drawings, 12-15, at 9:45am includes Finish Line Sports gift certificates and local dinners. Starbuck's is open across the street at 6:00am. Finish Line Sports in Sugar Creek is open after the race from 10:30am until 12:30pm.
Restrictions
Wearing headphones is five-minute penalty the first infraction, then a DQ the second infraction. Sorry but...NO refunds NOR transfer of entries once registered, NO strollers, NO dogs, NO bandits. (NO Headphones/Ipods for safety.) Minimum age of 12 years old, same as Chevron Houston Marathon. A pace of 13:45 per mile or faster must be maintained throughout the race, sidewalks after that on your own. Sorry, NO raceday packet pickup. Register online until Monday Dec 9 at 6:00pm. After that, in person Dec 12-14 at Finish Line Sports in Sugar Land. Field Limit is 1,300 entrants for safety.
D-Tag Timing
A plastic timing d-tag will be stuck to your race number. Remove and place this tag on your running shoe race morning, in order to be timed. The disposable tag will then work as a chip on the timing mats. Results at www.EZTOREGISTER.com race day.
Packet Pickup/Late Registration Dec. 12-14 in Sugar Land, if packet is not mailed
THREE FULL days of Packet Pickup and Late Registration in Sugar Land are offered: Thursday Dec 12 from 10am-7pm, Friday Dec 13 from 10am-6pm, and Saturday Dec 14 from 10am-5pm at FINISH LINE SPORTS, 13895 SW Freeway at Sugar Creek Blvd, in Sugar Land, Sugar Creek Village Center. Phone 281-242-7700. A friend may pick up your packet for you. www.slfinishlinesports.com. There is NO RACEDAY packet pickup offered. Raceday registration is $80 at Amegy Bank on Plaza Drive at finish at 5:30am. The LAST DAY to register ONLINE is MONDAY DEC 9 at 6:00pm. Register in person after that Dec 12-14 at FLS in Sugar Land.
FIFTEEN great 30K race causes
Cenikor Foundation, Jackie Spellman Benefit, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Jayna Murray Foundation, Memorial Park Conservancy-Mark Fraser Fund, National Park Foundation, Fort Bend Rainbow Room, Innovative Humanitarian Solutions, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Snowdrop Foundation, C Different Foundation, Houston-Athens Marathon Exchange, Bel Inizio, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts are our FIFTEEN race causes. THANK YOU for your support of these fine causes. Additional donations may be made when registering online. Even $1-$2 helps. Charity groups will comprise a large portion of our volunteers race day for you. THANKS!
Race Photographer
Karen Thibodeaux is our FLS race photographer. Photos of all racers will be available for purchase three days after the 30K at www.yoursportingimage.com. A great memento. Karen contributes to our race charities, and we appreciate her support. Karen has been with us for eleven years now.
Restrooms and portacans
Restrooms and portacans are available before, during, and after the 30K. There are mens and womens indoor restrooms with 4-6 stalls each, available in the far corner of Town Square Plaza. Behind the start one block, there are 15 portacans available behind Amegy Bank. Portacans are also available on the Palm Royale Blvd 4.2-mile loop, during the race, with three portacans near each water station. We know 1,300 entrants need PLENTY of restrooms.
Questions? Contact the Administrator
Contact: Andy Stewart
Phone: 281-242-7700
Email: Click here to email the Administrator
Website: www.slf