2011 Sugar Land Finish Line Sports 30K
Sugar Land, Texas
Sunday, December 11, 2011 6:30 AM (Central Standard Time)
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Sugar Land Town Square
Sugar Land, TX
About This Event
(Online registration CLOSES Tues Dec 6 at 5:00pm sharp. After that, register in person at Finish Line Sports, 13895 Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land Fri Dec 9 from 10-6 or Sat Dec 10 from 10-5 for Late Registration/Packet Pickup, $65 cash or check. Race day Dec 11 at 5:30am is $80 at Amegy Bank in Town Square at finish.) PART THREE of the Marathon Warmup Series. 2011 Sugar Land Finish Line Sports 30K, with start/finish at beautiful Sugar Land Town Square, Hwy 59 South at Hwy 6 South. NOTE: 6:30am start. Part of the HARRA Fall Series. Certified, triple-loop Sweetwater Country Club course, with splits called each mile. Flat, fast course. Race benefits twelve different local charities. 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 9 years old or older to participate. Hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers on the loop. Beautiful 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. Raceday registration IS available for $80 at 5:45am next to Amegy Bank-Town Square. Results at www.eztoregister.com. FIELD LIMIT is 1,400 runners, our capacity.
30K Entry Fees
SAVE. ONLY $55 until Thursday, Nov. 30 at Midnight. $65 from Dec. 1- Dec 10. $80 Race Morning at 5:30am. Register online until Tues Dec 6 at 5pm. After that, in person at FLS. Field Limit 1,500. DISCOUNTS of $5 OFF for current HARRA members and $10 OFF for ages 65+. 30K benefits TWELVE different local charities. Sorry, no refunds, no deferrals, no transfer of entries.
Elite Distance Runners
Contact me at andystewart@bigplanet.com if you are an elite distance runner capable of winning overall at FLS 30K. Males who currently run a 1:45 (5:40 pace) or better or females who currently run a 2:01 (6:30 pace) or better earn a comp entry. We want a fast field.
30K Event Records. New record earns $600.
30k event records are FAST. Both are from 1985, lasting 26 years. Men: Marty Froelick, 1:34:04, a pace of 5:02. Women: Donna Roark Sterns, 1:53:29, a pace of 6:05. A new record earns a $600 check from FLS at the awards ceremony.
Field Limit of 1,400.
FIELD LIMIT for the 30K is 1,400 runners. Please register EARLY. We will NOT exceed our 1,400 capacity. Thanks!
Host Hotel...Sugar Land Town Square Marriott
Host Hotel is Sugar Land Town Square Marriott each year, one block from the start and the finish. Call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for Finish Line Sports 30K block for only $109, at least two weeks out to reserve a room. Sells out every weekend. GREAT four-star hotel with perfect location. Regular rate is about $150.
Race Results
Complete FLS 30K race results by five-year age groups are available online the same day at EZTOREGISTER.com by Noon. Gary Mulvihill, RunWild, does our results every year.
Long-sleeve tech shirts to finishers race day
Nice, long-sleeve tech shirts will be given to all finishers at the 30K upon completion race day. Please do not change sizes after ordering. Thanks.
2011 Race Sponsors
TITLE: Sugar Land Finish Line Sports, Hwy 59 South at Sugar Creek Blvd. GOLD: Memorial Hermann Sports Med and Dew Point Control. BRONZE: Dr. Logan Babich, Corrective Chiropractic in Missouri City on Hwy 6 South, 281-261-7200; and ASICS. Call Andy at 281-242-7700 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. 1,500 entrants, including several blind C Different 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 11 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 up to, but not to exceed, $500. Please point out any bandits to one of our 40+ uniformed SLPD officers on the scene. (This is a rare problem, but an afront to our TWELVE race charities and other paying runners.) Pacing another without a number is not permitted. Thank you for officially registering and for supporting our race.
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, a dozen members of the HARRA CPR/AED team monitor the runners on the course. We are grateful to each for their dedication. Protecting 1,500 runners and walkers is a lot of responsibility.
Finishers Medals
Beautiful Finishers Medals to all finishers in the 30K each year. Distributed 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.
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, 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. Thousands of close-by parking spaces...FREE. Please DO NOT park at First Colony Mall.
Awards Ceremony 10:00am...$350 FLS certificates to Overalls, $250 to Masters
Awards Ceremony 10:00am...$350 Finish Line Sports certificates each to First Overall Male and Female, along with waived fee next year. $250 Finish Line Sports certificates each to First Overall Masters (40+) Male and Female, along with waived fee next year. (New event record earns a $600 check.) Plaques to 1st-3rd in five-year age groups from 14-and-under to 75+, male and female. Must be 9 or older to participate. NO duplication of awards at FLS races. GREAT Prize drawings also, including tickets, local dinners, and FLS gift certificates. Scoring will be done by tag-time, not gun-time. Results are at EZTOREGISTER.com.
GREAT Postrace Party until 11:00AM
Please STAY and enjoy the beautiful Sugar Land Town Square finish, with a huge Christmas tree and SFA fountain, until 11am. Music by Other Brother. Finishers' long-sleeve tech shirts. Finishers' medals. Plenty of refreshments from Aunt Jean...hot and fresh Papa John's large pizzas, cheese and pepperoni, at 10am, bananas, Coke/Diet Coke, Starbuck's coffee, cookies, Hershey's Chocolate, and water. FREE stretching from Corrective Chiropractic's Dr. Logan Barbiche and FREE Massages 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 10:00am includes Finish Line Sports gift certificates and local dinners. Starbuck's is open across the street at 6am. Finish Line Sports in Sugar Creek is open after the race from 10:30am until 12:30pm.
Sorry but...NO refunds NOR transfer of entries once registered, NO strollers, NO dogs, NO bandits. (NO Headphones/Ipods for safety.) A pace of at least 13:45 per mile must be maintained throughout the race, sidewalks after that on your own. Sorry, NO raceday packet pickup. Must be 9 years old or older to participate. Register online until Tues Dec 6 at 5pm. After that, in person at FLS. Field Limit 1,400.
D-Tag Timing
An orange timing tag will be taped 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 EZTOREGISTER.com race day.
Packet Pickup/Late Registration Dec. 9-10 in Sugar Land, if packet is not mailed
Two full days of Packet Pickup and Late Registration in Sugar Land are offered: Friday Dec. 9 from 10am-6pm and Saturday Dec. 10 from 10am til 5pm at FINISH LINE SPORTS, 13895 SW Freeway at Sugar Creek Blvd, in Sugar Land, Gerland's Center, phone 281-242-7700. A friend may pick up your packet for you. www.slfinishlinesports.com. There is NO RACEDAY packet pickup. Raceday registration is $80 next to Amegy Bank on Plaza Drive at 5:30am. The last day to register ONLINE is Tuesday Dec. 6th at 5:00PM. Register in person after that at FLS.
TWELVE great 30K local causes
Cenikor Foundation, Memorial Park Conservancy-Mark Fraser Fund, Jayna Murray Foundation, Fort Bend Rainbow Room, Autism Speaks, Impact A Hero, Snowdrop Foundation, C Different, Houston-Athens Marathon Exchange, Bel Inizio, Boy Scouts, and Girl Scouts are our TWELVE race charities. THANK YOU for your support of these fine causes. Additional donations may be made when registering online. Even $1 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 about four days after the 30K at yoursportingimage.com. A great memento. Karen contributes to race charities, and we appreciate her support. Karen has been with us for eight 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, just to the left of the wineshop Vineyard's. 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 1,400 entrants need plenty of restroom choices.
Who are you registering?
Four other FLS Races each year.
Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Half Marathon in March 25. Sugar Land Surgical Turkey Trot is always on Thanksgiving Morning. Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Tri is June 25. MHSL Try Andy's Tri is October 14. 20th Annual! Register online at signmeup.com for all these great races! Thanks.
Future 30K Dates for next two years.
2012: Sunday, Dec. 9. 2013: Sunday, Dec. 8.
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Waiver and Release
I have trained sufficiently for this 18.6-mile event and no medical professional has advised against my participation. I assume any and all risks, including death, associated with this extremely difficult physical event. I WILL NOT SUE, nor will my heirs. I hold all organizers, including Andy Stewart and Sugar Land Finish Line Sports, as well as HARRA, and all sponsors, including First Colony Mall, Memorial Hermann Sports Med, and Sugar Land Town Square, to be without blame. I agree to be responsible for my own safety. NOTE: I also agree to NOT wear headphones for safety reasons and will have my race number visible on front at all times per City Parade Permit.
I understand and agree to the waiver and release. I am in shape to complete 18.6 miles. I will NOT sue if injury or death occurs. I assume personal responsibility for my participation. I agree to no refunds, no transfers, and no headphones. *