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Houston Fourth Fest

Thu July 4, 2024 Houston, TX 77070 US Directions

Road Race


The Houston Fourth Fest Road Race provides multiple course options for runners of all abilities and skill levels. Road Race options include a 5k, 9k, 17.76k, and a Family 1.776k Walk/Run. See below for additional Road Race Details. 



Push yourself on a flat, fast, and mostly shaded course. All Road Race events (5k, 9k, 17.76k, and Family 1.776k Walk/Run) will start and finish at the same location, both the start and finish will be located in the south parking lot of Vintage Park.

  • 5k - Single loop on Vintage Preserve Pkwy
  • 9k - 2 loops on Vintage Preserve Pkwy
  • 17.7k - 4 loops on Vintage Preserve Pkwy
  • Family 1.776k Walk/Run - Partial loop on Vintage Preserve Pkwy

There will be 2 water/aid stations on the course. The first will be located at Chasewood Park on Vintage Preserve and the second will be at the far turnaround point on the course before hitting Louetta at Vintage Preserve. Because the course is a loop water/aid stations will be pass multiple times. 

  • Water station #1 will be hit at approximately mile markers: 0.15, 0.6, 2.85, 3.35, 5.5, 6, 8.2, 8.65, 10.85
  • Water station #2 will be hit at approximately mile markers: 1.7, 4.4, 7.1, 9.6





The course on Vintage Preserve Pkwy will close at 10:30a.

  • Based on a 7:00a start time for the 17.76k Road Race, you will need to maintain a pace of 19:05 per mile.
  • Based on a 7:00a start time for the 9k Road Race, you will need to maintain a pace of 37:30 per mile. 
  • Based on a 10:00a start time for the Family 1.776k Walk/Run, you will need to maintain a pace of 27:16 per mile. 



For details about the race schedule please click HERE

For check-in and packet pickup details please click HERE




All registered participants will receive the following at packet pickup

All Road Race finishers will receive an official finish time and medal at the finish line. 

Awards will be given to top finishers based on finish time for the 5k, 9k, and 17.76k. Overall, Masters, and Grand Masters awards will be determined by Clock Time and will be pulled from their respective age groups (no double dipping). Age group awards will be determined by Chip Time. Age group awards are subject to chance based on specific event registration. 

  • Overall: top 3 male & female
  • Masters (ages 40+): top 1 male & female
  • Grand Masters (age 50+): top 1 male & female
  • Age Groups: top 3 male & female in the following age groups- 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 & over




For a safe and fun event for all we ask that all participants follow these basic rules and etiquette practices: 

  • While on the course, please stay as far to the right as possible and run/walk no more than two abreast to leave room for those passing and completing multiple loops. 
  • No pets are allowed on the course or at the race site. 
  • Strollers and walkers are more than welcome at the Road Race, we just ask that you start in the back of the chute and take extra caution along the course. 
  • Headphones are allowed but, in the interest of course safety, it is highly recommended that you only use them in one ear allowing your other ear to be open to hear instructions provided by race crew. 
  • Make sure you wear your bib on the front and on your outermost layer of clothing. This will help ensure photographers can tag your race photos and will reduce the chances of a missed read of your timing chip at the start and finish. 



A virtual race option is available to those who are unable to attend the Road Race live event on July 4. Virtual events are a great opportunity to get out and be active while still competing against your peers on your own time and schedule. 

Submitting Your Results

Results may be submitted at any time during the submission period running from July 1, 2024 at 12:00a through July 31, 2024 at 11:59p. The simplest way to submit your results is by clicking the button below to go to the Results page, clicking on the Submit Virtual Results button, and completing the form listed. For more information and other ways to submit your virtual results please click HERE to view the RunSignup tutorial. 



Virtual Race Packets

Virtual race packets will be shipped via USPS First Class mail with tracking once the submission period ends. You MUST submit your results to receive your virtual race packet. When the packets are scanned by USPS you will receive an automated email with your tracking information. 


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