Running in North Houston


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  • Nocturnal Lands
    A night spent dancing to a DJ at the club burns calories and works up a sweat, so why not put the dance floor on a 5K course? That's exactly what Night Nation Run has done?participants run, walk, or dance their way through a race course illuminated by interactive light shows and pumping with electronic dance music from live DJs. After partying through multiple DJ stages, revelers finish at a raucous main-stage after-party. Headliner DJs soundtrack the event on the main stage while participants celebrate crossing the finish line as a member of the Night Nation.
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    7575 N Sam Houston Pkwy
    Houston, TX US
  • The Graffiti Run
    Clean running clothes have no place at Mighty Mud Dash, a 5K-challenge course that beckons runners of all fitness levels to plunge through stretches of mud in search of glory. Friendly competition is encouraged as waves of runners forge a path through more than 20 rugged, slippery obstacles?including wall climbs, cargo net-covered crawls, 30-yard mud-filled trenches, and a sprawling tarp slide. Though the main race is only open to competitors age 14 and older, a scaled-down 100-yard obstacle dash welcomes children as young as 6 to test their agility and endurance. After the competition, participants gather for celebration and music at the post-race party, where they can rinse off or roll all over an expensive white velour sofa to a soundtrack of upbeat tunes. A portion of the proceeds from the event benefit the work of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, a non-profit organization working to conserve Texas's natural resources like its hunting and fishing grounds.
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    7575 N Sam Houston Pkwy. W
    Houston, TX US
  • Jungle Fever 5K
    Part color-powder fight and part animal-themed 5K, the Jungle Fever 5K Colorful Run For Your Life Series brings runners of all ages together for a morning of relaxed and fun racing. Volunteer "animals" surprise runners with splashes of color as they leisurely make their way through an untimed 5K race. Outlandish outfits are encouraged—either wild animal-themed outfits or all-white clothing. The whole affair ends in a colorful splash as runners lob handfuls of colored powder at one another in a color fight.
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    7575 North Sam Houston Parkway West
    Houston, TX US
  • Heroes & Villains Adventure Run
    Superman, Super Mario, and Wonder Woman race through the woods with The Joker and the villain from the Scream movies closing in. As the heroes dodge mud pits, the villains lunge for the colored flags dangling from their belts. This isn't a video game or the plot to your weird cousin's fantasy novella?this is the Heroes & Villains Adventure Run. Participants pick a side?heroes or villains?and then don the appropriate costumes, sprinting along the 5k path and around obstacles such as wire crawls and wobbly logs. At the end of the run, everyone celebrates the nuanced nature of human behavior during the Epic Party, which features revelry set to live DJ tunes.
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    7575 N Sam Houston Pkwy West
    Houston, TX US
  • Color Fun Fest Dallas
    If the Color Fun Fest 5K were televised, it might have viewers wondering if someone had messed with their TVs' color settings. That's because, at one-kilometer intervals across the race course, staffers shower runners with neon powders, transforming them into a kind of collective stampeding rainbow, which is illuminated by powerful black lights during night waves. But participants won't find a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow?or, for that matter, a podium; the 5K run is noncompetitive and doesn't track times. Instead, they'll step into a lively finish-line festival?with music during the run, vendors, and a DJ-led after party?where colors fly through the air and stopwatches are smashed like pi?atas. The celebration draws inspiration from Holi, a festival of colors primarily celebrated in India and Nepal. In the communal spirit of that festival, Color Fun Fest 5K helps raise funds for and awareness of local charities, non-profits, and local businesses. The event also encourages family participation, with free admission for kids age 12 and under and a daytime run.
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    7575 N Sam Houston Pkwy.
    Houston, TX US
  • Graffiti Run
    The creators of The Colorful 5K use the term ?run? very loosely. Less of a race, and more a celebration of the human spirit, the Graffiti Run encourages participants to dash, dance, prance, skip, cartwheel, or walk the course as they douse each other in vibrant hues that span the full spectrum. Each run also donates a portion of proceeds to a local charity, which range from Special Olympics affiliates and scholarship funds to city cleanup and beautification projects.
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    7575 N Sam Houston Pkwy. W
    Houston, TX US
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