Beginner Friendly Running Events in Pasadena

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JUN8
Women Veteran's Day 5K

This is a day to "Thank Her for Her Service" and honor all those women who are currently serving in the US Armed Forces. This event is in support of The W.A.V.E. Campaign and USO Houston.

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Women Veteran's Day 5K

Tom Bass Park Section II, 3930 Fellows Rd, Houston, TX 77047, USAView event
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From the organiser

This is a day to "Thank Her for Her Service" and honor all those women who are currently serving in the US Armed Forces. This event is in support of The W.A.V.E. Campaign and USO Houston.

$20 - $85
Women Veteran's Day 5K
JUN15
Dads Day 5k

What better way to celebrate Dad than running or walking in the annual Dad's Day 5K, 3K and 1K Kids Walk benefiting Tex Us TOO! We call it saving the males!

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Dads Day 5k

1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, USAView event
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From the organiser

What better way to celebrate Dad than running or walking in the annual Dad's Day 5K, 3K and 1K Kids Walk benefiting Tex Us TOO! We call it saving the males!

$30 - $40
Dads Day 5k
JUN23
Run for Wellness 5K

Welcome to the George Bush Park FREE 5K. This race is part of the Run For Wellness FREE 5K Series

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Run for Wellness 5K

Yolanda, 998 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, USAView event
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From the organiser

Welcome to the George Bush Park FREE 5K. This race is part of the Run For Wellness FREE 5K Series

Free
Run for Wellness 5K
JUL4
Run Wild 5K

Run Wild 5K. Hosted by: Runner's High Club. Benefitting the Special Olympics Texas.

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Run Wild 5K

2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020, USAView event
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From the organiser

Run Wild 5K. Hosted by: Runner's High Club. Benefitting the Special Olympics Texas.

$22 - $32
Run Wild 5K
JUL4
Wings of Freedom 5K

Join the Morning Bull's George Lindsey for the TXU Energy Wings of Freedom 5k/10k and Family Fun Run for kids, strollers, and pups benefiting Be An Angel.

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Wings of Freedom 5K

Yolanda, 998 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, USAView event
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From the organiser

Join the Morning Bull's George Lindsey for the TXU Energy Wings of Freedom 5k/10k and Family Fun Run for kids, strollers, and pups benefiting Be An Angel.

$15 - $30
Wings of Freedom 5K
JUL20
Lunar Landing 5K

The Lunar Landing 5K is a great way to celebrate one of mankinds greatest accomplishments.

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Lunar Landing 5K

18300 Upper Bay Rd, Houston, TX 77058, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Lunar Landing 5K is a great way to celebrate one of mankinds greatest accomplishments.

$15 - $35
Lunar Landing 5K
JUL28
Run for Wellness 5K

Welcome to the George Bush Park FREE 5K. This race is part of the Run For Wellness FREE 5K Series

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Run for Wellness 5K

Yolanda, 998 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the George Bush Park FREE 5K. This race is part of the Run For Wellness FREE 5K Series

Free
Run for Wellness 5K
AUG25
Run for Wellness 5K

Welcome to the George Bush Park FREE 5K. This race is part of the Run For Wellness FREE 5K Series

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Run for Wellness 5K

Yolanda, 998 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the George Bush Park FREE 5K. This race is part of the Run For Wellness FREE 5K Series

Free
Run for Wellness 5K
SEP7
Second Chance Run - Houston

Every day across the country, lives are saved and families are restored through the miracle of donation and transplantation. Even so, more than 10,000 Texan men, women and children wait for their second chance at life.

Who Will You Run For?

Donate Life Texas and LifeGift invites you to spend a morning with our loving and supportive community, whether you walk, run, volunteer or simply cheer on the crowd.

The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift honors organ, eye and tissue donors in 109 Texas counties in North, Southeast and West Texas. While celebrating the lives saved and offering hope to those still waiting, the event raises awareness of the need for organ, eye and tissue donation across the state.

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Second Chance Run - Houston

Yolanda, 998 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Every day across the country, lives are saved and families are restored through the miracle of donation and transplantation. Even so, more than 10,000 Texan men, women and children wait for their second chance at life.

Who Will You Run For?

Donate Life Texas and LifeGift invites you to spend a morning with our loving and supportive community, whether you walk, run, volunteer or simply cheer on the crowd.

The Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run hosted by LifeGift honors organ, eye and tissue donors in 109 Texas counties in North, Southeast and West Texas. While celebrating the lives saved and offering hope to those still waiting, the event raises awareness of the need for organ, eye and tissue donation across the state.

$28
Second Chance Run - Houston
AUG31
Beneezy Purple Monkey Fun Run

The Beneeezy is an event by the community for the community.

The run is powered by the awesome volunteers from various local organizations, Alvin High School students, local businesses, friends and family of Ben. All the proceeds go to the Benjamin James Garcia Memorial Fund to sponsor college scholarships for graduating high school students. Stay up to date over on our Facebook page.

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Beneezy Purple Monkey Fun Run

Lavawasheteria, 102 W Sealy St, Alvin, TX 77511, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Beneeezy is an event by the community for the community.

The run is powered by the awesome volunteers from various local organizations, Alvin High School students, local businesses, friends and family of Ben. All the proceeds go to the Benjamin James Garcia Memorial Fund to sponsor college scholarships for graduating high school students. Stay up to date over on our Facebook page.

$15 - $30
Beneezy Purple Monkey Fun Run
NOV10
Walk By Faith 5K/Kids Fun Run

Welcome to the Annual Walk By Faith 5k/1k Kids Fun Run...a great race for an even greater cause! Come join us at The University of Houston as we band together in the fight against childhood cancer. All levels and all ages are welcome. Be sure to stick around for the post-race celebration complete with yummy food, festive music, awesome kid's zone, awards, raffle and more.

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Walk By Faith 5K/Kids Fun Run

University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77004, USAView event
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From the organiser

Welcome to the Annual Walk By Faith 5k/1k Kids Fun Run...a great race for an even greater cause! Come join us at The University of Houston as we band together in the fight against childhood cancer. All levels and all ages are welcome. Be sure to stick around for the post-race celebration complete with yummy food, festive music, awesome kid's zone, awards, raffle and more.

$10 - $20
Walk By Faith 5K/Kids Fun Run
NOV2
Run for Health 5K

The race course is USATF certified. There is a $300 cash prize for the overall male/female winner, medals to all finishers, trophies to top three in 9 age divisions, and 21 vendors with lots of giveaways. All proceeds of this event will go to Anchor Point, which is a key community resource that delivers hope to families including pregnant teens and women, babies on the way, troubled youth and their families, foster and adopted children, and families considering adoption.

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Run for Health 5K

18220 Upper Bay Rd, Houston, TX 77058, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The race course is USATF certified. There is a $300 cash prize for the overall male/female winner, medals to all finishers, trophies to top three in 9 age divisions, and 21 vendors with lots of giveaways. All proceeds of this event will go to Anchor Point, which is a key community resource that delivers hope to families including pregnant teens and women, babies on the way, troubled youth and their families, foster and adopted children, and families considering adoption.

$25
Run for Health 5K
SEP29
Sienna 10 Miler
Missouri City, TX, United States

The Sienna 10 is the third race of the Texas 10 Series Race To The Armadillo Cup. Hosted in the beautiful community of Sienna Plantation, which is located in Missouri City (SW Houston), gives runners the option to select from 10 Miles, 5 Miles, 5 Kilometers or the Kids 1 Mile.

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Sienna 10 Miler

500 Waters Lake Blvd, Missouri City, TX 77459, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Sienna 10 is the third race of the Texas 10 Series Race To The Armadillo Cup. Hosted in the beautiful community of Sienna Plantation, which is located in Missouri City (SW Houston), gives runners the option to select from 10 Miles, 5 Miles, 5 Kilometers or the Kids 1 Mile.

$20
Sienna 10 Miler
SEP28
The Nick Gary Foundation 5K
Texas City, TX, United States

Get ready for TNGF 5K! This race will kick off fantastic fall weather. Individuals will run or walk 5K in the historic Carver Park in Texas City, Texas. The race will be chip timed, with runners starting first followed by walkers. We will end the event with awards and a great post race party. There will be music, drinks, and fun for the whole family!

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The Nick Gary Foundation 5K

Carver Park, 6415 Park Ave, Texas City, TX 77591, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Get ready for TNGF 5K! This race will kick off fantastic fall weather. Individuals will run or walk 5K in the historic Carver Park in Texas City, Texas. The race will be chip timed, with runners starting first followed by walkers. We will end the event with awards and a great post race party. There will be music, drinks, and fun for the whole family!

$40
The Nick Gary Foundation 5K
SEP22
Run for Wellness 5K

Welcome to the George Bush Park FREE 5K. This race is part of the Run For Wellness FREE 5K Series.

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Run for Wellness 5K

George Bush Park/Eldridge, Houston, TX, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the George Bush Park FREE 5K. This race is part of the Run For Wellness FREE 5K Series.

Free
Run for Wellness 5K
JAN19
Chevron Houston Marathon

A fine course through the south-east of Texas, this is the cities biggest sporting event year on year. Boasting a half marathon and 5k on top, there's something on offer for amateurs right through to seasoned long distance runners. This is often popular with athletes looking for a Boston qualifying time, and is renowned for its fantastic atmosphere, with thousands of spectators lining the course year on year.

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Chevron Houston Marathon

501 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002, USAView event
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From the organiser

A fine course through the south-east of Texas, this is the cities biggest sporting event year on year. Boasting a half marathon and 5k on top, there's something on offer for amateurs right through to seasoned long distance runners. This is often popular with athletes looking for a Boston qualifying time, and is renowned for its fantastic atmosphere, with thousands of spectators lining the course year on year.

$35 - $150
Chevron Houston Marathon
DEC7
Rudolph Fun Run

Join us for the Annual Rudolph 5k Fun Run, Dasher 10k and Cupid 1k through CITYCENTRE and enjoy all the Christmas Decorations.

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Rudolph Fun Run

800 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024, USAView event
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From the organiser

Join us for the Annual Rudolph 5k Fun Run, Dasher 10k and Cupid 1k through CITYCENTRE and enjoy all the Christmas Decorations.

$12 - $40
Rudolph Fun Run
NOV24
Run for Wellness 5K

Welcome to the George Bush Park 5K. This race is part of the Run For Wellness 5K Series

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Run for Wellness 5K

George Bush Park/Eldridge, Houston, TX, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Welcome to the George Bush Park 5K. This race is part of the Run For Wellness 5K Series

Free
Run for Wellness 5K
FEB1
Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Houston

Join the Movement That's Taking Over the Racing World.

Join the movement that's taken over the racing world. The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is coming to Houston! Run and party with the biggest chocolate aficionados in Houston. Train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We're with you through the season.

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Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Houston

Sesquicentennial Park, 400 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join the Movement That's Taking Over the Racing World.

Join the movement that's taken over the racing world. The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is coming to Houston! Run and party with the biggest chocolate aficionados in Houston. Train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We're with you through the season.

$42
Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Houston
DEC7
JINGLE ALL THE 5K, 10K, 1K

Join us for the annual JINGLE ALL THE 5K, 10K, 1K!!! Kick-start your holiday festivities and outpace that mischievous abominable snowmonster with the whole family and join us for the in the 3rd Annual Jingle All The 5K, 10K, 1K', benefiting Memorial Assistance Ministries.

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JINGLE ALL THE 5K, 10K, 1K

Addicks Park & Ride, 14230 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079, USAView event
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From the organiser

Join us for the annual JINGLE ALL THE 5K, 10K, 1K!!! Kick-start your holiday festivities and outpace that mischievous abominable snowmonster with the whole family and join us for the in the 3rd Annual Jingle All The 5K, 10K, 1K', benefiting Memorial Assistance Ministries.

$19.75 - $39.75
JINGLE ALL THE 5K, 10K, 1K
DEC7
Jingle Bell Run – Sugar Land
Sugar Land, TX, United States

The Arthritis Foundations original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure Americas #1 cause of disability.

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Jingle Bell Run – Sugar Land

Sugar Land Memorial Park and Brazos River Corridor, 15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Arthritis Foundations original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure Americas #1 cause of disability.

$30
Jingle Bell Run – Sugar Land
DEC7
BIG Love Cancer Care Santa Dash
Pearland, TX, United States

Please feel free to dress in festive holiday attire: Santa hats, elf hats, reindeer ears, ugly sweaters, etc.!

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BIG Love Cancer Care Santa Dash

9707 E Broadway St, Pearland, TX 77584, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Please feel free to dress in festive holiday attire: Santa hats, elf hats, reindeer ears, ugly sweaters, etc.!

BIG Love Cancer Care Santa Dash
MAR14
Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon Weekend
Seabrook, TX, United States

Whether its the Marathon, 3/4 Marathon, Half Marathon, 1/4 Marathon, Team Relay, 5K, or Kids 1K, we have a race for you! Run one race or sign up for a challenge by finishing two races. Most of the races are held on the Seabrook nature trails surrounded by a diverse habitat of both fresh and salt marsh, the coastline of the Galveston Bay, wetlands, and wild-life and bird sanctuaries. The trails consist of crushed granite surface. This popular event has been known for its enthusiastic volunteers, great goodie bag and awesome post-race party.

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Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon Weekend

1850 E Meyer Ave, Seabrook, TX 77586, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Whether its the Marathon, 3/4 Marathon, Half Marathon, 1/4 Marathon, Team Relay, 5K, or Kids 1K, we have a race for you! Run one race or sign up for a challenge by finishing two races. Most of the races are held on the Seabrook nature trails surrounded by a diverse habitat of both fresh and salt marsh, the coastline of the Galveston Bay, wetlands, and wild-life and bird sanctuaries. The trails consist of crushed granite surface. This popular event has been known for its enthusiastic volunteers, great goodie bag and awesome post-race party.

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Seabrook Lucky Trail Marathon Weekend

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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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