Yuri's Night Houston 5k/10k Fun Run

Sports and Recreation

March 31, 2016

Hosted by the Houston section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Yuri's Night Houston 5k Fun Run is part of an annual worldwide celebration that commemorates the first human in space, as well as the first orbital flight of the US Space Shuttle. Both these pioneering events took place on April 12th - in 1961 and 1981 respectively. As such, our race is always run on, or close to, the 12th April, and is often held in conjunction with a Family Space Day celebration with interactive booths, displays and simple water rocket demonstrations. Yuri's Night celebrations around the world fuel public interest in space exploration, technology, and the aerospace industry.


6:00 A.M: Race Day Registration/Packet Pick Up
7:15 A.M: Kids 1K Start
7:30 A.M: 5K/10K Start
8:30 A.M: 5K Awards Ceremony
9:30 A.M: 10K Awards Ceremony

Course Information:

The course takes runners through the City of Nassau Bay, where many astronauts, engineers, technicians and flight directors have lived from the early days of the Apollo program to the current day. Runners will pass by former homes of many of the early era astronauts that lived in the city.

Date: April 23, 2016


St. Thomas More Catholic Church
10330 Hillcroft Street
Houston, TX 77096

Registration Fees:

5k Pricing:
Until 13th Mar: $20.88
14th Mar - 27th Mar: $26.03
28th Mar - 10th Apr: $31.17
11th Apr - Raceday: $36.32

10k Pricing:
Until 13th Mar: $31.17
14th Mar - 27th Mar: $36.32
28th Mar - 10th Apr: $41.46
11th Apr - Raceday: $46.61

Kids 1k Pricing
(Kids must be 8 and under to receive an award)
Until 10th April: $7.50
11th Apr - Raceday: $10.59

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