It’s cooling off, which means running season is heating up!
Hittin’ the pavement is one of our fave pastimes at HVC, and we are pumped that it’s finally feeling fall-ish. All of us are reporting “faster” times suddenly
Luckily, there are plenty of fun runs in the area to keep us jazzed. We encourage all of our patients to get out and run/walk/skip – whatever your preferred mode of movement to keep you healthy and your circulatory system happy.
Here are 3 months of Fun Runs being held in the Houston area – each one is themed and a great way to enjoy this festive time of year. Let us know on our Facebook page if you’re running in any of them – we want to hear how it goes!
Child Advocates Superhero 5K and 1K — October 19 — CityCentre/West Houston
Harvest Moon and Margarita 5K – October 19 — Galveston
Zombie Fest 5K — October 19 — Lake Jackson
NASA Nightmare Run – October 25 — Clear Lake
Monster Dash 5K & BASF Kids Run – October 26 — Lake Jackson
Trick or Trot 5K Fun Run – October 27 – Katy
The Color Run – October 27 – Minute Maid Park, Downtown
15 Hamilton Vein Center runners are participating in the Color Run! Have you done a Color Run before? This will be our second group effort. Needless to say, we love this one!
PARC Monster Dash – November 2 – Pearland
Run for Health 5K Fun Run – November 2 – Dickinson
Firefly Run – November 2 – Reliant Park
Houston Dynamo Go for Goal 5K – November 2 – Downtown
Rockets Run 5K – November 9 – Downtown
Play Dirty Adventure and Mini-Muck – November 9 — Sam Houston Race Park
Clear Lake City Half Marathon – for the tad more serious runner! — November 10 – Clear Lake
Run to Cure HD – November 16 – Sugar Land
Coach Kikunga “K” Memorial Run – November 16 – Kingwood
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes – November 23 – The Woodlands
HMSA Classical 25K & 5K Fun Run – Marathon Warm-up Race – November 24 – Downtown
GE Run through the Woods – November 28 – The Woodlands
Alright, turkeys! Here come the Trots. Run one of these and eat the rest of the day guilt-free!
TXU Energy Turkey Trot – November 28 — Galleria/Uptown
Sugar Land Turkey Trot – November 28 – Sugar Land
Katy YMCA Turkey Dash – November 28 – Katy
Lake Jackson Turkey Trot – November 28 – Lake Jackson
Bay Area Turkey Day 10K/5K/Kids K – November 28 – Clear Lake
The Glow Run 5K – December 1 – Sam Houston Race Park
Gingerbread Jog – December 1 – Katy
CHRISTUS Reindeer Run – December 7 – Nassau Bay
Jingle Tails Fun Run/Walk – 4-legged friends welcome! – December 8 – Katy
Sugar Land Finish Line Sports 30K – Marathon Warm-up Race — December 15 – Sugar Land
TOTAL Jingle Bell Run – December 15 – Downtown
12K of Christmas – December 21 – Downtown
That list should keep you busy the next three months. We also have a Hamilton Vein Center group training for the Houston Marathon in January. We’ll hear from them soon when we check in and see how the training’s going. Whatever you’re running or walking – for fun or for distance – let us know how you’re doing. Send us a message on our Facebook page or comment to this post. We’d love to hear from you!
As much as we love running, we want everyone to feel good while they’re doing it. So if you notice your legs are feeling tired, achy, painful or they are swelling and not feeling right – come in and let us take a look with a thorough exam and ultrasound. It might be more than just “tired muscles” causing your discomfort. Undiagnosed vein disease affects a lot of runners – we can fix that for you and get you back up and running in no time. Call 281-565-0033 to schedule.