The College Rush is a fun, friendly 10K and 5K benefitting the YESPrep Public schools. The Start and Finish will take place at Fish Plaza located in front of the Wortham Theater Center in Downtown Houston at 500 Texas Ave.

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Our Sponsors

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for making this a very special event.

RASports

iDataWorx

Stockwise Solutions

Group Registration

Like to run with friends? If you are interested in registering a group of 10 or more for the College Rush – Give us a shout! We can customize a group registration code to help with registration and simplify your group packet pick up. Support@RaceAssist.com

We can accommodate running groups of any size on race day

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Event Information

Saturday May 13, 2017


Location:
Fish Plaza Houston
500 Texas Avenue.
Houston, Texas 77002

10K Race Registration:
  • Regular Registration – 2/26/17 to 5/6/17 – $45
  • Race Week Registration - 5/7/17 to 5/12/17 – $50

5K Race Registration:
  • Late Registration - 2/26/17 to 5/6/17 – $35
  • Race Week Registration - 5/7/17 to 5/12/17 – $40

Kids K Race Registration:
Please note: The Kids K is limited to children 12 and younger.
  • Regular Registration – 2/26/17 to 5/12/17 – $15


Race Registration closes at 6:00pm on Thursday, May 12th. There will be not be any Race Day registration this year.

Start Time:

7:30 am – 10K Start
7:30 am – 5K Start
9:15am - Kids K Start

Finishers Merchandise:

All 10K & 5K finishers will receive a unisex t-shirt.

Post Race Party:

Join in the fun after the race with food, drink, music and more for the whole family.

Getting to the Race:
Click here for a parking map. You may park in any of the BLUE parking garages. Houston Fish Plaza is located at 500 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002

Course Map:
2017 Course Map

Click Here for the 5k/10k Course Map


Water Stations:

Water stations are located approximately every 2 miles and at the finish.

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Sponsorship Information

We want you! Sponsorships are the driving force behind our events and give the Sponsor a direct line of communication to our participants.



Download the 2017 College Rush 5K/10K run Sponsor Packet
We currently have several sponsorship opportunites available

Volunteer Information

We are looking for fun, energetic people to lend a helping hand on race day! Volunteer jobs will include: water stations, post-race activities, finisher merchandise, food/beverage and much more! You can expect each shift to last about 4 hours.

If you are interested in volunteering for the College Rush, please click the link below and tell us what area most interests you.

F.A.Q.'s

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the race?

The 2017 College Rush 5K/10K run will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Where is the race?

The 2017 College Rush 5K/10K run will be held at Fish Plaza in from of the Wortham Theater located at:

Fish Plaza Houston
500 Texas Ave
Houston, Texas 77002

Is the race timed?

All 5K and 10K participants will be timed using a B-Tag which is attached to runner’s race bib.

What is your weather policy?

We will run Rain or Shine! If there is lightening at the time of start, then we will delay the start for a reasonable time for safety.

How much does it cost to register?

10K Race Registration:
  • Regular Registration – 2/26/17 to 5/6/17 – $45
  • Race Week Registration - 5/7/17 to 5/12/17 – $50

5K Race Registration:
  • Late Registration - 2/26/17 to 5/6/17 – $35
  • Race Week Registration - 5/7/17 to 5/12/17 – $40

Kids K Race Registration:
  • Regular Registration – 2/26/17 to 5/12/17 – $15


Can I pick up my bib on race day?

You may pick up your 5K / 10K bib at a bib pickup the week before the race (Date and Location TBA).

Should you lose or damage your BIB prior to race day, a $10.00 administrative fee will be required to obtain a new BIB.

Kids K Participants will pick up their materials on race morning

 

I cannot participate on race day. Can I get a refund or defer to next year?

No, we do not offer refund or allow deferrals for any reason.

What is the weather typically like on race day?

Average high: 80F
Average low: 59F

Where does the race start and finish?

The College Rush start line and finish line is located at in the main plaza of the Fish Plaza venue.

What time does the race start?

The 10K starts at 7:30 AM. The 5K starts at 7:30 as well. The kids run starting later in the morning at 9:15 AM.

What items are not allowed on the course?

Dogs, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled devices are not allowed on the race course

Will there be an awards ceremony?

The awards ceremony for overall winner (top 3 women, top 3 men in 5K and 10K) will take place at 9:00 am.

Do I get a t-shirt with registration?

YES, All registrants will receive a unisex tee shirt.

How do I contact RA Sports Managment with any questions, comments or to become a sponsor?

Email us at support@raceassist.com

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Race Beneficiary

YES Prep’s College Rush is dedicated to ensuring that higher education is a reality for students from low-income communities in the Houston area. For fifteen years, YES Prep Public Schools has redefined what is possible in public education. With more than 8,000 college-bound students across 13 campuses, we are a system of high performing public charter schools, proving that students from low-income communities can achieve at the highest academic levels. Our exceptional results prove that better outcomes are not only possible, but also probable, when school systems invest in human capital, build a culture of high expectations, and create effective support systems to ensure that student achievement is at the forefront of every decision made.

As a College Rush participant, you will raise funds to help YES Prep increase the number of students who graduate from college.

To learn more about YES Prep, please visit our website at http://YESprep.org.