Hays Highstepper Hot Chocolate 5K and .5K
Saturday, January 09, 2021Time: 8:00 am CDT
4800 Jack C Hays Trail
Buda, Texas 78610
Alerts

2021's race will start and finish at Hays High School!  Early packet pickup and race day activities will be outside of Bales Gym, on the North end of the stadium.  Enter the parking lot from the furthest north entrance of the campus.  You will see the gym to the west of the stadium.

 

Online Registration will close on Tuesday before the race at 11:59 PM so we can prepare items for Packet Stuffing and Pickup.  Walk-up registrations are welcome during packet pickup on Saturday morning before the race starts.  

Read all of the information about how we will conduct this race day here.

Due to ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Concerns, this event will adhere to the following guidelines:

We will follow State Guidelines: https://bit.ly/3caXFeE

 

We will incorporate this protocol as well: http://fortheloveofgo.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Race-Safe-FTLOG-Protocol.pdf

We will adjust guidelines and protocols based on local, city, county, and state, guidance.  Check back here for updates leading up to the event.

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pick up and Walk Up Registration (cash, check, or charge!) Jan 8th 5:00pm-7:00pm outside Bales Gym. 

Race Day Packet Pick up and Walk Up Registration (cash, check, or charge!) 7:00 to 7:45 a.m.

About

Join us for this community celebration benefitting the Hays Highstepper Booster Club. 

A chip-timed 5k Fun Run/Walk and then a little .5K for those not quite ready for a 5K!

Walk up Registration is available on Friday at packet pickup outside Bales Gym and on race morning - see below for info!

 

5K Route Map here

.5K Route will be inside the parking lot

 

NOTE: Shirts are only guaranteed to those who register by 12/30. We make a best guess on ordering some extras so we do continue to ask for shirt sizes after the guarantee date. If having a shirt is very important to you, please register by 12/30

Race Day Schedule

07:00 AM - Registration and packet pickup
08:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk
09:00 AM - 0.5K Fun Run

Entry Fees

$25 for adults (11 and over) and $15 for students 10 and under (discounted rate based on age will calculate during checkout). 

$15 for .5K (all ages)

$15 for VIP Pass - just get a shirt, you don't even have to show up!  You must register as a VIP by 12/30.

Award Categories

5K Run/Walk
Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-100
 
0.5K Fun Run
No age group awards
 
Virtual 5K
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     

Special Divisions

Top Dog – first three dogs across the finish line will be awarded a medal!

Stroller (with human passenger!) Pusher – first three across the finish line (male or female) will be awarded a special recognition medal!  Participants in this division will still be part of the age group awards.

Additional Info

Highsteppers will be selling treats - bring some cash!

We are RAIN or SHINE, HOT or COLD

Start and Finish is at Hays High School, north end parking lot.

Prepare for the weather!  Check the temps before you come and dress for your best race 

Parking is limited -- carpool!  Parking is allowed in the parking lots on campus.

5K starts at 8:00 a.m. sharp and is chip-timed!  

.5K will begin as soon as all 5K participants are off the course.

Subs and changes can be made on race morning at the timing tent.

Yes, someone else can pick up your packet!

Shirt Guarantee deadline is 12/30

 

Special Divisions

Top Dog – first three dogs across the finish line will be awarded a medal!

Stroller (with human passenger!) Pusher – first three across the finish line (male or female) will be awarded a special recognition medal!  Participants in this division will still be part of the age group awards.

Online Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday (or 4 days) before the race day in order to allow time to prepare items for packet stuffing! For example, if the race is on the 4th, the online registration will close on the 1st, at 11:59 p.m.!  Walk-up registration is always available, by cash or check, at packet pickup (check times and locations under the Packet Pickup heading).

Awards ceremony will occur as soon as results are tallied.

Shirt guaranteed to those who register by 12/30.

No refunds given

Contact Info

Race management provided by For the Love of Go, Jennifer Crosby, fortheloveofgo@gmail.com

Race Coordination and Sponsorship opportunities please contact Highstepper5k@gmail.com