Bel Inizio's Giving Thanks 5K/10K presented by Momentum Porsche - 2017
Sugar Land Memorial Park
15300 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
United States 
Saturday, November 18, 2017
8:00 AM
Event Information


Join Us for The Giving Thanks 5K/10K & 1K Kids' Fun Run benefitting Bel Inizio

The Giving Thanks 5K/10K presented by Momentum Porsche is about having a fun-filled race experience while giving thanks for all we have.

This is a great 5K/10K for runners, walkers, and families. We have both a USATF certified course (TX14114ETM) and 1K Kids' Fun Run. 

 ~  Awesome race T-shirts ~ Great Food ~ Kids' Fall Festival ~

Race Party at the Finish 

All proceeds from this race support Bel Inizio ~ helping women living in transitional housing improve their self-esteem and life skills through exercise and nutrition education. 

Event Schedule

  • 6:00 am ~ Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration. Registrations completed after 8:15 am will not be entered into the database prior to race start and will not be eligible for awards. We will do our best to get you the shirt you want at late registration but cannot guarantee it. 
  • 8:00 am ~ 1 K Kids' Fun Run for ages 12 and under
  • 8:30 am ~ 5K / 10K start
  • 9:30 am ~ Awards Ceremony ~ Awards ceremony and raffle. Preliminary race results will be posted at the race site

Great PARTY at the finish line. We will be serving great food!

Perks and Goodies
We have a lot of amazing things at this race but here are the top three:

  • Wonderful food and coffee.
  • Prize drawings and awards.
  • MC, announcing and music by Kevin Kline of the new 93Q!


  • Overall Male and Female for 5K, 10K, and 1K Kids' Fun Run
  • Masters Male and Female for 5K and 10K
  • Additional 1st place awards by 10 yr. age groups 

Medals for 5K/10K finishers 

Socks for the Homeless

Once again we are collecting new, white, men's tube socks for the homeless.  Last year we collected 500 pair.  Let's break that record!

Entry fees 5K

$30 Early ~ AUG 31

$35 SEPT 1 ~ NOV 17

$40 Race Morning

Entry fees 10K

$35 Early ~ AUG 31

$40 SEPT 1 ~ NOV 17

$45 Race Morning

1K Kids' Fun Run (ages 12 and under) 


Entry fees Virtual 5K/10K

$30 Early ~ AUG 31

$35 SEPT 1 ~ NOV 17

$40 Race Morning

Virtual race packets must be picked up at packet pick-up.  No packets will be delivered or mailied.

First Aid and Medical

St. Michael's Emergency Room is providing first aid and medical care at the Giving Thank 5K/10K. Like them @stmichaelsemergencyrooms.

Join Team Bel Inizio

Choose Bel Inizio as your Reason2Race, and support us in making a difference for the women Bel Inizio serves. Being on Team Bel Inizio will provide you with the support and incentive to train harder and race faster while supporting others in the process. By sharing your goal with friends and family you will raise awareness and funds for this excellent cause. There is no cost to be a part of Team Bel Inizio and no fundraising minimum but lots of perks for joining! Go to to create your page and learn more.

2017 Race Sponsors

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Momentum Porsche!  We would also like to thank Storyteller Promotions, Merry Ministries, and Bill Thorne at Edward Jones for helping us change lives.

Want to be a sponsor? - Good publicity and a life changing cause. Please email if your company would like to be a race sponsor.

Race Photos 

Shortly after the race you will receive a link to review and purchase your photos.

Race T-Shirt

Giving Thanks t-shirts are super great black high quality100% cotton available to all registrants and will be distributed at packet pick up. Late registrants (after November 11) are not guaranteed requested shirt size but we will do our best!


5K/10K race options include chip timing. Preliminary results will be posted on site. Chips will be attached to 5K/10K bibs and do not need to be returned. Results can be found online at Run Houston Timing same day.

Packet Pick Up

Thursday, November 16, Momentum Porsche, 10155 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX77074 10 am - 6 pm
Friday, November 17, Finish Line Sports, 13895 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX 77478 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, November 18, Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479 - 6 am - 8:15 am.  

No deferrals and no packets mailed, even for the Virtual Race.

Additional Directions

Note that GPS systems often error in giving directions to Sugar Land Memorial Park. The race will be held at Sugar Land Memorial Park15300 University Blvd.Sugar LandTexas  77479.  Take 59 South and exit University Blvd. heading south.  Entrance to Sugar Land Memorial Park will be at University Blvd. and Commonwealth Blvd. – turn right into the park.


Parking is limited at Sugar Land Memorial Park. Offsite parking is available at Commonwealth Elementary School, 4909 Commonwealth Blvd, Sugar Land, TX, 77479, about one mile from the race site. Please carpool if possible. The race will begin near the pavilion immediately to the right when enter Sugar Land Memorial Park.  Additional parking is further ahead to the left. Please do not park in front of the dog park.



Race name:  
Giving Thanks 5K
Time:  8:30 AM
Fee: $35.00

The Bel Inizio Giving Thanks 5K presented by Momentum Porsche is a one loop, certified course on a beautiful route around Sugar Land Memorial Park. 5K begins at 8:30 AM (Please arrive early to allow time for parking).  We will have water stops at the start/finish, Mile 1, and Mile 2.  Elecrolyte drinks will not be served.

Race name:  
Giving Thanks 10K
Time:  8:30 AM
Fee: $40.00

The Bel Inizio Giving Thanks 10K  presented by Momentum Porsche is a two loop, certified course on a beautiful route around Sugar Land Memorial Park. 10K race begins at 8:30 AM (Please arrive early to allow time for parking). We will have water stops at the start/finish, Mile 1, Mile 2, Mile 4 and Mile 5.  Elecrolyte drinks will not be served. 

Race name:  
Giving Thanks 1K Kids' Fun Run
Time:  8:00 AM
Fee: $15.00

Bring the whole family for the kids to join the 1K Kids' Fun Run presented by Momentum Porsche

The 1K Kids' Fun Run starts at 8 AM.  Please arrive early to allow time for parking. The 1K Kids' Fun Run is not chip timed. 

Virtual 5K/10K
Fee: $35.00

The Virtual Race presented by Momentum Porsche is an opportunity to support Bel Inizio, get a cool t-shirt, and stay home in bed.  Note that packets for the Virtual registration must be picked up at packet pick up.  No packets will be mailed.

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