Houston Half

Run Houston? Run with us on October 28, 2018!

Fast, Flat, and Philanthropic: the Koala Health & Wellness Houston Half Marathon & 10k is presented by the Houston Striders, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on community wellness and charitable outreach.


Sam Houston Park
1000 Bagby Street
Houston, TX 77002
United States 
Sunday, October 28, 2018
6:50 AM
Event Information

The Houston Striders are pleased to present the 2018 Koala Health & Wellness Houston Half Marathon & 10K.

Whether you are in training, a charity supporter, or simply looking for a well-organized event to experience with friends and family, this is the race for you.

And we're excited to announce the 2018 Houston Half has been chosen as the
RRCA Texas State Half Marathon Championship Race!

Join us on October 28, 2018
(see below for more event details......)



Did you know that the 2018 Koala Health & Wellness Houston Half Marathon & 10K is put on by the Houston Striders, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on community wellness and charitable outreach? In years past we've given over $550K in race proceeds to Houston-area organizations & entities such as the Memorial Park Conservancy, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Heritage Society Houston, Houston Wellness Project, Katy Students Run, Bel Inizio, and many others.

Race participants can feel good about supporting a Houston-area institution with both local history and local impact. The Houston Half may be turning 12 this year, but as a Houston Striders hosted running event, we've been around since 1985! Our crowds are growing bigger, but the family fun, friendly competition, and hometown feel remain the same.


Race Perks

  • 2018 Koala Health & Wellness Houston Half Marathon & 10K technical t-shirt
  • Timed results on a USATF certified fast and flat course
  • Dedicated pace groups for half marathon time goals
  • Elite runner corral for 7 min/mile pace and under
  • Aid stations every 2 miles providing water and Gatorade
  • Bag check and bike valet at the start/finish area
  • High-quality finisher medals for both the Half and 10K
  • Top finisher and age group awards
  • Team challenges with awards
  • Fantastic post-race party with refreshments and live music
  • Perfectly timed warm-up race for the Houston Marathon and Half in January
  • And more to be announced...(check the event site for updates)


Important Notes

  • No registration refunds will be provided.
  • No race-day registration or packet pick-up.
  • Transfers, deferrals, other changes permitted within a limited time window.
  • Course has an official 4 hour time limit after which roads will be reopened.
  • No animals or wheeled devices permitted on the course, except for wheelchair racers.
  • All wheelchair entrants must abide by equipment rules and guidelines of the International Paralympic Committee.
  • Please refer to the Event FAQ for additional details and the most up-to-date information.


Event Schedule

October 25-27: Packet Pick-up (date/location TBA)

October 28 (6:50 am): Race Wheelchair Houston Half Marathon Start

October 28 (7:00 am): Houston Half Marathon Start

October 28 (7:30 am): Houston 10K Start


Contact Information

Race Director: racedirector@houstonhalf.com

Help Desk: info@houstonhalf.com

Website: www.houstonhalf.com


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