Independence Day 8K

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019

Start/Finish: Meyerland Plaza, 420 Meyerland Plaza Mall, Houston, TX, 77096 (map)

Race Day Schedule:

  • 6:30-7:30am Race Day Bib Pick-up/ VIP Packet Pick-up

  • 7:30am - 8K Start

  • 9:00am - KidsK Start

  • Awards Ceremony (immediately following the KidsK)

Independence 8K features:

  • Chip time 8K race

  • All 8K and KidsK participants will receive a t-shirt and a finishers medal!

  • Join in the fun post-race with food, drink, music and more for the whole family!


Registration Fees:

$35.00 early registration (before 3/31/2019)
$45.00 regular registration (before 5/31/2019)
$50.00 late registration (on or after 6/1)

$15.00 per child

Group Registration
Like to run with friends? Send us an email at and we can customize a group registration code to simplify your packet pick up!

Registration closes at 7pm on Friday, June 28. Race day registration is not available.


Packet Pick Up

  • Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10am - 4pm at Sun and Ski Sports, Memorial City Mall

  • Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 12pm - 6pm at Sun and Ski Sports, Westheimer


HRC will hold a minimum of 2 Packet Pick Up (PPU) events per race and will attempt to make them as central to the event venue as possible. We highly encourage all participants make plans to attend one of these events to gather their items in preparation of the race.  HRC will allow participants to pick up multiple packets as long as the proper identification can be provided.  If you would like to arrange to have your packet picked up by someone other than yourself, please provide that individual with a copy of your registration confirmation.  Packets include a participant t-shirt, bib and other sponsor related inserts.  If a participant misses all scheduled PPUs, they may pick up their BIB ONLY on race day. complete packets will not be available unless you purchase the VIP Race Day Pick Up option. 


  • Parking is available in the open parking lots surrounding the Meyerland Plaza.

  • Parking is free!

Results & Awards

  • All participants receive a Independence 8K finisher medal

  • 8K Overall Awards will be awarded to the top 3 men and women

  • 8K Overall Masters Awards will be awarded to the top 3 men and women

  • 8K Age Group Awards will be awarded in 5 year increments beginning at 14 and up, 15-19, 20-24 and up through 75+


  • The 8K course starts at finishes at Meyerland Plaza and is flat and fast.

  • Water stations are available every 1.5 miles and at the finish.

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Volunteer with us!

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 more. You can expect each shift to last about 4 hours. To sign up for a volunteer shift, click the button below.