Race-specific information

  • Race Date: Sunday, February 15, 2015
  • Start Time: 8:00AM
  • Distance: 3.1 miles

Registration fees

06.2.14-9.30.14 10.01.14-01.11.15 01.2.15 – 02.14.15
Competitive- Chip Timed $37 $42 $47
Non-Competitive- keep on time $35 $40 $45



Official TECHNICAL 5K shirt, 5K MEDAL, sponsor goodie bag, and a cool post race party.


Age: 14 & under, 15-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+


Top three men and women in each age group


The Rhythm and Blues Half Marathon 5K begins in downtown Houston’s historic Sam Houston Park. This familiar route will have an unfamiliar transformation with R&B bands lining the course along with pep squads and volunteers creating an electrifying, festive environment every step of the way for both half marathoners and 5K participants.


Gun time is used to determine winner prizes. Chip time is used to determine all age-group winners and other award recipients. Unofficial results will include gun and chip time.

Course Prohibited

A partial list of what is not allowed on the course are: runners not wearing a bib; animals; bicycles; baby joggers; strollers; roller skates and roller blades; hand-crank chairs; and any wheeled vehicles other than wheelchairs.

Course Certification

The Rhythm and Blues Half Marathon is sanctioned by USA Track & Field and the Gulf Association of USA Track & Field. The 5K is sanctioned and competitive for those who want to be timed, and fun for the entire family.

Gear Check

Personal item storage will be available prior to the race at Sam Houston Park.

Finish Area

In the finish area, finishers will receive their finisher medal, food, fluids and be treated to a fantastic post-race concert.