Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: Wall-E
Jul
3
8:00 pm20:00

Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: Wall-E

  • Five Points Plaza

Looking for family fun? Join us on Main Street every Friday night at Five Points this summer for a movie in the park! Bring the family and make an evening of it on Main Street!

Friday July 3rd | Wall-E | At Sunset

Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: Frozen
Jul
10
8:00 pm20:00

Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: Frozen

  • Five Points Plaza

Looking for family fun? Join us on Main Street every Friday night at Five Points this summer for a movie in the park! Bring the family and make an evening of it on Main Street!

Friday July 10th | Frozen | At Sunset

Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: Up
Jul
24
8:00 pm20:00

Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: Up

  • Five Points Plaza

Looking for family fun? Join us on Main Street every Friday night at Five Points this summer for a movie in the park! Bring the family and make an evening of it on Main Street!

Friday July 24th | Up | At Sunset

Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: Hook
Jul
31
8:00 pm20:00

Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: Hook

  • Five Points Plaza

Looking for family fun? Join us on Main Street every Friday night at Five Points this summer for a movie in the park! Bring the family and make an evening of it on Main Street!

Friday July 31st | Hook | At Sunset

Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: The Lego Movie
Aug
7
8:00 pm20:00

Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: The Lego Movie

  • Five Points Plaza

Looking for family fun? Join us on Main Street every Friday night at Five Points this summer for a movie in the park! Bring the family and make an evening of it on Main Street!

Friday August 7th | The Lego Movie | At Sunset

Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: Tangled
Aug
14
8:00 pm20:00

Friday Night Flicks at Five Points: Tangled

  • Five Points Plaza

Looking for family fun? Join us on Main Street every Friday night at Five Points this summer for a movie in the park! Bring the family and make an evening of it on Main Street!

Friday August 14th | Tangled | At Sunset


Friday Night Flicks At Five Points: Brave
Jun
19
8:00 pm20:00

Friday Night Flicks At Five Points: Brave

  • Five Points Plaza

Looking for family fun? Join us on Main Street every Friday night at Five Points this summer for a movie in the park! Bring the family and make an evening of it on Main Street! 

Friday June 19th | Brave (PG) | At Sunset

Friday Night Flicks At Five Points: Monster University
Jun
12
8:00 pm20:00

Friday Night Flicks At Five Points: Monster University

  • Five Points Plaza

Looking for family fun? Join us on Main Street every Friday night at Five Points this summer for a movie in the park! Bring the family and make an evening of it on Main Street! 

Friday June 12th | Monster University (G) | At Sunset

Junior Golf Clinic at Bay Forest Golf
Jun
8
Jun 11

Junior Golf Clinic at Bay Forest Golf

  • Bay Forest Golf

Come join us and introduce your children to one of the fastest growing sports today. Your children will be instructed by PGA professionals in all aspects of the game such as chipping, pitching, putting, full swing as well as rules and etiquette. Come and join us for the game of a lifetime!

Clinic runs each day June 8th through the 11th from 8am to 10am. Register online at www.bayforestgolf.com

Jake Worthington Family Picnic
May
23
4:00 pm16:00

Jake Worthington Family Picnic

Mark your calendars for Saturday May 23rd, Memorial Day Weekend, for the highly anticipated Jake Worthington Family Picnic! In 2014 we all watched on pins and needles each week as Jake progressed further and further on The Voice! Fast forward to 2015 and he is touring the country with Jason Cassidy and recording in Nashville for his big debut. A hero in his hometown, we are excited to invite you to a concert that is meant just for you. An intimate setting on the same dirt floor arena he has grown up showing animals on, we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate how far he's come in such a short period. 

Gates will open at 4pm and we will have activities and fun for all ages. This is a family picnic style event so we encourage you to bring a blanket and chairs and make yourself at home at the Lomax Arena. Gates will open at 4pm and Jake will take the stage at approximately 8:00pm. There will be food trucks from all over Houston, activities for the kids, and big screens throughout so that everyone has a great view. For more information check out our page dedicated to the event here!

Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market
May
16
4:00 pm16:00

Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market

  • Five Points Plaza

Imagine a night out in a quaint little town where everyone feels like a local complete with music, art, wine, and a farmers market and you'll find yourself at the Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market in La Porte! Enjoy a glass of wine as your peruse local farmers crops for the month, watch local artist do live tandem paintings, browse artisans creations, and stroll through the eclectic shops on Main Street where you can end the night at a local eatery for a dinner you'd never expect to get in La Porte... Sound good? We think so too! Located at the end of our historic Main Street, Five Points will provide the perfect backdrop for your sunset stroll! Join us the third Saturdays from September to May from 4:00pm - 9:00pm for the very first evening farmers market in the Bay Area with a twist as we welcome our cruisers, locals, out-of-town guests, and area neighbors to this one-of-a-kind event.

*Event is free to the public, open to all ages, 21 and up will be required to show ID. Security will be present.

Apr
24
Apr 25

Sylvan Beach Festival in La Porte

  • Sylvan Beach Park Dr La Porte, TX, 77571 United States

The 59th Annual Sylvan Beach Festival, Sponsored by the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Friday, April 24, 2015 and Saturday, April 25, 2015 with gates opening at 5:00pm on Friday afternoon and 10:00am on Saturday morning at Sylvan Beach Park on Galveston Bay. 

The festival kicks off with a parade beginning at 11:00am. Activities at the park begin immediately following the parade with many exciting things to enjoy throughout the day including live entertainment, food, arts & crafts booths, a carnival, cook-off, pageant, and much more.  

And, always exciting for the crowd, Miss Sylvan Beach 2014 will be crowned on the main stage between 6:30 and 7:30pm.

Admission is $5 from 10:00am-5:00pm and $10 after 5:00pm, $2 for senior citizens, and free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce at 281-471-1123 or visit www.laportechamber.org.

SYLVAN BEACH FESTIVAL SHOW SCHEDULE 

FRIDAY- APRIL 24, 2015 

  • 6:15-7:30 Sundance Head
  • 8:00-9:30 Cameran Nelson 
  • 10:00-11:30 CODY JOHNSON BAND 

SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015 

  • 1:15-2:30- Space City Cowboys 
  • 3:00-4:30- Jason Cassidy Ft. Jake Worthington 
  • 5:00-6:15- Mike & the Moonpies
  • 6:30-7:30- Miss Sylvan Beach Crowning 
  • 8:00-9:30- William Clark Green 
  • 10:00-11:30- JOSH ABBOTT BAND 
Apr
18
10:00 am10:00

San Jacinto Day Festival

Save the date! San Jacinto Day Festival 2015 to be held on Saturday, April 18th.

Booming cannons, cracking musket fire, thundering hooves and desperate battle cries resound across the San Jacinto Battleground as hundreds of history reenactors recreate the events leading up to Texas winning its independence at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto. See the image and video galleries below to get a glimpse of the day's activities.

This dramatic battle reenactment is the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival, held on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. Sponsored by the San Jacinto Museum of History, Texas Parks & Wildlife and the San Jacinto Volunteers, the festival is a full day of music, entertainment, food, games and fun set amidst living history.

Presented by the San Jacinto Volunteers and other living history organizations from across the state, the reenactment dramatizes the decisive battle where General Sam Houston led his Texian soldiers to victory over the Mexican Army eventually leading to almost one million square miles of Mexican territory becoming a part of the United States. The reenactors dramatically interpret the Runaway Scrape, the cannon duel and the final battle between the two forces. Best of all, the reenactors are all very accessible and knowledgeable, happy to share their knowledge of the Texas War of Independence and frontier life!

 

Feb
21
4:00 pm16:00

Mardi Gras On Main & Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market

Welcome to the best Mardi Gras after party in all of Houston! A fun for all ages street festival in beautiful downtown La Porte, Mardi Gras on Main will not disappoint! With the Mambo Jazz Kings leading the way we will have a giant puppet King & Queen strolling the streets, stilt walkers, face painters, the Carnes Dance Krewe, and more! We will also have a food truck court and a craft beer beer garden featuring some of the best craft beer in Houston! In addition to all of the street festivities we will still have our monthly Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market Mardi Gras edition!

Info on the market: Imagine a night out in a quaint little town where everyone feels like a local complete with music, art, wine, and a farmers market and you'll find yourself at the Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market in La Porte! Enjoy a glass of wine as your peruse local farmers crops for the month, watch local artist do live tandem paintings, browse artisans creations, and stroll through the eclectic shops on Main Street where you can end the night at a local eatery for a dinner you'd never expect to get in La Porte... Sound good? We think so too! Located at the end of our historic Main Street, Five Points will provide the perfect backdrop for your sunset stroll! Join us the third Saturdays from September to May from 4:00pm - 9:00pm for the very first evening farmers market in the Bay Area with a twist as we welcome our cruisers, locals, out-of-town guests, and area neighbors to this one-of-a-kind event.

*Event is free to the public, open to all ages, 21 and up will be required to show ID and given wrist bands. Security will be present.

Jan
17
4:00 pm16:00

Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market: Winter Wonderland

Imagine a night out in a quaint little town where everyone feels like a local complete with music, art, wine, and a farmers market and you'll find yourself at the Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market in La Porte! Enjoy a glass of wine as your peruse local farmers crops for the month, watch local artist do live tandem paintings, browse artisans creations, and stroll through the eclectic shops on Main Street where you can end the night at a local eatery for a dinner you'd never expect to get in La Porte... Sound good? We think so too! Located at the end of our historic Main Street, Five Points will provide the perfect backdrop for your sunset stroll! Join us the third Saturdays from September to May from 4:00pm - 9:00pm for the very first evening farmers market in the Bay Area with a twist as we welcome our cruisers, locals, out-of-town guests, and area neighbors to this one-of-a-kind event.

*Event is free to the public, open to all ages, 21 and up will be required to show ID and given wrist bands. Security will be present.

Dec
20
4:00 pm16:00

Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market: I'll Be Home For Christmas

Imagine a night out in a quaint little town where everyone feels like a local complete with music, art, wine, and a farmers market and you'll find yourself at the Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market in La Porte! Enjoy a glass of wine as your peruse local farmers crops for the month, watch local artist do live tandem paintings, browse artisans creations, and stroll through the eclectic shops on Main Street where you can end the night at a local eatery for a dinner you'd never expect to get in La Porte... Sound good? We think so too! Located at the end of our historic Main Street, Five Points will provide the perfect backdrop for your sunset stroll! Join us the third Saturdays from September to May from 4:00pm - 9:00pm for the very first evening farmers market in the Bay Area with a twist as we welcome our cruisers, locals, out-of-town guests, and area neighbors to this one-of-a-kind event.

*Event is free to the public, open to all ages, 21 and up will be required to show ID and given wrist bands. Security will be present.

Nov
15
4:00 pm16:00

Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market: Giving Thanks

Imagine a night out in a quaint little town where everyone feels like a local complete with music, art, wine, and a farmers market and you'll find yourself at the Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market in La Porte! Enjoy a glass of wine as your peruse local farmers crops for the month, watch local artist do live tandem paintings, browse artisans creations, and stroll through the eclectic shops on Main Street where you can end the night at a local eatery for a dinner you'd never expect to get in La Porte... Sound good? We think so too! Located at the end of our historic Main Street, Five Points will provide the perfect backdrop for your sunset stroll! Join us the third Saturdays from September to May from 4:00pm - 9:00pm for the very first evening farmers market in the Bay Area with a twist as we welcome our cruisers, locals, out-of-town guests, and area neighbors to this one-of-a-kind event.

*Event is free to the public, open to all ages, 21 and up will be required to show ID and given wrist bands. Security will be present.

Oct
18
4:00 pm16:00

Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market: Spooky

Imagine a night out in a quaint little town where everyone feels like a local complete with music, art, wine, and a farmers market and you'll find yourself at the Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market in La Porte! Enjoy a glass of wine as your peruse local farmers crops for the month, watch local artist do live tandem paintings, browse artisans creations, and stroll through the eclectic shops on Main Street where you can end the night at a local eatery for a dinner you'd never expect to get in La Porte... Sound good? We think so too! Located at the end of our historic Main Street, Five Points will provide the perfect backdrop for your sunset stroll! Join us the third Saturdays from September to May from 4:00pm - 9:00pm for the very first evening farmers market in the Bay Area with a twist as we welcome our cruisers, locals, out-of-town guests, and area neighbors to this one-of-a-kind event.

*Event is free to the public, open to all ages, 21 and up will be required to show ID and given wrist bands. Security will be present.

Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market: Kick Off Party
Sep
20
4:00 pm16:00

Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market: Kick Off Party

Imagine a night out in a quaint little town where everyone feels like a local complete with music, art, wine, and a farmers market and you'll find yourself at the Sunset Sip & Stroll Farmers Market in La Porte! Enjoy a glass of wine as your peruse local farmers crops for the month, watch local artist do live tandem paintings, browse artisans creations, and stroll through the eclectic shops on Main Street where you can end the night at a local eatery for a dinner you'd never expect to get in La Porte... Sound good? We think so too! Located at the end of our historic Main Street, Five Points will provide the perfect backdrop for your sunset stroll! Join us the third Saturdays from September to May from 4:00pm - 9:00pm for the very first evening farmers market in the Bay Area with a twist as we welcome our cruisers, locals, out-of-town guests, and area neighbors to this one-of-a-kind event.

*Event is free to the public, open to all ages, 21 and up will be required to show ID and given wrist bands. Security will be present.

Sep
19
Sep 21

Houston Yacht Club Hosts the HOOD Regatta

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.

Competitor's Briefing.

Saturday, Sept. 20

10 am: Warning Signal for first race, up to 3 additional races to follow.

5:30 pm: After Racing Mount Gay Rum Cocktail Party, TAGHeuer dinner, daily first awards, door prizes

Sunday, Sept. 21

9 am: Warning Signal for first race of the day, up to 3 additional races to follow. No warning signal after 12:30 pm

3:30 pm: Tentative time for awards at HYC. Participants can verify the time with the HYC office Sunday afternoon.

LINKS:

  • Please click HERE for the HYC website with all race information
  • Please click HERE for the Notice of Race
  • Please click HERE for Online Registration
Jun
20
Jun 22

Houston Yacht Club Hosts The Leukemia Cup Regatta

The Leukemia Cup Regatta is a series of sailing events held across the United States to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The national chairman is Past US Sailing President and America’s Cup winner Gary Jobson who is a lymphoma survivor. Since 1993 these events have raised over $38 million for the benefit of those battling blood cancers.

Houston Yacht Club is pleased to present its 16th annual Leukemia Cup Regatta. We have raised more than $2 million in 15 years. For 2014 our goal is to raise $100,000!

This exciting event combines racing and fundraising. It will be sailed in dinghies, one-design and cruising boats. Trophies for sailing and fundraising will be presented in each class. The overall Leukemia Cup trophy will go to the sailor or virtual sailor who brings in the most donations. All donations will go to the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for research and patient services.

Each sailor or virtual sailor who raises $10,000 or more will win a Fantasy Sail with Gary Jobson in Savanna, Georgia Nov. 21-23. For fundraising information, please email Roxana Gomez or phone 713-840-0483.

If you need assistance with setting up your fundraising page, please contact Roxana Gomez by clicking HERE.

To visit the Texas Gulf Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Website, click HERE.

REGATTA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, March 14 – Kick Off Party with Gary Jobson

Friday, June 20 – Competitors’ Briefing and Happy Hour

Saturday, June 21 – Racing, Silent Auction, Dinner and Music in the Ballroom

Sunday, June 22 – Racing, Trophy Presentation

Jun
15
7:00 am07:00

Sylvan Beach Triathlon/Duathlon

Sylvan Beach Triathlon/Duathlon

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Triathlon 500m swim; 15 mile bike; 3 mile run; Duathlon 2 mile run; 15 mile bike; 3 mile run.  This  event is USA Triathlon Sanctioned. You must have an Annual Membership or a One Day Membership ($10) to race. You can obtain an Annual Membership at packet pickup or by going online to www.usatriathlon.org.

Facility: Sylvan Beach Park

Date: Sunday, June 15, 2014

Time: 7 a.m.

Age: 12+

Fee: $85 Triathlon/$60 Duathlon

Find our more: http://www.sylvanbeachtriathlon.com/

Registration Deadline: June 14, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Jun
14
8:00 am08:00

Sylvan Beach Kids Triathlon

Youth Sylvan Beach Triathlon

Join the fun and bring your kids out to participate in the Youth Sylvan Beach Triathlon!  Kids will complete in a triathlon in a safe and fun environment with kids their same age.  More detailed information can be found at: http://www.sylvanbeachtriathlon.com/.  This event is USA Triathlon Sanctioned. You must have an Annual Membership or a One Day Membership ($10) to race. You can obtain an Annual Membership at packet pickup or by going online to www.usatriathlon.org.

Facility: Sylvan Beach

Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014

Time: 8a.m.

Age: 6-15

Fee: $50

Jun
11
Jun 13

Youth Triathlon Clinic

Youth Triathlon Clinic

Under the guidance of USAT certified coaches, athletes will learn swimming skills, basic biking skills, good running technique, proper transitioning from one sport to the next while also learning the importance of safely and legally competing, with good sportsmanship, under USAT rules and regulations.

Facility: Little Cedar Bayou Park and Wave Pool

Date: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, June 11, 12 & 13, 2014

Time: 8am – 12pm

Age: 6-15

Fee: $150

Minimum: 10

Maximum: 75

Registration Deadline: June 11, 2014 at 8 a.m.

Apr
26
10:00 am10:00

San Jacinto Festival and Battle Reeinactment

Booming cannons, cracking musket fire, thundering hooves and desperate battle cries resound across the San Jacinto Battleground as hundreds of history reenactors recreate the events leading up to Texas winning its independence at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto. See the image and video galleries below to get a glimpse of the day's activities.

This dramatic battle reenactment is the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival, held on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. Sponsored by the San Jacinto Museum of History, Texas Parks & Wildlife and the San Jacinto Volunteers, the festival is a full day of music, entertainment, food, games and fun set amidst living history.

Presented by the San Jacinto Volunteers and other living history organizations from across the state, the reenactment dramatizes the decisive battle where General Sam Houston led his Texian soldiers to victory over the Mexican Army eventually leading to almost one million square miles of Mexican territory becoming a part of the United States. The reenactors dramatically interpret the Runaway Scrape, the cannon duel and the final battle between the two forces. Best of all, the reenactors are all very accessible and knowledgeable, happy to share their knowledge of the Texas War of Independence and frontier life.

Apr
25
Apr 27

Sylvan Beach Festival Featuring Stoney Larue & Casey Donahew

The 58th Annual Sylvan Beach Festival, Sponsored by the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014 and Saturday, April 26, 2014 with gates opening at 5:00pm on Friday afternoon and 9:00am on Saturday morning at Sylvan Beach Park on Galveston Bay.

The festival kicks off with a parade beginning at 10:00am. Activities at the park begin immediately following the parade with many exciting things to enjoy throughout the day including live entertainment, food, arts & crafts booths, a carnival, cook-off, pageant, and much more.And, always exciting for the crowd, Miss Sylvan Beach 2014 will be crowned on the main stage between 6:30 and 7:30pm.Admission is $5 from 9:00am-5:00pm and $10 after 5:00pm, $2 for senior citizens, and free for children 10 and under accompanied by an adult. For more information, call the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce at 281-471-1123 or visit www.laportechamber.org.

Tentative Itinerary:

Friday, April 25 – Entertainment

Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission - $10

6:15 p.m. Justin Van Sant

8:00 p.m. Bart Crow

10:00 p.m. Stoney LaRue

7:00 p.m. Beauty Pageant & Revue at the La Porte High School Sonja Angelo Theater Admission is $10

Saturday, April 26 - Events and Entertainment

Gates open at 9 a.m.Admission:

$5 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

$10 – 5 p.m. to 11:30 pm

$2 – Senior Citizens

10:00 a.m. Parade

1:15 p.m. Mark IV Band

2:30 p.m. Introduction of Pageant Contestants

3:00 p.m. Folk Family Revival

4:30 p.m. Cook-Off Awards

5:00 p.m. Johnny Lee & the Urban Cowboy Band

6:30 p.m. Crowning of Jr. Miss and Miss Sylvan Beach

8:00 p.m. Jason Cassidy10:00 p.m. Casey Casey Donahew

For additional information,contact the La Porte-Bayshore Chamber of Commerce At 281-471-1123

 

Apr
7
Apr 10

La Porte Livestock Show

The show is April 7th. Chickens and Turkeys show at 5pm. Pigs show at 7pm
April 8th. Rabbits show 5pm Goat and lamb show at 7pm.
April 9th. Heifer show at 5pm. Steer show at 7pm.
Auction is April 10th social starts 5pm Auction starts at 6:30pm.

Apr
5
Apr 6

Houston Yacht Club Hosts Elissa Regatta

Houston Yacht Club presents its 28th annual Elissa Regatta for the benefit of the tall ship Elissa. This event not only raises money for the Elissa but also raises awareness of our sailing heritage.

http://www.houstonyachtclub.com/Racing/ElissaRegatta.aspx

The Elissa is an iron-hulled sailing ship built in Scotland in 1877, and is now a National Historical Landmark as well as the official Tall Ship of Texas. She is a three masted barque, having square and fore-and-aft sails on her fore and mainmasts and only fore-and-aft sails on her mizzenmast, with nineteen sails covering over one-quarter of an acre in area.

The Elissa is housed at the Texas Seaport Museum and is owned and operated by the Galveston Historical Foundation. The maintenance and upkeep of the Elissa costs more than $300,000 per year.

Proceeds from the Elissa Regatta Weekend will not only help restore the ship but also fund exhibits, community activities and educational programs in connection with the Elissa for youth and adults.

Entries
The NOR is posted on the Race Schedule listing for the Elissa Regatta. Entries will receive two dinner tickets (one for single-handed entries). Extra dinner tickets will be available for purchase.

Donations to the Elissa are accepted and appreciated. They are tax deductible.

2014 Elissa Regatta Schedule

Friday, April 4

  • 5 pm: Elissa Fundraising Nautical Artwork opening and Live Auction Preview
  • 5:30-7:30 pm: Check in, t-shirt and ticket sales
  • 7 pm: Competitor's Briefing in the ballroom
     

    Saturday, April 5

  • 10:30 am: First Warning/Preparatory Signal of Pursuit Line Starts (up to 2 races may be held).
  • 11 am: First Warning signal for Large Boat and One-Design Lines, more races to follow.
  • 6 pm: Full dinner, HYC clubhouse (2 dinner tickets with each entry). Additional tickets available for $20 each.
  • 7 pm: Live auction closing. Music and dancing to follow.
     

    Sunday, April 6

  • 11 am: First Warning signal for Large Boat and One-Design Lines, more races to follow.
  • 11 am: Warning/Preparatory Signal for Pursuit Line. One race scheduled.
  • Awards presentation will be approximately 1 hour after last racing boat enters the HYC Harbor in the HYC ballroom on the second floor
Apr
5
7:30 am07:30

5th annual LPHS Project Graduation 5k 2014

5th annual LPHS Project Graduation 5k 2014

Sylvan Beach Park on April 5th at 7:30am

Come out and support La Porte High School's Project Graduation program by running/walking along this scenic 5k course. Project Graduation is an all-night, drug-free, alcohol-free, fun-filled, parent-sponsored party provided for our senior class the night of graduation. We want to give our seniors a great graduation party filled with lots of fun, food, friends, prizes, and entertainment in a safe school environment and help make their final memories of La Porte High School the absolute best!

PARTICIPATION

ALL are welcome to run or walk this USATF certified 5k course (TX12004ETM). We encourage families of all ages to participate. For safety reasons: Please no bikes, scooters, roller blades, strollers, headphones, or dogs. All young children must be accompanied by a registered adult on the race course and at Sylvan Beach.

DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE INTRA-DISTRICT FITNESS CHALLENGE CONTEST!!!
Is YOUR school the fittest school in LPISD???  Want to find out?  The LPISD school with the most runners and walkers will be presented with a trophy and of course, BRAGGING rights for having the fittest campus in the district!  Tell everyone and be sure to list your school when registering!

RACE DAY REGISTRATION

Race Day Registration (CASH OR CHECK ONLY) starts at 6:15 a.m. and ends at 7:15 a.m. - DON'T BE LATE!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The LPHS Project Graduation 5k Run/Walk is looking for companies to be involved with this event. ALL sponsors will be acknowledged in the Race Packet. Title sponsors ($250 and greater) will be featured on the race T-shirt. Please contact Race Director, Gretchen Welch at (713)503-5720 for questions.

COURSE CERTIFICATION AND TIMING

Race course will be USATF Certified (TX12004ETM) and Chip timing for this race will be provided by Run Houston Timing. Timing Chips will be distributed the morning of the race, so show up early to get your chip!

AWARDS

Awards will be given to the Top 3 Overall Finishers (male and female). Additionally, awards will be given to the Top 3 Finishers in the following age groups (excluding overall finishers): 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+.

RESULTS

Results will be posted on Run Houston Timing’s website. Please check back after race day.

REFRESHMENTS AND AID STATION

There will be an Aid Station with sports drink and water located around the 1.5 mile point. Finish line food and drink will be available.

PACKET PICK UP

Packet pick up will take place on Friday, April 4th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the LPHS Student Center and Race Day morning starting at 6:15 a.m.

PARKING

FREE Parking will be available at Sylvan Beach Park. Overflow parking is available at La Porte High School.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions, please contact Gretchen Welch at (713)503-5720 or at gretwelch@att.net

Course Map

Click this link for the course map: http://www.runningmap.com/?id=260794

Additional Information

All participants who register prior to March 17th are guaranteed to receive a T-shirt!!! Additional shirts available for late registrants as supplies last on Race Day. Event takes place rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances, LPHS Project Graduation reserves the right to cancel the event and/or modify the event for safety concerns. No refunds will be issued.

More Information

Click here to view the LPHS Project Graduation website

Fees

Adults $25, Students (18 & Under) $20 - Late fee $5 after March 17th - CASH OR CHECK ONLY on race day!!!  Use "Family" for family discount when registering more than one family member.

Mar
29
Mar 30

Texas Independence Relay

City Of La Porte Firefighter John Glick, an avid ultra runner, is committed to running the 200 miles in its entirety.

City Of La Porte Firefighter John Glick, an avid ultra runner, is committed to running the 200 miles in its entirety.

Experience your own victory at the Texas Independence Relay! Your legs (40 relay legs) will carry you along the 200 mile course from historic Gonzales, home of the Come & Take It skirmish, to the site of the storied final battle at the San Jacinto Monument!

Register and find out more on their website: http://texasindependencerelay.com/

The Challenge

The TIR is composed of 40 relay legs of various lengths, totaling over 200 miles. The course starts in Gonzales, where the spark of the Texas Revolution took place, and it finishes at the San Jacinto Monument, where Texas Independence was won! To tackle this formidable task, your team will be composed of up to 12 members (your choice!), and you’ll have an exceptional time either furthering good friendships or making new ones! You’ll encourage each other along the way while you visit the small cities of Gonzales, Shiner, Moulton, Flatonia, Schulenburg, Weimar, Borden, Columbus, Altair, Eagle Lake, Wallis, Orchard, Simonton, and Fulshear. Then, you’ll make your way through the paramount city of Houston, experiencing it in a way you never have before! Racing on a team with your friends in this unique format over an incomparable span of Texas steeped with momentous history all amounts to a GREAT time that you’ll fondly remember for years to come! This all takes place over Saturday and Sunday, March 23 – 24, 2013 (and don’t forget the party on Friday, March 22!). Come and take it… if you have what it takes!

Course Description

Gonzales is an exceedingly welcoming town, rich with history and attractive to tourists looking to escape the big city! Your entire team will run a small loop together around downtown, marking the commencement of your journey. You’ll enjoy picturesque rolling hills on perfect relay roads as you journey over rural dirt roads and Sam Houston’s Tree! After leaving Gonzales, you’ll get a taste of smaller Texas towns with exceptionally large hearts! Shiner, Moulton, Flatonia, Schulenburg, and Weimar, you’ll appreciate each town’s individual flavor, but you will also note that they all possess a distinct relaxing quality. By the time your team reaches Columbus, the sun will be retiring for the day.

Eagle Lake, Wallis, Orchard, Simonton, and Fulshear will be sleeping communities as you pass through (though at least a few will stay up to curiously observe your unrelenting journey through the night). Pressing on tirelessly toward the finish, you and your team will follow the trail of little flashing lights (other runners).

When you begin to make your way through Cinco Ranch on the west side of Houston, you’ll notice the early indicators that a new day is underway. You’ll also become aware that you’re crossing the threshold between country and city. Between here and downtown, you’ll traverse paths that wind through pleasing parks (George Bush Park, Terry Hershey Park, Memorial Park, and the Buffalo Bayou). You’ll admire stately homes in well-preserved neighborhoods, and then, you’ll stride through Houston’s very downtown, passing right by reflective sky scrapers and making your way around the Toyota Center!

After exiting downtown, you’ll navigate through an industrial section of Houston that is quickly followed by quiet neighborhoods. Then you’ll march due east towards the vast Ship Channel – all culminating with a celebratory finish in La Porte at the San Jacinto Battleground and Monument!