The Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA) is an all volunteer, nonprofit organization of runners dedicated to provide, support and advocate for the running community of Southeast Texas. We were founded in 1993 to promote running as a competitive sport and a healthful exercise in the greater Houston area.
HARRA Fall Series Race - HMSA 25 K - November 19, 2023
FREE! Houston Striders and HARRA present Turkey Trot 5K/10K Fun Run
For the past 8 years, the Striders have provided a free option for those looking to share miles with friends and family on Thanksgiving morning without the hassle and stress of race logistics or an event fee. This year, we're opening the invitation to the broader running community. Join us at Blossom Plaza at Memorial Park at 8AM on Thanksgiving! RSVP here!
HARRA MEMBERSHIP 2023-2024 - JOIN OR RENEW NOW!!
The HARRA fiscal/running year (2023-2024) began on July 1, 2023 - join or renew now to enjoy the perks of membership thru June 30, 2024.
Remember, being a member of HARRA provides great benefits, such as discounts at local businesses and races, inclusion in the Fall and Spring Runner of the Season competitions (with cash prizes of $85-$120 for the top runners), free events (Party in the Park, HARRA Picnic, Tour de Bayou X-C races), low-cost running clinics (PIM), etc., and the good feeling that comes from supporting our advocacy and philanthropic efforts in the community.
Support HARRA and help us further our mission to advocate for the greater Houston running community! Just click on the "join" or "renew" links at the top right of the home page!
Run and accumulate Runner of the Season (RotS) points for yourself. Top runners receive cash awards. Rankings can be viewed on the HARRA Leaderboard. RotS standings will be calculated on the best 3 out of 5 individual races in the HARRA Fall Series.Your points also count for your club standings in the Interclub Competitions. (Relay counts for Interclub Competitions only.)
Spring Series results are now posted. Top 3 runners in each division receive cash awards (note: must have run at least 3 races to receive the cash award).
Are you in the money? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and verify your mailing address to receive your check in the mail.
HOUSTON DESIGNATED AN OFFICIAL RRCA "RUNNER FRIENDLY COMMUNITY"
HARRA is proud to announce that the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) selected Houston as an official Runner Friendly Community in 2019. This designation is given to cities with demonstrated commitment to running based on cohesive community infrastructure, support, and governmental advocacy. The application for Runner Friendly Community status was submitted by then HARRA President, June Harris, and included documentation of our runner friendliness from various entities including Houston Parks & Recreation, the City of Houston, local running-related businesses, and - of course - Houston running clubs and runners. This designation is valid for 5 years.
You can view the video that was part of the application here. You can read more about RRCA Runner Friendly Communities here.
Select Running to learn more about our local clubs. Select Partnerships for a list of partners offering discounts to HARRA members.