Sunday, March 29, 2015 • Houston, TX • Course Map
Springtime in the Houston area brings the fifth annual running of the Angie’s Half Crazy Half Marathon, a 13.1-mile race that saw just under 340 runners cross the finish line at its inaugural running in 2008 and now regularly sells out its 750 spots each year.
With its start and finish lines at the University of Houston’s Clear Lake campus, the race takes runners and walkers on a largely fast and flat course around the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, over a bridge that crosses Pasadena Lake and around the edges of Armand Bayou Park in the southeastern corner of the Houston metropolitan area, just outside the city.
From the starting line on Falcon Pass at the Clear Lake campus, runners follow what one participant in last year’s race called a “pancake-flat” route, starting out running north toward Bay Area Park and along Bay Area Boulevard.
Runners then turn right onto Red Bluff Road, which they follow for a brief straightaway stretch until they meet up with Kirby Road, which takes them through the Taylor Lake Village residential neighborhoods.
Next, runners hit the half-way turnaround point at NASA Parkway, and then follow the route they’ve just run in reverse all the way back to the starting line at Falcon Pass — along Kirby Road, Red Bluff Road, Bay Area Boulevard, Krueger Way and Falcon Pass again.
The Angie’s Half Crazy event is open to both walkers and runners, and proceeds benefit high school students who participate in cross-country running in the local area.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in southeastern Texas, just an hour’s drive or so from the Gulf of Mexico, Houston is known for its often sweltering hot summers, but typically sees mild to moderately cool weather in March, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 22 degrees (in 1943) and as high as 96 degrees (in 1946).
On race day (March 29), the average low is 57ºF and the average high is 76ºF.
- 2014 Angie’s Half Crazy Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Angie’s Half Crazy Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Angie’s Half Crazy Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Angie’s Half Crazy Half Marathon Results
- $50 for the half marathon, if registered by April 20, 2014
- $65 between April 21 – January 31, 2015
- $75 between February 1 – 28
- $85 between March 1 – 27
- $100 at the race packet pickup and on the day of the race (if not sold out)
To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of Houston’s Angie’s Half Crazy Half Marathon, register online at the event website here.
Official Race Website
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