Houston Happy Hikers


SPONSOR Houston Happy Hikers (TX-6, AVA-15)
WHERE Buffalo Bayou, Houston, TX
WHEN January 18, 2003
WHAT 5K & 10K walks EVENT # SW03-029

 

We have walked the upper portion of Buffalo Bayou around Hershey Park.  Now we will check out a portion closer to downtown.  Buffalo Bayou between Shepard and Sabine is a favorite for downtown joggers.  There are some great views of the downtown skyline as we walk along the bayou.  Some areas are spaces like meadows, others pass through the trees.  Some of the trail is along busy streets, while others make it hard to believe you are almost in the heart of the fourth largest city in the U.S.
SANCTIONED By the American Volkssport Association (AVA), a member of the International Federation of Popular Sports (IVV).  Participants in this event may receive credit toward IVV awards.
LOCATION Hickory Hollow Restaurant, 101 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX ,  713-869-6900
DIRECTIONS

From I-10, going east, take Studemont Exit (767A).  Make a U-turn under the Freeway, prior to reaching Studemont (sign on right for Heights - Yale).  Proceed west on the feeder street.  Left (south) on Heights, approximately mile to Hickory Hollow Restaurant, on the right, just after crossing the railroad tracks.  Additional parking is available across Washington.

From I-10, going west, take the Heights-Yale Exit.  Left (south) on Heights, approximately mile to Hickory Hollow Restaurant, on the right, just after crossing the railroad tracks. Additional parking is available across Washington.

START/FINISH TIMES Start any time between 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Finish by 4:00 PM.
DISTANCE 10 km walk with 2nd time on same Start Card permitted.  A 5 km trail is available for those who desire a shorter distance.
AWARD This is a B Medal event.  A supply of awards from previous events will be available.  A limited number of magnets, shown above, will available for purchase.
TRAIL DESCRIPTION Trail is rated 1+ due to several small rises as you go up and down the banks of the bayou.  Most of the trails are asphalt but some places may be covered by sand depending on recent rains.  Sidewalks leading to the the bayou are wheel chair accessible at all street crossings.  Trails are wheel chair accessible depending on recent weather.  Leashed pets are welcome.
REFRESHMENTS Water will be available at the Start / Finish and at the checkpoints.
REGISTRATION/FEES No pre registration.  B award and IVV credit is $4.00.  IVV credit only is $3.00.  IVV record books will be available for $5.00.  You may walk for free; however, donations are appreciated, to help defray the cost of hosting the event.  Event takes place rain or shine.  NO REFUNDS for failure to participate.
ELIGIBILITY Everyone is welcome.  Family participation is encouraged, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.   
DISCLAIMER Neither the Houston Happy Hikers nor Hickory Hollow Restaurant are liable for accidents, theft and /or damage.  Every effort will be made to make this a safe and enjoyable event.

INFORMATION:  

Charles Christal

(281)498-1365,  email:  hhhpresident@houstonhappyhikers.org

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