The 24th Annual Baytown Bud Heat Wave 5 Mile Run

July 4th, 2014

We Do Races!

Race Details and Information

Date:
July 4, 2014
Time:
7:00 AM
Start:
511 S. Whiting Street, Baytown Texas 77520 to plug into your GPS system.
Finish:
Wismer Distributing Co. (our Sponsor), Approximately 1/2 mile from start
Distance:
5 Miles
Course: The Baytown Heat Wave is run mostly on flat, concrete / asphalt-surfaced streets through the southwestern section of Baytown. The course encompasses Bicentennial Park, the City Hall Complex and residential areas of this section.

Entry Prices:
Register by June 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM - $35
June 2 - June 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM - $40
June 30 - July 3, 2013 at 11:59 PM - $45
Race Day (@ 6 AM) - $50

Mail-in registration: Postmark no later than June 26, 2014

Online registration: Closes Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 11:59 PM.
Yes, you can register at Packet Pick-Up.

Race Day Registration:
6:00 AM

Packet Pick-Up:
To be announced.

Race Start Time:
7:00 AM

Race Time Limit:
Time limit for this race will be 90 minutes.

All proceeds go to charity after race expenses have been covered.

Water Stations:
There will be aid stations approximately every mile along the race course. These will offer water and/or sponges/towels, and/or water hoses. Medical aid will be available at the finish line and a sag wagon will monitor the race.

Sponges/Towels:
Sponges or towels will be available before the water station starting at mile two.

Course Map (PDF)

Parking Map (PDF)

Parking Directions:
Use address 511 S. Whiting Street, Baytown Texas 77520 to plug into your GPS system.
Avoid driving on Lee Dr. , Market St., and Decker Dr. as these streets will be closed before the race.

FROM THE BEAUMONT AREA

Take I-10 West to 146 South (exit #798). Once exited, turn left onto TX 146S for approximately 9 miles and exit the W. Main Street Exit. Turn left onto W. Main Street going under the overpass and through the light at Lee Drive. Once passed Lee Drive, take a left onto S. Pruett Street (small convenient shop on corner). Follow S. Pruett street over the railroad tracks. Once you pass the railroad tracks, take a left on the 2nd street named W. Republic. This street leads to Lee College Parking Lots 10 and 11 (designated runner parking).

FROM THE HOUSTON AREA

Take I-10 East to the SPUR 330 BAYTOWN EXIT (#788). Continue on Spur 330 to 146 S (LaPorte). Once on 146S, exit the W. Main Street Exit. Turn left onto W. Main Street going under the overpass and through the light at Lee Drive. Once passed Lee Drive, take a left onto S. Pruett Street (small convenient shop on corner). Follow S. Pruett street over the railroad tracks. Once you pass the railroad tracks, take a left on the 2nd street named W. Republic. This street leads to Lee College Parking Lots 10 and 11 (designated runner parking).

FROM THE FRED HARTMAN BRIDGE LA PORTE OR 225

Take 146N over the Fred Hartman bridge. Once over the Fred Hartman Bridge, exit the W. Main/Missouri Street Exit. Pass through the first light (Missouri Street) to W. Main. Turn right onto W. Main Street through the light on Lee Drive. Once passed Lee Drive, take a left onto S. Pruett Street (small convenient shop on corner). Follow S. Pruett street over the railroad tracks. Once you pass the railroad tracks, take a left on the 2nd street named W. Republic. This street leads to Lee College Parking Lots 10 and 11 (designated runner parking).

Awards:

Special Award: Best 4th of July-themed Dress Award, Male, Female, and Couples!

Cash prizes:
Top Overall Male and Female - $125
Second Overall Male and Female - $75
Third Overall Male and Female - $50
Top Overall Masters Male and Female - $50
First Three (3) Males and Females in the following age groups will each receive a special commemorative award:
1st - 3rd Place Male and Female
14 and under
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80-84
85-89
90-94
Overall winners (top male and female) will be based on gun time.  Age group awards for top males and females will be based on chip time. No double-dipping.

No Duplication of Awards



Do not run this race if you are unprepared. The combined heat and humidity on the 4th of July in Baytown makes the Baytown Bud Heat Wave a very strenuous and taxing race. Entrants should only seek participation in this event if they are well conditioned and cautious in their race strategy.

No runner under the age of 12 may participate unless accompanied by an adult.

Our Post-Race Party Rocks, and So Do Our Sponsors!
Bud beer
M. L. Wismer Distributing
Watermelon
Sausage on a Stick
Premier Sports Chriopractic
Awards & Engraving
On the Run
White Water Bar BQ