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Event Will Also Feature a 5K Race, Junior Jockeys 1K Race, Prizes, Awards Ceremony and More on Sunday, April 19, 2009


WHAT:                      Sam Houston Race Park ( and OnUrLeft Sports ( have partnered to host the 2009 Thoroughbred Half Marathon racing event on Sunday, April 19, 2009.  The event will include a Half Marathon and 5K Race for adults, 1K Race for kids, awards ceremony, prize giveaways, pet adoption information and more!  Donations can be made to the race charity, The Houston Humane Society, at time of registration or at the event. For more information regarding registration and fees, please visit

WHO:                         OnUrLeft’s instruction is based on twenty combined years of experience in Triathlon, Swimming, Cycling and Running. They believe that by being one of the only Endurance Training Company in Houston, and the surrounding areas, with two Certified USAT Coaches, they are able to offer their members much more than they would get through a single coach. They offer a variety of services including: coach to athlete fitness consultations, blood lactate tests and analysis, a workout zone establishment, full body composition readings, customized monthly training plans and private coaching sessions.  For more information, please visit

Sam Houston Race Park is Houston’s premier racing and entertainment facility, located 15 minutes from downtown Houston, and offers a variety of attractions including 19 luxury suites overlooking the race track, The Pavilion Centre, and award-winning dining options at the Winner’s Circle Restaurant and Jockey Club.  The Park’s newest addition, The Showgrounds, is an all-ages venue that hosts annual Country, Classic Rock and Contemporary concert events throughout the year.  For more information on upcoming shows, events and tickets, please visit


WHEN:                      Sunday, April 19, 2009
                                   5:30 a.m.         Parking & Registration Begins
                                   6:45 a.m.         Registration Closes
                                   7:00 a.m.         Half Marathon Begins (13.1 miles)
                                   7:30 a.m.         5K Run Begins (3.1 miles)
                                   9:30 a.m.         1K Kids Run Begins (.6 miles)
                                   10:00 a.m.       Awards Ceremony                 

WHERE:                   Sam Houston Race Park
                                  7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West
                                  Houston, Texas 77064

REGISTRATION:   Participants may register in person, by mail or online at and                       

INFO:                         For more information, visit or contact Aaron Palaian at (832)334-6362 or by email at

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