2020 5K Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Healthy Actions Medical Plan Credit

How do I get credit for the Healthy Actions Medical Plan? 
You will receive 50 points toward the 2020-2021 Healthy Actions Medical Plan by participating in the walk/run portion of the 5K.

In order to receive credit for walking or running the 5K, you MUST wear your bib clearly on the front of your body when crossing the finish line. We are only able to award credit to those with finishing times and your bib will ensure that you receive a finish time. If you need assistance attaching your bib, please ask a volunteer for help.

*New Employees: If you are new and not benefits-eligible as of August 29, 2020, you will earn credit for participating; however, the credit will not post until you become benefits-eligible. 

How long is a 5K?

How long is a 5K race?
5K = 3.1 miles

Can I walk?
Absolutely! Take as much time as you need.

Is there a pace requirement? 
No, you can take as long as it takes you to complete this race. You don't have to complete the race at a certain pace.

How to Submit Your Time

How do I upload my results?

After you complete your 5K (3.1 miles), upload your time to Race Roster. 

Follow these steps: https://support.raceroster.com/hc/en-us/articles/360040695072-How-to-upload-your-virtual-results-as-a-participant

Contact-less Packet Pick-Up

When is packet pick-up?
Date TBA

Where?
Packet Pick up will be held outdoors at a central location in downtown Houston.  You will be able to drive by and pick up your packet without any contact. Location will be announced soon. 

What do I need to bring with me to pick up my packet?
Please bring your County badge or Government issued ID.

Can I pick up packets for team? 
The team captain can pick up packets for the entire team. Please be sure to choose the option during registration. Team Captains will receive an email with instructions on how to pick up the packets if you selected that option.

Can I pick up packets for other people?
Yes. If you are picking up packets for other people, you simply need their names and you will sign for their packets.

What do I get at packet pick-up?
All participants will receive a shirt and vendor give-aways.

Can I switch my shirt size?
No. There are limited quantities of each size. You will receive the shirt size you registered for.

Racer Information

Do I need to wear my bib? 

Bibs are not required to be worn, but will be available to print if you do wish to wear it. Your pre-race email will have information on how to download and print your bib. 

What should I wear to run? 

If running outdoors, watch your local weather station for forecast. Rain gear, sunscreen, bug spray, a hat/visor, sunglasses, personal hydration/nutrition is advised if necessary. 

Be sure to wear a fitness tracker while running, or use an app on your phone to keep your time.

Harris County Employee Wellness
1310 Prairie, Suite 970
(713) 274-5500, Option 9 | wellness@bmd.hctx.net