Sept 24, 2017 (Sunday) – 7:00am
The 10 Mile race is the marquee distance of the Texas10 Series. Texas10 Huntsville course is set to traverse the streets of Sam Houston State University and will challenge runners with some inclines but be very rewarding when finished. It will be a two loop 5 mile course and pass such landmarks as the “Prison Cemetary” and “Bearkat Stadium”. The 10 Mile race will be part of the Race To The ARMADILLO CUP and a 17 point race. Additionally, clubs will have the opportunity to score up to 17 points in their quest for the TEN GALLON CUP.
Each event will offer ten $100 cash prize drawings for all 10 mile finishers and five $50 cash prize drawings for all 5 mile finishers plus one $100 cash prize for the Kid’s 1 mile participants. The race will award prizes three deep in the age group breakdown for runners of the 10 mile and 5 mile. Custom finisher’s medal, one of the uniqueness about the Texas 10 Series events, will be given to all 10 mile and Kid’s 1 mile finishers.
Huntsville offers visitors an array of discoveries – history, nature, prominent state institutions, antiques – all mixed with hometown hospitality. The small-town, historic flair of Huntsville brings new meaning to ‘Texas Charm’. There is truly something for everyone in Huntsville!
Huntsville became the home of Sam Houston, who served as the 1st and 3rd President of the Republic of Texas, Governor of the State of Texas, Governor of Tennessee, U.S. Senator, and Tennessee congressman. General Houston led the Texas Army in the Battle of San Jacinto – the decisive victory of the Texas Revolution. Houston has been noted for his life among the Cherokees of Tennessee, and – near the end of his life – for his opposition to the American Civil War, a position which was a very unpopular in his day. Located in Huntsville are two of Houston’s homes, his grave, and the Sam Houston Memorial Museum. Houston’s life in Huntsville is also commemorated by his namesake Sam Houston State University, and by a 77 ft statue. (The towering statue, “Tribute to Courage” by artist David Adickes, has been described as the world’s largest statue of an American hero, and is easily viewed by travelers on Interstate 45.)