The Astros Foundation and the Houston Police Foundation thank all of the runners, walkers and fans of all ages and abilities who joined us on Saturday, September 27, 2014, for our inaugural Badges & Bases H-Town Run Down.
Participants in the 10K, 5K and Kids Fun Run crossed the finish line inside Minute Maid Park, and everyone had the opportunity to attend a post-race party on Crawford Street with delicious food and beverages!
All 10K and 5K participants received a commemorative tech t-shirt and Kids Fun Run participants received a commemorative t-shirt and a special finisher's medal.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you again in 2015!
The Astros Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros. We seek to harness the passion of baseball fans in the Greater Houston area to support our cornerstone charitable programs, including Community Leaders, the Astros Urban Youth Academy and the Astros RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities).
The mission of the Houston Police Foundation is to foster visible and direct community support for the Houston Police Department by strengthening pride in and connection to the Department's mission of excellence.
The Houston Police Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation formed by local business leaders to support projects of the Houston Police Department. Donations made by individuals and companies fund special programs, officer safety, training, equipment, and new technology -- none of which would be feasible under the City budget. Approximately 96% of HPD's annual budget goes to pay officers and other department personnel.
The role of the Foundation is not to displace funding for basic law enforcement, or to reduce in any way the responsibility of the City of Houston to commit the necessary funding for law enforcement services for its citizens. However, as modern law enforcement tasks continue to become more complex, the Houston Police Department, similar to police departments across the country, has increasing needs to stay current in training, technology and equipment, and communication and partnership efforts with the community.
The Houston Astros thank you for supporting the 2014 Badges & Bases H-Town Rundown. As a thank you for your participation in this year's event you will receive the opportunity for a special discount to select games throughout the 2015 season.
Must be redeemed online and CANNOT be redeemed at the Minute Maid Park Box Office. Badges & Bases tickets may not be combined with any other offers.
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For the discount to apply, you must enter the password BADGE.
It's not just about your feet - prepare your total body for a successful race:
BRAIN - Plan to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep for several nights leading up to the race and avoid caffeine or alcohol which may disrupt rest.
HIPS & KNEES- Stretch your hamstrings and IT bands for at least 45-60 seconds before and after every run. This allows the muscle fibers to stay stretched and along with core strengthening can help improve or eliminate hip and knee pain in runners.
FEET - If you selected your running shoes based on a foot-posture assessment at a running store, use care. Studies have shown that forcing the foot into a specific posture increases the risk for injury. It is better to select the shoe that best fits you and is most comfortable. Also, orthotics can decrease the impact stresses for long distance runners, so picking up a pair of over-the-counter orthotics can help prevent injuries.