HESS Houston

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    Join TEAM HISD for “Houston’s Largest Office Party." Choose one day to run or walk in person (or virtually) between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Then enjoy FREE refreshments in the post-race village. A portion of all proceeds go to Memorial Park Conservancy. Sign up for the HISD team by going to https://bit.ly/3AWHe2i and using the Search tool to find the HISD team.

    You may do a combination, with some employees participating in person and others virtually.

     Please take a minute to read some important notes about the 2021 event:
    Hybrid Event In 2021

    • The situation with Covid is changing constantly. Our number one priority is the safety of all participants. For that reason, this year’s event will be a hybrid in-person/virtual event. What does this mean? Your employees will have the option of participating in person one of the three designated days or virtually on their own time during event week.
    • There is a possibility we may have to impose a cap on the number of total participants per day for the in-person event. Any “overflow” participants over your allotted cap must choose the virtual option for the event. Example: If you sign up for a tier 3 starter pack for 25 people, that does not mean you’ll necessarily be capped at 25 people. You may be capped at a higher number. This will come down to which day you have signed up for.

    Safety Protocols

    • The event and post-race village will take place in the new Eastern Glades section of Memorial Park. However, there may be changes to the layout from previous years to adhere to certain safety protocols, especially when it comes to food, drinks, and entertainment.
    • There will likely be added safety protocols in the post-race area. This will be based on mandates from the City of Houston and Memorial Park and will be announced well in advance. 

    Social Distancing
    This event is well ahead of its time by today’s safety standards with a three--hour start window each day vs. one crowded start line like most other events. Obviously, this format will continue, but your company may have to adhere to a more specific start time within the three-hour period on your day. For example, if your designated day is Thursday, your employees may only be allowed to go through the start line between 5 and 6 p.m. It’s possible this isn’t necessary, but we want to ensure there isn’t overcrowding by the start line each day of the event.
    Be Flexible in 2021
    We ask that you remain flexible. We are working diligently on a number of things to make this event happen in October. There may be new, unexpected rules and procedures that pop up, and there may be last-minute changes to the event that we can’t anticipate today.
    Registration Notes and Disclaimer
    If for some reason the event is unable to take place, HISD will be deferred to the 2022 event unless you decide to participate virtually in 2021. We do not expect this to happen.