Fun-Run-A-Rama! Hamilton Vein Center is Off to the Races

It’s cooling off, which means running season is heating up!

Hittin’ the pavement is one of our fave pastimes at HVC, and we are pumped that it’s finally feeling fall-ish. All of us are reporting “faster” times suddenly 😆

Luckily, there are plenty of fun runs in the area to keep us jazzed. We encourage all of our patients to get out and run/walk/skip – whatever your preferred mode of movement to keep you healthy and your circulatory system happy. 

Here are 3 months of Fun Runs being held in the Houston area – each one is themed and a great way to enjoy this festive time of year. Let us know on our Facebook page if you’re running in any of them – we want to hear how it goes!


 Child Advocates Superhero 5K and 1K — October 19 — CityCentre/West Houston

Harvest Moon and Margarita 5K – October 19 — Galveston

Zombie Fest 5K — October 19 — Lake Jackson 

NASA Nightmare Run – October 25 — Clear Lake

Monster Dash 5K & BASF Kids Run – October 26 — Lake Jackson

Trick or Trot 5K Fun Run – October 27 – Katy

The Color Run – October 27 – Minute Maid Park, Downtown

15 Hamilton Vein Center runners are participating in the Color Run! Have you done a Color Run before? This will be our second group effort. Needless to say, we love this one!

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Color Run 3  


PARC Monster Dash – November 2 – Pearland

Run for Health 5K Fun Run – November 2 – Dickinson

Firefly Run – November 2 – Reliant Park

Houston Dynamo Go for Goal 5K – November 2 – Downtown 

Rockets Run 5K – November 9 – Downtown

Play Dirty Adventure and Mini-Muck – November 9 — Sam Houston Race Park

Clear Lake City Half Marathon – for the tad more serious runner! — November 10 – Clear Lake

Run to Cure HD – November 16 – Sugar Land 

Coach Kikunga “K” Memorial Run – November 16 – Kingwood

Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes – November 23 – The Woodlands

HMSA Classical 25K & 5K Fun Run – Marathon Warm-up Race – November 24 – Downtown 

GE Run through the Woods – November 28 – The Woodlands

Alright, turkeys! Here come the Trots. Run one of these and eat the rest of the day guilt-free!

TXU Energy Turkey Trot – November 28 — Galleria/Uptown

Sugar Land Turkey Trot – November 28 – Sugar Land

Katy YMCA Turkey Dash – November 28 – Katy

Lake Jackson Turkey Trot – November 28 – Lake Jackson

Bay Area Turkey Day 10K/5K/Kids K – November 28 – Clear Lake


The Glow Run 5K – December 1 – Sam Houston Race Park

Gingerbread Jog – December 1 – Katy

CHRISTUS Reindeer Run – December 7 – Nassau Bay

Jingle Tails Fun Run/Walk – 4-legged friends welcome! – December 8 – Katy

Sugar Land Finish Line Sports 30K – Marathon Warm-up Race — December 15 – Sugar Land

TOTAL Jingle Bell Run – December 15 – Downtown 

12K of Christmas – December 21 – Downtown

That list should keep you busy the next three months. We also have a Hamilton Vein Center group training for the Houston Marathon in January. We’ll hear from them soon when we check in and see how the training’s going. Whatever you’re running or walking  – for fun or for distance – let us know how you’re doing. Send us a message on our Facebook page or comment to this post. We’d love to hear from you!

As much as we love running, we want everyone to feel good while they’re doing it. So if you notice your legs are feeling tired, achy, painful or they are swelling and not feeling right – come in and let us take a look with a thorough exam and ultrasound. It might be more than just “tired muscles” causing your discomfort. Undiagnosed vein disease affects a lot of runners – we can fix that for you and get you back up and running in no time. Call 281-565-0033 to schedule.