El Chupacabra de Houston 5K/10K

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August 10th, 2019, 8:30 pm, Houston, Texas

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Lake Houston Wilderness Park, 25840 FM 1485, New Caney, TX 77357.  

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 Packet Pick up

Packets may be picked up at

  • Lake Houston Park on race day 6:15-8:15PM.

Register Now!!! this event will fill up.

  • To register online click here.
  • To download a PDF entry form click here.


Click here to reserve your  site.   Showers and bathrooms nearby.

About The Chupacabra 5K/10K Night Trail Run

 This is a night time trail run starting at 8:30PM followed by a killer post race party.  We will start and finish at a pavillion at Lake Houston Park.  Post race party will be held at the start / finish area.   The course runs through heavily wooded dirt trails in pitch dark.  A flashlight or headlamp is required as the trails are pitch black.  It is up to you to provide your own quality lighting.  The trails can have many tree roots and an uneven surface, so paying attention to footing is critical.  Trails will be marked with glow sticks, directional arrows and tape in the trees.  There will be one water stop at the half way point.  All runners will recieve a post race party, high quality tech shirt, post race beer (for those of age), and El Guajillo food truck plate as part of your entry.  This is a fun run so no awards will be given but overall results and age group results will be posted.  Overnight camping is available and encouraged. Run in Texas wants you to drink responsibly.

Mingos Latin Cuisine Food Truck Plate INCLUDED WITH ENTRY

Extra meals available for purchase at the event or with online registration.

Menu choices:

  • Tacos
  • Rice plate
  • Quesadillas
  • Loaded fries
  • Chicken,beef,pork or veggie option for each menu item. 
  • The portions aren’t small by any means. All items are vegetarian friendly as well! 

Cut-off Time

The time limit for this race is 2 hours. We need all runners to complete the race or be back at the start/finish within this time limit. Your cut-off for the 1st water stop (3.1 Mi) will be 1 hour.


All runners will enter through the park’s NEW main gate at 25840 FM 1485, 77357.    We will have a ‘RUN IN TEXAS EVENT’ banner on the road at the park entrance.

Lake Houston Park camping

Click here for info on camping reservations

Click here for Lake Houston Park campsite information and other park info 


  • $55 entry through 7-10
  • $65 through 7-27
  • $75 after that
  • $80 on race day


  • $50 entry through 7-10
  • $60 through 7-27
  • $70 after that
  • $75  on race day

Military, Police, and Fire Discounts: $5 discount on pricing above. Mail in registration only. Please provide copy of ID and have ID at packet pickup.

No Refunds

Please be aware that there are no refunds for this event.   We will be happy to arrange for you to get your race packet if you cannot make it.

2017 RESULTS!!!!

2016 RESULTS!!!!

2015 Results

2014 Results

 2013 Results

  • Click here for 5K  results. 
  • Click here for 10K results. 
  • Click here for Chupacabra Houston 10K Results run in Camp Arifjan , Kuwait by 5 awesome Army members in the 205th Engineer Battalion.


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