After a nearly two-month wait, it’s finally time for the sixth annual Daily News Press Run. The 10K, 5K and kids 1K get underway Saturday near The Daily News’ Galveston office on Teichman Road.
The race was postponed due to the lasting impact of Hurricane Harvey, but in many ways the later date is even better: the weather forecast is for a much cooler and drier day than is typical for early September. It may be breezy, but the lower humidity and cooler temperatures will make for a pleasant day.
Additionally, moving the race to the weekend before Halloween should bring out more participants in the costume contest. Runners and walkers are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero.
Both the 5K and 10K races start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday near The Daily News building, and head for the inbound side of the causeway.
The 5K participants go to the top of the causeway before turning around to return to the Daily News building, while 10K runners continue to Tiki Island before turning around to tackle the bridge a second time. In addition to overall awards for the fastest male and female 5K and 10K runners, age group awards will be given to the top three competitors in 5-year age groups.
The kids 1K gets underway at 7 a.m., and stays on a safe, contained course near the 5K/10K starting line. Parents may accompany younger children.
Participants are encouraged to plan extra time for transportation, as there is no parking available near the starting line. Instead, shuttle buses will be available all morning to transport entrants from the Target parking lot at 6128 Broadway to the Daily News building.
Proceeds from the Press Run benefit Newspapers in Education, a program providing resources to teachers who use the daily newspaper to develop reading skills, critical thinking and a better understanding of the world.
Registration for the Press Run is available online at galvnews.com/pressrun, and on-site registration will be open from 5 a.m. until 6:30 a.m. Saturday.