Cleft Smiles 5k Course Map
Cleft Smiles 5k released the map of the course for the inaugural 5k Family Fun Run/Walk. Participants are advised to arrive at Rob Fleming Park between 7:00 and 7:30 AM on March 7 to secure convenient parking and avoid long lines for t-shirt pickup.
Parking is available in four locations: on the north and west lots of Creekside Forest Elementary School, at the banana-shaped lot north of the lake, and at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center at the northwest end of the park.
Participants will convene at the pavilion at the pavilion at Rob Fleming Park, just north of Creekside Forest Elementary School. Packet pick-up tables will be organized by last name just behind the pavilion on the east side. Once you pick up your t-shirt and number, proceed to the next table to pick up your timing chip (optional).
The starting line is located just south of the pavilion. If you have a stroller, leashed dogs, or are planning to walk the race, please stay towards the back of the group to allow runners to start first.
The race course will follow the paths around and within Rob Fleming Park. For Lap 1 of the race, take your first right after the starting line. The path curves south, then northwest. When you reach the area of the lake, stay left and keep heading northwest toward the Aquatic Center. Pick up a water bottle at the water station, then turn left. Enjoy scenic views of Taylor Pond as you loop around the Aquatic Center, then head southeast along Creekside Forest Drive.
For Lap 2, you will once more trace along the southern edge of Rob Fleming Park, making a sharp right at the water station to turn into the park. You’ll have beautiful views of the lake and the pavilion green as you approach the finish line. Once you’ve completed the run, make a loop around the back of the pavilion to drop off your timing chip and pick up your swag bag.
Stick around after the run! We will announce the race winners, with prizes for the fastest male and female runners! We will also be giving out some great door prizes, including a Houston Texans jersey signed by Chris Myers, HEB gift cards, a gift basket from Raising Canes, and much more. There will also be face painting, a selfie booth, bounce houses, snacks provided by HEB and Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, and more fun activities for the whole family.