Winner will receive a new 2012 SUV valued at over $35,000.00
Finish Strong Sports will produce a series of races to benefit the Houston Parks Department, Free Shoes for Houston and other local charities. These series will consist of five 5k races conducted throughout 2011. Each time a participant registers for a race they will automatically be entered into the drawing. Register for three races and receive 3 entries. Register for all races and receive an extra entry!
Semi-finalists will be drawn at the end if each 5k race. So to increase your chances of winning the GRAND PRIZE you should do every race. At the culmination of the final race, another drawing will be held for a spot for those whom have done every race. Thus six names will be in the final pool.
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(Persons are eligible to have their name entered more than once in the final pool.
Children under 18 must have parental permission & are eligible to win. Winner need not be present at drawing to win award.)

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Fun Runs


FSS sponsors several programs to support and grow the local running community. We offer low-key group fun runs in the evenings from our store Come out and

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In the Community


We are fortunate to have built our lives around running and the running community, and feel equally lucky to have a business which enables us to

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Training Programs

Interested in taking your running to the next level? Looking for some expert guidance and support? FSS Training Programs are focused solely on coaching. Through this subsidiary business, we offer training programs for every runner -- from novice to elite athlete.

We have a proven track record of providing the appropriate mix of training guidance, race preparation; motivation and encouragement to help athletes of all levels develop. We believe a disciplined program enables a runner to make measureable improvements -- regardless of age, talent, experience, or initial fitness level.

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Training Programs
Interested in taking your running to the next level? Looking for some expert guidance and support? FSS Training Programs are focused solely on coaching. Through this subsidiary business, we offer training programs for every runner -- from novice to elite athlete.

We have a proven track record of providing the appropriate mix of training guidance, race preparation; motivation and encouragement to help athletes of all levels develop. We believe a disciplined program enables a runner to make measureable improvements -- regardless of age, talent, experience, or initial fitness level.

Depending on your background and goals, you can select the training program (and program meeting time) that is best for you. We offer Group-based programs like our popular Running 101 Program and Distance Training Program (all participants follow similar basic schedule focused toward a common goal), and Individualized programs (tailored to a runner's specific background and goals, which may be unique and vary dramatically.)

Training program participants will find a supportive atmosphere, great coaching, special accommodations at FSS races and events, and more!


Fun Runs
FSS sponsors several programs to support and grow the local running community. We offer low-key group fun runs in the evenings from our store Come out and join us after work or before the family dinner – get your run done with the support and safety of a group!

Join us at 6:00 PM (unless otherwise noted) for a low key group run. Store staff and members of various local training groups will team up to lead these runs. No matter your pace or experience, you should feel at home in the casual setting! The free program is a great way to meet new people and add some structure to your training schedule.

Whether you're a beginner or a competitive runner, please join us for a fun, low-key run that's safe and social. The run is typically no more than 45 minutes, although 45 is not a magic number, we try to have runs go "out and back" so that everyone can start and finish together and run at their own pace with others of similar ability. New runners may only want to run a mile or two. Experienced athletes might do a tempo run. Occasionally some of the groups finish up at a local eatery for some "refueling."

From time to time, FSS and our vendors offer incentive and "reward" programs for Fun Run participants! Come to a run and learn what's happening each month. The list below summarizes the current Fun Run locations and days/times they meet.


In the Community
We are fortunate to have built our lives around running and the running community, and feel equally lucky to have a business which enables us to give back – not only to runners, walkers, and triathletes, but to the causes they serve and the greater community. We're particularly proud of a few initiatives:

Free Shoes for Houston

Free shoes for Houston is a non-profit organization formed by Raymond Cooper of Finish Strong Sports help educate the uninformed about the benefits of running and how it can aid in living a healthy lifestyle. The charity offers free NEW shoes as incentives to the youth of Houston to get in shape and avoid the adverse side effects of obesity. We target primarily kids in middle school and work with other social service organizations to distribute the shoes. Kids must EARN the free shoes and is based on need.

Support for Charity Fundraising Programs Implemented Through Running

We proudly support and contribute multiple area road races, and have launched our own company, to put on several more. Each of these events benefits a charitable cause – from nationally recognized charities to more locally relevant causes. In addition, FSS owners and staff share their knowledge and experience with participants in a variety of charity fundraising race training programs, serving as volunteer coaches, seminar leaders, and more. Used Shoe Collection

We collect used shoes for distribution to local United Way Charities and local churches and missions.