Come Run with Us
Welcome to Champions Running Association! Champions Running Association (CRA) is a local area running group made up of runners in the Spring-Klein-Champions-Tomball-Cypress area. The goal of the club is to get in better shape, make new friends, and maybe, just maybe, run a 5k, 10k, half marathon or full marathon.
We are currently in the off season, but several of our runners are still meeting up. Please reach out to us to learn more!
The next season will start in July 8, 2023. The season officially ends with the conclusion of the Houston Chevron/Aramco Marathon in January. Several members are running year round as they train for other races.
Registration includes certified coaches, detailed running programs, CPR trained staff with portable AED Devices/first aid kits and lots of people to run with. It also includes great swag and access to the CRA Store to purchase CRA branded running attire.
Registration for the 2023-2024 season opens May 1, 2023. Registration is $70. Starting June 1, registration is $75.
We have 5 groups to choose from (Walkers, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon).
WHAT HAPPENS IF?
We put a tremendous amount of thought and effort into the safety of our club. This is the reason that we choose start times, safe routes, have CPR trained staff and also have portable AED Devices/first aid kits at the ready. Please reach out to coaches with any concerns you might have.
What days do you run?
Saturday is our long run. The distance depends on what group you are in and where you are at in the training program. Various runs will take place during the week as well. This will be outlined by your coaches and communicated through the private member Facebook page.
What time do you run?
This again also depends on the group you choose. It will range from 6:00am to 7:00am on the Saturday Runs and 6:00-7:00pm on Nightly runs.
Where do you run?
We run at different locations throughout the year. Our season starts at the Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve (20215 Chasewood Park Dr, Houston, TX 77070). We run here for a bit and then head over to Meyer park (7700 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379). The bulk of our running is done from the YMCA at the intersection of 249/Spring-Cypress (19915 TX-249, Houston, TX 77070).
What kind of program do you follow?
The foundation of our program is the 80/20 program. This means that 80% of our runs are run at a conversational pace. The other 20% is speedwork/tempo work is done after several weeks of easy (base training) running. If you are serious about getting faster and burned out from "racing" your training partners every week then we are the club for you. Last year, most of our runners recorded a personal best in their events. Most did so by several minutes.
What group should I join?
Initially you should sign up for the group you're ready for right now. As the season progresses your fitness level will too! You'll certainly have the flexibility to move to the group that suits you best.
What races do you participate in?
Our target race is the Chevron Houston Full/Aramco Half Marathon in January. However, our members are participating in most races around town. It's great to see your teammates rally at these races. To view upcoming races, click here.
"WHAT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TODAY WILL SOON BECOME YOUR WARM-UP"
"The 80/20 Running method is legit. I PR'ed for the first time in 10 years"
"This group has been a huge part ofmy renewed love for running"
"I thought it was crazy at first, the whole run slower to get faster thing, but it really worked and now I'm headed to Boston!"
Champions Running Association
501 (c)(3) Organization
Spring | Klein | Champions | Tomball | Cypress