Race Polices & Etiquette

One of our goals at Run Houston! Race Series events is to ensure runners of all ages and skill levels have a great race experience from start to finish. To help in the promotion of that goal we've put together some race polices and etiquette guidelines to help educate new runners and remind experienced runners of some of the best practices when running in our events or any other event. 

RACE POLICIES

The following are policies that are put in place for every Run Houston! Race Series event. Failure to follow these policies may result in disqualification from this and future events. 

  1. All runners must listen to and follow instructions provided by race crew and police officers at all times. 
  2. All runners on the course must be registered for the event and wear their assigned race bib. If any runner is found on the race course without their bib they will be disqualified and/or banned from future events. 
  3. There are no dogs or other animals allowed on the course at any time during the race.
  4. There are no rollerskates,  rollerblades, skateboards, bikes, or any other wheeled devices or vehicles allowed on the course unless you are part of the course crew. 
  5. Strollers are allowed but strongly discouraged. If you have a stroller and are not part of one of our groups that receive special instructions prior to the event you must start in the back of pack. 
  6. Headphones are allowed but strongly discouraged. If you do wear headphones we have a "one in one out" policy to ensure you are able to hear instructions provided by race crew and police officers. Those found violating this will be asked to take one out. Multiple offenses may results in time penalties.
  7. Be courteous to race volunteers, staff, and other participants.

RUNNING ETIQUETTE & ADDITIONAL POLICIES

The following items are running etiquette and additional policies for the events. 

BEFORE THE START

  • Read the entire race website for race details. 99% of all questions we receive from participants can be answered by reviewing the event website. We try to include as much information about the race as possible. If we notice a lot of the same questions being asked that aren't on the website we'll add it for future races. 
  • Read every email we send leading up to the race. We try to maintain a consistent and open line of communication with all participants. The emails we send contain important race information and, occasionally, updates to information that was listed on the event websites. We try to make sure the information on the sites are as complete as possible but the nature of event production means that changes can and do happen. 

PACKET PICKUP

  • Pickup your packet early to avoid delays on race morning and support our sponsors. We try to make packet pickup as convenient as possible and work with our packet pickup partner(s) to provide the best experience for them and our athletes. Generally, we'll have a single packet pickup location with multiple days. 
  • Have your confirmation email or other email with your registration QR code ready when its your turn in line. Scanning the QR code on your confirmation email is the fastest way to get through packet pickup because our system automatically pulls up your registration information when we scan the code. If you are picking up multiple packets you should have the QR codes for all packets you are picking up. 
  • Be courteous to race volunteers, staff, and other participants. Our race crew works hard to put on great events for you and we do everything we can to mitigate issues before they arise but sometimes there are issues that pop up. Please remember that nothing was or is ever intentionally done to you or purposefully messed up. Our staff will work diligently to resolve any issue so please remain courteous and follow their instructions. 

RACE MORNING

  • Pin your bib to the front of your shirt or shorts on your outermost layer of clothing. Your race bib must be visible at all times while you are on the course. You must where the race bib that was assigned to you. Failure you wear a correct bib could cause many issues and may result in disqualification from the event and future events. 
  • Arrive early. Race morning can be hectic so please make sure you leave plenty of time to get to the race site and to the start chute by the schedule start time. There will most likely be additional traffic in the area surrounding the race site so make sure you include extra time from your normal commute to the race area. If you waited until race morning to pickup your race packet, arrive extra early and anticipate potentially long lines. We can check people in very quickly with the QR code system and lines move fairly quickly but waiting until just before the start of the race to arrive and pickup your race packet puts unneeded stress on your race experience. 
  • Be courteous to race volunteers, staff, and other participants. Our race crew works hard to put on great events for you and we do everything we can to mitigate issues before they arise but sometimes there are issues that pop up. Please remember that nothing was or is ever intentionally done to you or purposefully messed up. Our staff will work diligently to resolve any issue so please remain courteous and follow their instructions. 

START LINE

  • Seed yourself according to your pace. We do not use corrals to seed runners but we do normally have pace signs to assist with self-seeding. If the pace signs are visible in the start chute please seed yourself based on your estimated race pace. If the pace signs are not visible we ask that you use your best judgement when self-seeding. For reference, if you run a 10:00 per mile pace or slower you should seed yourself in the back half of the start chute. 
  • LISTEN TO ANNOUNCEMENTS. Just before the race is where we make some of the most important last minute announcement. Please pay attention to our announcer so you have the latest information. 
  • Be respectful during the National Anthem. Before every race we play the National Anthem. Regardless of your personal beliefs please be respectful of those around you during the playing of the National Anthem.
  • Be courteous to race volunteers, staff, and other participants. Our race crew works hard to put on great events for you and we do everything we can to mitigate issues before they arise but sometimes there are issues that pop up. Please remember that nothing was or is ever intentionally done to you or purposefully messed up. Our staff will work diligently to resolve any issue so please remain courteous and follow their instructions. 

ON THE COURSE

  • Be aware of your surrounding. While running (or anytime really) you should be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to the race crew or police officers working the event. Even with closed running lanes, vehicles can sometimes get on the course so being aware of your surroundings will make for a safe event for everyone. 
  • LISTEN TO RACE CREW, VOLUNTEERS, AND POLICE OFFICERS. Instructions provided by the race crew, volunteers, and police officers must be followed. The instructions provided may be as simply as ensuring running etiquette is maintained but may also be safety-related. 
  • Run or walk no more than two abreast and stay to the right. We are fortunate that most of our courses include at least one closed traffic lane for runners but there may be runners coming up from behind you or a race vehicle needing to get by. Do not block other runners by swerving across the course. 
  • YOU MUST YIELD TO EMERGENCY VEHICLES AND POLICE OFFICER INSTRUCTIONS. Emergency vehicles have the right-of-way no matter what permits we have to close the roads so always yield to emergency vehicles. We have a duty to the communities we run in to be courteous and mitigate any delays. Police officers working the course will do their best to allow runners to have the right of way but in the event of heavy traffic they may need to delay runners for a short period of time (15 second to 1 minute) to alleviate some traffic. 
  • Be courteous to race volunteers, staff, and other participants. Our race crew works hard to put on great events for you and we do everything we can to mitigate issues before they arise but sometimes there are issues that pop up. Please remember that nothing was or is ever intentionally done to you or purposefully messed up. Our staff will work diligently to resolve any issue so please remain courteous and follow their instructions. 

For additional general running etiquette information check out this awesome article put together by the Road Runners Association of America, http://www.rrca.org/education/etiquette-for-runners

We strive to provide a great experience from start to finish and having these items listed will make the experience great for everyone. Thank you for your continued support and we're looking forward to hosting you at our races. 

If you have any additions you'd like to see to our etiquette list please shoot us an email through our CONTACT PAGE. We'll be continually updating this list as new items come up. 

 

Changing Race Distance / Transferring to the Virtual Race

When updating your registration you can easily process a change in race distance or transfer your registration to/from the virtual race. The option to change your race distance is generally available until about 1 day before the event and the option to change to or from the virtual race is 2 weeks prior to the event. 

To change your race distance or transfer to the virtual race log in to your RunSignUp account and follow the steps below. 

Step 1. Click PROFILE at the top of the page. 

Step 2. Click My Registered Races.

Step 3. Find the race and click MANAGE REGISTRATION.

Step 4. Click TRANSFER EVENT and  then click the START TRANSFER button. If the option to transfer to a specific race is not available then the deadline process the change has passed. 

Updating Your Registration

Once you've registered for a race you can update certain things like your shirt size, answers to registration questions, registration add-on, etc. by visiting your RunSignUp profile and selecting Manage Registration under the race you'd like to update. Some items have deadlines where updates can no longer be made. Once a deadline has passed you cannot change that section of your registration. 

To update your registration follow the steps below after logging in to you RunSignUp account. 

Step 1. Click PROFILE at the top of the page. 

Step 2. Click My Registered Races. 

Step 3. Click MANAGE REGISTRATION. 

After you've clicked Manage Registration you can see all the options available by clicking the tabs on the left. If an option is not available then the deadline for changing/updating that option has passed. 

Changing Your Shirt Size

Changing or updating your shirt size is an option available to participants up to certain deadline, generally 3-4 weeks before the race. You can update your shirt size through your RunSignUp profile page, simply follow the steps below. 

Step 1. Login to your RunSignUp account and click PROFILE. 

Step 2. Click My Registered Races. 

Step 3. Find the race and click MANAGE REGISTRATION. 

Step 4. Click the GIVEAWAY tab and select your shirt size from the dropdown menu. Once complete press CONTINUE to confirm your change. 

If the option to change your shirt size is not listed under the Giveaway tab the deadline to change your shirt size has passed.

Virtual Race Results Verification Link

When submitting your virtual race results you will be asked to submit a verification link so we may verify the information you submitted. Generally, this information is not used but we ask for it in case there is an issue with the time you've submitted and it helps us ensure that those submitting results have completed the virtual race. 

There are many way to create a verification link so we'll just cover a few of the most common and easiest to explain ways. 

Fitness Tracking Tools

If you are using a tool like Garmin Connect, Training Peak, Polar, etc. to track your training and races (and we highly recommend you do if you are wanting to become a faster and more efficient runner) you can simply select the activity, copy the link, and paste that into the verification section of the form. Depending on your privacy settings within the tool, you may need to ensure that the activity is publicly viewable so we can access the information if necessary. Some tracking tools have a function where you can share your workout/race to your favorite social media site. If you choose, you can share the workout and then just copy and paste the post link into the verification section. 

Upload an Image/Screenshot of Your Workout/Race

If you have a fitness tracker, GPS watch, tracking app on your phone, or are running on a treadmill you can simply snap a picture of your watch/treadmill display or take a screenshot of your tracking app and upload the image then share the link. You can upload the image anywhere a shareable link is created including your favorite social media site, your own website,  or an image sharing website. You can use any method you like to create a shareable link but we'll cover the simplest method using our favorite free image sharing site Imgur.com

To upload to Imgur you don't even need to create an account, just follow the simple instructions below. (PLEASE NOTE that Imgur.com is a public photo sharing and browsing site, Houston Race Series LLC cannot be responsible for any content uploaded by other users.)

Step 1. Go to Imgur.com and click "New post" at the top of the page and select "Upload Images", see red box on screenshot below.  

Step 2. Upload your image by either dragging and dropping into the box or selecting "Browse"

Step 3. Once your image is uploaded you can simply copy the link and paste into the verification form. See red box for location of link and copy button. 

And that's all there is to it. If you'd like you can add a title and description to the image and update the privacy setting or even share with the Imgur community if you'd like but there's no need to go any further if you're just tryin to get a shareable link to include in your virtual race submission form. 

Finding Your Bib (Registration) Number

To find your bib number you can either check your confirmation email from when you registered for the race or you can look it up on you RunSignUp profile page. When you log in to RunSignUp just follow the three step below.

Step 1. Click PROFILE at the top of the page. 

RSU - Homepage

Step 2. Click My Registered Races.

Step 3. Find the race and click MANAGE REGISTRATION. 

Your bib number will be listed on the main Manage Registration page. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The following are answers to frequently asked questions through our support channels. We'll be continually updating the information found on this page as new questions become more common. Please make sure you read the entire FAQ prior to support questions to the support line. If you have a question you think should be added to the FAQ please submit through the form on our Contact page. 

To be directed to a specific section please click a button below. 

You can use the search bar below to search for specific questions and our entire catalog of News & Info tutorials. 


REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

Our registration provider for the Run Houston! Race Series is RunSignUp. They provide many tools to allow participants to manage their registration and provide a single platform for race results so you can see all your results in one place. Most questions about the tools available can be found on their How-To guides, specifically under the Tutorials for Runners section.  We'll cover some of the most frequently asked questions here but any questions about the functions of the platform should be directed to RunSignUp using the "Contact RunSignUp" button at the bottom of the race website. 

To access specific race pages please use the links found on the main menu of this page under the EVENTS tab. 

How do I register for your races? 

To register for any of our events you can visit the individual race website found on the main menu of this page under the EVENT tab. 

Can I register for all the races at once? 

We would love to be able to open registration for the entire series at the same time but due to agreements, contracts, and permits needed for each race we have to wait to open registration until we've got all required approvals and the race date is 100% secured.  However, if you've setup a RunSignUp account, it's quick and easy to save your information so registration for future events is a snap. To be notified of race registration openings please make sure you follow us on social media and subscribe to our email list. You can you both by visiting our Contact page

How can I update my registration? 

Once you are registered for a race you can update certain things like your shirt size, answers to registration questions, registration add-ons, etc. by visiting your RunSignUp profile and selecting Manage Registration under the race you'd like to update. Some items have deadlines (such as changing your shirt size) so that won't be an option once the deadline has passed. 

For details on how to update your registration you can follow the instructions and screenshots on the Updating Your Registration tutorial. 

How can I update my shirt size?

Changing your shirt size is an option available to participants up to a certain deadline, generally 3-4 weeks before a race. You can update your shirt size by visiting your RunSignUp profile, selecting Manage Registration under the race your want to update, and selecting the Giveaway tab. 

For details on how to update your registration you can follow the instructions and screenshots on the Changing Your Shirt Size tutorial.

I'm registered for the 5k (10k or kids 1k) but want to change my race distance. How can I change my race distance?

Changing race distance is an option available to participants up until approximately 1 day before the race. You can update your race registration by visiting your RunSignUp profile, selecting Manage Registration under the race your want to update, and selecting the Event Transfer tab. There may be a fee associated with your transfer if the race prices have increased since you initially registered but there are no other transfer fees. 

For details on how to update your registration you can follow the instructions and screenshots on the Changing Race Distance / Transferring to the Virtual Race tutorial.

I'm registered for the live race (5k, 10k, or kids 1k) but want to transfer to the virtual race. How can I transfer from the live race to the virtual race?

Changing to the virtual race is an option available to participants up until 2 weeks before the race. You can update your race registration by visiting your RunSignUp profile, selecting Manage Registration under the race your want to update, and selecting the Event Transfer tab. There may be a fee associated with your transfer if the race prices have increased since you initially registered but there are no other transfer fees. 

For details on how to update your registration you can follow the instructions and screenshots on the Changing Race Distance / Transferring to the Virtual Race tutorial.

I'm registered for the virtual race but want to transfer to the live race (5k, 10k, or kids 1k). How can I transfer from the virtual race to the live race?

Changing from the virtual race is an option available to participants up until 2 weeks before the race. You can update your race registration by visiting your RunSignUp profile, selecting Manage Registration under the race your want to update, and selecting the Event Transfer tab. There may be a fee associated with your transfer if the race prices have increased since you initially registered but there are no other transfer fees. 

For details on how to update your registration you can follow the instructions and screenshots on the Changing Race Distance / Transferring to the Virtual Race tutorial.

The race is less than 2 weeks away but I need to change to the virtual race. How can I do that?

I'm sorry but transfers to or from the virtual race are not allowed once the transfer deadline has passed for any reason


RACE-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

Most race-specific questions can be answered on the race website. There you will find all the details about the race including registration. You can visit any of the race website by clicking the race link in the main menu above and clicking the race number under the EVENTS tab or by clicking the button below. 

When and where is packet pickup?

Details about packet pickup can be found on the Packet Pickup tab of the race website.

What time does the race start?

 The complete race schedule can be found on the Schedule tab of the event website. 

Where can I park on race morning? 

We have put together a detailed parking map for each race that can be found on the Parking tab of the event website. The parking map is live so when you click the link it will take to you Google Maps and, if you have location services enable on your smartphone, it will show where you are in relation to the parking lots and race site. 

Do you have a map of the course? 

The course maps and a detailed description can be found on the Course tab of the event website. 

Are your courses certified? 

All our events are USA Track & Field sanctioned but our courses are not certified. 

Where can I find race results? 

Race results can be found on the Results tab of the event website which are all linked on the main Results page. To search through results just use the drop down menus to search by category or you can use the search bar. Please make sure you clear your search by hitting the "x" before starting a new search. 

My results aren't listed or are incorrect. How can I get those fixed? 

Please use the "QUESTION ABOUT RESULTS?" button on the event-specific results page to get directly in touch with our timer. You can also use the Results Inquiry Form found on the main Results page. 


VIRTUAL RACE QUESTIONS

General information about the virtual races can be found on the Virtual Race Rules & Info page.

What is a virtual race? 

Virtual races are events associated with our regularly schedule running events where you complete the race on your own schedule anywhere in the world. You complete the virtual race by running the specified distance anytime during the race period (discussed on the Virtual Race Rules & Info page) and submitting your results. 

How do I register for the virtual race?

To register for a virtual race you'll need to visit the race website (linked in the main menu under the EVENTS tab) and select the Virtual Race option then register as you would for any other race. 

When you I have to run my virtual race?

Details about the timeframe to run your virtual race can be found on the Virtual Race Rules & Info page. 

How and when do I submit my time?

To be eligible for race goodies you must submit your time using the link on the Virtual Race Rules & Info page. The time fame for submission is also listed on that page.

For more details about the submission form for please see our Virtual Race Results tutorial. 

After I submit my results, how will I know if they were accepted?

Once you've completed the form and hit the submit button we have everything we need from you. If there are any issues with your submitted results we will contact you for clarification or details. 

When are virtual race results available online?

When the submission deadline has passed, we will go through and confirm/verify all the results. This may take a few days depending on how many people are completing the race virtually. Once all the results have been scrubbed, we'll upload them to the race's official results page under the Virtual Race category. If you've opted to receive notification of your results when you registered you may receive an email or a text message notifying you that your results have been posted. Otherwise you will need to visit the official results page for the event to see your results. 

How long will it take to receive my race items?

We ask that you allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your virtual race items after the submission period has ended. Generally, it's much quicker but sometimes there are delays in receiving items to be shipped. If your package is going to be delayed longer than 6 weeks we will normally contact you with a status update. 

What's included in my virtual race package?

Please see the Virtual Race Rules & Info page for details.

The submission form for is asking for a bib (registration) number, what is that and how do I find mine?

This is a number assigned to you when you register and identifies you as part of the event. For the virtual race this is used so your results will be associated with your registration and RunSignUp profile. The bib number is a 4-digit number and will generally start with an "8" but may be different if you transferred from the live race. If you do not know where to find your bib number please see the Finding Your Bib (Registration) Number tutorial. Not including an accurate bib number in your Virtual Completion Form may result in your virtual race results not being accurately completed and delays the posting of results. 

The submission form for is asking for a verification link, what is that and how do I find one?

We've put together a tutorial about the Virtual Race Results Verification Link

I've completed the entire series for the year and have earned a Series Finisher item but will be running the last race virtually. How will I get my Series Finisher item?

If you've completed the first four races in the Series and will be completing the final race virtually your Series Finisher item will be shipped with your virtual race packet from the final event. 


GENERAL QUESTIONS

Below we've included so general questions about the Run Houston! Race Series. 

Virtual Race Results

If you've signed up to complete one of our events virtually you will need to submit your own time and results so we can post them to the race's official results page. All results can be found at http://runhouston.com/results

Because you can't edit your own results in RunSignUp, we've set up a special form to collect all the information about you and your run. The form and other virtual race information can be found at http://runhouston.com/virtual.

Quick Links TO OTHER PAGES

Official Event Results

Virtual Race Rules & Information

Finding Your Bib (Registration) Number Tutorial

Virtual Race Results Verification Link Tutorial

Virtual Completion Form

This is a screenshot of what the form looks like on a desktop. On mobile, the amount of information you'll see will depend on the size of your screen. 

This is a screenshot of what the form looks like on a desktop. On mobile, the amount of information you'll see will depend on the size of your screen. 

The items you'll need to submit your Virtual Completion Form include:

  • Email address - Please use the same email address you used when registering.
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Birthdate - Please make sure this is accurate because it will be used to confirm your registration status.
  • Race Name - Select the race you are completing from the dropdown menu.
  • Race Bib Number - This is a number assigned to you when you register and identifies you as part of the event. For the virtual race this is used so your results will be associated with your registration and RunSignUp profile. The bib number is a 4-digit number and will generally start with an "8" but may be different if you transferred from the live race. If you do not know where to find your bib number please see the Finding Your Bib (Registration) Number Tutorial. Not including an accurate bib number in your Virtual Completion Form may result in your virtual race results not being accurately completed and delays the posting of results. 
  • Date Completed - This is the date you completed your run. 
  • Distance Completed - You must run at least 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) to qualify as a virtual race finisher but you may run as long of a distance as you'd like. If you are submitting results for a participant 12 years old or younger you minimum distance is 0.6 miles (1 kilometer). 
  • Finish Time - This is the amount of time is took you to complete your run. Please make sure you follow the format listed to ensure the most accurate results (HH:MM:SS). For example, if your run was 2 hours 15 minutes and 25 seconds, you would submit 02:15:25. If you run was 35 minutes and 29 seconds, you would submit 00:35:29. If you do not submit your time in the proper format it will take longer to get the results posted. 
  • Verification - This is a link to either a photograph or your uploaded workout on your data management software. Your verification link is only used if there is an issue with your submitted time and will never be posted by Houston Race Series. For details on how to upload a photo and get a link please see our Virtual Race Results Verification Link Tutorial

At the bottom of the form you can choose to have a confirmation email sent to you. We require you to opt-in to receive the confirmation email because we try to respect your inbox and don't want to provide additional emails if you don't want them. 

Once you have hit the SUBMIT button and you see the "Thanks You" page you are all set. There is no need to email to confirm your results have been submitted properly. 

Official Results Uploading

When the submission deadline has passed, we will go through and confirm/verify all the results. This may take a few days depending on how many people are completing the race virtually. Once all the results have been scrubbed, we'll upload them to the race's official results page under the Virtual category. If you've opted to receive notification of your results when you registered you may receive an email or a text message notifying you that your results have been posted. Otherwise you will need to visit the official results page for the event to see your results. 

IMPORTANT WEATHER UPDATE :: Run Houston! Sugar Land

This email contains EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding the current weather situation in the greater Houston area. Please read this entire email so we may ensure communication is maintained with all athletes.

We have been in contact with the City of Sugar Land and monitoring the weather forecast regularly. As of this morning the race is STILL ON and we are planning the same great production you've become accustomed to for our 2016 Series Finale. However, because the forecast is currently calling for 95%+ chance of widespread rain and thunderstorms over the entire greater Houston area beginning later this afternoon we are trying to be considerate of all your concerns regarding getting to the race safely and all our concerns with the hours of setup that need to be done prior to your arrival and race start.

We have decided to give all runners the option of switching from the live race to the Virtual Race. In order to do this, you MUST click on the link below and complete the form by 8:00pm tonight, 12/2/2016. Be advised that there will be a $5 fee per participant being transferred to cover the shipping of your items upon completion of your virtual run. By completing the form you will no longer be eligible to participate in tomorrow morning's race and you must follow the virtual race rules list at http://runhouston.com/virtual. Once payment is processed there are no refunds of your race entry fee or virtual race transfer fee for any reason. 

CLICK HERE TO TRANSFER TO VIRTUAL RACE

If you are opting to not take advantage of the option to transfer to the virtual race, please read the entire next paragraph carefully and check your messages regularly.

Let me reiterate, the race is STILL ON. We will continue to be in contact with the City of Sugar Land and monitoring the forecast throughout the day. We will send any updates to everyone via email and social media (join us on our Facebook event page and follow us on Twitter). If any major changes occur we have activated the RunSignUp emergency text messaging service as well. If you opted to receive text messages from us during the registration proces you'll receive a text with any major changes for the event. We recommend that if you did not opt in or registered prior to us switching to RunSignUp to go and update your registration to opt in. To do this please visit the Manage Your Registration tab on the event website and update your question responses. 

Thank you for your support and we're looking forward to seeing you tomorrow morning!

- Houston Race Series Crew

2016 Series Finisher Display Assembly

You've run all five races and you've got your Series Finisher Medal Display now how do you put it together? We've put together a simply instructional post to help. 

STEP 1. UNPACK YOUR DISPLAY

We've inspected and wrapped every single display prior to packaging to ensure quality control. To open your display just untape and unwrap. 

STEP 2. INSTALL VELCRO DOTS

You'll notice 15 small Velcro dots taped to the pack of the display, remove those and flip the display over. To install the dots simply remove them, one at a time and place as shown in the images below. PRO TIP: Put both loop (soft) side on the board first for a firmer grip. 

When installing the loop (soft) side on the board stick the hook (spiky) side on. This will make is easier than installing anything on the medal itself. 

STEP 3. PREPARE YOUR MEDALS

Gather your race finisher's medals and undo the Velcro holding the ribbons together at the end then remove the ribbon from the medal. 

STEP 4. INSTALL MEDALS

Once the medals have been disassembled, press the medal on the designated spot on the board and firmly press down to secure the adhesive on the medal for the hook (spiky) side of the Velcro. When you've completed pressing firmly on the medal you can remove it from the board to ensure the dots have secured to the medal and are still secured to the board. 

The spots for each medal are: green = Sam Houston Race Park, orange = Minute Maid Park, yellow = Clear Lake, red = University of Houston, and blue = Sugar Land. 

STEP 5. INSTALL RIBBON

Once the medals are installed you are now ready to install the ribbons. Simply run the ribbon through the routed slot in the bottom of the board and connect the Velcro ends. 

STEP 6. HANG AND ENJOY YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!