Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Houston

April 18-19, 2015

THE ROUTE

Walking from Stude Park to Rice University and Back Again

The walk route to and from Stude Park and the Wellness Village will consist mostly of sidewalks and city streets.Your first steps onto our 2-day route will take you through some of the highlights of Houston, like the historic homes in the Heights and River Oaks neighborhoods, to the world-renowned Medical District, and the ever-popular Galleria area, your journey will be extraordinary! Saturday will end with a stroll through Rice University Campus, our Wellness Village location.

Sunday’s route will wind you back through the streets of Houston and past more of the sites and sounds of this great Texas city! After exploring Downtown Houston where you will pass the Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park along with many important city buildings, you’ll complete your day’s mileage and be right back at Stude Park for our Closing Ceremony.

The route itself will be clearly marked with directional signage and other markings. This is how you will navigate the route during the event — by following the Avon Walk arrow signs.

There is also a route support team called "the Sweep Team," which is available to help you while you are on the road between Quick Stops and Rest Stops. Overall, the route will take you through some of Houston’s most beautiful neighborhoods, and is designed to be safe, fun, and interesting!


CEREMONIES - STUDE PARK

Hotel IconStude Park
1031 Stude Street
Houston, TX 77007
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Opening: April 12, 2014 | Walker Arrival 5:30-6:00 A.M. | Ceremony Begins 6:30 A.M.
Closing: April 13, 2014| Ceremony Begins at 2:30 P.M.

We are glad to return to Stude Park with its incredible views of the Houston Skyline.

Friends and family are more than welcome to park for Opening and Closing Ceremonies, but there is no overnight parking permited. Participants who need overnight parking are encouraged to park at the Westin Memorial City and take the shuttle bus to the Opening Ceremony site on Saturday morning.

Complimentary shuttles to Stude Park will run from the Westin Memorial City, between 4:00 A.M. – 6:00 A.M. on Saturday morning. Buses returning to the Westin Memorial City on Sunday will depart immediately after the conclusion of the Closing Ceremony.


WELLNESS VILLAGE – RICE UNIVERSITY

6100 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
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We are pleased to announce that Rice University will host our Wellness Village for a fifth year in a row. After completing your first day of walking through some of Houston’s most well-known and picturesque neighborhoods, you’ll spend the night at your home-away- from-home, also known as our Wellness Village, conveniently located in the heart of Houston at the prestigious Rice University. Surrounded by the Museum District, Hermann Park and the city of West University Place, Rice University is the ideal Wellness Village.

Please continue to check back for the most up to date information on parking.

The Houston METRO system has multiple Rice University stops. The Houston Light Rail is also available with multiple park and ride locations throughout the Medical District and Downtown areas.


EVENT EVE, HOTEL & BOOKING

Event Eve and Room Block: The Westin Memorial City
945 North Gessner Road
Houston, TX 77024
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Event Eve: April 11, 2014

For walkers who require overnight accommodations on Friday, April 11, 2014 or Saturday, April 12, 2014, we have secured a room block with special Avon Walk participant rates.

Single rooms are $135 per night and a Double room is $155 per night. Rates do not include applicable state and local tax.
This is the most convenient hotel to stay at, since it is the Event Eve host hotel.

Book online

Book by phone: Call 1-866-961-3348

State that you would like to book a room that is part of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Room Block.

Reservations must be made by March 21, 2014 to guarantee this special rate.


CHEERING STATIONS

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Here is a list of the best locations for friends and family to safely cheer you on along the route. Invite them to come and show their support for you as well as all of the other Walkers out there!

Friends & Family: Our Walkers can really use your energy and excitement throughout the weekend. Bring your Avon Walk flair, posters, music, etc. as this is your time to have fun while supporting a great cause! And please remember, to be a courteous neighbor and leave the Cheering Station as clean as you found it. Also be sure to obey all traffic and parking rules so we'll be invited back next year!

Thank you so much for participating with us this year! We look forward to seeing you out on the road!