Snowman's Run 2021

Bring your cowboy hat and boots 'cause

We are Eastbound and Down from Texas!

 

(UPDATED AGENDA July 25, 2021)

 

Thank you for registering for the 2021 Snowman's Run!  We're excited to have you join us and have done our very best to put together a fun, memorable agenda while at the same time honoring our veterans for their service and sacrifices.

 

For your convenience, we have contacted hotels along the route and have negotiated rates and room blocks.  We went through an exhaustive process to find suitable properties in each location which offered great value at the lowest possible cost--and if there is a silver lining to the impact of the pandemic, we were able to get better rates in several places this year.  NOTE:  Although it is not "peak season" in many places, rooms are limited and it is advisable to book rooms as soon as possible.  BE SURE to use the group rate code in order to get the negotiated rates.

If you are a Hilton Honors member (for the Hampton Inns and Doubletree on our route), be sure to include that in your reservation so you can get your points.

Please note, you are responsible for your own reservations.  You are also responsible for all room charges as well as any early departure charges and cancellation fees if applicable (be sure you also understand the cancellation policies and costs at each hotel as they do vary from one property to the next).  You are also responsible for understanding local laws and ordinances and abiding by them accordingly. 

Given we had completed all of the planning for Snowman's Run 2020 but had to cancel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to use the itinerary from 2020 as a blueprint for 2021.  We made a few changes, most notably we will be using Fredericksburg, TX and Biloxi, MS as anchor points for the beginning and end of the 'Run respectively.  This accounts for the multiple-day stays at each location and the accommodations for early arrivals.

Here are the hotels:

Inn on Baron's Creek - Fredericksburg, TX: (room block releases on August 11, 2021, rates are not guaranteed after that date)  Complimentary WiFi and breakfast are included.

·         Group rate code:  "Snowman's Run"

·         Dates and base rates (does not include tax, etc.) for a single king or double queens:

o    September 10, 2021 (for early arrivals):  $189/night

o    September 11, 2021:  $189/night

o    September 12-13, 2021:  $109/night

·         Reservations MUST be made by calling the hotel directly @ (830) 990-9202, do NOT book online for this hotel as these rates are not honored online.

 

Hampton Inn and Suites - Conroe, TX:  (room block release has been extended to August 18, 2021 - but rooms are limited)  Complimentary WiFi and breakfast are included.

·         Group rate code:  "Snowman's Run Group or SRG"

·         Dates and base rates (does not include tax, etc.) for a single king or double queens:

o    September 14, 2021:  $89/night

·         Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly @ (936) 539-1888.  We recommend dialing #0 and asking the operator to book directly with the hotel instead of getting transferred to main reservations.

 

Hampton Inn and Suites, I-10 East, Baton Rouge, LA:  (room block releases September 1, 2021, rates are not guaranteed after that date)  Complimentary Wifi and breakfast are included.

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·         Group rate code:  "Snowman's Run 2021"

·         Dates and base rates (does not include tax, etc.) for single king or double queens:

o    September 15, 2021:  $99/night

·         Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly @ (225) 751-4600.  We recommend dialing #0 and asking the operator to book directly with the hotel instead of getting transferred to main reservations.

 

Doubletree - Biloxi, MS:  (room block releases 5:00 PM EDT on August 19, 2021, rates are not guaranteed after that date)  Complimentary WiFi and breakfast vouchers for two guests per room are included.

·         Group rate code:  "Snowman Run" (contact the Doubletree directly).

·         Dates and base rates (does not include tax, etc.) for a single king or double queens:

o    September 15, 2021:  $92/night (limited number of rooms for early arrivals for anyone joining for the end of Snowman's Run 2021 while we are still in Baton Rouge, LA).

o    September 16-18, 2021:  $92/night

o    September 19, 2021:  $92/night (for those wishing to squeeze one more night out of Snowman's Run 2021.

      Reservations can be made by calling main reservations @ (800) 774-1500 or the hotel directly @ (228) 546-3100, #0 (use code "Snowman Run or Snowman's Run").  There is also a booking link online: http://group.doubletree.com/u8llf

 

 

CURRENT AGENDA:

(Please note, our approach has been to keep the registration cost of $35/per car as low as possible, offer our participants an a la carte approach to events and activities which cost extra so they have options, and can then choose which ones are of interest and value to them.  Where events or activities involve additional cost, we have done our best to negotiate group rates.) 

  • Saturday, September 11, 2021

    •  Luckenbach, TX

      • 4th Annual Luckenrod 2021 - 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM (optional event)

      • Snowman's Run has been invited to participate

      • Space has been reserved for the Snowman's rig, Sheriff Buford T. Justice squad car, and the Big and Little Enos Cadillac

      • We have been provided with a limited number of group spots due to space constraints (there is a discounted charge of $20/per car, this is available on a first come and registered - first served basis.  It is necessary to adhere to the guidelines of Luckenrod and any entries must be pre-1987.  If interested in a spot, please contact Robert Kern via email at:  rkern5525@earthlinknet.)

      • Three live bands and multiple vendors (food, drink, etc.)

      • Spectator cost is $15 (children under 8 years old will be allowed to attend free of charge)

    • Fredericksburg, TX

      • At your leisure as an option to Luckenrod (shopping, SPA time at the hotel, etc.)

      • West End Pizza 07:00 PM - ??  (group event, this will be the official kick-off of Snowman's Run 2021)

  • Sunday, September 12, 2021

    • Fredericksburg, TX​​

      • VA Hospital - Kerrville, TX - 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM (group event, to be confirmed)

      • Lunch in Fredericksburg - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (at your leisure)

      • National Museum of the Pacific War - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (group event, we are negotiating a group discount rate, details to follow)

      • The Wine Garage - 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM (group event, wine tasting is $15 with a 15% group discount on the tasting as well as any other purchases.  The Wine Garage is also organizing a fundraiser event for wounded veterans for us and inviting their membership to join us to contribute accordingly.)

      • Dinner (on your own)

  • Monday, September 13. 2021

    • San Antonio, TX (day trip)

      • San Antonio River Walk - 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM (recommended group event)

        • ​The River Walk is in downtown San Antonio and within easy walking distance of  The Alamo.  There are plenty of restaurants and shopping.

        • We have reserved a medium sized bus at one flat rate so you can leave your car at the hotel (highly recommended).  There will be one early return around 5:00 PM.  Cost for the bus will depend on the number of people sharing the bus ride.  The last shuttle will depart San Antonio around 10:00 PM.

    • ​Optional events (on your own):

  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  • Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    • Drive day, leave Conroe for Baton Rouge, LA - 09:00 AM

    • Walk-On's (Lake Charles, LA - lunch group event) 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

    • Dinner on your own in Baton Rouge, LA.

  • Thursday, September 16, 2021

    • Drive from Baton Rouge, LA to Biloxi, MS - 09:00 AM

  • Friday - Sunday, September 17-19, 2021