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The Bayou City Classic 10k and 5k Fun Run & Walk

Hosted by the Consul of the Houston Running Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 16 Mar 07:30 - 11:30

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About the Bayou City Classic:
The Bayou City Classic 10k is Houston's premier 10k race and walk! The Bayou City Classic 10k has been a Houston tradition for 40 years (we celebrated our Ruby Anniversary in Protected content are the oldest 10k in Texas) and attracts more than Protected content , walkers, and volunteers.

Why we put on this event:
Proceeds from the Bayou City Classic go toward helping maintain and develop trails for running and walking in our city parks. The trails are available to anyone who lives in or visits Houston looking for a place to exercise or find a green haven away from the hustle and bustle of Houston's big city life. Help preserve the trees! We were able to raise over $250,000 for the Houston Parks & Recreation Department since Protected content .

Race Date:
Race Day is Saturday, March 16, Protected content .

Start Time:
Wheelchair participants begin the 10k at 7:50 a.m. Runners and walkers begin the 10k at 8:00 a.m. All 5k participants start at 8:20 a.m.

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The race distances are 10 kilometers (or 6.2 miles) and 5 kilometers (or 3.1 miles).

Who Can Participate?
The 5k is open to all who register, including children in strollers. We simply ask that strollers stay to the back. For the 10k, approved wheelchairs are the only wheels allowed (no strollers). Unfortunately, our insurance does not permit pets (in strollers, on leashes, or loose).

Entry Fees:
You can register for the race here.

You can save by registering early for the Bayou City Classic! Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA) Membersreceive a discount on adult fees. You may join HARRA here. Military and First Responders, contact us for a discount code.

Black Friday/Cyber Week (before 12/1/18)
Early (12/1 to 1/16/19): $30
Regular (1/17/19 to 2/28/19): $40
Late & Packet Pick Up (3/01/19 to 3/15/19): $45
Race Morning: $50. Must be registered by 7:30 AM to be eligible for awards.
Each Centipede Member must be registered. Online registration is available here. There are no refunds--if you cannot participate in the race, the proceeds from your entry will go towards the Houston Parks and Trails fund as a charitable contribution.

Packet Pickup (and Late Registration):
Plan to have your packet picked up at one of the packet pick up locations to be announced soon. For race updates, follow us on Facebook Button or Follow bcc10k on Twitter.

Saturday, March 9
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Sunday, March 10
from 11 am Protected content St. Arnold's Beer Garden
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Friday, March 15
from 11 am Protected content City Hall 901 Bagby Street
Saturday, March 16
from 6 am Protected content City Hall 901 Bagby Street
Refunds & Transfers:
There will be no refunds or transfers (giving your entry to another person), no exceptions (even if the race is cancelled in the event of bad weather or circumstances beyond our control).
Our 10k race course will be certified by the Road Running Technical Council of USATF. The 10k course starts and finishes downtown near City Hall with a loop through Downtown and along Allen Parkway.
Our 5k course also starts and finishes near City Hall with a loop through Downtown and along portions of Allen Parkway.
We have fabulous entertainment all along the course to help you groove along the way.

Finisher Shirts
Finishers' Shirts:
All finishers will receive a short-sleeved technical Finisher's Shirt at the Post Race Party (no shirts will be given out prior to the race).
Post Race Party and Awards Ceremony:
After the race, enjoy refreshments donated by our fabulous sponsors, and music in front of City Hall around the reflection pool in Hermann Square. The awards ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. The party goes on and on!

Please arrive early enough to find parking and make your way to the Start Line before 7:45 a.m. Street parking is not free on Saturdays and streets around the Start Line and Finish Line may be closed. You can find the locations of parking garages here.

Race Scoring:
Race scoring for the 10k and the 5k will be done by electronic timing. You will not be considered an official finisher if you do detach the timing device from your bib.

The Bayou City Classic cannot take place without the help of wonderful volunteers. We can use your help before the race and on race day. Some of the opportunities include:

Post Race Party Volunteer
Before the Race:
Packet Stuffing
Packet Pick Up
Post Race Party Set Up
On Race Day:
Start Line
Water Stop
Post Race Party
Finisher Shirt Distribution
Please visit Volunteer for more information.
To volunteer, please register here, go to the Contact Us page to complete the form with your name and contact information and select "Volunteer" as the subject, or email Susan.