About the event
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The 47th running of the Bayou City Classic 10K, Texas' oldest 10K race, will take place on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8AM (Hand-Cycle/Pushrim start is 7:50AM). The 5K Fun Run/Walk will start at 8:20AM (Hand-Cycle/Pushrim start is 8:15AM).
The event takes place in the heart of downtown Houston (Hermann Square adjacent to City Hall). This is a family-friendly, all-inclusive event. We invite EVERYONE to participate. Wheelchair/Pushrim participants are welcomed and encouraged. Full race details at www.bayoucityclassic.org.Run in costume - Compete in our signature "Centipede" contest! (View Costumes & Centipede details HERE)Terrific post race party with food and beverages (including the adult kind) galore!
Proceeds from the Bayou City Classic are donated to the Houston Parks & Recreation Department to improve our city parks and preserve our trees. This non-profit event is organized by the Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA), an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote running as a competitive sport and a healthful exercise. The race has donated over $250,000 for the Parks over the previous eight years!
The IN PERSON option will take place ON race day, Saturday, March 4th, at Hermann Square by City Hall. Depending on conditions and number of participants on race day, we may start in waves to increase social distancing.
10K/5K FeesEarly Bird (extended to 9/21/23!) $35 (Lowest Price - no additional discounts)Early (9/22/23 to 1/15/24): $45Regular (1/16/24 - 3/1/24 ): $50Race Morning: $55. Must be registered by 7:30 AM to be eligible for awards.
HARRA Members receive a discount except on low Early Bird price. Enter the code (from the HARRA weekly email) when you are checking out to redeem the discount.You may join/renew HARRA here.
Discounts available for military/first responders and athletes with disabilities (AWD). Contact [email protected] for info.
PACKET PICKUP/LATE REGISTRATION: TBA
VOLUNTEERS: If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please sign up on our Volunteer page or email the volunteer coordinator at [email protected]. Service hour certificates will be provided to those needing them for school credit.All volunteers receive a cool Bayou City Classic tech shirt.HARRA members receive VVIP points and volunteering counts for IRONFOOT Awards.
DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISING: Consider contributing to our cause via our Donation link. The race is presented by the Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA) , an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization (EIN 74-0041210). All donations are tax-deductible.
Learn more about the Houston Area Road Runners Association at www.harra.org.
SPONSORSHIP: Corporate sponsors please contact the [email protected] for more information. For convenience, contributions can be submitted via the donation link on this site.COVID-19 POLICY
Our top priority is the well-being of our participants, volunteers, and the members of the communities we serve! We plan to hold this event in person. We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 in our community carefully and will accommodate any modifications required to hold a safe event.
If our municipality does not allow large gatherings and this run cannot take place in person, we will switch all to a virtual run option and ensure that you receive your race items, whether it be by a packet pick up option or in the mail.
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