5 km, 10 km
5 km, 10 km
The 46th running of the Bayou City Classic 10K, Texas' oldest 10K race, will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2023 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).
We are back in 2023 with an in-person event at our usual location in the heart of downtown Houston (Hermann Square adjacent to City Hall). We are also offering a virtual option for those who wish to participate with the same purpose and enthusiasm from afar. 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.
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.
The VIRTUAL option can be done any time on any course you choose! Virtual participants will be able to submit their race results from March 4 - March 11, 2023. Virtual runners are not eligible for age group awards.
SWAG: All registrants will receive a high quality technical race shirt with the distinctive Bayou City Classic logo designed by local artist and runner April Murphy. Race shirts are distributed at Packet Pickup. Virtual runners will be mailed their shirt after the race. All finishers will receive a custom finishers medal.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!
10K/5K FeesEarly Bird (7/21/22 to 8/14/22): $35 (Lowest Price - no additional discounts)Early (8/15/22 to 1/16/23): $45Regular (1/17/23 - 3/3/23 ): $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.
VIRTUAL RACE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Complete your race:Run/Walk or wheel your race distance (10K/5K) at any time or place. The virtual race means you will set your own start time, date and course.
2. Submit your results between March 4th and March 11, 2023, 11:59 pm (Central Time) in one of 2 ways:Click on our results link (find it by clicking on "Results" in the dropdown menu at the top). You will be able to pull up your name and enter your time. OR...Send an email with your time to [email protected] everyone competes on different courses under different conditions in virtual events, awards will not be issued.
3. Upload pictures of your run to the Photos tab on this RunSignup race page. Share to social media with hashtag #bcc2023
Shirt will be mailed after the race. (Please make sure your mailing address is accurate when registering.)
PACKET PICKUP/LATE REGISTRATION: TBA
Shirts and medals will be mailed to Virtual runners, but they may also pick up their swag at packet pickup if they chose.
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. 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
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