Bayou City Classic 10K & 5K Fun Run

Edition 46

Houston, TX, USA
04 Mar, 2023 (Sat)

Wheelchair

5 km, 10 km

Running

5 km, 10 km

About the event

Welcome to the 46th Annual Bayou City Classic 10K and 5k Fun Run
March 4, 2023

 

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!

  RACE DETAILS:

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 Start: 7:50AM: Handcycle/Pushrim Division 8:00AM: Run/Walk 10K 5K Start: 8:15 AM: Handcycle/Pushrim Division8:20AM: Run/Walk 5K

 

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 Fees

Early 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.
Record your time. You are also able to indicate completion without providing a time.Print your own custom virtual bib by logging into your RunSignup Profile and clicking the "View Pre-Race Bib" link under "Upcoming Events".

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
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.

 

Races offered by this event

You have 3 weeks for training

10K - Wheel Division

04 Mar, 2023 (Sat) - 07:50
Wheelchair
10 km

10K

04 Mar, 2023 (Sat) - 08:00
Running
10 km
Solo
On site
Road

Virtual 10K Run

Virtual race
Anywhere
04 Mar, 2023 (Sat) - 08:00
Running
10 km

Virtual 10K - Pushrim/Wheel Division

Virtual race
Anywhere
04 Mar, 2023 (Sat) - 08:00
Wheelchair
10 km

Virtual 5K Fun Run

Virtual race
Anywhere
04 Mar, 2023 (Sat) - 08:00
Running
5 km

Virtual 5K - Pushrim/Wheel Division

Virtual race
Anywhere
04 Mar, 2023 (Sat) - 08:00
Wheelchair
5 km

5k - Wheel Division

04 Mar, 2023 (Sat) - 08:15
Wheelchair
5 km

5K

04 Mar, 2023 (Sat) - 08:20
Running
5 km
Solo
On site
Road

Bayou City Classic 10K & 5K Fun Run

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