The Inaugural Bayou Bucket 5K takes place at the beautiful Rice University campus located at 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005. Join us for this amazing event. The course is flat and fast starting in the West Staduim lot and runs clockwise around the Rice University campus.
You will finish the race on the 50 Yard line in Rice Stadium with a live finisher feed being broadcast on the JumboTron screen.
The overall winners will be presented during the Halftime show of the University of Houston/Rice game on 9/1/2018.
The 5K will have a mass start at 7:30 AM (chip timed) with the kids run starting later in the morning at 9:00 AM.
5k (3.1-Miles) Course
COURSE CUTOFF TIMES
What is a course cutoff time?
A course cutoff time is not something we "want" to have it's something we "need" and are "required" to have. Due to the strictness of county road usage and approvals on permits we have to make sure we are on and off the roads within certain time allowances. The times listed below are more than resonable for most runners/walkers to complete the course.
5k (3.1-Miles) Run - Cutoff 8:30AM (1-Hour)
7:30AM Start - This means each runner of the 5k distance must be able to hold a 19:21/per mile walking pace.
Kids K Run - Cutoff - None
Like to run with friends? If you are interested in registering a group of 10 or more for the Bayou Bucket 5K – Give us a shout! We can customize a group registration code to help with registration and simplify your group packet pick up. [email protected]
We can accommodate running groups of any size on race day
We are looking for fun, energetic people to lend a helping hand on race day! Volunteer jobs will include: water stations, post-race activities, finisher merchandise, food/beverage and much more! You can expect each shift to last about 4 hours.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Bayou Bucket Run, please click the link below and tell us what area most interests you.
The 2018 Bayou Bucket 5K will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018.
The 2018 Bayou Bucket 5K will be held at Rice University, 6100 Main St. Houston, Texas 77005, in the West Stadium.
All 5K participants will be timed using a B-Tag which is attached to runner’s race bib.
We will run Rain or Shine! If it is lightening at the time of start, then we will delay the start for a reasonable time for safety.
5K Race Registration
With game ticket:
Registration – 7/1/18 to 7/31/18 – $45
Registration – 8/1/18 to 8/25/18 – $50
Kids K Race Registration
With game ticket:
Registration – 4/13/18 to 10/26/18 – $30
Additional game tickets can be purchased during registration for $25/each.
Race Registration closes at 7:00pm on Saturday, August 25th. There will be not be any Race Day registration this year.
We will have limited bib pickup available on Race Day for those people that register after the last official packet pickup.
You may pick up your 5K bib at a bib pickup the week before the race (Date and Location TBA).
Should you lose or damage your BIB prior to race day, a $10.00 administrative fee will be required to obtain a new BIB.
Kids K Participants will pick up their materials at packet pickup as well.
No, we do not offer refund or allow deferrals for any reason.
Average high: 91F
Average low: 76F
The Bayou Bucket 5K start line will be in the West Staduim Parking Lot and Finish Line will be on the 50 Yard-line of the Rice University Football Stadium.
The 5K have a mass start at 7:30 AM (chip timed) with the kids run starting later in the morning at 9:00 AM.
Dogs, skateboards, rollerblades, unauthorized bicycles or any other wheeled devices are not allowed on the race course. Jogging strollers are allowed, however, for the safety of your child, and the other runners around you, we do ask that you start towards the back of the starting group.
The awards ceremony for overall and age group winners (top 3 women, top 3 men in 5K) will take place at 9:00 am.
Yes, All registrants will receive a unisex participation shirt.
5K participants will receive a finisher's medal. Kids K participants will receive a tshirt and a trick-o-treat bucket for the candy station at the halfway point on the kids run.
Yes, Age Group awards will be given out in 5 year increments for the 5K race beginning at 14&U, 15-19, 20-24… 75+
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