Bayou City Classic 10K & 5K Fun Run - Virtual Pandemic Edition 2020

Fri May 15 - Wed October 14 Houston, TX 77002 US
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Houston, TX US 77002

The 2020 Bayou City Classic 10K/5K, originally scheduled for March 14, 2020 and postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic is now a virtual race!


Due to the the size of our event and permitting uncertainties, we have decided this is the safest option.  We want our running community to remain healthy and still celebrate the Bayou City Classic!  All registrants have been switched to the virtual option.


  • If you were registered for the March 14 race, you do not need to register again - your entry has been carried over.
  • If you were not already registered by March 14, 2020 and want to participate in the virtual race, you can register now.
    • Free without shirt
    • $20 with shirt
  • Regardless of whether you compete in the virtual race, you will be able to pick up your race shirt at a centrally located place that is to be determined as restrictions loosen.
  • You may run your race at any time or place according to proper social distancing rules.
  • If you wish, you can submit your time and be recorded as a finisher. You may also record as a finisher without giving a time.
  • Cutoff for race time submission will be October 20, 2020. (Note: deadline extended)
  • After running your race distance at the time and place of your choosing, upload your time HERE, or email them to




1. Run your race: 
  • 5K or 10K anytime and place - record your time.
  • If you would like to officially change the distance, email
  • Just for fun: You may 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 results by August 18th in one of 2 ways:
  • Click on our results link (you can also find it by clicking on "Results" on the dropdown menu at the top). You should be able to pull up your name and enter your time. There is also an option to upload a gpx or fit file, but this is not required. OR...
  •  Send an email with your time to
Since people are running at different times and places making competitive ranking difficult, the results are not competitive for awards. We will rank submissions by age group based on submitted time.
You can record yourself as a finisher without submitting a time if you wish.


Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the Bayou City Classic and Houston Parks!

Registered participants will receive a discount code for next year's race.
Unfortunately, as indicated in the race waiver, we cannot offer refunds--many of the costs are fixed, are pre-paid, and will be used to support our Parks and future races.


100% of the proceeds are donated to the Houston Parks & Recreation Department to improve our city parks and preserve our trees. This family friendly, 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 six years!

Learn more about the Houston Area Road Runners at


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