Bayou City Classic 10K & 5K Fun Run

Sat March 2, 2024 Houston, TX 77002 US Directions



$50 8:00AM CST - 10:30AM CST Price increases after March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

10K - Wheel Division

$50 7:50AM CST - 10:30AM CST Price increases after March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm CST


$50 8:20AM CST - 10:30AM CST Price increases after March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

5k - Wheel Division

$50 8:15AM CST - 10:30AM CST Price increases after March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm CST

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Hermann Square, 900 Bagby St
Houston, TX US 77002


The 47th Annual Bayou City Classic 10K and 5k Fun Run

Powered by lululemon

March 2, 2024


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


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 Bayou City Classic is once again partnering with lululemon.  The first 2000 registrants will receive a high quality lululemon race shirt with the distinctive Bayou City Classic logo designed by local artist and runner April Murphy. 

Unisex sizing: lululemon Metal Vent Tech Short Sleeve Shirt  ($78 retail value)
Race shirts will be distributed at Packet Pickup. Preferred sizing available at packet pickup on a first-come-first-serve basis.    All finishers will receive a custom finishers medal.



Race day, Saturday, March 2nd, at Hermann Square by City Hall. 

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

10K/5K Fees

  • Early Bird (extended to 9/21/23!) $35 (Lowest Price - no additional discounts)
  • Early (9/22/23 to 1/15/24): $45
  • Regular (1/16/24 - 3/1/24 ): $50
  • Race 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 for info.



*Saturday, February 24, lululemon, Galleria I (5015 Westheimer, Suite A-3473, Houston, TX, 77056), 12 noon - 5PM (Note store location across from Victoria's Secret on 2nd floor. Closest parking in Orange lot.)

*Sunday, February 25, lululemon, Galleria I (5015 Westheimer, Suite A-3473, Houston, TX, US, 77056), 12 noon - 5PM

Friday, March 1, Fleet Feet, Greenbriar (4502 Greenbriar Dr., Houston, TX 77005), 11 noon -6PM 

Saturday, March 2, Race Day, City Hall/Hermann Square (900 Bagby St), 6:00-7:30AM


*Runners who pick up at the Houston Galleria lululemon store between noon and 5 PM, February 24 or February 25 will receive a ticket upon pickup to redeem 25% discount in store same day (Houston Galleria location only), subject to the exclusions below:

  • May only be used at the Houston Galleria lululemon location
  • Cannot use discount on markdowns or in conjunction with any other discount
  • Limited to only fifteen (15) items per runner/person picking up packets
  • Limited to one ticket per runner/person picking up packets


VOLUNTEERS: If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please sign up on our Volunteer page or email the volunteer coordinator at 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


SPONSORSHIP:  Corporate sponsors please contact the for more information. For convenience, contributions can be submitted via the donation link on this site.


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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