Race Information

About the Bayou City Classic:

The Bayou City Classic 10k is Houston's premier 10k race and walk!  The Bayou City Classic 10k has been a Houston tradition for more than 40 years (we celebrated our Ruby Anniversary in 2017 and are the oldest 10k in Texas) and attracts more than 3000 runners, walkers, and volunteers.

We are going all virtual again this year, but with renewed purpose and enthusiasm. This is a family-friendly, all-inclusive event. We invite EVERYONE to participate. Wheelchair/pushrim participants are welcomed and encouraged.


Why we put on this event:

Proceeds from the Bayou City Classic go toward helping maintain and develop trails for running and walking in our city parks.  The trails are available to anyone who lives in or visits Houston looking for a place to exercise or find a green haven away from the hustle and bustle of Houston's big city life.  Help preserve the trees!  We were able to raise over $250,000 for the Houston Parks & Recreation Department since 2013.

Race Dates & Location:

You may run this race in any location, at any time between Saturday, March 13, 2021, and Saturday, March 27, 2021.


The race distances are 10 kilometers (or 6.2 miles) and 5 kilometers (or 3.1 miles).

Who Can Participate?

The 10k and 5k are open to all who register.

Entry Fees:

The cost for entry is $30.  You can register for the race here

Houston Area Road Runners Association (HARRA) Members receive a discount on fees! Check the HARRA Newsletter for a code.  You may join HARRA here

Registrants for last year's race will receive a special discount link by email, so please keep a lookout for an email from Bayou City Classic!

There are no refunds--if you do not participate in the race, the proceeds from your entry will go towards the Houston Parks and Trails fund as a charitable contribution.


Submit your results by Saturday, April 3, 2021, 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 where you will be able to pull up your name and enter your time). OR...
    • Send an email with your time to bcc at harra dot org

Since everyone competes on different courses under different conditions, no awards will be issued for the virtual events.

Upload pictures of your run to the Photos tab on this RunSignup race page.  Share to social media with hashtag #bcc2021.

Finisher Shirts

Finishers' Shirts:

All finishers will receive a high quality,short-sleeved technical Finisher's Shirt bearing the distinctive *NEW* Bayou City Classic logo designed by local artist and runner April Murphy by mail.  Please make sure your mailing address is correct when you register!