Sunday, August 26, 2018

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Event Information

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Sunday, August 26, 2018


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.


Location:
Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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


*** Every regirstration comes with a SINGLE game ticket to the UH/Rice game on 9/1/2018 ***
Race Registration closes at 6:00pm on Saturday, August 25th. There will be not be any Race Day registration this year.

Additional game tickets can be purchased during registration for $25/each.

Packet Pickup:
Packet Pickup has been finalized! Packet Pickup will take place Saturday, August 25th from 11:00am to 6:00pm at Sun & Ski Sports on Westheimer.
Address: 6100 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77057

We will also have packets available on race morning starting at 6:30am. Please be advised, race morning packet pickup can be hectic and the lines can be long. We highly recommend you attend the Saturday packet pickup in order to make for a more relaxing race morning.


Race Start Time - August 26, 2018:

7:30 am – 5K Start
9:00am - Kids K Start

Post Race Party:

Join in the fun after the race with food, drink, music and more for the whole family.

Course Map:

5k (3.1-Miles) Course

Street View


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


The kids k is a short distance. They may take as long as they need.


Water Stations:

Water stations are located approximately every 2 miles and at the finish.


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A special thank you to our Sponsors

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RASports

iDataWorx

Stockwise Solutions

Sun and Ski Sports

Hand & Stone Massage Centers

Nutrition Depot

Sponsorship Information

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We want you! Sponsorships are the driving force behind our events and give the Sponsor a direct line of communication to our participants.



We currently have several sponsorship opportunites available! Please click the button below to send us an email to get more information. Or simply email us at [email protected]

2018 Sponsor Information

Group Registration

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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


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Volunteer Information

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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.


Volunteer Signup

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F.A.Q.

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When is the race?

The 2018 Bayou Bucket 5K will be held Sunday, August 26, 2018.

Where is the race?

The 2018 Bayou Bucket 5K will be held at Rice University, 6100 Main St. Houston, Texas 77005, in the West Stadium.

Is the race timed?

All 5K participants will be timed using a B-Tag which is attached to runner’s race bib.

What is your weather policy?

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.

How much does it cost to register?

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.


Can I pick up my bib on race day?

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.

 

I cannot participate on race day. Can I get a refund or defer to next year?

No, we do not offer refund or allow deferrals for any reason.

What is the weather typically like on race day?

Average high: 91F
Average low: 76F

Where does the race start and finish?

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.

What time does the race start?

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.

What items are not allowed on the course?

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.

Will there be an awards ceremony?

The awards ceremony for overall and age group winners (top 3 women, top 3 men in 5K) will take place at 9:00 am.

Do I get a t-shirt with registration?

Yes, All registrants will receive a unisex participation shirt.

Do I get finisher items after the race?

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.

Are there age group awards?

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+

How do I contact RA Sports Managment with any questions, comments or to become a sponsor?

Email us at [email protected]


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