Bayou Bucket 5K & 10K

The 2018 Bayou Bucket winner was…University of Houston!! Who will win the 2019 Bayou Bucket? Students, Alumni and all other fans are invited to participate and contend for the Bayou Bucket!

When you register for the race - choose your side! Rice University fans will receive a NAVY race shirt and University of Houston fans will receive a RED race shirt! Each registration also includes a ticket to the Rice vs Louisiana Tech game on September 28!

The Bayou Bucket 5K & 10K takes place at the beautiful Rice University campus. You’ll 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 Rice v Louisiana Tech game on September 28.

When: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Start/Finish: Rice University Campus, 6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005

Race Day Schedule:

  • 7:00am - 5K/10K Start

  • 9:00am - KidsK Start

  • Awards Ceremony (immediately following the KidsK)

Registration for The Bayou Bucket 5K & 10K includes:

  • All participants receive a chip timed race, Bayou Bucket 5K finisher medal and unisex t-shirt in red or blue.

  • Each registration also includes a ticket to the Rice vs Louisiana Tech game on September 28

  • KidsK participants receive a tech t-shirt and finisher medal.

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

 

Registration Fees:

5K
$40 early registration (before 5/15/2019)
$45 regular registration (before 6/30/2019)
$50 late registration (on or after 8/1/2019)

10K
$50 early registration (before 5/15/2019)
$55 regular registration (before 6/30/2019)
$60 late registration (on or after 8/1/2019)

KidsK
$15 per child

Additional Game Tickets
$25 per ticket

Group Registration
Like to run with friends? Send us an email at support@raceassist.com and we can customize a group registration code to simplify your packet pick up!

Registration closes at 6pm on Friday, September 9. Race day registration is not available.


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Packet Pick Up

  • Details Coming Soon!

  • Race Day Packet Pick-up is available for purchase $15.

IMPORTANT: Race Day Packet Pick-up will only be available race morning for those who pre-registered, starting at 6:30am. Please be advised that race morning packet pick up can be hectic and the lines can be long.

Parking

  • Parking for race day is in the West Stadium Parking Lot at Rice University Stadium.


Results & Awards

  • All participants receive a Bayou Bucket 5K finisher medal.

  • The overall winners will be presented during the Halftime show of the Rice University v Louisiana Tech game on 9/28/2019.

  • 5K Overall Awards will be awarded to the top 3 men and women

  • 5K Overall Masters Awards will be awarded to the top 3 men and women

  • 5K Age Group Awards will be awarded in 5 year increments beginning at 14 and up, 15-19, 20-24 and up through 75+

  • 10K Overall Awards will be awarded to the top 3 men and women, only.

  • 10K Age Group Awards will be awarded in 10 year increments beginning at 14 and up, 15-19, 20-29 and up through 70+

  • Results from previous years can be found here:

2018 Results

Course

  • The course is flat and fast starting in the West Stadium 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. 

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

  • The 5K and 10K course both have a course cut off time of 9:30am. 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.

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

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Volunteer with us!

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 more. You can expect each shift to last about 4 hours. To sign up for a volunteer shift, click the button below.