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 Baylor game on September 21!

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 Baylor game on September 21.

When: Sunday, September 8, 2019

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

Race Day Schedule:

  • 7:00am - 10K Start

  • 7:35am - 5K Start

  • 9:00am - Kids K Start

  • Awards Ceremony following the conclusion of the kids races.

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 Baylor game on September 21!

  • Kids K 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!

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Registration Fees:

5K
$40 early registration (before 5/15)
$45 regular registration (before 7/1)
$50 late registration (on or after 8/1)

10K
$50 early registration (before 5/15)
$55 regular registration (before 7/1)
$60 late registration (on or after 8/1)

Kids K
$15 per child

Additional 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

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Pick Up #1 - TBD

Pick Up #2 - 9/7 at Rice University v Wake Forest Tailgate Party

Race packets will also be available race morning starting at 6:00am. Please be advised that race morning packet pick up can be hectic and the lines can be long. We highly recommend you pick up your packet prior to race day if at all possible.

If you lose or damage your bib prior to race day, a $10 administrative fee will be required to obtain a new bib.

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/10K finisher medal.

  • The overall winners will be presented during the Halftime show of the Rice University v Baylor game on 9/21/2019.

  • Overall and Masters Awards for the 5K and 10K will be awarded to the top 3 men and women.

  • Age Group 5K and 10K awards will be awarded in 10 year increments beginning at 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29 and up through 70+

  • Results from previous years can be found here:

2018 - 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.


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.