What's New in 2015!
We're Official... Officially Certified, That Is!
Our 2015 race course has been officially USA Track & Field 5K certified! Our certification number is TX14100ETM. This has several benefits for our runners:
- This certification means the 5K distance has been officially checked for ultimate accuracy.
- Your race result may now be counted as a record and stand on national rankings.
- You will be able to officially qualify for future races that guarantee entry based on timing.
Find out more about what USATF Certification means!
View our certification documentation..
Subsidized Parking Rates
We worked hard this year to provide our participants with subsidized parking the day of the race, with special thanks to the Texas Medical Center. In order to take advantage of this, you must pay for parking at the time of your registration, and the $6 parking fee will be included in your registration fee. You are, of course, free to ride along with friends or find another means of transportation, but if you wish to park in any of the TMC garages with our special rate, you must pay during registration. Standard parking rates can be found on the Texas Medical Center's Visitor Parking website, and will be approximately $12 if you stay the entirety of the race.
A Place to Leave Your Stuff
In previous years, a big concern of participants has been where can they leave their keys and wallets and other small accessories while running the 5K. Well, this year, in addition to providing parking and certifying our race, we will be hosting a gear check for people to leave their items while they are out running. Please note that we will be providing a clear plastic 1-gallon Ziploc bag inside of the packet that participants pick up after they register for the race, and we will only be accepting that bag at our gear check location. The bag we provide will be a see-through bag with a closing slider, so please only bring small items that fit inside that bag, as we cannot accept anything that does not fit within the closed bag. Gear check will be at the TMC Commons where race sign-in will be. Look at the Race Information tab for more information about our gear check's location.
Completely FREE Kids 1K Fun Run
Registration for kids in the Fun Run will be completely FREE of charge for anyone under the age of 10 years old. And to parents who wish to run or walk in the 5K race, we will have activities for your child to participate in while you are busy running, monitored by a dedicated set of volunteers. Please note that the Baylor College of Medicine does not assume liability for your child, and a waiver must be signed before your child may be dropped off to our volunteers.
Access Our New Website from Any Device
You should be able to access our brand new website, bcm.edu/wellness5k, as well as our registration website, from any computer, laptop, or mobile device.