Team and Team Rules
There will be three categories of teams: Men's, Women's, and Co-ed. The minimum team size is four runners. There is no maximum limit on team size. However, only the top four runners from each team will be scored. Scoring will follow a cross country race point system. Each runner will receive points that correspond to their place (e.g. 1st runner to cross finish line receives 1 point, 23rd runner to cross finish line will receive 23 points). The scores from the top four runners on each team will be tallied and the team receiving the lowest score wins. For co-ed teams, the scores from the top two males and the top two females on each team will be tallied. We will award prizes to the winning team from each category.
Before the race, you will need to pick up your packet to receive race day registration and parking instructions. Packet will also include the road map, the waiver, your bib, and your t-shirt.
Packet pick-up will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Fleet Feet Sports (2408 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005). Packets will also be available for pick-up on the day of the race at 7 a.m. at the TMC commons. We strongly encourage you to get your packets the day before.
We will also have a packet pick-up location within Baylor for employees and students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 20 outside Rayzor Lounge.
Waivers can be brought back signed on race day (to expedite your registration process) or you can just fill it out a new one on our registration tables on race day.
Pre-Race and Gear Check
Check-in and pre-race activities will start at 7 a.m. in front of the McGovern Commons, which is located at 6550 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030. There you will be able to pick up race day packets as well as drop off personal items in a small plastic bag which will be provided in your packets. We will also have multiple computers set up for same-day registration. If you do end up registering the day of, please plan on showing up at 7:30 a.m. at the latest because the process does take a while.
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.All kids running in the 1K will be wearing race bibs this year! So please go to packet pick up either at BCM or race morning to pick up the bib for your child! As advertised, the first 50 kids to register for the 1K will be receiving free youth L cotton t-shirts. These can also be picked up race morning.
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.
Parents, if you plan to use the kids childcare provided, please check-in to the kids play area before 8am in order to get wristbands. All children staying in the childcare area must have wristbands.
The 5K race will occur shortly after the Fun Run. If your children ran the Fun Run and you plan on running the 5K, you will be able to drop them off after their run at a child care station led by our volunteers! Your children will be able to stay there for as long as you need to finish your race.
Option 1: Park in the Texas Medical Center- We have been able to secure discounted parking prices for race participants this year. Instead of paying the normal hourly rate (which will come out to ~$12 if you stay for the duration of the race and post-race activities), you have the option of paying $6 for parking. If you would like this option, come to the registration table on race day and pay $6 at the table. We will then validate your yellow chip ($12). Park at Garage 6.
Option 2: Alternative parking - If you wish to park for free, consider looking for spots at or near Hermann Park. You can then take a short walk or jog over to the medical center. If you wish to park in the neighborhood streets around Rice University, check for No Parking signs first.
Option 3: Metrorail - Take the Houston Metrorail to the Memorial Hermann Hospital/Houston Zoo station. Once you get off, if you look for Ross Sterling Avenue and head southeast you’ll find yourself at Baylor and right near the starting line.
Option 4: Walk/run/bike - As a race promoting wellness, we encourage you to walk, run, or bike if you live in the vicinity of the medical center.
Option 5: Carpooling! - Take this opportunity to do a healthy activity in an eco friendly manner.
Join us after the race for fun post-race festivities with food and drinks, student booths, and games for the kids! Race awards will be distributed for the top male and female of each age category as well as top overall men and women as well as team awards.
Race results will be available immediately after completion of the race right next to the finish line, and can be accessed several days after the race on this site. Timing will be provided by Fast Lane Services and photography by Spring Action Photos.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I register the day of the event?
A: Yes, you will be able to register the morning of the race.
Can I transfer my registration to another individual if I cannot make it?
A: No, we do not allow transferring of registration from one individual to another for any reason.
Can I sign someone else up?
A: Yes, with their permissions.
Do you give refunds?
A: No, we unfortunately cannot give refunds after registration has been completed for any reason.