Bayou Hills Run, City 5K / 10K Championships – Event Info

Virtual Race Only Sept. 7 - 13

Due to the current COVID-19 conditions, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person race for the Bayou Hills Run on September 7 and create a virtual only race.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

The Bayou Hills Run is one of Pensacola’s oldest running events and we are proud to announce we have partnered with the City of Pensacola to make the 2020 race the Official Pensacola 5K and 10K Championships. Now runners will have some serious bragging rights for winning the race and their age division. In addition to awards stating “Pensacola City Championships”, the overall male and female winners for both the 5k and 10K will be welcome and recognized at a city council meeting following the race. Also new this year, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are pleased to offer FREE REGISTRATION for all essential healthcare personnel, as a thank you for being on the frontlines to control the pandemic. We look forward to working with the community to grow this great, fun, unique event. All proceeds benefit Creative Learning Academy and Pensacola Sports.

General Information

This year’s race is a Virtual Race only.  However, the in person race wold have started and finished at Bayview Park (2001 E. Lloyd St.)

Friday, September 4
5pm – 7pm
Covenant Care
5041 North 12th Ave.
OR
Saturday, September 5
8am – 10am
Woodlands Medical Specialist
4724 N Davis Hwy.
(Please enter at Royce St.)
Both locations will be a drive thru – No need to exit your car!

There are no awards or official results for this year’s race as it is a Virtual Race only.  Thanks and good running!

 

Overall awards for the 10K and 5K runner’s races including overall, masters, grand masters and senior grand masters will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony following the race at Bayview Park.

Age group awards will be awarded three deep for the 10k and 5k in the following age groups:

  • 0-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 70-74, 75+

Age group awards will be awarded three deep for the Kids Race in the following age groups:

  • 0-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-12

Finisher awards will be custom event medals.  Additionally, each age group place runner will receive a Dick’s Sporting Goods Gift Certificate:  $50 (first place), $20 (second place) and $10 (third place).

The 5k, 10k, and Kids Race will be scored and age category prizes awarded based on NET TIME, meaning you will only be scored for when you cross the start and finish lines, not when the gun goes off.  Overall awards are scored based on gun time. 

This is a Pensacola Sports event.  This event benefits Pensacola Sports and Creative Learning Academy.   Pensacola Sports is a private 501(c)4 not-for-profit agency primarily funded from revenues generated from membership, partnerships and events. Our focus is education, inspiration and participation in various team, individual, amateur and professional sports activities.  Our annual programming includes  free youth sports clinics aimed at introducing sports to all children as well as provide safe, fun  activities for area youth, the Senior Scholar Athlete Banquet which awards over $100,000 in scholarships partnering with multiple organizations in the community,  a high school all-star series for volleyball, football, soccer, basketball, baseball and softball which gives senior athletes recognition and a chance to play in front of college coaches and much more.  Many Pensacola Sports events also directly engage and benefit organizations such as Arc Gateway, The Optimist Club, Police Cadet Programs and area Rotary Clubs

In addition to our event management, Pensacola Sports is the Sport Tourism marketing agency for Escambia county and our Pensacola Sports Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 philanthropic organization investing annually in worthwhile local sports initiatives.

To learn more about Pensacola Sports and how you can be involved, visit our website at pensacolasports.org.

How to submit your virtual time
After you’ve completed your virtual race you can submit your time to the leader board.
You can submit your times anytime between September 7 – 13.
Step 1: Go to runsignup.com
Step 2: Select the Circle next to the “find a race” and sign in to your account
 (You’ll use the same email you registered with, if you forgot your password select “Forgot Password”)
Step 3: After you’ve signed in, under Upcoming Events select ‘Submit Virtual Results’
Step 4: Enter your time and distance
Step 5: Submit Activity
Click for visual steps and you can view the leader board by selecting Results at the top of the runsignup registration page.
Note: Times are not eligible to receive awards or prizes. Submitting your times is to see how you stack up against all of the other virtual participants. Have Fun!

 

The following is the information for an in-person race.

The 5k, 10k, and Kids Race will be scored and age category prizes awarded based on NET TIME, meaning you will only be scored for when you cross the start and finish lines, not when the gun goes off.  Overall awards are scored based on gun time. 

All races will be scored using the IPICO electronic timing system.  You must wear your chip properly in order to be timed. Fasten the chip to the top of your shoe with the included orange tie.  Make sure the chip is flat, on top of your shoe. Once you have crossed the finish line volunteers will help you remove the chip.

Baby strollers / jogging strollers allowed are permitted in the race race.

There will be 2 water stations.  The first water stop will be utlized twice by the 10k.  The second water stop will be utilized by both the 10k and 5k races.

  • Packet Pick-Up TBD
  • Friday, September 4
    5pm – 7pm
    Covenant Care
    5041 North 12th Ave.
    OR
    Saturday, September 5
    8am – 10am
    Woodlands Medical Specialist
    4724 N Davis Hwy.
    (Please enter at Royce St.)
    Both locations will be a drive thru – No need to exit your car!
  • Monday, September 7 – September 13 – Run your own 5k or 10k course on your own time!

There is no psot-race party this year as the event is a Virtual Race only.

 

The post-race party will be at Bayview Park,  a perfect setting with great views Bayou Texar, a big playground for the kids, food, beer, and music.

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