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

Saturday, March, 28, 2020

The Bayou Hills Run is one of Pensacola’s longest 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.  We look forward to working with the community to grow this great, fun, unique event.  Proceeds benefit Creative Learning Academy and Pensacola Sports.

The race begins and ends at Bayview Park (2001 E. Lloyd St.)

Friday, March 27 from 4p-7p at Dick’s Sporting Goods at Cordova Mall.

Saturday, March 28 from 5:30am – 7am at Bayview Park (race start / finish)

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.

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.

  • Friday, March 27
    • 3p-7p – Packet Pick-Up at Dicks Sporting Goods
  • Saturday, March 28
    • 5:30a – 7a – Race day packet pick-up and registration
    • 7:30a – 10k and 5k race begins
    • 9:00a – Kids race begins
    • 9:30a – Awards ceremony

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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