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

Monday, September 6, 2021

Virtual Race participants can complete their run anytime from September 6 – 13.

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 2021 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. This year’s featured industry is education.  In addition to the event being themed around educators, 250 free entries to the race will be provided to anyone in the education industry including teachers, aids, front office, tutors, as well as support roles such as bus drivers, maintenance, and custodial staff.  We are pleased to continue to offer a virtual race option. 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

The start and finished will be at Bayview Park (2001 E. Lloyd St.)

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. 

There are no awards or official results for the Virtual Race. 

This is a Pensacola Sports event.  This event benefits Pensacola Sports and Creative Learning Academy.  Pensacola Sports is a private 501(c)3 not-for-profit sports management agency that focuses on education, inspiration and participation in various team, individual, amateur and professional sports activities. 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

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 are permitted in the race.

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

VIRTUAL RACE TIME SUBMISSION:
After you’ve completed your virtual race you can submit your time to the leader board.

You can submit your times anytime between September 6 – 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 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.

More details to come…

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