Our Welcome Letter gives you all the details you will need to participate in the 2021 Baylor College of Medicine Wellness 5K.
Team and Team Rules
Information on team rules will be posted here no later than the week of Sept. 16.
Before the race, you will need to pick up your packet to receive race-day registration and parking instructions. The packet will also include the roadmap, the waiver, your bib, and your T-shirt.
There will be a couple of options for packet pickup. You can pick up the packet before the race starting at 7:30 a.m. Or, if you hold an ID from any institution in the medical center, you will have the option to pick up at Baylor College of Medicine Rayzor Lounge.
Pre-Race and Gear Check
Check-in and pre-race activities will start at 7:30 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 8 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, please select the “Take a Ticket” option when you enter Garage #4. You can then come to the registration table and pay $6 at the table. We will fully validate your ticket ($12).
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.
Is this race wheelchair, stroller, or pet friendly?
A: Yes to all the above!