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Badges & Bases Run - September 27

Badges & Bases - 10K 5K & Kids Fun Run

Get your running/walking shoes out and join us for the Badges & Bases 10K/5K Run at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, September 27, 2014. Kids 12 & under can enter the Kids Fun Run and all participants will receive a Commemorative t-shirt.

Badges & Bases - 10K 5K & Kids Fun Run Sponsors
Registration Prices
Race Type Age Range Price
10K All Ages $40
5K All Ages $30
Kids Race Ages 12 & under $15

*Runners under 18 require parent/guardian approval and authorization. Liability waiver must be signed at registration.

• Each 10K/5K participant receives a Commemorative Tech t-shirt.
• Runners will be electronically timed
• Kids 12 & under receive a Commemorative t-shirt

Race Packet Information

Race packets will be available on race day beginning at 6:30am or in advance at Academy Sports + Outdoors - dates and location to be announced. Race day registration is located on Texas Avenue outside Minute Maid Park.

Advance Packet Pick-up Dates and Times:

Academy Sports & Outdoors Store locations:

Thursday 9/25: Bunker Hill - 9734 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77055 4:00pm-8:00pm
Friday 9/26: Hwy 59 @ Kirby - 2404 Southwest Frwy (between Greenbriar/Shepherd and Kirby) Houston, TX 77098 12:00pm-8:00pm

Starting Line: Minute Maid Park (Crawford St. @ Texas Ave.)
Finish Line: Minute Maid Park

Both courses begin at Minute Maid Park in front of Union Station on Crawford Street and proceed along the west side of the ballpark toward the Elysian Viaduct. The 5K race turns at the end of the Elysian Viaduct and then heads back on La Branch Street. The 10K race will turn on Malverne Street before heading back to Minute Maid Park. Both courses turn left on Congress Street beyond Chenevert Street and finish inside beautiful Minute Maid Park.

Race Day Schedule:

6:30AM - 7:30AM Packet pick-up
8:00AM Kids Fun Run Starts
8:15AM Badges & Bases 10K and 5K starts
9:45AM Badges & Bases 10K and 5K Awards

* All times CDT


Free parking for participants will be available in Houston Astros lots A, B & C located off of Preston Street on the east side of Minute Maid Park.

Parking Map & Info | Badges & Bases

Post-Race Party:

All participants are invited to the post-race party held on Crawford Street outside Union Station.

Top Finisher Recognition:

The top male and top female 10K and 5K runners in each age group - Prizes to be determined -
*10K and 5K Race Age Groups: 0-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+ *Prizes will be awarded in each age group.

Race Results:
Race results will be posted by 11:30am following the conclusion of the race and online at

Race Restrictions:

Pets, roller blades, skates, strollers, bicycles, baby joggers, and any other-related wheeled devices will be prohibited.

Food Drive:

September is Hunger Action Month, when the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks unites to urge individuals to take action in their communities. This is your opportunity to participate in a movement that has a real and lasting impact on the mission to help end hunger in America. On race day, the Astros Foundation and the Houston Police Foundation are hosting a canned food drive benefiting the Houston Food Bank. Participants in the Badges & Bases Run are encouraged to bring 1 non-perishable food item. Collection barrels will be available at convenient drop off points in the designated parking areas so you can drop off your donations as you park your car.

Most Needed Items:
• Canned tuna/chicken, packed in water
• Canned stews, pasta,
• Peanut butter
• Dried beans
• 100% juice cans or boxes
• Canned vegetables, tomatoes, tomato sauce, fruits in light syrup
• Cereals and cereal bars, easy on sugar and fat
• Pasta, spaghetti, macaroni, noodles