RODEO RUN

The 2024 Rodeo Run is SOLD OUT.

SATURDAY, FEB. 24, 2024

Run for a cause! Proceeds from Rodeo Run® benefit the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. The run precedes the Downtown Rodeo Parade and kicks off with the wheelchair race, followed by the 5K and 10K Corral A, 10K timed and 5K timed events.

The race starts at the corner of Walker and Bagby and ends on Allen Parkway near Eleanor Tinsley Park for the post-race party.

On race day, please arrive at least one hour before the start of your event for parking and race staging. Staging for the start line is at the corner of Lamar and Bagby.

🚨 Rodeo Run race bibs are non-transferable and official race bibs are sold out.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

IN PERSON

Participate in person in the 5K/10K walk/run/wheelchair race.

SLEEP IN

You can support the Rodeo Run and receive an official event t-shirt without breaking a sweat by signing up for the Sleep In option!

DONATE

Support a good cause, and donate to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, supporting education right here in Texas!

SCHEDULE

Please arrive no later than ONE (1) hour before the start of your registered event. Event start times are as follows:

9:00 A.M.

10K Wheelchair

9:10 A.M.

5K & 10K Corral A; 10K Timed

9:35 A.M.

5K Timed

9:35 A.M.

Untimed 5K (behind timed 5K)

10 A.M.

Downtown Rodeo Parade

Event Details

EVENT COST EARLY BIRD RACE DAY START TIME DESCRIPTION
Wheelchair Race $40 $35 n/a 9:00 a.m. Brakes and helmets required.
No hand crank/cycle wheelchairs.
Performance shirt & finisher medal
Timed 5k &
10k (Corral A)
$40 $35 n/a 9:10 a.m. In order to qualify for the fast wave, you must confirm that you are able to finish at a pace faster than 6:00 minutes/mile.
Must provide previous race to qualify.
Participants receive a bib with timing chip.
Performance shirt & finisher medal
5K Corral A runners will ONLY be eligible to win the Overall and Masters 5K awards, not the age group categories.
Timed 10k $40 $35 n/a 9:20 a.m. Participants receive a bib with timing chip.
Performance shirt & finisher medal
Timed 5K $40 $35 n/a 9:35 a.m. Participants receive a bib with timing chip.
Performance shirt & finisher medal
5K Timed runners will NOT be eligible to win the Overall and Masters 5K awards, ONLY the age group timed categories.
Untimed 5K $40 $35 $40 9:35 a.m. Participants do NOT receive a timing chip with their bib.
Performance shirt & finisher medal
Donor Your chosen amount n/a n/a n/a Donation amount of your choosing will support the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.

PARKING

Public parking garages in the downtown Houston area and the Theater District are available to Rodeo Run participants and parade viewers.

Please prepare for each garage to have its own parking fees.

SOCIAL & CONTACT

Know the latest information by following the Rodeo Run Facebook event. If you have further questions, please contact our team at [email protected].

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

May I participate with my dog?

No. For the safety of all participants, we ask that you please leave your animals at home for the race.

May I participate with my child in a stroller?

Jogging strollers are only permitted for those participating in the untimed 5K event. For safety, we ask for you to line up with your stroller behind the other untimed 5K participants. Strollers of any kind are NOT allowed in the 10K and 5K timed events.

Are entries refundable?

Entries are non-refundable. The registration fee supports the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

What if I need to change my race (e.g., 5K timed to 10K timed) or update my account information?

You can make changes to your event and manage your account information in your RunSignup account.

Sign into your account at runsignup.com. Navigate to Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Transfer Event. On the Transfer Event Page, you will be shown your Transfer information. Please confirm the information is correct and accurate. You can confirm your event distance Transfer by clicking the “Start Transfer” button. Next, you will be shown the standard registration process where you can select the new event for the transfer. This concludes the Transfer Event Process. Once Payment (if needed) is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email for the new event.

How do I create a team?

You may create a team or group through the registration process via rodeohouston.com/rodeorun or fill out this Team Setup Form to have it set up for you.

How much does it cost to participate in Rodeo Run?

Early bird registration is $35 for all races and ends on Jan. 15, 2024. Race registration increases to $40 on Jan. 16, 2024 through race day, Feb. 24, 2024. The Sleep-In registration option is $42.

What is the Sleep-In registration option?

The Sleep-In option allows patrons to receive an official Rodeo Run performance shirt without having to run the race. Finisher medals will not be awarded to Sleep-In participants. The Sleep-In Option is not tax deductible. Sleep-in registration is $35 plus mailing fee. All Sleep-In packets will be mailed and will not be available to pick up.

When does registration close?

Participants can register online at rodeohouston.com/rodeorun until 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 or until the race is sold out.

Untimed race day registration and packet pickup will be available before the race on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 if the race is not sold out. This will include a bib without a timing chip and a shirt. The registration/packet pickup tent will be off Allen Parkway underneath the I–45 freeway close to the form-up area.

What does it mean to be a donor?

A donor may give any amount directly to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. Donors may also be participants in the Rodeo Run race or Sleep-In participants by choosing to donate more than the required registration fee upon sign up. Donations are tax deductible.

Donors will be eligible for tiered tokens of appreciation. The donation tiers are as follows:

  • $100+ name(s) listed on the Rodeo Run website (FMV $0)
  • $250+ two 30oz tumblers and a notepad (FMV $80)
  • $500+ 2024 annual Show belt buckle (FMV $200)

What is the difference between a donor and the Sleep-In option?

A donor may give any amount directly to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Donors may also be participants in a Rodeo Run race, while choosing to donate more than the registration fee. If just a donation is provided, no official Rodeo Run T-shirt or finisher medal will be provided, and the donation is tax deductible.

The Sleep-In option allows patrons to receive an official Rodeo Run performance shirt without having to run the race! Finisher medals will not be awarded to Sleep-In participants. The Sleep-In registration fee is not tax deductible. Sleep-In packets will be mailed and are subject to an additional shipping fee, and will not be available to pick up in-person.

Where does my money go?

Your registration fee purchase benefits the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Since 1932, the Show has committed more than $550 million to the youth of Texas through scholarships and educational support. Rodeo Run has been a contributor to the Show’s mission since 1988.

How should I expect to receive my race packet and shirt?

Participants who elect to pick up their packets in person may do so on one of the official packet pickup assigned dates or on race day.

Official Packet Pickup Location and Dates:
Location: Kroger, 1035 North Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX 77008

  • Saturday, Feb. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 22, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Race Day: On Allen Parkway under I-45 just west of Sam Houston Park

  • Saturday, Feb. 24, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Teams of four (4) or more people qualify for group packet pickup. Please fill out this Team/Group Packet Pickup Form by 10 a.m. the day BEFORE your desired pick-up day so that we can have your packets ready by 12 p.m. (noon) on your desired pick-up day (example: submit this form by 10 a.m. on Thursday, pick up all packets on Friday after 12 p.m. (noon)).

Can I have my race packet mailed to me?

Yes, participants will be able to have their packets mailed to them for an additional fee. Select the Mail Out option during registration. In order to guarantee the receipt of your packet prior to race day, you will need to register by Feb. 1.

Can someone else pick up my packet?

Yes. If the owner of the packet agrees, the person picking up their packet will need the name of the participant and email used for registration in order to locate the accurate bib number.

Will the run take place if it rains or shines?

Yes, Rodeo Run is a rain or shine event. However, if weather conditions become unsafe for the participants, the race will be canceled, and the entry fee will be considered a donation to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

What is the event day schedule and when should I arrive?

Please arrive no later than ONE (1) hour before the start of your registered event. Event start times are as follows:

  • 10K Wheelchair – 9:00 a.m.
  • 5K and 10k Corral A, 10K Timed – 9:10 a.m.
  • 5K Timed/Untimed – 9:35 a.m.
    • 5K and 10K Elite Runners will both line up at the front of the 10K runners and will start the race at 9:20. This change will give our faster 5K runners a clear course.

Proceed to Lamar and Bagby and turn toward the I–45 Bridge to find your respective race category queue.

Is parking available near the race route for Rodeo Run participants?

Yes, public parking in the Downtown Houston and Theater District areas are available to Rodeo Run participants from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on race day. More information will be shared closer to the event regarding parking locations and pricing.

Where does the race start?

Runners will access the start line queue at Bagby and Lamar. The start line is at the corner of Walker and Bagby. Both the 10K and 5K events finish at Eleanor Tinsley Park.

IMPORTANT: The start line is at Walker and Bagby, however, runners will access the start line queue entrance at Bagby and Lamar, and turn toward the I–45 Bridge where they will locate their respective race category, identified by feather banners along the route to the start.

What is the course time limit?

Participants in the 5K untimed MUST clear the first mile within 15 minutes of crossing the start line to allow for the start of the Downtown Rodeo Parade. After the first mile, participants have until 11:30 a.m. to complete the course.

ALL 10K participants must complete the route within two (2) hours.

What does entering a qualifying time for Corral A mean?

5K and 10K runners can elect to enter qualifying times when they register to be included in Corral A. Runners from both distance categories who have been assigned A Corral access from their registration will line up at the front of the race in the designated A Corral and will all start at the 10K start time. This corral is for faster runners who would like a clear course to better compete for Overall and Masters awards.

What awards will be given to race winners?

ALL race finishers will receive a medal.

A Rodeo Run trophy will be awarded to the Overall male and female (5K 10K, Wheelchair), Masters male and female (5K and 10K), and top 3 male and female in each age division (5K and 10K).

Due to the advantage of the clear course, 5K runners who elect to start in Corral A will ONLY be eligible to win the Overall and Masters 5K awards and are NOT eligible to win the age group categories.

How do I receive my award?

All 5K and 10K age category trophies and Masters trophies will be mailed to winners after the race results are final. Your trophy will be mailed to the mailing address you used to register for the race. Overall trophies will be presented on race day.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected].

Is there a lost and found location?

Lost items, children, etc. can be inquired about at the Post Race party information booth at Eleanor Tinsley Park.

Where can I meet a runner after the race?

We encourage you to meet your runner at the Post Race party in Eleanor Tinsley Park.

Will there be a bag drop?

There will not be a bag drop available.

What items am I prohibited from bringing to Rodeo Run?

Roller skates, Heelys, skateboards, scooters and any other items with rolling features are prohibited. Participants who bring any of these items to the race are subject to disqualification and removal from the course by safety personnel or volunteers. Headphones are discouraged for the safety of all participants in the race.

2024 Rodeo Run Donors

Belen Aguirre
Moe Allain
Jim Barrett
Jason Barrett
Jennifer Block
Derrick Brown
Mohan Chahal
Rachel Conn
Alma Costabella
Craig Fox
Isaac Gonzales
Megan Gosnell
Christina Ibrahim
Dustin Kinder
Brian Kuhn
Tyler Langenkamp
Amy Lyster
Paloma Manriquez
Charles Rewoldt
Kristi Ruble
Robert Santana
Tomi Scantlebury
Jacob Thompson
Eric Underwood
Kim Wharton
Welcome Wilson Jr
Trey Yates
Sharon Zubrod

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