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Badges & Bases Run - September 17

Badges & Bases - 10K 5K & Kids Fun Run
Badges & Bases - 10K 5K & Kids Fun Run Sponsors
Registration Prices:
Race Type Age Range Price Price Increase on 9/1/2016
at 12:00am EST
10K All Ages $35 $40
5K All Ages $25 $30
Kids Race Ages 12 & under $10 $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.
• 10K/5K Runners will be electronically timed
• Kids 12 & under receive a Commemorative t-shirt

Online purchases have ended. Race Day Registration will be available along Texas Avenue from 6:00 - 6:45 AM CT.
Race Packets:

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

Advance Packet Pick-up Dates and Times:

Academy Sports + Outdoors
2404 Southwest Freeway (between Greenbriar/Shepherd and Kirby)
Houston, TX 77098

Thursday, September 15: 4:00-8:00 pm
Friday, September 16: 12:00-8:00 pm


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

All races will begin in front of Union Station along Crawford Street and finish inside Minute Maid Park. The 5K will do one loop of the course shown on the map above and the 10K will complete 2 loops of the course.

Course Map

Race Day Schedule:

6:00AM - 6:45AM Packet pick-up
7:00AM Kids Fun Run Starts
7:15AM Badges & Bases 10K and 5K starts
8:45AM 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 at Minute Maid Park.

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 available on site and online at

Race Restrictions:

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

Corporate Group Program:

The Astros Foundation and the Houston Police Foundation invite your company to participate in the Badges & Bases Corporate Group Program. The programs provides your company the opportunity to have employees and their families participate in a fun and active charitable event without the hassle of having to plan the event. Badges & Bases includes a 10K, 5K and Kids Fun Run, so people of all ages are able to participate. This event can also complement a workplace fitness or wellness program. Benefits include group discounts, team race shirts, post-race hospitality location and packet distribution at your offices. Please e-mail for more information about the Corporate Group Program.

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