2018/2019 BCHS Swag Announcement

The 2018/2019 Bayou City Half Series kicks off this November with the 4th annual Cypress Half Marathon. Check out all the great swag you'll be receiving at each race. 


Half marathon and relay participants will receive a Champion race tech shirt with the custom 2018/2019 BCHS design handed out at packet pickup. The back of the shirts will include the names of all race participants that register by the deadlines listed below!



At the finish line, half marathon and relay finishers (both team members) will receive a custom finisher tumbler mug and a HUGE finisher's medal. We have demo units on the way and will post to social media when we have them in hand. 



5K and Kids 1k participants will receive a custom designed event shirt at packet pickup. 



5k and Kids 1k finishers will receive a custom finisher medal, created specifically for your completed race, at the finish line. 



All participants will receive a custom race number personalized with your chosen message at packet pickup. The race numbers also include double bib tags for accurate timing and results. Participant must be registered by the following deadlines for custom message (or name) inclusion:


Race Awards & Divisions

At all BCHS events awards will be given in the following categories. 


For the half marathon, awards will be given for 1st through 3rd place for male and female overall winners; 1st place overall Masters division (40+) male and female; and 1st place Grand Masters (50+) male and female.

For the 5k, awards will be given for the 1st overall male and female winners, 1st place Masters (40+) male and female,  and 1st place Grand Masters (50+) male and female. 

Overall winners are not eligible for additional age group awards listed below. 


Age group awards will be given three places deep (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) for the male and female half marathon and 5k winners in the following age groups based on race day age:

  • 14 & Under
  • 15 to 19
  • 20 to 24
  • 25 to 29
  • 30 to 34
  • 35 to 39
  • 40 to 44
  • 45 to 49
  • 50 to 54
  • 55 to 59
  • 60 to 64
  • 65 to 69
  • 70 & Over


Awards will be given to both relay team member that place in the top three (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) of the following categories: 

  • All male team
  • All female team
  • Mixed team


Age group awards will be given three deep (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) for boys and girls in the following age groups based on race day age:

  • 6 & Under
  • 7 to 9
  • 10 to 12

2017 Katy Half Race Date Change

Due to circumstances beyond our control, and dictated by an increased demand on local law enforcement in the wake of Super Bowl LI, we have been FORCED to move the date of the event to Saturday, February 11th.

Race management was initially assured that there would be an adequate number of officers available to ensure the safety of our runners.  However, recent policies enacted by ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES in the Greater Houston area to counter the elevated security needs have left personnel unavailable to work outside events.

The Bayou City Half Marathon Series is committed to producing events which conform to the highest standards with respect to the safety of our runners, and are unable to guarantee this on Super Bowl weekend.  We are not happy that we have to make this difficult decision, but it is one that we have been forced to make.  

We hope most of you are able to adjust your schedules and join us the following weekend in Katy, but for those who absolutely cannot, WE WILL OFFER YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSFER YOUR ENTRY TO EITHER THE VIRTUAL RACE FOR THE KATY HALF, OR TO EITHER OF OUR OTHER HALF MARATHONS TAKING PLACE IN CALENDAR YEAR 2017.  This includes the Vintage Park Half Marathon on April 9, 2017 and the Cypress Half Marathon on November 12th.  Registration for the Vintage Park Half is currently open, and registration for the Cypress Half will be open shortly.  PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF YOUR OPTIONS AND WHAT YOU NEED TO DO AT THIS POINT.

Understand that this decision, while difficult to have to relay to our runners, is one that absolutely had to be made given the circumstances dictated us by local law enforcement.  Our hands are tied, and we appreciate your understanding in this difficult situation. At this point, your options are:

1.) Run the Katy Half Marathon on February 11, 2017. You don't need to do anything.

2.) Transfer to the virtual race. Details about the virtual race can be found at http://bchalfseries.com/virtual. See instructions on how to transfer below.

3.) Transfer your entry to the 2017 Vintage Park Half Marathon or the 2017 Cypress Half Marathon.

If you would like to either transfer your entry to the virtual race or to another Bayou City Half Series event as listed in options 2 and 3 above, you must do so no later than 11:59pm on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

Instructions to Transfer to the Virtual Race

If you would like to transfer to the virtual race you can do so through your RunSignUp profile page, selecting My Registered Races, clicking Manage Registration, and selecting the Transfer Event tab. If you registered prior to us transitioning over to RunSignUp you may need to first claim your registration through the Find a Participant tab. For detailed tutorials about changing or updating your registration please see the links below. 

Instructions to Transfer Entry to Vintage Park or Cypress Half

If you would like to transfer your entry to the 2017 Vintage Park Half Marathon or Cypress Half Marathon you can do so by completing the Transfer Request Form. We'll process all transfer requests on 1/30/2017 and you will receive a confirmation email for the new race once it's complete.