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Alex’s 5k Run/Walk & Kids’ K

When: November 6, 2021
Where: Houston, TX
Race type(s): 5K, 1K

Welcome to the 11th Annual Alex’s 5K Run/Walk & Kids' K! 

Alex’s 5K and Kids' K Run is a fun, family friendly event with a purpose. 100% of the net race profits will go to our designated autism based charities.  We are back in 2021 with an in-person event at our usual location, the flat and fast terrain of MacGregor Park. We are also offering a virtual option for those who wish to participate with the same purpose and enthusiasm from afar. Please join us in running to raise funds for autism charities in our community!


RACE PURPOSE: Alex's 5K is a fun, family friendly event that honors the life of Alex Jamrich by promoting autism awareness and raising money for research and services. Alex was autistic and passed away in 2010 at the age of 17.


CHARITIES: 100% of the race profits will go to autism-based charities. To date, we have donated almost $162,000 over the life of the race.  Our race beneficiaries are Avondale House  (Alex's school), the Westview School, and Autism Speaks-Houston More information about our beneficiaries can be obtained through the race website:



The IN PERSON option will be done ON race day at MacGregor Park. Depending on conditions and number of participants on race day, we may start in waves to increase social distancing.
The VIRTUAL option can be done any time from registration until race day on any course you choose! Virtual participants will be able to submit their race results from September 1st until race day.  Virtual runners are not eligible for age group awards.


  • Custom Alex's 5k finisher medal to all participants.
  • Alex's 5k tech shirt



  • *Early Bird Registration: $25 through September 2, 2021
  • Early Registration: $30 from September 3 through October 15, 2021.
  • Regular Registration: $35 from October 16 to November 2, 2021.
  • Late Registration: $40.00 for those registering race day, November 6, 2021. 

Virtual 5K:

  • *Early Bird Registration: $25 through September 2, 2021
  • Early Registration: $30 from September 3 through October 15, 2021.
  • Regular Registration: $35 from October 16 to November 6, 2021.
  • Late, Race Day Registration on November 6: $40

A 10% discount available to all active HARRA members & PIM participants.  Enter discount code at registration checkout to receive this discount.  Only one coupon code can be used per transaction. *Coupon codes not applicable on Early Bird registration pricing.

Kids K Fees:

Standard Registration: $15 for kids registered on or before November 5, 2021. 
Late Registration: $20.00 for those registering race day, November 6, 2021.

Online registration will close at 11:59 pm on November 5, 2021. 


RACE DAY SCHEDULE (Saturday, November 6, 2021):

· Race Day Packet Pickup – MacGregor Park: 7:00 – 8:00 AM

· Kid’s K Start: 8:00 am

· 5K Start: 8:30 am


Due to construction on the Calhoun St Bridge, our usual course is not available. We are working to certify a new course based from MacGregor Park. Details will be provided when available. We are making every effort to design a wheel-friendly race.


Friday November 05, 11-6PM: TBA
Race day registration and packet pickup are available from 7-8 am at MacGregor Park.


VOLUNTEERS: If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please sign up on our Volunteer page or email the volunteer coordinator at Service hour certificates will be provided to those needing them for school credit.


DONATIONS AND FUNDRAISING: Consider contributing to our cause via our Donation link.  The race is presented by the Bayou City Road Runners (BCRR), one of the largest running clubs in Houston and an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.


SPONSORSHIP: Sponsorship information can be obtained on the race website ( For convenience, contributions can be submitted via the donation link on this site. Corporate sponsors please contact the race director directly at for more information.



Our top priority is the well-being of our participants, volunteers, and the members of the communities we serve! We plan to hold this event in person. We are monitoring the situation with COVID-19 in our community carefully and will accommodate any modifications required to hold a safe event. 

If our municipality does not allow large gatherings and this run cannot take place in person, we will switch all to a virtual run option and ensure that you receive your race items whether it be by a packet pick up option or in the mail.