Started in 1978, this race began to benefit the Brenham High School Athletic program and did so for many years. Today, the run serves a broader community by fostering the physical health of and instilling good character in the youth of Washington County.
Run for the Youth of Washington County sponsors events like the Blue Bell Fun Run, and conducts and provides charitable and other non-profit programs and activities in Washington County. Brenham High School athletes serve as volunteers for the race.
Where can you get a variety of distances, from a 1-Mile Kids' run to a Half Marathon, and get Blue Bell Ice Cream at the end of the race? Right here in Brenham!
And our courses are USATF certified to help you get qualified for other runs.
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Race Day is Saturday, March 25
packet pickup - Fri
If you live locally or decide to come in early and enjoy all that Brenham has to offer, you have until 7pm to incorporate packet pickup into your Friday evening and have more prep time for the race on Saturday morning.
packet pickup - Sat
We're here bright and early for those who aren't able to pick up packets on Friday.
CLOSE packet pickup
Packet pickup closes at 9:00 am sharp.
START Half Marathon
Most participants do not run in our marathon to win. More important for most runners is their personal finish time and their placement within their gender and age. And of course, the Blue Bell at the finish line.
START Kids' Mile
Our Kid's Mile has been a favorite for decades. There is no doubt that these kids are running for the ice cream!
Be prepared for some hills on our 10K as well as some beautiful views of wildflowers. Because our number of participants is high, we start the race in heats.
Our 5K is our most popular event. You can run or run/walk this course as you take in the beautiful countryside. Because our number of participants is high, we start the race in heats.
Awards may be picked up by runners at the Awards Table after they cross the Finish Line and results are final!
And don't forget the Blue Bell Ice Cream available to all participants and those who came to cheer them on!