ABOUT THE RUN
Our most recent event, the 2020 Blue Bell Fun Run, was a virtual run for the first time in the event’s long history. It is our sincere hope that the next normal will be in full swing in time for the 2021 Blue Bell Fun Run scheduled for April 10. Whether COVID is still affecting our daily lives and schedules or not, the run will have a virtual option.
So — in April 2021, if all is right with the world, we will host our wonderful event in Brenham as usual AND give you the option to run virtually. If it’s an option to run the beautiful course here in Brenham, you can! If it’s not, you can still run the race virtually – ANYWHERE in the world – the week of April 4th through April 10th. Or if you want to run virtually no matter what, you can do that too!
Regardless of the circumstances, we will run the race with the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and vendors as our top priority.
Started in 1978, this race benefits the Brenham High School Athletic program through an organization called Run for the Youth of Washington County. Brenham High School athletes serve as volunteers for the race to benefit numerous winning athletic programs, including baseball, track, cross country, golf, volleyball, football, softball, tennis and more.
The course starts and finishes at Brenham High School on FM 2935 off of Loop 577 on the north side of town in scenic and historic Washington County. The Trestle Trail guides runners down paved, winding roads taking you through Brenham’s beautiful countryside — rolling hills covered in Bluebonnets.
It’s fun for kids and adults alike with individual and team events in both the 5K and 10K as well as the Kids’ 1-Mile Run. And for those that desire an even greater challenge, a HALF MARATHON route is part of our already INCOMPARABLE event schedule (limited spots available). Even the friends and family that are on hand to support the runners get the Blue Bell Ice Cream!
Check out our testimonials to see why other runners agree with the cows and think Brenham is Heaven.