The Cougar RunA 5K road race has been a part of BYU Homecoming for more than 30 years. In 2003, the BYU Track and Field program assumed responsibility for the race, and it became the Cougar Run. The 2017 Cougar Run will be held on October 7, at the Clarence Robison Track and Field Complex on Canyon Road south of Lavell Edwards Stadium.
5K RaceRunners begin at the Robison Track and Field Complex and follow the Homecoming parade route, cheered on by the energetic crowd awaiting the parade, which is soon to follow. The race concludes with a lap around the track. Click here for a course description and map. The 5K begins at 9:45 am.
Kids RacesThe Cougar Run also includes kids races, which are contested in the Robison Track and Field Complex prior to the 5K race. Children ages 1-4 compete in a 200 meter run, ages 5-6 compete in a 400 meter run, ages 7-9 compete in a 800 meter run, and ages 10-12, in a one mile run. Kids races begin at 8:45 am.
Deadline: September 11
Deadline: October 6, 11:59 p.m.
|Day of Race
After midnight on the day of the race
Race Bib Number and T-Shirt PickupYou can pick up your race bib number and Cougar Run T-shirt on the morning of the race beginning at 8:00 at the Robison Track and Field complex.
Participant PerksRace entry fee includes an official Cougar Run souvenir t-shirt. Shirts and sizes guaranteed through September 23. After that, shirts will be available while supplies last. Please register early!!
Participants are invited to enjoy our famous blue pancakes at the conclusion of the race, served at the south end of the track and field complex.