Chicken Run 5K



Chicken Run 5K


The 3rd Annual Chicken Run 5K and Fun-Run, sponsored by Rouse High School, benefiting the Stiles Middle School Band, will be the primary and biggest fundraiser for the entire band program. The funds will help with new instruments, travel expenses to contests and performances, band supplies, new sheet music, and all else that goes into maintaining a high-level organization. All net proceeds come directly back to the Stiles band program.

DATE: Sunday, November 11, 2018 @ Stiles MS
7:30am – 1k begins
8:00am – 5K and 0k begins

Free parking is available for all in the lot on the east side (right-hand side when entering from Journey Parkway).

Public restrooms will be available inside, through the front of the school.

Dogs and babies in strollers are welcome, but please start and stay in the back! All dogs must remain on a leash the entire time. Both companies, Great Oaks Animal Hospital & Dogtopia, will have some dog treats, dog water, and other dog goodies 🙂


Every registrant must pick up their packet before starting the event. You may also register new runners in person at packet pick-up on provided laptops/devices. All packets will include your Chicken Run t-shirt, race bib, information, and goodie-bag. The goodie bag may include sponsored coupons, snacks, running needs, knick-knacks, etc.

We are offering a couple different days/times to pick up your packet from Stiles Middle School:
Friday, November 9th, 4:30pm-6:00pm (at Stiles)
Saturday, November 10th, 10:00am-2:00pm (at Stiles)
Sunday, November 11th, 6:30am-7:30am (Barley Road, right before race)



The 5K is an out-and-back course that starts at Stiles Middle School, heads east on Journey Parkway, loops through Pecan Creek neighborhood, and has a turn-around point that follows the same route back to Stiles. This is an all-pavement run that has been measured for exactly 5 kilometers, or 3.11 miles. The entire course is safe and blocked off with cones and signs, with Leander Police Department and Leander Fire Department on site.

Chicken Run 5K course

This event is promoted and supported through Event Data Solutions. The 5K will be a chip-timed event, with racing bibs provided by Event Data Solutions. Results and times will be provided on iPads at the race and will also be posted online immediately following the race.

We will have many sponsors with booths and giveaways.

There will be winners and prizes in the following divisions: overall winners – female/male 3rd, 2nd, 1st; one winner from age groups by female/male: 12 & under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+.

We will also have prizes for non-traditional feats such as best overall chicken costume, best overall baby in chicken costume, & more!



The 1k portion is for the young ones, or people who just want a shorter distance to travel while still supporting our band. This is not timed and begins just before the 5K race.


The 0K

New this year is our 0K (yes, zero-k… zero miles). Bring a chair, and when the time counts down to start the 5K, just sit in the chair! This is for our older, or younger, or injured, or lazy, or people who hate running, or non-morning people, or people who simply cannot be at the Chicken Run but still want to donate and help out! You can cheer and motivate from the sidelines 😉 PLEASE bring your own chair, lawn-chair, sofa, cooler with drinks/snacks, umbrella, cheering equipment, whatever you want (as long as it’s legal… we’re on school grounds). People doing the 0K can park it next to the start/finish arch, somewhere else on the course, the water station halfway through the course, or somewhere next to the vendor booths.


Frozen food and chocolate are great… but as band directors, we were looking for a slightly more creative, silly, and HEALTHY way to raise money for our program. So, we started a 5K! We had no idea how much work and prep goes into starting an official 5K from scratch, but it was well worth it. Our eventual goal is to have this 5K serve as the only fundraiser for the band, for the entire year.

Our 1st annual Chicken Run took place October 2015 and was a huge success! We had about 300 participants, generated more funds than expected from registrants and sponsors, and had super cool lime green t-shirts that every runner received (that people still wear all the time!).  The 2nd annual bumped up to about 420 participants. The 3rd annual had 650 registrants last year!
We are hoping to have even more runners this year, and have it be bigger and better in every way.


If you have any questions about the event, or if your company is interested in being a sponsor in any form, please contact the race director, Alex Ortega:


*Click on logo for link to sponsor website*

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