• Flying Owls 5K- 2016- Date Announced! 

    The 11th Annual Rice Recreation Center Flying Owls 5K  will take place Sunday April 10, 2016. The 5K will begin at 8:00 a.m. 

    We encourage families, teams, students, runners and walkers to come out for a scenic run through the Rice University campus and for a post-race celebration with refreshments and entertainment. The funds raised through your participation in this event will contribute to providing educational opportunities that promote active and healthy living to the Rice students, faculty, and staff. The mission of the Recreation Center is to encourage a lifetime of health and wellness for the students, faculty, and staff of Rice University by promoting the physical, social, and emotional benefits of physical activity. To that end, a wide array of recreational programs and services has been created and are offered in an effort to increase knowledge about and provide opportunities for the development of healthy behavior patterns. 

    2016 Race Details

    Date:   April 10, 2016

    Location: Barbara and David Gibbs Recreation and Wellness Center 

    Schedule of Events

    6:45 a.m. - On-site registration begins
    7:45 a.m. - On-site registration ends
    8:00 a.m. - 5K starts
    8:30 a.m. - Post race party begins


    Course Details

    Click here   to view a map of the race course from 2015. (The 2016 course will be posted soon, and will very closely resemble the 2015 course). 


    Registration Details

    Early Registration: February 15 - March 13

    •    • Student (With Rice ID #): $20
    •    • Non-Student: $25
    Regular Registration: March 14 - April 6
    •    • Student: (With Rice ID #): $25
    •    • Non-Student: $30
    Race Day Registration: 
    •  • All participants: $35