Race For The Dome


April 2-11, 2021

Run 8 laps for the 8th Wonder of the World!

Race for the Dome benefits the Astrodome Conservancy and our mission to promote the Astrodome’s legacy through preservation and development, advocate for public access, and create programming that inspires and engages.

Join us for the inaugural RACE FOR THE DOME, presented by Cadence Bank - a virtual race around the Houston Astrodome supporting the non-profit Astrodome Conservancy.

It's your race - your route, your schedule, at your pace. Show your love for the Dome and its future. Run, walk, bike, hike, hop, scoot, skate - however you want to do, just get up and get active for the Eighth Wonder of the World!

This 5K race, or about eight times around the Astrodome, is open to all Dome lovers and supporters across Houston, Harris County, and the world. Sign up and encourage your family, friends, and colleagues to join you in this first RACE FOR THE DOME.

BE ONE OF THE FIRST 500 RACE REGISTRANTS AND GET SPECIAL ASTRODOME SWAG a limited-edition pair of Dome sunglasses.

PLUS, AN EARLY BIRD BONUS. The first 200 people to register for RACE FOR THE DOME are eligible to race around the Astrodome itself! Sign up today to secure a limited spot to access NRG Park’s Astrodome for 8 laps (approximately 5K) around the Dome on Saturday, April 10th.

All race participants will receive an inaugural RACE FOR THE DOME finisher medal, and you can choose to add-on a race t-shirt and a personalized keepsake race bib.

Don't wait! Register now to secure your spot and receive your Astrodome race swag this spring.


What: RACE FOR THE DOME, presented by Cadence Bank

When: April 2 - 11, 2021 — Celebrate the Astrodome's birthday with a race on April 9th!

Where: Wherever you want - in your neighborhood, around the park, along the bayous, or in your house.

Swag Info and Shipping Timelines


  • Every registration includes a finisher medal, it is automatically included regardless of your shirt/bib selections.
  • Participants will receive the medal once they report their time.
  • In order to earn the medal, your finish time must be reported to your VRC account (created when you sign up) before the deadline
  • The last day to report your finish time is April 30, 2021
  • Medals will ship as soon as they're received from the manufacturer AND after your finish time is reported. It is anticipated that medals will ship around the first week of May.

Shirts and Bibs

  • An option for a shirt and keepsake printed bib will be available for a la carte purchase. Order BEFORE MARCH 21ST to receive your shirt during the race window.
  • Shirts are standard Unisex t-shirts that follow "Men's Sizing". Please choose "Men's Sizing" below to choose your shirt size. If you do not choose a size, a Large will automatically be chosen for you

Basic Everyday Shirt Size Chart

How To Register

Make your selections in the drop down menus below based on which swag you'd like to receive


  • $30.00 - Registration and finisher medal
  • $35.00 - Registration, finisher medal and keepsake bib
  • $55.00 - Registration, finisher medal and official shirt
  • $60.00 - Registration, finisher medal, keepsake bib and official shirt

Issues with your registration? Email us: support@virtualrunningclub.com

Make your shirt selection then click NEXT below. Scroll Down To Register

To add another person to your registration, click "Add Participant". Note: The ability to add participants can only be done at the initial time of registration. Once a registration has processed, no changes can be made/registrants cannot be added to that account (associated with your email address). Reminder: if you don't see the swag selection options below, it's because you've already registered. If you're interested in signing up again, you'll need to log out (above in the menu) and then use a different email address to register again.

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