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The Bayou Hills Run, a fundraiser for Creative Learning Academy, began in 1978, when distance running was first hitting its stride as a popular national pastime. The event was a favorite of Pensacola area runners for many years. After a several-year hiatus, the race returned as a CLA fundraiser in 2010 and has grown each year. In 2010, roughly 400 runners participated. By 2013, word of our amazing course had spread and nearly 1,000 runners hit the street for the event. Runners joined us from the across the U.S and even other countries. What began as school fundraiser has become a community event and destination run. In 2018 the Bayou Hills Run 10k course became USTAF Certified, #FL18017TY.


About Pensacola Sports

Pensacola Sports is one of the oldest sports commissions in the United States, beginning in 1955. Today, Pensacola Sports manages or assists in numerous events a year throughout Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa County areas. Events include a high school all-star series, flag football, 5K-15K runs, marathons, triathlons, fishing tournaments, bicycle races, collegiate national championships, and annual awards and scholarships to name a few. Pensacola Sports is the sports tourism agent for Escambia County. Pensacola Sports is dedicated to building a better community through sports.

Click here for more information about the change of ownership for the Bayou Hills Run. 


About Creative Learning Academy

Creative Learning Academy is the only nonsectarian, independent school in the greater Pensacola area accredited by both the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) and AdvanceED / Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Our mission is to nurture and strengthen each child’s foundation of academic excellence, creativity, independence and integrity in a culturally enriched environment. Since 1972, CLA has exemplified excellence in education providing a personalized approach, challenging academic standards, creative teaching strategies, a full menu of arts and activities, and strong parental involvement; all of which empower our students to become confident, lifelong achievers. CLA is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 and is funded 100% by its school community and the generosity of donors. 


  • Get up early and see the beautiful sunrise over the Gulf of Mexico this Saturday for the DeLuna's Beach Games Sunrise Beach Run. The race starts at 6:05! Register at
  • Thanks to our friends at StreetSafari Photo for capturing the sharing the photos from Saturday's race. All are free to download!
  • Thank you and congrats to everyone who ran today's race! It was a perfect morning for a race. View the official results here -
  • Thank you to our sponsors Whataburger and Publix for the delicious post race treats! 😀
  • Packet Pick-up and late registration is today from 5p-8p at Dick's Sporting Goods and tomorrow from 6a-7a at Bayview Park. If you are already registered, you can view your bib number here, which you will need in order to pick up your packet. https:/...
  • Packet pick-up and late registration will be Friday from 5p-8p at Dick's Sporting Goods at Cordova Mall. You can also pick up your packet and register for the race on Saturday morning at Bayview Park from 6a-7a. Skip the line and register today onl...