We are a Road Runners of America Club (RRCA) with our races and other activities insured by them. To quote from their “Baby Stroller Guidelines for Events”, “The RRCA strongly recommends against the use of baby strollers/joggers by participants in road races” and “The inclusion of strollers in races increases the potential for injury to race participants and children. ”
We recognize that their guidelines leave race directors with some latitude depending on the particular race. For the Houston Half-Marathon and 10K, it would be difficult for strollers to navigate the course, and pre- and post-race areas. These areas are gated and the sidewalks narrow with runners tightly packed together. As organizers of the race, we do not see any configuration that would safely allow strollers to participate in the race.