About dmitrunner

David Mitchell was the first 2 term President of the Austin Runners Club and Race Director for the Decker Challenge for 6 years, including co-designer of the Half Marathon course with his wife Muna (sorry about the last hill through the Expo Center).

Decker Challenge Dominated by New Arrivals, McCurdy and Marley

The 37th Annual Decker Challenge is the third oldest race in Austin, behind the ARC Daisy 5K and the venerable Capitol 10K. The usual story of the Austin Runners Club Decker Challenge starts with the weather. But as our resident Kiwi Keith Dowland said before the race “the runners are spoiled”. 44F, zero mph wind at 8am, this is not your usual Decker weather.