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New Updated Site

Hey Austin Runner- This is a long overdue post. We have been revamping the site to make it faster, cleaner and mobile responsive. This was a challenge, but has recently been done. The new site features a more visible calendar and quick links to the most recent articles that should be relevant to you. As [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:02+00:00 Categories: News|

High Five Events Continues Support of Texas Coast

AUSTIN, Texas, September 5, 2017 — High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, announces that 100% of registration and processing fees received by the 2018 Austin Marathon and 2018 3M Half Marathon from Tuesday, September 5, through Friday, September 8, will be donated to Texas Coastal [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:02+00:00 Categories: Charities, News|Tags: , , |

Vern’s No-Frills 5K, Race #100

Vern’s is ordinarily, well, no frills. No shirt, no chip timing. Just a well-organized, small, community race organized by my running coach and named in honor of a friend of the race. Run the third Saturday of every month, Vern’s costs a dollar to enter (free for students and Georgetown Running Club members) and since [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:02+00:00 Categories: 5k, News|

Zilker Relays

AUSTIN, Texas, August 7, 2017 — Teams currently registered and groups who plan to register for the 2018 Austin Marathon are invited to begin their training at Zilker Relays on September 8, 2017. The event is the perfect opportunity for teams to kick off their marathon or half marathon training, meet new runners and increase [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:02+00:00 Categories: News, Relays|Tags: , |

Race in Austin for your opportunity to represent Team USA at 2018 ITU World Championships

Looking for a chance to race a National Championship event in Austin? This looks like the only local opportunity in the foreseeable future for USA Triathlon! A logical extension of Pure Austin’s popular monthly Splash ‘n Dash, this event takes it a step further -literally – extending the distances and upping the ante! Pure Austin [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:02+00:00 Categories: News, Triathlons|Tags: |

Redemption and Celebration Highlight Jack’s Generic Triathlon

AUSTIN, Texas, August 7, 2017 — On Sunday, August 6th, nearly 700 people participated in the 15th Annual Jack’s Generic Triathlon (JGT) at Lake Pflugerville – near Austin, Texas. Participants, including Amy Marsh, 4x IRONMAN Champion and Acute Myeloid Leukemia survivor, competed against themselves, a steady wind, and the rest of the field to accomplish [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:02+00:00 Categories: News, Race Coverage, Triathlons|

The advantages of joining a running group

Five years ago I joined my first Rogue Running group after I decided to train for the San Antonio Rock and Roll Half Marathon. At first I was nervous about joining a group, mostly because I was still something of a beginner and ran a slow pace compared to more experienced runners. But right away I learned that [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:02+00:00 Categories: Melissa's Corner, News|

Not another post offering tips for running in the heat

This time of year, every running publication posts articles offering tips for running when it’s hot. You know, wear light-colored clothing, don’t forget a hat and sunscreen, drink lots of water, and avoid running during the heat of the day. But when you live in a climate where summer temperatures don’t drop below 80* overnight, [...]

Look at Our New Updated Site

Hey Austin Runner- This is a long overdue post. We have been revamping the site to make it faster, cleaner and mobile responsive. This was a challenge, but has recently been done. The new site features a more visible calendar and quick links to the most recent articles that should be relevant to you. As [...]

2017-10-19T00:32:03+00:00 Categories: News|

Vern’s No Frills 5K

April 15 marked the eighth anniversary of Vern's No Frills 5K, a timed race held the third Saturday of every month at Berry Springs Park in Georgetown. It costs $1, and you can buy a t-shirt or tech shirt if you want. The race director is Bill Schroeder, my coach at Rogue, and this was [...]

Coach Bill’s Back to Back Marathons

As a coach, I always tell my athletes that when you finish a race, you should take a moment and jot down some things that went right and things that went wrong.  Best to learn from your mistakes, better to learn from others.   I went into my first double marathon weekend back in January, [...]