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Reflections after a difficult race (AKA Zooma follow-up)

When I shared my Zooma race report earlier this week, I got a bunch of comments I wasn't expecting. Many were supportive, but others (vitually) rolled their eyes and said I was whining or need to toughen up. It's always interesting to see how people perceive me through the words I write, which I didn't [...]

Zooma Texas half marathon: race report

Tracking the weather the week before the race, I suspected this race would be a shitshow. And I knew it was going to be a hilly route. I prepared for the hills (and distance) in my training, and I started hydtrating several days in advance. But even though this was my 17th half-marathon, I vastly underestimated [...]

3M Half Marathon Provides Good Times and a Good Time

AUSTIN, Texas, January 22, 2018 -- Goals were achieved and hundreds of PRs were earned at the 24th annual 3M Half Marathon on Sunday, January 21st. More than 7000 participants registered, the most in event history, for the standalone half marathon, coming to Austin from 47 states and 19 countries. Thousands of spectators lined the [...]

2018-01-22T15:34:33+00:00 Categories: Full and Half Marathon, News|Tags: , |

3M Race Week is Here.

AUSTIN, Texas, January 15, 2018 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is making final preparations for the 24th annual 3M Half Marathon on January 21st. With registration numbers nearing 7000 participants, this field is expected to be the largest in the race’s history. The [...]

2018-01-15T12:09:48+00:00 Categories: News, Road Races|Tags: , |

Vern’s No-Frills 5K, race #100 (a belated race report)

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 [...]

Austin Marathon adds Manzano Mile to the Race Weekend Festivities

Named after Leo Manzano, Olympic silver medalist and 2018 Austin Marathon Race Ambassador AUSTIN, Texas, November 29, 2017 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, introduces the Manzano Mile, set to take place on Saturday, February 17, during Austin Marathon weekend. The addition of the [...]

2017-11-29T13:22:28+00:00 Categories: News|

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|