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Statesman Capitol 10K names HAAM beneficiary of 42nd annual race in 2019

Austin, TX – (Sept. 4, 2018) For the 42nd annual race on April 7, 2019, the Statesman Capitol 10,000, presented by Baylor Scott & White Health, has named the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) as the beneficiary. HAAM will receive $1 from every Cap10K registration, which will open on Sept. 14 at cap10K.com. When [...]

2018-09-05T17:45:33+00:00 Categories: 10K and 10 Miles, News|Tags: , , , , |

Water-gate

My friend Lauren Markowitz Sheinberg is my guest blogger today! This week, something that's pretty commonplace with runners (stashing a water bottle) turned into a neighborhood kerfuffle thanks to social media. Just last week I wrote about some of the challenges we encounter (one of which is water stops) when we run, so I invited her [...]

2018-07-25T13:22:08+00:00 Categories: Melissa's Corner, News|Tags: , , |

Podcasts on the run

I run by myself a lot. Yeah, I train with a group and we start at the same time, but we’re a wide range of paces so while we are out there together, I’m often not running alongside other people much of the time. And I’m okay with that. Sometimes I really like the solitude [...]

2018-07-17T10:40:39+00:00 Categories: Melissa's Corner, News|Tags: , |

2018 Austin Marathon Contributes $37.5 Million to Austin Economy

AUSTIN, Texas, June 26, 2018 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, proudly announces that the Austin Marathon® injected $37.5 million into the Austin economy during race weekend. The Austin Marathon was able to better calculate its economic impact by utilizing the faculty expertise at [...]

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 [...]