I signed up for this race knowing it was the week before a bigger race on my calendar. I figured five-ish miles was a good week-before-the-race distance, I just wouldn’t push too hard. To be sure, I enlisted my running buddies to keep me in check and because it’s always more fun to run a [...]
The Run Free Texas 80's 8k went off yesterday without a hitch. Absolutely beautiful weather and clear skies was nothing less than a perfect day for a nice stroll through Cedar Park. The race had right under 1000 participants this year. Several vendors were on hand to support the event. The race has a unique [...]
The Austin Distance Challenge kicks off this Sunday with the 80's 8k in Cedar Park. It's the first race of the series that concludes with the Austin Marathon. The weather looks like it could really be favorable for Sunday. The forecast projects a low of 65 degrees with a high of 86 degrees. If you [...]
In 1996, local running legend, former race director, and former Austin Runners Club President John Conley organized a race series to help runners prepare for the Austin Marathon, then in its sixth year. The races were chosen to increase in race distance each month, from the mile to the marathon. Over the years, the [...]
The 4th Annual Rogue Distance Festival, which will be held this Sunday (January 10th) in Cedar Park, has plenty to offer: Two race distances held at virtually the same time on a very flat, fast course, with good logistics and a warm, dry spot for pre and post-race activities.
Austin is justifiably proud to be called the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Perhaps Austin Mayor Steve Adler should also proclaim our fair city as the “Beer Mile Capital of the World.” After two beer mile world records were set last night at the second World Beer Mile Championships held in the parking lot of the Austin American Statesman, Austin is certainly the epicenter of the Beer Mile universe.
We don't get many world championships around here, but the ATX has at least one it can be proud of: The Flotrack Beer Mile World Championships. For the second year, Austin will be the site, tomorrow night (Tuesday, December 1st). The best beer milers from all over North America will compete for serious prize money and world honors. The Beer Mile Worlds are on tap to begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.