Due to the recent flooding and conditions at the Driveway we will have to cancel tonight’s event. We held out hope the Driveway would be usable but do not feel it is suitable and safe until all debris and silt have been removed. We plan to be back up and going next week and will defer all registrations. If you can not make next week, we will credit any future event you are able to participate in. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
LIFE TIME TRI CAPTEX: RACE MODIFIED TO A BIKE AND RUN FORMAT. Due to Austin weather conditions over the last 24 hours, water conditions are deemed unsafe for swimmers and thus, the swim portion of the triathlon has been cancelled.
With better odds then the lottery, it’s inevitable that you will cross paths with mother natures in the sport of triathlon. Depending on which weather service you look at, the 25th Annual CapTex Tri is likely see a 100 percent chance for soggy conditions on race day.
Paul Carrozza, the former owner of the RunTex stores, has been named the head track and cross-country coach for the St. Stephen's Episcopal School, a college prep school with nearly 700 students. Carrozza will coach both the middle and high-school track programs at the school off 360 in northwest Austin.
Monday May 25th, 2015 will mark the 25th running of the Annual Memorial Day race. This year CapTexTri is expected to field over 2,000 athletes on the downtown streets. Olympic, Sprint, Super Sprint divisions with a combination of individual and Relay categories. 2015 will see the return of the USAT Paratriathlon National Championships for the 3rd time and the addition of a cross-promotional Austin B-Cycles Race. With the multiple races through the downtown streets Texas Running Post will be your race preview and guide.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death today by a 12-member jury in Boston for his role in the horrific attack that killed four and injured hundreds. The 21-year-old will soon be the youngest person on [...]
Cedar Park High School has named Michael Bardgett as its new track and cross-country coach. Bardgett has been the assistant girls track and cross-country coach at Highland Park HS in Dallas. In its most recent past, Cedar Park
Matthew Maton, who grew up in Austin, made history on Friday night in Eugene, Oregon. A high-school senior in Bend, Oregon, Maton became the just the sixth high-school runner in U.S. History (fifth American) to [...]
If ever a race name was apropos, it was the Sunshine Run 5-K and 10-K on Sunday morning. There simply could not have been a better spring morning for the second running of this event: Clear skies, dry weather, temps in the low 60s and brilliant sunshine.
The troubled Cedar Park High School track and cross-country program has already lost its new coach—Jody Hawkins. Hawkins, a gifted high school and collegiate coach and former world-class runner, was selected in March to lead [...]
Spring has always meant 5-K racing season in Austin and even though that season is drawing to a close, there are still several races left such as the Ants in Your Pants in Pflugerville and the Daisy 5-K at Camp Mabry next weekend. But this Sunday is more jam packed than usual with options in just about every city from San Antonio to Dallas and Fredericksburg to Bryan/College Station. In total we have 29 event listings on our Race Calendar for May 2nd and 3rd.
When San Antonio resident Liza Hunter-Galvan crossed the line on Boylston Street in 2 hours and 46 minutes at the 2015 Boston Marathon she had no idea she was the first woman over 40 to finish. In fact, it wasn't until much later that Hunter-Galvan received the news that her effort would net $10,000 in prize money from the Boston Athletic Association (BAA).
Liza Hunter-Galvan, the 45-year-old mother of four from San Antonio, had never run the Boston Marathon before yesterday. But the former UTSA runner had one of her greatest races as she won the women's masters division of Boston with a time of 2:46:44 and will take home $10,000 in prize money.
The top finishers from Austin, Texas at the 2015 Boston Marathon. First male was Bryan Morton in 2:31 and first female was Megan Betts in 3:03. BIB NAME AGE M/F CITY ST CTRY [...]
An impressive 1,097 Texans are registered to run the Boston Marathon today, just shy of last year's record 1,142. The field features a stronger than usual top tier, including two female elite participants - 45-year-old Liza Hunter-Galvan and 36-year-old Andrea Duke - both of San Antonio.
Another Austin-area track coach has been arrested and charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student. Christopher Cotten, 41, who has been a track coach at McNeil HS, was arrested and booked into Williamson County Jail on April 9th, but has since bonded out. He is charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact, improper relationship between an educator and a student and distribution of harmful material to a minor.
Though the thunderstorms and lightning predicted by local meteorologists never materialized, a dense fog and 100 percent humidity blanketed downtown Austin at the 38th Annual Capitol 10,000 for the field of 20,000 runners. Former University of Texas All-American Erik Stanley toed the start line with his first 10K victory in mind despite whatever the weather threw at him. Stanley – now 30 and owner of Trail Roots Running Group – left the field early with only Rory Tunningley on his back shoulder. The two stuck together through the first four miles of the very hilly course, averaging right at five minutes per mile. It looked as though there might be a race today.
The 38th annual Austin American Statesman Capitol 10,000—Austin’s annual spring fling and the largest 10-K in Texas—gets underway Sunday morning (April 12) at 8 a.m. at its traditional starting point on S. Congress Avenue at Barton Springs Road, right across the street from the Austin Statesman. Nearly 20,000 runners, walkers and a wide variety of other costumed things are expected. Last year, more than 16,000 participated in the Cap 10.
Matthew Maton, who has won six Oregon state track and cross-country titles, has been kicked off his Summit HS team in Bend. Maton, who was raised in Austin but moved to Bend six years ago with his family, is one of the most decorated high school distance runners in the country and was recruited by most of the top track powers (including Texas). He has signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Oregon where his older sister Ashley is a junior on the team.
Jody Hawkins, a former world-class runner, has been named as the new head track coach at Cedar Park High School. Hawkins, who has an extensive background in Texas coaching at the collegiate and high school level, was most recently the head women's coach on the US national cross-country team that went to the Great Edinburgh Cross-Country race in Scotland in January.
In the three prior editions of the Austin 10/20, the race has been largely dominated by the Kenyans who have been drawn by the fast course and lucrative prize money. But on Sunday morning at the wind tunnel known as The Domain in north Austin, a few Texans got into the mix.
Yesterday the United States Anti-Doping Agency released a statement that Joseph Mutinda of Kenya has been banned from competition for three years and stripped of all results dating back to December 2013. It was his failed test after winning the 2014 Austin Marathon that did him in, resulting in positives for a variety of performance enhancing drugs including EPO and 19-norandrosterone, a metabolite of an anabolic agent.
Now that all the major winter races are in our rear view mirror, the spring racing season begins this Sunday with a relatively new but high quality race: The Austin 10/20. It's a 10-mile race and will be held on Sunday (March 29), starting at 8 at The Domain for the fourth straight year.