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Luke’s Locker Driveway Series Cancelled for Tonight (May 27)

May 27th, 2015|News|

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.

25th Anniversary of CapTex Triathlon Set for Memorial Day Monday

May 19th, 2015|Race Coverage, Triathlons|

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.

2nd Annual Sunshine Run 5K/10K Leads Busy Race Weekend

April 29th, 2015|5k, Race Coverage, Road Races|

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.

Boston Marathon Statement Regarding Liza Hunter-Galvan Confusing, Conflicting

April 25th, 2015|Local Runners - Elites, News|

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).

McNeil HS Track Coach Chris Cotten Arrested For Indency With A Child

April 15th, 2015|News|

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.

Erik Stanley, Allison Mendez Claim First Cap 10K Crowns

April 12th, 2015|10K and 10 Miles, Local Runners - Elites, Race Coverage, Road Races|

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.

38th Cap 10K on Sunday; Rain in the forecast

April 7th, 2015|10K and 10 Miles, News, Race Coverage, Road Races|

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.

Former Austinite Matthew Maton Kicked Off Oregon HS Team

April 6th, 2015|Local Runners - Elites, News|

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.

Former World-Class Runner Jody Hawkins Named New Cedar Park Coach

March 30th, 2015|Local Runners - Elites, News|

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.

Joseph Mutinda – 2014 Austin Marathon Winner – Banned For Doping

March 26th, 2015|Full and Half Marathon, News|

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.