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2017 Austin Marathon Elite Program

September 6th, 2016|

AUSTIN, Texas, September 6, 2016 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is excited to introduce the Elite Athlete Program for the 2017 Austin Marathon® [...]

6th Annual Brain Power 5k/10k Preview

August 31st, 2016|

The 6th Annual Brain Power 5K, 10K, Survivor Stride & Kids Run is Central Texas' Race Against Brain Cancer and is slated for Sunday, September 11 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The race is grateful [...]

Record Crowd for 2016 Sunshine Run, Controversy Over 10K Finish

May 8th, 2016|

It's common these days for races to offer more than one distance option. In that respect, the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run is typical with a 5-K and 10-K on the same course at the same time. Usually, everything works out just fine, but on Sunday morning confusion reigned.

Sunshine Run On Tap for Sunday; Record Field Expected

May 2nd, 2016|

Spring has always meant 5-K racing season in Austin and even though the number of races has diminished, there are still several races left such as the Purple Stride 5-K at Arbor Trails in south Austin (May 7th), the Daisy 5-K at Camp Mabry on May 28th and the Stars and Stripes 6-K, also at Camp Mabry (May 30). This Sunday (May 8) is the biggest and best of the bunch: The third annual Silicon Labs Sunshine Run.

Austin Finishers at Boston

April 18th, 2016|

Place Overall Place Gender Name HALF Finish Net 570 544 » Hess, Ryan (USA) 1:20:42 2:51:20 831 794 » Bergman, Marc (USA) 1:24:30 2:54:35 836 799 » Ray, Kyle (USA) 1:27:16 2:54:39 904 863 » Stone, Jamie (USA) 1:24:28 [...]

Behind-the-Scenes at the 39th Annual Capitol 10,000

April 15th, 2016|

You registered for the Cap10K several months ago or on Saturday, 4/9, at the Health & Fitness Expo. Running on your own or with a local training group has set you up to have a great race. Race morning comes and all your gear is laid out, your shoes are properly laced, and breakfast is consumed. Restroom breaks are taken and nerves start to set in, or maybe they don’t. Maybe you’re out to have fun during the Cap10K. Either way, you’re about to run with 20,527 of your soon-to-be closest friends. There will be thousands of costumes on course and hundreds of teams running together.

Staying Vertical with David Fuentes

April 8th, 2016|

On Tuesday, April 5th, William Dyson, of High Five Events, sat down with David Fuentes, 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier, to talk about the his involvement with this Sunday’s Cap10K, why he likes to lose, and how he kicks back when he’s not running. David also dishes out some advice for anyone looking to PR in their next marathon or half.

Huge Field Expected For Cap 10,000 On Sunday

April 6th, 2016|

The 39th annual Austin American Statesman Capitol 10,000—Austin’s annual spring fling and one of the largest 10-Ks in the country—gets underway Sunday morning (April 10) at 8 a.m. at its traditional starting point on S. Congress Avenue at Barton Springs Road on the Ann Richards Bridge, 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 18,000 participated in the Cap 10.

Austin 10/20 Race Set For The Domain on Sunday

March 30th, 2016|

Now that all the major winter races are in our rear view mirror, the spring racing season heats up on Sunday with the Austin 10/20. It's a 10-mile race and will be held at The Domain in north Austin, beginning at 8 a.m.

End of An Era for Austin Marathon; Newbies Dominate

February 14th, 2016|

On a bittersweet morning for John and Stacy Conley and the staff of Conley Sports, the 25th annual Austin Marathon on Sunday morning was their final marathon after 19 years at the helm. But for three of the top four winners in the marathon and half marathon, it was a day of firsts.

25th Austin Marathon On Tap Sunday; Warm Weather in the Forecast

February 10th, 2016|

This is a particularly noteworthy year for the Austin Marathon. The race celebrates its 25th year and it is also the final year of race director John Conley's ownership. After this year's race, High Five Events takes over direction and ownership of the Austin Marathon.

It’s Time To Scout the Austin Marathon Hills

February 2nd, 2016|

There is absolutely no question that the key to having a good race during next Sunday's Austin Marathon or Half Marathon (February 14th) is having a familiarity with the numerous hills that punctuate both courses. These hills must be run smoothly and well-paced. Push too hard on the uphills and you'll run out of gas. Fly down some of the steep downhills and you'll pound your quads and have nothing left for the tougher uphill portions.

The Two-Week Countdown to the Austin Marathon

February 1st, 2016|

With the many months of difficult training behind you, the final two weeks before the 2016 Austin Marathon should be a breeze. All the hard work is over and hopefully, you’ve done everything you possibly can to prepare for the 26.2-mile test on February 14th

6000+ Runners Expected for 22nd Annual 3M Half Marathon on Sunday

January 19th, 2016|

On-line registration closes tomorrow night (January 20) at midnight for the crown jewel of the Austin racing season: The 3M Half Marathon. Long recognized as one of the top half marathons in the country, 3M has earned national recognition due to its fast, north-to-south course, peerless race organization and over-the-top goodie bag of 3M products.

Austin Runners Rock PRs in Houston Marathon and Half

January 18th, 2016|

HOUSTON - Austinites were so much in evidence in Houston this weekend running the Chevron Marathon, Aramco Half or the ABB 5-K, that it was difficult wherever one went - expo, starting lines, restaurants - to not run into a fellow Austin runner or clumps of them. Every training group from Austin was well-represented with herds of Gilberts Gazelles, Rogue Runners and other groups cruising around downtown.

Rogue 30-K On Tap for Sunday; Chilly Weather Forecasted

January 6th, 2016|

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 New Year’s Run Options: Black Eyed Pea Run, Gazelle Run

December 29th, 2015|

There's no better way to kick off the New Year than with a run on New Year's Day. For 19 years, that meant the RunTex to RunTex run but that's been dead and buried for a few years. Fortunately, Rogue Running stepped up to fill that void with its Third Annual Black Eyed Pea Run.

8th San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Little More Than Tune Up For Olympic Hopefuls

December 7th, 2015|

SAN ANTONIO—For years, the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and Half extravaganza was plagued by warm temperatures and high humidity in all but the first year (2008). But the race shifted its date to the first week in December last year and it paid off once again with near perfect racing conditions for the estimated 25,000 who participated in one of several races over the weekend.

Decker Challenge Dominated by New Arrivals, McCurdy and Marley

December 6th, 2015|

The 37th Annual Decker Challenge is the third oldest race in Austin, behind the ARC Daisy 5K and the venerable Capitol 10K. The usual story of the Austin Runners Club Decker Challenge starts with the weather. But as our resident Kiwi Keith Dowland said before the race “the runners are spoiled”. 44F, zero mph wind at 8am, this is not your usual Decker weather.

Ideal Weather Expected for Decker Challenge on Sunday

December 4th, 2015|

It isn’t called the Decker Challenge because it’s a little fun-run through Zilker Park. Not quite. The Decker is absolutely one of the toughest road races in Austin and has been for decades. Decker, the third race in the six-race 2015-16 Austin Distance Challenge, is a true test of legs, lung power—and character.

World Records Fall at Flotrack Beer Mile

December 2nd, 2015|

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.