Last year, 12,000 runners across the country participated in the first-ever Fleet Feet nationwide 5K, The Big Run, on Global Running Day.
In 2018, The Big Run is back and is now in AUSTIN! Fleet Feet Austin will open this summer and we want to kick off our presence in Austin by celebrating Global Running Day!
On June 6, Fleet Feet locations nationwide, in partnership with Brooks and Nuun, will hold one of two 5K events: either a (super) fun run or a certified, timed 5K race.
All results from certified, timed 5K races will funnel up into a national leaderboard to determine and reward the overall fastest runners and age groupers in the country with some pretty cool cash prizes. And since this is Fleet Feet, and we celebrate and welcome runners of all abilities and levels, we will also recognize runners with some truly unique awards, including:
- Common Ground: Finish at the most common finish time for The Big Run, and we’ll enter you into a drawing for something BIG!
- Middle of the Pack: We’ll recognize the male and female who finish in the exact middle of all The Big Run results.
- Social Butterflies: We’ll thank the two people with the most-engaged social media posts from The Big Run with some pretty sweet prizes.
Curious to check out last year’s event? Search #thebigrun on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see how our epic coast-to-coast running community celebrated at The Big Run.
See you on June 6!
At Fleet Feet Austin our mission is to help you conquer your goals at every level, on every surface, at every distance with personalized solutions, inspiration, and knowledge. We want to empower you to pursue your goals and enjoy a lifetime of running. And we are committed to helping you find the perfect fitting running shoes, sports bras, socks, insoles, and gear to do what you love. We are slated to open at the end of June in the Seaholm Power Plant district, next to Trader Joes. Follow us on social media and at FleetFeetAustin.com for events and opening dates.