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Zooma Texas half marathon: race report

Tracking the weather the week before the race, I suspected this race would be a shitshow. And I knew it was going to be a hilly route. I prepared for the hills (and distance) in my [...]

Fit Foodie 5k in Austin

May 20, 2017 The Fit Foodie 5k is making stops all around the United States. They have 5k’s in Fairfax, Denver, Clearwater, San Diego and our very own Austin (technically Round Rock). The race was [...]

Tri Doc 5K: Melissa’s race report

Spoiler alert: I did not start first, nor did I finish first. I managed to place third in my age group though–yes, out of more than three people! And I won a raffle prize. But [...]

40th Anniversary Capitol 10K

Saturday morning, my BRF Sara and I headed down to the Cap 10K expo at the Palmer Events Center. Not ones to wait in line and pay for the privilege to park in the garage, [...]

The final Austin 10/20: race report

I've run the Austin 10/20 every year except the first one, and each time my friend and I said we won't do it again. The course isn't terribly scenic (Burnet Road, anyone?) and there's not a [...]

Austin Half Marathon Expo + Race Report

Austin Half Marathon Expo + Race Report After I finished this race in 2014, I swore I’d never run it again. Yes, it’s Austin’s hometown race, it’s well-organized and draws great crowds. But it’s hilly, [...]

Dallas Marathon Recap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Local Track Coach Keith Pierce Holds Off Charge from 2015 Champion Logan Sherman to Take 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon Victory Former Ursuline High School soccer star runs away with PR win [...]

Capital to Coast Relay Recap

This was the transition area for my first leg. I have always wanted to run a relay race. Not a regular relay race, but a long distance relay race. There are several good [...]

Race Report: Run Free Texas ‘80s 8K

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 [...]

6th Annual Brain Power 5k/10k Preview

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 [...]

Inaugural Texas Switchback Trail Race

Austin-based Trail Roots is putting on our first ever trail race, happening June 4th in Johnson City! The race offers something for all with a trail 10k, half marathon, and full marathon. We will have a local Austin food truck, Ground Up, Bottom Dollar String band, a local Austin bluegrass band, post run libations provided by Austin’s own Oasis Brewing, and plenty of games for the entire family! There will also be plenty of fresh water in the Flat Creek where you can swim to cool off. More info and registration!

Sunshine Run On Tap for Sunday; Record Field Expected

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

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

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.

Bussing, Mendez Race to Victories at Cap 10K

An overcast and balmy spring morning in Austin, Texas - not exactly 'perfect' running conditions - did little to prevent more than 20,000 participants from toeing the line at this year's Capitol 10,000. The race eclipse the 20K mark on Friday afternoon, a significant jump from previous years and a return to the days when the event was ranked among the biggest 10k's in the country.

Staying Vertical with David Fuentes

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

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 Runners Dominate the Lost Pines Trail Runs

On Sunday, March 20th, runners toed the start line in ideal running conditions. The vernal equinox, or first day of spring, brought about the perfect weather for the Lost Pines Trail Runs, held in Smithville, Texas. With temperatures in the low 40s at the start, participants began their race, either a 10K, half marathon, or marathon, on the challenging terrain at Rocky Hill Ranch. Austinites began to take over the race as temperatures began to slowly climb.

Staying Vertical with Paul Terranova

Earlier this week, William Dyson sat down with Paul Terranova, 2015 USATF Men's Master Trail Runner of the Year, to talk about the his upcoming race (Lost Pines Trail Marathon), his approach to running, and what occupies his mind on long runs other than Justin Bieber. Paul also doles out great advice that’s applicable to new and seasoned runners alike.

End of An Era for Austin Marathon; Newbies Dominate

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.

Meet The Five Individuals Who Have Run Every Austin Marathon Since 1992

My most memorable Austin Marathon was the one in 1989 run by RunTex which included a 5K, Half Marathon, and Full Marathon. It was my very first running event, so I ran the 5K but was able to stick around at the end to watch the half marathoners finishing at the same time as the full marathoners due to the staggered start. It inspired me enough to continue my training so that I could go the full distance in 1992 when the current Austin Marathon race started.

Austin’s Olympic Marathon Trial Qualifiers Get Ready for LA

The US Olympic Marathon Trials will be held February 13th in Los Angeles and Austin will be well-represented with seven Trials qualifiers. None of the Austinites are expected to contend for one of top three spots for men and women who will go to the Olympics in Rio in August, but for five of the seven, just getting to the Trials has been a victory in itself. The only two with Trials experience - Allison Macsas and Scott MacPherson - are also the healthiest and have the best chance of being competitive in Los Angeles.

Running the Austin Marathon? Here’s How to Carbo Load This Week

If you're planning to run the Austin Marathon on Sunday, you might have heard about the concept known as "carbohydrate-loading". If you're new to marathoning and unclear what it all means, it's an important concept to understand before this week's final countdown to marathon Sunday. (Carbo-loading isn't advantageous to half marathoners but it isn't harmful either.)

It’s Time To Scout the Austin Marathon Hills

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Flotrack Beer Mile World Champs On Tap Tuesday Night

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.

9th Annual Run for the Water 10-Mile & 5K On Tap for Sunday

This Sunday will mark the ninth edition of the Gazelle Foundation's Run for the Water 10-Miler--one of the crown jewels of the Austin Distance Challenge. A record field of 6,000 is expected for this year’s races (including a 5-K and a Kids K) which promises to be the most prestigious and competitive in the race's history.

Marathon Season Gets Underway This Weekend With Frankenthon and M2M

Word on the street is that summer is finally over and done with in Central Texas. Thank goodness. Marathon season has started all over the country with such great 26 milers as Twin Cities, St. George, Portland, Chicago, Columbus and Hartford already in the books. Soon to come are such established races as Marine Corps (on Sunday), New York City, Philadelphia as well as a trio of Texas marathons in San Antonio (December 6) and College Station and Dallas on December 13th.

Zilker Relays On Tap Friday Night; Space Rockers Set To Play

There’s no better way to give summer the boot and usher in the fall racing season than with the annual meeting of the tribes this Friday night at the Zilker Relays. For the 13th year, the Zilker Relays will put a capper on the summer with a four-person, 10-mile relay around beautiful Zilker Park.

Luke’s Driveway Series Resumes Tomorrow Night

The weather hasn't been cooperative for the summer-long Luke's Locker Driveway Series, but tomorrow night (Wednesday, June 3rd) looks like it will be clear and precipitation-free. Although the series started two weeks ago, only that first race has been held. (Last week's was canceled because of the record rainfall.) Tomorrow night's 3.2-mile run/race will begin at 7 p.m. On-site registration is from 6-6:30 and the entire 14-week series will be contested at the Driveway Austin Motorsport Track (8400 Delwau Lane) where the Driveway Crit series of bike races are also held.

CapTex Tri In The Rain – A Competitor’s Guide

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.

25th Anniversary of CapTex Triathlon Set for Memorial Day Monday

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

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.

Top Austin Finishers From Boston

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 [...]

Erik Stanley, Allison Mendez Claim First Cap 10K Crowns

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

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.

6000 Expected for Austin 10/20 on Sunday at The Domain

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.

Zooma Women’s Series Returns for Seventh Annual Half Marathon

Zooma Racing Series will return to Bastrop, Texas on Saturday, March 28th for the seventh annual Half Marathon, 10K and 5K held at Hyatt Lost Pines Resort. With it's annual early spring date it will be yet another great year of bluebonnets and other memorable Texas scenery. While the mostly out-and-back course is hilly, getting lost in the surroundings makes up for it as you soak in the pristine landscape.

Austin Marathon Weekend Kicks Off Tomorrow; New (Old) Start for Half and Marathon

By any measure, this is the best weekend of the year for the Austin running community. The level of excitement is palpable as Marathon Sunday approaches. The Austin Marathon and its much larger half are the most prominent events we have that draw the greatest number of out-of-town runners to our fair—running—city. More than half of the registered runners are from outside of the Austin metro.

Scouting the Austin Marathon (and Half) Hills

There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the key to having a good race during next Sunday's Austin Marathon or Half Marathon (February 15th) are the numerous hills that punctuate both courses. 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 portions.

Get Ready For the Austin Marathon: Two Week Countdown

With the many months of difficult training behind you, the final two weeks before the 2015 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 15th .

Road Newbie Will Nation Takes 3M; Allison Macsas Takes Her First

Will Nation can relate. Road-racing experience? Local knowledge? Forget about it. Who needs it? Certainly, not Nation. The 22-year-old recent UT grad won the 3M Half Marathon on Sunday and believe it or not, it was the very first road race of his life. Not just recent college life where track coaches tend to frown on extracurricular activities, such as a frivolous road race.

Perfect Race Weather Forecast for 21st Running of 3M on Sunday

On-line registration closes tonight (January 21st) 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 lightning-fast, north-to-south course, peerless race organization and over-the-top goodie bag of 3M products.

Central Texas Turkey Trot Results

This past weekend was a big one for racing around the area and we've got a list of results from some of the events for you. See your race missing? Contact us and we'll get [...]

Run for The Water 10-Miler Set For Sunday

This Sunday will mark the eighth running of the Run for the Water 10-Miler--one of the crown jewels of the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge. A record field of 5000 is expected for this year’s [...]

Austin Finishers at the Chicago Marathon

Overall Gender Name (CTZ) Age Finish 313 283 Whipple, Brett (USA) 28 2:45:47 395 352 Smith, Walter (USA) 50 2:48:55 411 365 Lewis, Michael (USA) 37 2:49:20 416 47 Colligan, Nora (USA) 32 2:49:26 428 [...]

Freedom 5000 On Tap July 4th

July 4th races are as much a tradition in Austin as watermelon and fireworks are. In the past, there have been such major Independence Day races as the Marathon Relay (now in September) and the [...]

My Experience at the 2014 Boston Marathon

Ed. Note - I wrote this article for austinfitmagazine.com, which you can view HERE. Additional text has been added from the original piece. -------- An estimated one million spectators lined the course, sometimes stacked as [...]

20,000 Expected For Capitol 10,000 On Sunday

The 37th annual Austin American Statesman Capitol 10,000—Austin’s annual spring fling and the largest 10-K in Texas—gets underway Sunday morning at 8 a.m. at its traditional starting point on S. Congress Avenue at Barton Springs [...]

Get Ready For Five Great Spring Races

Now that marathon season is—finally--over and done with in Central Texas, we can turn our attention to shorter spring races. With all that hard-fought fitness in the bank, the shorter races are a good way [...]

Army Marathon Underway Sunday in Killeen

Even though some of the biggies in the Texas marathon scene—Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Cowtown—have already been contested, there's still one more Central Texas marathon: The Army Marathon & Half Marathon which will be held [...]

2014 Austin Marathon & Half Marathon, Tweet by Tweet

Reliving the 2014 Austin Marathon & Half Marathon tweet by tweet. Many thanks to @davidfuent, @nfskate08, and Kelly Patel for making it happen. We hope you enjoyed following us on Twitter throughout the morning! https://twitter.com/TXRunningPost/status/435037683526545408 [...]

2013 CIM Marathon Texas Finishers

Nearly 100 runners traveled from Texas to Sacramento on December 8th for the annual California International Marathon. Congrats to all the amazing finishes! Overall First Name Last Name Chip Final Pace Sex City Age 36 [...]

Central Texas Turkey Trot Results

Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot (5 Miles) Top Three Female 1. Rachel Baptista 29:19 2. Chris Kimbrough 29:41 3. Genna Hartung 29:45 Top Three Male 1. Rory Tunningley 24:09 2. Christopher Galvin 25:08 3. Noah Tunningley [...]

Rainy Day In Austin, for Ironman 70.3

Thunderstorms, cold weather and delays couldn’t keep 2700 athletes from competing in Austin’s Ironman 70.3 last Sunday. The early morning storm blew over Austin’s Walter E. Long Park causing traffic delays for thousands of registered [...]

RECAP: Kerrville Triathlon Festival 2013

The 2013 Kerrville Triathlon festival was an action packed weekend of racing. Athletes had the option to test their end of the season fitness at three different distances.  The longer two-day layout gave athletes the [...]

Car2Go Marathon Relay Set For Sunday

By its very nature, running and road racing is an individual sport. You win or you lose by yourself. Not so with the Car2Go Marathon Relay. The ninth annual marathon relay is the second largest [...]

Get Your Relay On For Zilker Relays

The Zilker Relays is either the last big race of summer or the first major race of the fall racing season. Regardless of how you look at the Relays, there’s no better way to give [...]