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 [...]
AUSTIN, Texas, August 7, 2017 — On Sunday, August 6th, nearly 700 people participated in the 15th Annual Jack’s Generic Triathlon (JGT) at Lake Pflugerville – near Austin, Texas. Participants, including Amy Marsh, 4x IRONMAN [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 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, [...]
On March 12, 1978, Jimmy Carter was president, “Night Fever” by the Bee Gees was dancing at No. 1 and the Statesman Capitol 10,000 was warming up for its first race in Austin. On April [...]
3M Half Marathon always has slightly different weather, but for 2017 is was slightly crazy. The weather was lower 50’s with winds in the 20 mph range with heavy gusts. The only blessing that came [...]
AUSTIN, Texas, January 17, 2017 -- High Five Events, one of the largest privately owned event production companies in the United States, is excited to produce the 2017 3M Half Marathon. The 23rd installment of [...]
To help ensure you have everything you need prior to your race, on race day, and even after, we have provided a check list. All runners, new and experienced, should use this check list to [...]
HOUSTON MARATHON – It’s YOUR EXPERIENCE! Sunday, January 15th @ 7 AM The story I’m about to tell you applies to all of you—regardless of race distance or goal time. I knew 2 athletes [...]
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 [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon to stream live on WFAA.com; three-hour broadcast airs on WFAA-TV December 11 Follow all the action in 2016 BMW Dallas Marathon, Half Marathon, Behringer Relay and Pro [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Run Free Texas 80's 8k went off yesterday without a hitch. Absolutely beautiful weather and clear skies was nothing less than a perfect day for a nice stroll through Cedar Park. The race had [...]
For the 14th time, a little relay race down in Zilker park, has struck again. This is the race that brings many runners ( the field is limited to 1200 ) together with their friends [...]
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 [...]
It was time again for the staple in the triathlon community to shine. Jack's Generic Triathlon, started by Jack Murray is now running in it's 14th year. The race was hot today, but that's no [...]
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!
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
An unseasonably cool April morning greeted more than 5,000 runners in north Austin for the fifth annual Austin 10/20, with temps starting out in the mid to low 40's. For a distance race in Central Texas, it couldn't get much better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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
Jared and Megan Carson are expecting their first child—a son—any day now. The soon-to-be pops provided an early birthday present on Sunday morning by winning the 22nd annual 3M Half Marathon in 1:08:23. It was the first half marathon victory of Carson's life and it couldn't have come at a better time for the expectant parents.
In a city full of run-of-the-mill 5K's, the Austin Gorilla Run has always stood apart for it's uniqueness. Nowhere else can you sign up to support the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund and get a suit [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here in the ATX, nothing goes better with Thanksgiving than a Thundercloud. OK, not an actual sub (at least, not today), but Thanksgiving means the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot 5-Miler. It’s a great Austin tradition which will celebrate its 25th year on Thursday morning.
The irony of the ninth edition of the Run for the Water—a race dedicated to raising funds for water projects in Burundi--was there was plenty of water to go around. After Central Texas dried out [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 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.
The Army Marathon and Half Marathon can't seem to catch a break. Last year, the runners endured freezing temps, ferocious north winds with sleet and rain. On Sunday, it was more of the same.
The 37th annual Cowtown Marathon is currently planning to continue as originally scheduled but race organizers are closely watching the weather for potential changes. Yesterday evening the following message was sent out to participants and media:
Even though most of the majors in the Texas winter marathon season—Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas—have already been held (Cowtown and The Woodlands are this weekend), there's still one relatively small Central Texas marathon: The [...]
One of the Golden Rules of marathoning is a good day for spectators is a bad day for racing. For the third year in a row, temps were ideal for marathon-watching but brutal for marathon running. Actually, the temps weren't all that bad
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.
The Austin Marathon/Half Marathon is going to be here before you know it. If you're one of the 17,000 who are running, this final week will feel like it drags on forever. But trust me on this one: Marathon Sunday--February 15th--is right around the corner.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
CEDAR PARK--The one big question looming over the third annual Rogue Distance Festival was whether it would even be held or not. The forecast for Sunday morning was pretty depressing. Ice, rain and the same [...]
The Rogue Distance Festival, which will be held this Sunday (January 11th) in Cedar Park, has a lot to offer: Three distances all held at virtually the same time on a very flat course, good [...]
Central Texans in search of personal bests flocked to the two big marathons in Texas yesterday: the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon and the BCS Marathon in College Station. Up in Dallas, warm, humid weather slowed the [...]
The vagaries of the Decker Challenge course are such that familiarity with the hills and wind is always a major advantage. Newbies rarely do well on this grinder of a half marathon around Decker Lake [...]
Some people go to car races for the crashes. And, at last night's first World Beer Mile Championships, some of the folks who attended, were there simply for the puking which ensued. But just like [...]
[UPDATED December 3 @ 8:00 AM] Late yesterday Flotrack announced the inaugural beer mile is moving to the Circuit of the Americas track, away from the original location in east Austin. We'll provide more details [...]
It isn’t called the Decker Challenge because it’s a nice Sunday jog around Lady Bird Lake. Hardly. Decker is absolutely one of the toughest road races in Austin and it’s not for the faint of [...]
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 [...]
Here in the ATX, nothing goes better with Thanksgiving than a Thundercloud. OK, not an actual sub (at least, not today), but Thanksgiving means the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot 5-Miler. It’s a great Austin tradition, [...]
We see a lot of one-off events around central Texas from outside companies looking to strike it rich off area runners. They make a big splash and then don't return. But the HITS series doesn't [...]
Central Texans have made it a tradition over the past 24 years to gather in downtown Austin on Thanksgiving morning for the annual Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot 5-Miler. More than 20,000 will descend upon the [...]
In its rich eight-year history, the Run for the Water 10-Miler, the second race in the 2014-15 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge, has become a jewel of ever increasing brilliance which becomes more and more [...]
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 [...]
There’s a nasty rumor going around that summer is finally over and done with. Thank goodness. Marathon season has started all over the country. Two weeks ago was Twin Cities, St, George and Portland. Last [...]
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 [...]
Allison Mendez, the former UT runner, won the biggest race of her career yesterday when she took first place at the Medtronic TC 10-Miler in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Under ideal conditions (clear and cool), Mendez cruised [...]
AUSTIN - The 12th annual Zilker Relays featured a new date, a new course, and a record-setting 1,100 runners - and a little bit of rain. Actually, it was a lot of rain. A storm [...]
It’s been yet another long, hot summer and there’s no better way to give it the boot than with the annual throwdown this Friday night at the Zilker Relays. That’s right, for the 12th year [...]
As we recently reported, the Schlotzsky's Bun Run was rumored to be moving to a fall date and away from the long-standing downtown location. Today, registration officially opened for the 32nd - albeit very new [...]
One of the best races in Austin—the IBM Uptown Classic—has been canceled and will not be held this year. Scheduled for October 5th , IBM was the kickoff race in the 2014-15 Austin Distance Challenge [...]
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 [...]
Believe it or not, it isn't quite summer yet. Sure feels like it though and the Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run 5K on Thursday night is our favorite way to kick off the hot summer. The [...]
The World Champs are coming to Austin. Well sort of. Austin will host the 2014 Flo Beer Mile World Championships this fall at a site that is yet to be determined. This will be the [...]
Sunday morning marked the official start of the triathlon season in central Texas with the first installment of the Texas Tri Series - the Rookie Tri. In its 11th year, the event featured a 300 meter [...]
If, after 31 years this was the final Chuy's Hot to Trot 5-K (and in all probability it was), this iconic race went out with a whimper, rather than the big bang it so richly [...]
All good things must come to an end and this Saturday (May 3) will mark the end of one of the iconic races in Austin. On Saturday morning, Chuy's will host its final Hot to [...]
For 32 years the final Sunday in April was reserved for the Bun Run and title sponsor Schlotzsky's, but 2014 marked a new era. Same course, same great cause (Austin Sunshine Camps) but a different [...]
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 [...]
Since 1982, the Schlotzsky's Bun Run has been one of the best (and fastest) 5-K's in Austin. But the Bun Run is no more. Well sort of no more. The race has been resurrected by [...]
227 Bergman, Marc J. 34 M Austin TX USA 5k 10k 15k 20k Half 25k 30k 35k 40k 0:19:30 0:38:33 0:57:46 1:17:16 1:21:31 1:36:41 1:57:03 2:17:07 2:36:29 Finish: Pace Proj. Time Offl. Time Overall Gender [...]
Earlier this week we posted an article looking at the number of Boston Marathon registrants in Austin per capita compared to the rest of the "Texas 4" (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio) in addition to a [...]
By far, Austin sends the most runners to Boston per capita than any other of the big four cities in Texas, a huge testament to Austin’s culture and community. The running community is well-established, large, [...]
Ali Mendez didn't think she was going to be able to chase down Cythnia Jerop of Grand Prarie (by way of Kenya) for just shy of 9.5 miles at the third annual Austin 10/20. But [...]
During the long and scenic shuttle ride up the driveway to the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, I felt a slight foreboding about trying to pace people for the Zooma Half Marathon. If [...]
Let's face it, our race calendar is jammed year-round with high quality races, many of which have been around for years. We're lucky to have so many great races, but because we do, there have [...]
Although Richie Cunningham moved from Austin to Boulder, Colorado a few years ago we still like to claim him as one of our own, and for the second year in a row he made Central [...]
Leading up to the 37th Annual Statesman Capitol 10,000, Race Director John Conley was high on the elite men's field that would toe the start line this morning. His prediction didn't disappoint as it marked [...]
We reached out to a number of current elite runners and former Statesman Capitol 10,000 winners for their advice on how to run this Sunday's race. Each had their own unique perspective, ranging more than [...]
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 [...]
That the Boston Marathon is the greatest race in the world is pretty much indisputable. Every runner in the world aspires to run Boston at least once. It's the Holy Grail of running and has [...]
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 [...]
TEMPLE—Two hours before the start of the Army Marathon and Half Marathon, the temps hovered in the low 70s and the air was dry with calm winds. But well before sunrise, the massive cold front [...]
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 [...]
Another Great Year In the Books for 2013-14 Distance Challenge Series; Jennifer Harney and Erik Stanley Win Overall Titles
The 2013-14 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge Series is in the books after a string of six high quality races of varying distances that defined the fall and winter racing calendar. No word yet on [...]
Not every race in the Austin Marathon's 22-year history has had ideal weather, but the race has a well-deserved reputation as having some of the best marathoning weather in the country. Typically, marathon Sunday weather [...]
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 [...]
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 or Half Marathon are the best [...]
On Sunday, February 16, 2014, more than 15,000 runners will be embarking on a 13.1 or 26.2 mile journey. We're here to help you make the very best of the day. From pre-race preparation to [...]
**Ed. note: For more of our 2014 Austin Marathon & Half Marathon coverage, visit our guide page: http://texasrunningpost.com/race-coverage/2014-austin-marathon-guide** There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the key to having a good race during Sunday's Austin [...]
For the first time in five years, the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon has instituted a prize money and bonus structure which will draw several top-ranked runners from around the country to the February 16th [...]
If the Austin Marathon on February 16th is your first marathon, you need to formulate a game plan today. You had a training plan to prepare you for the Austin Marathon; now you need a [...]
February 16th will mark the 22nd year of the signature event in Central Texas: The Austin Marathon. The race began in 1992 and since then, the course has undergone all sorts of permutations. But the [...]
HOUSTON--While most Austin-area runners were focused on the 3M Half Marathon Championships, a large contingent of Texans were running the USA Half Marathon Championships and Houston Marathon and Half Marathon. In the USA Champs, Meb [...]
On what couldn't have been a more perfect morning for a race in central Texas, the 20th Annual 3M Half Marathon lived up to it's billing. A favorite because of the net downhill, point-to-point course, [...]
It wasn't just livestock shows and cowboy competitions in Bandera this past weekend! Tejas Trails and hundreds of trail runners invaded the area for the 12th annual Bandera 25k, 50k, and 100k. For the fourth [...]
If there's one race in Austin which is usually regarded as the best and the one runners return every year, it's this Sunday's 19th annual 3M Half Marathon. Long recognized as one of the top [...]
CEDAR PARK--When folks running the Rogue Distance Festival poked their heads outside early Sunday morning, they were shocked by the unexpected balmy 58 degrees and calm conditions. Cold front? What cold front? But, by the [...]
For the second year, Rogue Running will present the Rogue Distance Festival. This year, the race date has been moved up two weeks before the 3M Half Marathon, rather than after it. The Distance Festival, [...]
The fastest half marathon in Central Texas offers participants more than just a great chance at a PR on a net downhill, point-to-point route. This year 8,000 runners will receive a bevy of 3M products [...]
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 [...]
The most dire Arctic forecasts along with the ice fog, never quite materialized. Instead, the 35th running of the Decker Half Marathon Challenge in East Austin was just plain, old fashioned, bone-chilling cold. At 31 [...]
Due to the winter storm that has pummeled the northern part of Texas, the Dallas Marathon has made the very difficult decision of cancelling their annual marathon and half marathon. This is never an easy [...]
It isn’t called the Decker Challenge because it’s a little Sunday jog around Lady Bird Lake. Hardly. Decker is absolutely one of the toughest road races in Austin and it’s not for the faint of [...]
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 [...]
Here in the ATX, nothing goes better with Thanksgiving than a Thundercloud. OK, not an actual sub (at least, not today), but Thanksgiving means the Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot 5-Miler. It’s a great Austin tradition, [...]
OvrPl Name City, State Time 2 Moses Luevano Boerne, TX 2:34:44 3 Jeremy Daum San Antonio, TX 2:39:37 5 Anthony Calingo San Antonio, TX 2:51:01 6 Paul Frost Schertz, TX 2:55:52 7 Robert Michell San [...]
There's a lot to like about the San Antonio Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, but ideal running weather isn't one of them. Don't look for great conditions this Sunday morning either. Despite the cold front which [...]
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 [...]
A new event to the November calendar kicks off on Saturday, November 2 at Brushy Creek, benefiting the Latino Leaders of America. The Walk-Run-Lead 5K is produced by the Central Texas-based registered 501(c)(3) organization whose [...]
The Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water is all about raising awareness and funding for clean water projects in Burundi. That's a given. But nobody said anything about rain, lightning and a little thunder tossed [...]
This Sunday will mark the seventh 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 4500 is expected for this year’s [...]
About 300 participants, of both the two and four legged variety, lined up for the 2013 Donkey and Doggy Dash 5k. The 52 degree start temperature incited a ripple of excitement and chattering teeth, even [...]
There’s a nasty rumor going around that summer is finally over and done with. Thank goodness. Marathon season has started all over the country. Central Texans have been racing all over the country at major [...]
The Donkey and Doggy Dash 5-K on Saturday in Sunset Valley might not be the biggest 5-K in town, but it certainly has one of the flattest, fastest courses. Stuck right in the middle of [...]
Place Overall Place Gender Finish Name (CTZ) City, State BIB Age Place Division HALF 101 91 2:33:40 » Morton, Bryan (USA) Austin, TX 691 31 26 1:16:20 165 152 2:40:50 » Williams, David (USA) Austin, [...]
If this was the final race for the IBM Uptown Classic 10-K at The Domain—and in all likelihood it was—it couldn't have been a more perfect send off for the 19th annual running of this [...]
With our long, hot summer finally behind us, racing season gets underway this Sunday (October 6th) with the first race in the annual Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge series of races. As is traditional, the [...]
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 [...]
The fall racing season and the 2013-14 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge gets underway in earnest on Sunday morning at 8 a.m. in north Austin with the traditional first race in the series: The 14th [...]
This article is cross-posted from the October issue of Austin Fit Magazine. You can also view the full piece here: 2013-2014 Austin Distance Challenge Preview The Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge is one of the [...]
The 3rd annual Kerrville Triathlon Festival begins this Friday, September 27th, 2013. Packet pick-up, the first event, lasts from 2:00pm-7:00pm at Inn of the Hills Hotel in Kerrville. Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Kerrville [...]
AUSTIN - Formerly known as the Austin Marathon Relay, the Car2Go Marathon Relay commenced in crisp, 60 degree temperatures, a welcome relief from the doggedly predictable summer heat. Furthermore, the majority of runners for all [...]
LEANDER--It would be difficult to imagine a more perfect way to get the fall racing season underway than the Rogue Rescue Run 5-K on Sunday morning. Clear, even unseasonably chilly and with light winds, the [...]
The Rogue Rescue Run 5-K on Sunday morning (September 22) in Leander is not a new race. But it might as well be. This is actually the third year of the race which was formerly [...]
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 [...]
1800 competitors faced hot and humid conditions during the TriRock Austin race on Labor Day. Without a doubt, the 84 degrees water temperature and >90 degree air with temperatures tested the strength and will of [...]
AUSTIN - An estimated 150 four-person relay teams showed up to run the annual Zilker Relays, braving triple digit temps under the sweltering August sun. Austin-based Rogue Running dominated the field, bringing more than 30 [...]
On September 2nd, 2013, Austin will hold its 2nd annual TriRock Triathlon. This popular triathlon is the third event in the 2013 TriRock Triathlon Series and replaced the Austin Triathlon in 2012. Austin welcomes the [...]
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 [...]
Swim Start I’m sure many of you have browsed intensely for a post race wrap-up on this year’s Jack’s Generic Triathlon. Sorry for the delay, I was on the road for a race. [...]
On Wednesday night (August 7th), the Sunstroke Summer Stampede series will end its 10-year-run of low-cost, low-key summer 5-K races. The final race will begin at 7 p.m. at Brush Creek Regional Trail in Williamson [...]
With the 2013 triathlon season in full swing, athletes have multiple opportunities to race in Texas. For example, Austin will host one popular race, Jack’s Generic Triathlon, at the start of August. This event holds [...]