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Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (June 12, 2014)

This is a huge week for The Trail Foundation. Tonight is its principle fund raiser—the Moonlight Margarita Run 5-K—but its big week got underway on Saturday morning with the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Boardwalk which officially opened the 1.2-mile segment. A crowd of about 500, anxious to try out the new segment of the [...]

10th Annual Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run On Tap for Thursday Night

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 racing scene in the ATX can be pretty dormant in the summer, but for the 10th straight year we can [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:56-05:00Categories: 5k, Race Coverage, Road Races|Tags: , , , , , |

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes and Idle Gossip (May 8, 2014)

Thankfully, the timing fiasco that marred the final Chuy's Hot to Trot 5-K was an aberration. It's happened before and probably will happen again, but what it pointed out to me was how spoiled we are. Compared with other cities, we have more high quality races with more runners. Our races aren't all perfectly orchestrated—stuff [...]

2017-10-19T00:39:59-05:00Categories: Heard Around the Lake|Tags: , , , , , |

Heard Around the Lake: News, Notes & Idle Gossip (May 1, 2014)

Noted philosopher Yogi Berra, the 20th century's version of Aristotle, once supposedly said: "Half of baseball is 90 percent mental." So is running. Actually, sometimes I think half of running is 100 percent mental. Maybe it was all in my head, but after coming back from Boston last week, I flat lined. I hadn't run [...]

2017-10-19T00:40:00-05:00Categories: Heard Around the Lake|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rogue’s Martinez and Monson Take Sunshine Run 10K, Stupp & Bergman Win 5K

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 name and title sponsor at the inaugural Silicon Labs Sunshine Run. The 10K kicked off the event at 7:00 AM [...]

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 to work on speed and leg turnover. Fortunately, we have a well-established circuit of several high-caliber races. Here are my [...]

2017-10-19T00:40:09-05:00Categories: Race Coverage|Tags: , , , , , , , |

5K Run To Benefit Children of Parents Killed in NW Austin Crash

A 5K run this weekend in Northwest Austin will benefit the children of Lynne and James Clopton who were struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver on February 4th. Left behind are a 16-year-old freshman at Anderson High and 21-year-old. The run - very loosely organized with no registration, chip timing or t-shirts, will [...]

2017-10-19T00:43:33-05:00Categories: 5k, Charities, News, Road Races|Tags: , , , |

Two New Austinites Debut with Victories at the Donkey and Doggy Dash

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 amongst the more sedate donkey spectators. This year's course route mirrored last year's route. Athletes started and finished near BJ's [...]

Alex Moore, Heather Vickers Open Season With Victories At Rogue Rescue 5-K

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 Rogue 5-K was a welcome relief from the heat and humidity of summer. For most of the record field of [...]

2017-10-19T00:44:29-05:00Categories: 5k, News, Race Coverage, Road Races|Tags: , , , |
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