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Rogue 30-K and Half Marathon Distance Festival Set for Sunday in Cedar Park

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, to be held this Sunday (January 5th), will consist of three separate races: a 30-K, half marathon and 10-K as [...]

Jennifer Harney, Erik Stanley Brave the Cold To Win Decker Challenge

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 degrees it was damn cold to be sure, but miracle of miracles there was almost no punishing north wind. And [...]

Dallas Marathon Cancelled, B/CS Marathon Opening Last Minute Entries + Decker Still On

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 decision for a race director. Safety of our participants, as well as our volunteers and spectators, is our primary concern [...]

Coming This Weekend: Perfect Decker Forecast – Cold, Wet and Windy

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 heart. Toss in brutally cold weather and Decker, the third race in the six-race 2013-2014 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge, [...]

Coping With Winter Winds

For Central Texans in the summer, it’s the heat and humidity. In the winter, we get the wind. Either condition can be brutal. But unlike the heat and humidity that are a constant on just about any summer run, the winter wind is either your best friend or worst enemy. When a stiff breeze is [...]

Your Weekly Texas Running Post Roundup (Oct. 27 – Nov. 2)

After Boston Attacks, Security Tight for NYC Marathon With the New York City Marathon set to return on Sunday after being sidelined last year by Superstorm Sandy, the specter of the Boston Marathon looms large. The New York Police Department plans to beef up security along the 26.2-mile course, which winds through the city's five [...]

How To Downhill Train For Upcoming Distance Challenge Races

If you are running the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge series or any of the races in the series, be advised that that one of the keys to running well in any of the remaining races in the series, including this Sunday's Run for the Water 10-Miler, will be your ability to to get up [...]

Record Field Expected For Run for the Water 10-Miler, 5K & Kids K On Sunday

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 race (evenly divided between the 10-miler and accompanying 5-K) which promises to be the most prestigious and competitive in the [...]

Erik Stanley, Betzy Jimenez Dominate Final IBM At The Domain

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 event. On a morning that must have been created by the running gods (clear with a temp of 57 degrees, [...]

Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge Preview

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 IBM Uptown Classic 10-K leads off the series. The Distance Challenge has been around for many years as a way [...]

IBM Uptown Classic Kicks Off 2013-14 Distance Challenge on Sunday

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 annual IBM Uptown Classic 10-K. And make no mistake about it: IBM is a classic. Approximately 2500 runners are expected [...]

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Charities an Integral Piece to 2013-2014 Austin Distance Challenge

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 longest on-going running series of its kind in Texas, working on 15-plus years of combining distances of 10K to the [...]