Results for the first two races have been posted! Here’s who’s leading the pack after the IBM Classic 10K and Run for the Water.
The five races in the 2011-2012 Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge are listed here, with links to online registration and information. To participate in the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge, you must register for each race individually and register for the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge.
IBM Uptown Classic 10K – Oct. 2, 2011
Luke’s Locker is proud to present the 2011 IBM Uptown Classic 10K. Through the years, the Uptown Classic has benefitted many local
non-profits. The 2011 event will benefit the YMCA of Austin. The Uptown Classic is considered to be one of the fastest race courses in Austin and is the kickoff event for the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge race series. For information and to register, visit
Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water 10 Miler – Oct. 30, 2011
The Run for the Water 10-Miler, 5K, and Kids Presented By Keller Williams is produced by and benefits the Gazelle Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Thanks to participation over the last four years we have been able to provide access to clean water for life to more than 8,000 citizens of Burundi, Africa, through the implementation of sustainable water systems. Whether you choose to walk, run, or donate, you’re helping to make a life-changing impact. For information and to register, visit www.gazellefoundation.com/runforthewater2011.
ARC Decker Challenge Half Marathon – Dec. 11, 2011
The first Decker Challenge race was organized by the Austin Runners Club 33 years ago. The challenging race of rolling hills, unpredictable weather, and beautiful running in the country around Decker Lake began because The University of Texas cross-country team trained on these roads. The actual race distance has varied over the years, but is now a 13.1 mile half-marathon course or a full marathon with 2 loops of the course (known as the Double Decker). This has always been, and remains, a true race “for runners, by runners.” For information and to register, visit www.austinrunners.org.
3M Half Marathon & Relay – Jan. 29, 2012
A perennial favorite with runners, the 3M Half Marathon & Relay is the capital city’s second-largest distance road racing event. Scheduled for Jan. 29, 2012, it is one of the fastest USATF-certified half marathon courses in the country. The event has been conducted annually since the early 1990s. 3M has sponsored and owned the event since 1995. For information and to register, visit www.3Mhalfmarathon.com.
LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon & Half Marathon – Feb. 19, 2012
The Austin Marathon started in 1992 and while the course has changed over the years, its place in the hearts of Austin runners hasn’t. Run as a large loop that starts and ends in downtown Austin, the course provides a scenic view of the Austin area. Participants include elite runners and novices, marathoners and half marathoners. This course has fast flats, challenging climbs, and quick down hills. Set aside Feb. 19, 2012, on your running schedule and join in the fun. For information and to register, visit www.youraustinmarathon.com.
For information and to register for the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge, visitwww.austindistancechallenge.com