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Austin Running Calendar – Upcoming Events

published on November 23, 2011

Running is arguably one of the oldest, if not the oldest, form of cardio exercise humans have known. Trends in running have evolved from barefoot and hunting for prey to high-tech, arch supporting sneakers on cushioned tracks, back to barefoot and hunting for faster times coupled with exciting terrain. Austin makes finding fun and refreshing terrain to run on easy. With so many Austin running trails found in and around the city, it’s not difficult to find the ideal training ground for a running race preparation.

Races happen frequently both in Austin and in neighboring cities, often benefiting local charities. Lance Armstrong sponsors the Austin Marathon, known as the 26 for 26, since it supports 26 local charities, including Blue Dog Rescue, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area, Spirit Reins, and the Ronald McDonald House. Local businesses like RunTex offer personalized race training for a runner interested in running anything from a 3k to a full marathon.

Below is a list of upcoming Austin races and running events:

·        11-24-11: Thunderclouds Turkey Trot Run

·        12-03-11: Run Like the Wind – The Schrodi Training Fund

·        12-04-11: Jingle Bell Run benefiting Mothers Against Drunk Driving

·        12-18-11: Austin Reindeer Run 5k and Kids K

·        01-21-12: Austin Gorilla Run

·        02-04-12: The Color Run

·        03-23-12: The Statesman Cap 10k

·        03-31-12: St. James Mission 5k

·        04-15-12: Austin 10/20

·        04-22-12: The Maze – Rogue Trail Series

·        04-29-12: Tour De Pure

·        06-23-12: Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5k

Running through Austin provides a chance to enjoy the beautiful neighborhoods, lakes, hills, parks, and trees. Letting your calves burn through the hills of Westlake and taking in the fresh air of the nature trails surrounding Steiner Ranch are both excellent terrains to prepare for an Austin race. If you’d like to find the perfect neighborhood to jump start your running or challenge it to the next level, contact an Austin realtor to help you find your happy trails.

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