WHY RUN FOR THE WATER?:
Now in its eighth year, Run for the Water presented by Keller Williams Realty is the second largest road race in central Texas from May-November. The event is solely produced by and benefits the Gazelle Foundation, an Austin-based non-profit improving the lives of citizens of Burundi, Africa, through the building of water systems. Simply by registering to run, you are providing access to clean water for one Burundian for life.
Participants have the option to run or walk the 10-Mile, 5K, Kids K and Global Run. Our award-winning event has been recognized by numerous publications, including the Austin Chronicle, Austin Fit Magazine, and Austin American-Statesman.
All races start/finish at the First Street Bridge in downtown Austin, Texas. The 10-mile starts at 7:00 AM, 5K at 7:15 AM and Kids K at 9:00 AM. Ample parking is available on the street and in several parking garages, including One Texas Center (505 Barton Springs Rd), Palmer Events Center ($7.00), and the Austin American Statesman on Congress Ave.
Sunrise on race day is 7:05 AM. Average weather at sunrise is 51 degrees with afternoon highs averaging 72 degrees. Dating back to 2009 the average temperature has been 52 degrees at the start.
Online entry is the only method of signing up to participate. The Gazelle Foundation has partnered with Event Data Solutions to assist us with online registration. To register for the race, you will be redirected to EDS's secure website. We partner with them for their professional service and security of your information. EDS does not store nor share your data. Learn more: EVENT DATA SOLUTIONS.
10 MILE - $39 (until Sept 23), $49 (until Oct 22), $60 (Oct 23-26)
5K - $19 (until Sept 23), $22.50 (until Oct 22), $28 (Oct 23-26)
KIDS K - $12 (until Oct 1), $15 (until Oct 22), $20 (Oct 23-26)
PACKET PICK UP:
Packet Pickup location is Jack & Adam's at 300 South Lamar Blvd. Dates and hours are:
Thu., Oct 23: 3:00-7:00 PM
Fri., Oct 24: 10:00-6:30 PM
Sat., Oct 25: 10:00-6:30 PM
RESULTS & AWARDS
The 10-Mile and 5K will utilize chip timing. Results will be available shortly following the finish and posted near the start line.
Awards will be announced at 8:45 AM for 5K Overall and Masters Winners, and 10-Miler RRCA Regional Championship Overall, Masters, Grand Masters and Grand Senior Masters divisions. While we're still putting together the final items for this year, previous years have included Mizuno gear, Soleus watches, medals, gift cards and more. Listen on race day for announcements.
Previous results can be found HERE. A link to the 2014 results will be available on the home page on race day.
ROAD RUNNERS CLUB OF AMERICA:
Road Runners Club of America has selected our event as the Southern Region 10 Mile Championship for 2014. This marks the third consecutive year for the nomination along with serving as the state championship in 2011.
Since 1958, the RRCA has awarded championship events through a competitive bidding process at the National, Regional, and State level to RRCA member clubs and events to promote the sport of distance running. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run events and to award top performing runners in the open, masters (40+), grand masters (50+), and senior grand masters (60+) categories for both men and women.
AUSTIN DISTANCE CHALLENGE:
**To participate in Run for the Water you ARE NOT required to sign up for the Distance Challenge.**
The 2014 Run For The Water is race number two of the Austin Distance Challenge, a series of events culminating with the Austin Marathon in February 2015. Run For The Water participants ARE NOT required to be part of the Distance Challenge to participate.
Schedule of Events
-Run Free Texas 8k – September 14th, 2014
-Run For The Water 10 mile – October 26th, 2014
-Decker Challenge Half Marathon – December 7th, 2014
-Rogue Distance Festival 30k and 10k – January 11th, 2015
-3M Half Marathon – January 25th, 2015
-Austin Marathon & Half Marathon – February 15th, 2015
More information is available at AUSTIN DISTANCE CHALLENGE.