What: Austin Mile Challenge (benefiting Back the Track) is YOUR chance to test yourself in one of the ultimate ways - how fast can YOU run a mile (when you train)?! The challenge runs from June 9th to August 19th, and culminates in a celebration of the Mile - one of the great benchmarks in human sports - at Austin High Track. Join a training group, grab a buddy, put in a summer’s worth of sweat, tears, and speed-work, and JOIN US as you compete against runners in your age group to see what your best mile time can be.
When: August 19th, 2017
Where/Location: Austin High School Track - 2100 Stephen F. Austin Drive, 78723 (See map <=)
Why: The goal of the Austin Mile Challenge is to raise money to improve the Austin High School track. The AHS track is one of the most popular public-use tracks in the city of Austin, due to its close proximity to the famous Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike trail and downtown Austin. Resurfacing and remaking the track will attract more visitors to the area, and give the community another facility at which to host major track & field meets. The improvements will also greatly benefit the greater Austin running and fitness communities.
Under 10, 10-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Sub elite: Woman under 6min
Elite women: under 5:30min
Sub elite Men: under 5:00min
Elite men : under 4:30min
We will run from oldest to the youngest. We will be running heats. The meet will be on a rolling schedule.
We will also be hosting a running club competition, pitting the various amazing Austin training groups against one another for the title of Austin’s Fastest Running Club. The categories will be:
Young Punks (fastest 5 men and women 34 and under from each team)
Foagies (fastest 5 men and women 35-49 from each team)
Old F**kers (fastest 5 men and women over 50 from each team). Times will be added cross-country-style (5 fastest men’s times will be added together, etc) to calculate the winning teams in each division.
Event Start: 6:30am
Registration begins : 6/8/2017. Last day to register: 8/16/2017 at midnight. No late registration will be accepted. Deadline for registration to receive a t-shirt is August 2nd.
Awards: Prizes will be awarded to first 3 in every age category, plus Club champions.