Central Austin: 2012 Texas Round-Up 5K & Family Mile, Saturday April 28th!

April 5, 2012by Brian Talley

Texas Roundup 5k 2012, Austin racesWHAT: Austinites, are you ready to round everybody up to get fit and support a good cause?  It’s time for the 6th annual Texas Round-Up 5K and Family Mile in beautiful Central Austin! Families from Barton Creek West to Belterra are signing up.

WHY: The Texas Round-Up is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire Texans to take control of their health and build a lifestyle that includes fitness. Each year, it organizes the Texas Round-Up 5K and Family Mile to provide that inspiration.

Texas Round-Up 2012 Route“We also work with organizations throughout Texas to help their members and employees take that first step towards healthy living,” adds volunteer Christine Graves. Proceeds from the Texas Round-Up 5K and Family Mile event are donated to Texas public elementary schools to promote opportunities for youth to participate in sports and fitness.

WHEN: On Saturday morning on April 28th, the Texas Round-Up (TRU) will hold three race events. For all events, strollers are welcome; however, pets are not allowed. Start times are as follows.

Saturday, April 28th

8:00 a.m          A chip-timed 5K Run or Walk

8:00 a.m          An untimed 5K Run or Walk

9:30 a.m.         A Family Mile Walk

WHERE: All events will start and finish on N. Congress Avenue directly in front of The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (between 17th and 18th streets). The Family Walk course even includes a stroll around the state capitol building!

PARKING: Free parking is available at the State of Texas parking garages located off Trinity Street between 12th St. and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. There is also ample on-street parking in the vicinity of the capitol complex. Meter parking downtown on Saturday is FREE!

COST: Registration for the 5K costs between $30 and $40, depending on when you register and if you choose to be timed. Registration for the Family Mile costs between $8 and $12.

Austin running racesREGISTRATION:  To register beforehand, visit them online or visit The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum during business hours on Friday, April 27th. Or, wake up early on raceday and register at the starting line between 6 and 7:30 a.m.!

Questions? Feel free to visit TRU online, or email info@texasroundup.org.

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