New 5K races pop up every week like mushrooms after spring rains, but 10Ks are less common. You can count the number of Austin 10Ks on one hand.
But fortunately, we have a new one coming soon, and it looks like a great one. The Longhorn Run 10K and two-mile races that unavailable to runners, will take place on Saturday, May 1, starting in front of the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at the University of Texas campus.
The two-mile race begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 10K race starts at 9 a.m. Both races go through west and north campus, and culminate in the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
“We have been working closely with Nike and RunTex to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience and wants to run again next year,” Race Director Liam O’Rourke (Senior, Plan I – History) said.
Runners will receive a Nike race shirt, which will serve as their ticket into the post-race celebration.
Proceeds from the race will go to the Excellence Fund, a Student Government endowment dedicated to student projects and programs. The purpose of the endowment is to give students the resources to make a difference on campus, in the community and around the world. In 2009, the Excellence Fund committee allocated $5,000 to students.