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The Run for the Water is produced by and benefits the Gazelle Foundation. Thanks to participation in the last five years we have been able to provide over 11,500 Burundians with access to clean water for their remainder of their life through the implementation of water systems. For every registrant in the race the Gazelle Foundation is able to provide clean water to one additional person in Burundi. For life.  

To learn more about what we do, visit www.gazellefoundation.com/projects. 

Race Details

  • REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, JULY 9TH, 2012.

  • The 2012 Fundraising Incentives is a program to give you, the runner, an opportunity to have your friends and family support you in your journey and learn more of the work the Gazelle Foundation does. Click the tab above for more information and how to participate!

  • Runners in the 10-miler and 5K will receive technical race shirts and Kids 1K runners will receive a cotton shirt. More Gazelle Foundation gear will be available for sale at the Gazelle Foundation booth. All proceeds directly benefit the Foundation and it's charitable efforts in Burundi and central Texas.

  • We'll have Icelandic Glacial Water and NUUN on hand at the start/finish area thanks to their generous sponsorship.

  • Road Runners Club of America has named us the South Region 10-Mile Championship for 2012. 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. For more information, check the RRCA tab in the top right corner of your screen.

  • Awards will be announced at 8:30 AM for 5K Overall and Masters Winners, and 10-Miler RRCA State Championship Overall, Masters, Grand Masters and Grand Senior Masters divisions. After awards are announced, all age group awards may be claimed at the awards table. This year they will be comprised of gear from Mizuno, Adidas, medals, and trophies. Listen on race day for announcements.

General Info | 10-Miler Info | 5K Info | Kids K Info | Community info

General Information

Date: Sunday October 28, 2012

Events: 10-Miler, 5K and Kids K

Location: All races start/finish at the First Street Bridge.

Start Times: Each event starts at a different time. 10-miler racers start at 7 AM and 5K at 7:15 to minimize traffic concerns. The Kids K begins at 9:00AM. Details for all races are below.

Weather: Sunrise on race day is 7:05 AM. Average weather at sunrise is 51 degrees with afternoon highs averaging 72 degrees. It was 52 degrees for the 2011 Run For The Water.

Parking: Ample parking is available on the street and in several parking garages. Parking will be available at One Texas Center (505 Barton Springs Rd), Palmer Events Center ($7.00), and the Austin American Statesman on Congress Ave. (The Statesman is still in the works but likely.)

Street Closures: Cesar Chavez will be closed between Mopac and Guadalupe St. starting at 4:00 AM. Runners arriving from Mopac should use 5th St. for access to the start area. Intersections along the course will close on a rolling basis. The course will be serviced by Austin Police Department officers and course marshals.
Door Hanger Notification

Registration: Registration will open on Monday, July 9th, 2012. Online entry is the only method of signing up to participate. 

Secure Registration: 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 information. Check them out here: Event Data Solutions

Race Discounts: You will be hard pressed to find any other 5K in downtown Austin offering a $17 fee. The only other 10-miler in town starts at $65 while we provide you four months at $39. 

Race Route Map: Click Here.

Packet Pickup: Packet Pickup will be held at RunTex Riverside on Friday, October 26 between 10 AM and 7 PM and Saturday, October 27 between 9 AM and 6 PM.

Only out-of-town individuals will be allowed to pick up their packet on race morning from 6:00am and 7:00am for the 10-Miler and 5K. The Kids K will be open until 8:30 AM.

Tag Timing: The 10-miler and 5K will utilize chip timing.

Race Photography: Kreutz Photography will be at the race to take pictures of participants. After the race you will be able to view and order pictures at http://www.kreutzphotography.com/ and 2007 through 2011 Run for the Water pictures are up as well.

Austin Distance Challenge: The 2012 Run For The Water is race three of the RunTex Austin Distance Challenge, a series of races that culminates with the Austin Marathon in February 2013. Run For The Water participants ARE NOT required to be part of the Distance Challenge to participate. More information on the Austin Distance Challenge is available at www.austindistancechallenge.com.

Volunteers: Volunteers are needed throughout race week for packet stuffing, packet pickup, water stops and general course cleanup. You or your service organization helping out would be of great benefit to the Gazelle Foundation. For volunteer opportunities, press the 'volunteer' tab at the top of the page info@runforthewater.com.

10-Miler Information

Start Time: 7:00am

Register Online!

Early Entry Fee: $39.00 (until September 28th)

Registration Fee: $49.00 (September 29th - October 25th)

Late Registration Fee: $60.00 (October 26th-28th)

Course:
The 10-miler course is the same as the 2009-2011 events with the start/finish line at the First Street bridge near RunTex Riverside. Course map available here. (USATF Certification: TX07033JF)
The Course begins on the South First Street Bridge and runs north to Cesar Chavez and west on Cesar Chavez to Austin High. Runners bear left on to Stephen F. Austin High and then after a short hill, turn left onto Lake Austin Blvd. Rolling hills begin as runners turn north on Exposition and then left on Enfield road. The route then winds north on Pecos through beautiful homes in west Austin before turning left on Scenic Road. After a downhill section runners climb Scenic Drive to Kennelwood, then right on Rockmoor, downhill and right again on Cherry and returning on a rolling downhill to Scenic. Once racers return to Lake Austin Blvd, the return is mostly flat - net downhill - and follows the outbound course.

Aid Stations: There will be 8 aid stations along the route.

10-Miler Awards:
Overall Male and Female
Masters Male and Female
Age Groups - 3 deep, male and female
14 and Under
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70 and Up

5K Information

Start Time: 7:15 AM

Register Online!

Early Entry Fee: $17.00 (until September 28th)

Registration Fee: $22.00 (September 29th - October 25th)

Late Registration Fee: $30.00 (October 26th-28th)

Course: The mostly flat, fast, out-and-back course starts on the First Street bridge. Runners turn left on Cesar Chavez to the Mopac on-ramp and return.

Aid Stations: There will be two aid stations on the 5K course.

Walkers: We welcome and encourage walkers to join us in the Run for the Water. Due to time restrictions and our goal to be a good neighbor along the 10-mile route, we encourage walkers to register and participate in the 5K.

5K Awards:
Overall Male and Female
Masters Male and Female
Age Groups - 3 deep, male and female
10 and Under
11-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70 and Up

Kids K Information

Start Time: 9:00AM

Register Online!

Early Entry Fee: $12.00 (until October 25)

Late Registration Fee: $15.00 (October 26-28)

Kid's K Awards: Every child participating in the Kid's K receives an award.

Course: The course is out and back on the 1st Street Bridge to Cesar Chavez and City Hall.

Extras: Kids will be led by Gilbert Tuhabonye during the event and are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. The Kid's K is a tremendous amount of fun for both kids and parents. Parents with young children are welcome to accompany their kids along the route.

Community

The Run for the Water presented by Keller Williams would not be possible without the support of the neighborhood and residents along the race route. The Run for the Water is produced by the Gazelle Foundation, a local 501(c)3 organization that implements charitable efforts to improve life for people in Burundi and offers assistance to children of our community.

In order to minimize inconveniences to residents on race morning, the race is working closely with APD and the City of Austin Transportation Department to develop a traffic plan that will allow access in and out of the race route during the event. Intersections along the route will be staffed by APD officers and they will allow traffic to cross the route when safe to do so. For details about the race route, road closures and event times please see the attached documents. If you have any further questions, please email info@gazellefoundation.com or call 512-970-5179.

Links:
Race map
Road closure map
Neighborhood notification letter
Door hanger notification
Pace Chart


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