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September 2023 – February 2024

Austin-Area Races

Full Track
Half Track

The Austin Distance Challenge is a series of the most prestigious local running events starting in the fall and leading up to the Ascension Seton Austin Half or Full Marathon in February. The races increase in distance as the series progresses, making the series a natural component of many Austin runners’ training. In its 27th year, the Distance Challenge is powered by the Austin Runners Club.

The Races

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Take a look at our event photo albums of current and past races


Check out the standings for this year and past seasons