40th Annual ARC Daisy 5k
Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with the 40th running of Austin’s oldest 5k! The Daisy 5k will be held at Camp Mabry.
We’ll run rain or shine, although start times may be delayed if there is lightning in the area. Check the Facebook event page for the latest weather updates.
Proceeds of the Daisy 5k will benefit Marathon Kids.
The Daisy Kids Mile will be a full mile on the same track that the military uses for their time trials! We welcome all kids 12 and under to take part. Every participant will get a shirt and a medal!
New for this year, we’re introducing the Daisy Dash! It’s one loop around Camp Mabry’s military precision 1-mile track with an official chip time. There aren’t many timed mile races in town so this will be a unique event to test your speed!
Does one mile sound too short? Run both the Daisy 5k and the Daisy Dash Mile to complete the Daisy Challenge. Special combo price when you register for both.
We’ve added a new competitive element to the Daisy 5k — a cross country style Team Challenge! The Daisy 5k was originally an all women’s race, and we wanted to keep that spirit alive by having a coed competition. Participation in the team challenge is optional, but why not grab some friends and join the fun? Check out the full rules here.
Packet Pickup will be available at Rogue Running ( 410 Pressler St.) at the following times:
- Thursday, May 25th
- Friday, May 26th
Race day packet pick-up will only be available to out-of-towners or race day registrants, starting at 6:30AM.
VIP Tent Access
While all participants will receive post-race snacks and water from Whole Foods, the VIP tent with catering from Serranos will be open to those who raise at least $75 to support Marathon Kids. To get started, go to Donate > Become a Fundraiser on the event registration site. The top fundraiser will receive special recognition during the awards ceremony.
We will be presenting awards to the top male and female finishers in the following categories: Overall, Masters, and Age Group. We will also have awards for fastest team and faster masters team.
Today’s generation of children have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Only 1 in 5 children receive the recommended amount of physical activity per day, leading to health problems, poor behavior, and low self-esteem.
Marathon Kids is on a mission to change that. By introducing children to running at a young age, they’re more likely to develop positive associations with physical activity, to see themselves as capable and strong, to improve their confidence, and to remain active for life! Running is more than just fun — it is a catalyst for change!
Want to save 15% on your Daisy 5k registration? Consider becoming a member of Austin Runners Club! As a member of ARC (a local non-profit since 1974) you’ll be privvy to a plethora of discounts on running gear, health & fitness services, and local race registrations. At just $30/year for individual or $40/year for family, the membership practically pays for itself!
To take advantage of the Daisy 5k Discount for ARC Members, simply sign up for ARC MEMBERSHIP HERE. Once you are registered, you’ll be given access to the Discount Code needed for Daisy Registration. (You must register as an ARC Member before registering for the Daisy 5k in order to redeem the discount code.)
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Saturday, May 27, 2017
2200 West 35th Street
Austin, TX 78763
Please enter on Maintenance Drive off West 35th Street and be prepared to show your ID at the security gate.
Race Day Schedule
- 6:30 AM – Race day registration opens
- 7:45 AM – Registration closes
- 7:45 AM – Kids Mile start
- 8:00 AM – Daisy 5k start
- 8:45 AM – Awards ceremony
- 9:15 AM – Daisy Dash Mile