39th Annual Decker Challenge

Half Marathon

Come join us on Sunday, December 10th at 8 AM for the 2017 running of this classic Austin race around beautiful Decker Lake in east Austin. Each registrant receives a technical race shirt and each finisher receives a highly-coveted Decker Challenge finisher’s medal!

The Decker Challenge is the third race of five races in the Austin Runners Club’s Distance Challenge. Net proceeds from the Distance Challenge will benefit The Trail Foundation.

Be sure to check out our Race Info page for more details.

Packet pickup

Packet pickup will be at the following locations and times:

  • Friday, 12/8: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ Sleep Number (3310 W Braker Ln #100)
  • Saturday, 12/9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm @ Rogue Running (410 Pressler St)

Race day pickup at the Travis County Expo Center will only be available to out of towners and participants that register on race day. All other participants must pick up their race packet prior to the race.

Note: Brown Santa 5k packet pick up is race day only.


Interested in helping out on race day or at packet pickup? Please sign up here. Your help makes this event possible!

Join ARC!

Want to save $10 on Decker Challenge 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, the membership practically pays for itself!

To take advantage of the Decker Challenge 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 Decker Registration. (You must register as an ARC Member before registering for the Decker Challenge in order to redeem the discount code.)


Be sure to check out our Race Info and FAQs for further questions. If we’ve missed something, please contact race director Elaine Chung at vicepresident@austinrunners.org

2017 Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor for Decker? Please contact vicepresident@austinrunners.org








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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Race starts at 8 am


Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Ln Austin, TX 78724

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Race Day Schedule

8:00 am: Decker Challenge Start
8:15 am: Brown Santa 5k
9:15 am: Brown Santa awards ceremony
10:30 am: Decker Challenge awards ceremony
12:00 pm: Decker course closes





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Past Results