37th Annual Decker Challenge Half Marathon

Come join us on Sunday, December 6 for the 2015 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 six races in the Austin Runners Club’s Distance Challenge. Net proceeds from the Distance Challenge will benefit The Trail Foundation.

Call Your Shot!

New for 2015, we are excited to present the Call Your Shot competition! In the days leading up to the race, we will email a link where you can predict your finish time at Decker. The two male and female finishers that come closest to their called shot will win a free pair of shoes! Winners will be announced in the days following the race and shoes will be available for pickup at Rogue Running. In the case of a tie, the finisher that runs the most even pace for the whole race will be the winner.

The Course

We are a USATF-certified half marathon course. We will have six water and sports drink stops along the course, approximately every two miles. See course and elevation maps. The course will stay open for four hours.

Rules

Runners are permitted to run with music. To ensure the safety of yourself and other runners, please be aware of your surroundings.

Running with a stroller is discouraged. Participation by runners under the age of 16 is discouraged, though exceptions can be made. Please notify vicepresident@austinrunners.org for exceptions.

If you plan on racing in a wheelchair, please read our wheelchair policy and contact vicepresident@austinrunners.org so we can assure your safe participation.

Packet pickup

Packet pickup will be on Friday, December 4 and Saturday, December 5 at Rogue Running (410 Pressler St). There will be race day packet pickup at the Travis County Expo Center, but we highly encourage you to get your race packet early!

Awards

We will be presenting awards to top 3 male and female finishers in the following categories: Overall, Masters, and Age Group. Make sure to stick around for the awards ceremony to receive your award!

Parking

There will be plenty of parking on the Expo Center grounds close to both the Start/Finish and the Banquet Hall. Enter the grounds through the main entrance off Decker Lane and follow parking volunteers’ directions.

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.)

Questions

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

Presented by

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Date

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Race starts at 8 am

Location

Travis County Expo Center 7311 Decker Ln Austin, TX 78724

Race Day Schedule

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

Course Details

Past Results

Decker Challenge Half Marathon was last modified: July 3rd, 2015 by ARC Information