Things I like Thursday: Daisy 5K

The Austin Runners Club hosts its 34th annual Daisy 5K (oldest 5K in Austin area!).  The Round Rock Premium Outlets will once again be the site for the Austin Runners Club’s 5K event.  We’re going back to some traditions this year, and we’re also bringing some new ideas.  That is why this year is the Dukes and Daisies 5K.  In the past, there have been times when Daisy was a women’s only race held on Mother’s Day.  Over the years men have been welcome to join to celebrate the women in their lives and to allow families to run together. Dukes and Daisies 2011 will feature running events for the whole family and will move back to the traditional Mother’s Day schedule.

Daisy will still offer the special amenities that Moms will enjoy, like a stroller division and a separate women’s start.  And in keeping with the family friendly theme, participants that wish to run with their leashed dogs are welcome, but for consideration of all runners are directed to line up with their pets at the back of the final race start.

Running with headphones or audio equipment is allowed, but strongly discouraged due to consideration for the safety of all runners, walkers and wheelchair participants.

The Daisy Kids K is for kids of all ages.  Parents are welcome to run with their children (for free) or along the side of the course.

Come on out for this great annual event and Austin tradition.  ARC and Georgetown Runners Club members benefit from discounted registration rates–contact your club for more information.  Central Texas area Weight Watchers members will also receive a discount and participation will count toward the 2011 WW “Walk It Challenge” (comment or email me for details on the code).

Cost:

5K Timed $28.00 ($30 on race day)

Kids K $10.00

Online registration available here: Daisy 5K Registration

Packet pickup is available at the following locations and hours

May 6th – Friday – 11am -7pm

RunTex Far West location – 3616 Far West Blvd Suite 120 Austin, TX  78731

RunTex Riverside location – 422 West Riverside Drive  Austin, TX  78704

May 7th — Saturday-  10am – 6pm

RunTex Far West location – 3616 Far West Blvd Suite 120 Austin, TX  78731

RunTex Riverside location – 422 West Riverside Drive  Austin, TX  78704

May 8th, Race Day – 6am – 7:45am  Round Rock Premium Outlet

*Late registration is available at packet pickup.

Race Shirt

All participants will receive a short sleeved technical tee.

Volunteering

All great races need great volunteers.  We can use your help before and during the race for a variety of roles.  Let us know what you want to do and we can make it happen!  Contact volunteer@austinrunners.org and we can work it out!

Race Date and Time

Sunday, May 8th 2011

Wheelchair Start – 7:55 AM

Timed Women Start – 8:00 AM

Timed Men Start – 8:03 AM

5K Awards – 8:45 AM

Kids K Start – 9:15 AM

Location and Course

Round Rock Premium Outlets®

4401 N. IH-35

Round Rock, TX 78664

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