35th Annual Decker Challenge and Brown Santa 5K/Kids K

Registration is open! To register, visit https://www.edsregistration.com/events/39
Austin's grassroots half marathon, put on by Austin runners for Austin runners.

The Decker Challenge is an Austin Runners Club event presented by Rogue Running. This is one of six races in the Austin Fit Magazine Distance Challenge.

Time and Date

Sunday, December 8
6:30-7:45am Race Day Packet Pick-Up for Half Marathoners
6:30-8:00am Race Day Packet Pick-Up for 5K Runners
8:00 am Decker Challenge Half Marathon Race Start
8:15 am Brown Santa 5k Race Start
10:00am Awards Ceremony
10:15 am Kids K
12:00pm Half Marathon Course Closes

As mentioned above, race day packet pickup will be available from 6:30am-7:45am for half marathon participants and 6:30am-8:00am for 5k runners. The half marathon begins at 8:00am and the Brown Santa 5k goes off at 8:15am.

Awards for the half marathon and the Brown Santa 5k will be held in the Banquet Hall at 10:00am. A raffle including some great prizes will be held in conjunction with the awards ceremony, so stick around as you have to be present to win! The always adorable Kids’ K will be held immediately after the conclusion of the awards ceremony.
The course closes at 12pm, meaning that any runner who chooses to finish the race after that time will be running at his or her own risk. After 12:00pm, the roads will reopen, the water stops will be picked up, and the finish line will begin breaking down (or, rather, we will begin taking it down, it’s not like it falls apart on its own!).

Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724


Gift certificates from presenting sponsor Rogue Running

Post-Race Celebration
There will be food and beverages in the Banquet Hall after the race.

After you’ve gotten your massage and grabbed something to eat, be sure to visit Santa Claus, who will be making a rare Expo appearance during this busy time of year, and then stick around for the awards ceremony at 10am.

The Austin Runners Club reserves the right to bar any individual from participating in the Decker Challenge at the discretion of the President, Race Director, or other authorized individual or committee.


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