Beginner Friendly Running Events in Austin

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JUL13
Austin Music 5K

Austin, TX is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and, for good reason. It's unique and diverse culture offers something for everyone, and the city's many nicknames prove it ; The Capital of Texas, Silicon Hills, The Live Music Capital of the World, The City of Violet Crown, Bat City, The People's Republic of Texas, and its mantra 'Keep Austin Weird' or depending on who you ask 'Don't Move Here'. The city differs from the rest of Texas in many ways than one, including it's diehard dedication to fitness and a healthy lifestyle, making it a perfect home for City Running Tours. Our group runs, personalized runs, and organized runs will lead you all over Austin including the Downtown area, University of Texas, South Congress neighborhood, Greenbelt Trails, East Side neighborhood and many more! City Running Tours also offers several beer-themed runs so you can enjoy some of Austin's delicious local brews while seeing the city. Sweat, sightsee, and be social! Sign up for our popular group runs or customize your own run below.

$25
Austin Music 5K
JUL28
Hops and Grain Brewery 5k Tour

A partnership that will make both beer lovers and passionate runners weep tears of joy, City Running Tours Austin and the Hops and Grain Brewery have collaborated in creating the Hops and Grain Brewery 5k. We will explore 6th Streets rich history as well as its current live music scene, haunted hotspots, and world-famous watering holes that will all culminate with a tour of the Hops and Grain Brewery itself and some well earned samples of locally brewed beer.

$30
Hops and Grain Brewery 5k Tour
SEP14
Hops and Grain Brewery 5K Tour

A partnership that will make both beer lovers and passionate runners weep tears of joy, City Running Tours Austin and the Hops and Grain Brewery have collaborated in creating the Hops and Grain Brewery 5k. We will explore 6th Streets rich history as well as its current live music scene, haunted hotspots, and world-famous watering holes that will all culminate with a tour of the Hops and Grain Brewery itself and some well earned samples of locally brewed beer.

$30
Hops and Grain Brewery 5K Tour
SEP28
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Austin

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Austin features a 5K run/walk, 1 mile walk, Kids' Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly post-race celebration. Participants will receive tech shirts, free food, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer.

$15 - $30
ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk - Austin
JUN29
RUN, White & Blue 5K and 1K Fun Run
Bastrop, TX, United States

Join us for the 3rd Annual RUN, White and Blue 5K and Fun Run to kick off the 2019 Bastrop Patriotic Festival hosted by the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce! Bastrop celebrates Independence Day with an annual Patriotic Festival, which kicks off with the 5K and Fun Run and continues with live music.

$10
RUN, White & Blue 5K and 1K Fun Run
JUL6
Firecracker Flight Austin
Georgetown, TX, United States

Join us for the annual Firecracker Flight. An Independence Day themed run that will be a perfect way to celebrate Freedom for the whole family. The fun includes great swag (designer shirt, custom medal for every participant), chip-timing, live results and awards, free photos, costume contest, free kids dash, face painting, great post-race food, and plenty of fun activities. Grab your friends and family and come join us. You are not going to want to miss this one!

$23
Firecracker Flight Austin
SEP21
St. Jude Walk/Run Austin
Round Rock, TX, United States

Join us for the St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. Let's end childhood cancer. Together.

$10 - $20
St. Jude Walk/Run Austin
AUG10
Michelle’s Hot Peeps Beat CC
Taylor, TX, United States

Join us for this regional event benefitting the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation while bringing awareness to this insidious, silent killer. Bile duct cancer, with 20,000 new cases a year, is increasing in children and adults 4% per year and no one knows why. Often labeled a silent disease because most times the signs and symptoms go unnoticed until the cancer is in the advanced stage. Michelle was taken in the prime of her life following a heroic five-month battle leaving a new husband and 2 kids. Help us fund research to find the cause, detection, and treatments which work. Cant wait to see you at the family-friendly event hosted by Michelles family and friends in Taylor, Texas. Lets get individuals, families, and friends all out to the starting line on race day for a great time celebrating life and family.

$15 - $25
Michelle’s Hot Peeps Beat CC
OCT19
Spooky Sprint Austin
Cedar Park, TX, United States

Join us for the annual Spooky Sprint, a Halloween themed run that is perfect for the whole family. The fun includes great swag (designer shirt, custom medal), chip-timing, live results and awards, free photos, costumes, free kids dash, great post-race food, and plenty of fun activities. Grab your friends and family you are not going to want to miss this one!

$22 - $34
Spooky Sprint Austin
NOV16
Pflugerville Pets Alive! 5K and Dog Jog
Pflugerville, TX, United States

You can help save the lives of homeless animals by signing up to participate in the Dog Jog and 5K Run, or by making a donation in support of the event. The days activities consist of a competitive 5K Run, a leisurely 1-mile Dog Jog, Pet Costume Contest, Awards Ceremony, Pet Friendly Vendors and other activities. All proceeds benefit the pets awaiting homes or medical management in the Pflugerville Pets Alive Organization. All activities take place in Pfluger Park -located at 515 City Park Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660, on November 16, 2019.

$18 - $35
Pflugerville Pets Alive! 5K and Dog Jog
OCT26
Hill Country Halloween Half Marathon
Cedar Park, TX, United States

The goal with this event was to create a memory for everyone and having a half marathon in October, having it themed around Halloween was an obvious choice. You wont want to miss this event as it will be one of your favorite races in Austin. The finish line will be a party with music, massages, entertainment and activities for kids, and of course an abundance of random prize giveaways.

$15 - $69
Hill Country Halloween Half Marathon
NOV9
T.H.E. Vets Day 5K

This fun run serves two purposes: to support the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, and to show our support for our nation's men & women in uniform - both past and present. We would love to have your support this year. So, grab a friend, coworker, Veteran or come alone.

$30
T.H.E. Vets Day 5K
JAN18
Taylor Garden Club Run for the Roses 5K
Taylor, TX, United States

5K to benefit the Taylor Garden Club and the Arthritis Foundation. Taylor Garden Club provides Scholarships for youths who are pursuing careers in ecology , horticulture, landscaping, arbor and forestry studies and other career fields relating to growing things. We also work closely with the city of Taylor and the parks system to assist with planned tree and garden plantings and maintenance.

$15 - $25
Taylor Garden Club Run for the Roses 5K
JUL20
Vern's No Frills 5K
Georgetown, TX, United States

Verns No Frills 5k is held on the third Saturday of every month.Vern's No Frills 5k logo v5. Only 3 turns on the certified course. 3.05 miles of paved trail and only 0.05 of cinders. Very fast! Very stroller friendly!! Dogs welcome with their owners on a leash.

Vern's No Frills 5K
OCT12
Blacklight Run – Austin

The Blacklight Run is none other than the brightest, most fun run with distances up to 5k out there. At the Blacklight Run we arent focused on how fast or how far you can run, what type of exercise you enjoy, or if youre an avid runner. Instead, we welcome any and all participants looking for a glowing good time. Whether you sprint it, run it, or walk it, we dont care! We simply want you to enjoy it. These three miles will be the best three miles youve ever spent with your friends and familywe promise.

$40
Blacklight Run – Austin
OCT12
Bubble Run – Austin

If youve done a traditional 5K, you know they can be a bit lackluster. But the BUBBLE RUN is like running through Willy Wonkas factory. Clad in white t-shirts, adults, kids and strollers run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute fun! Waves start every 3-5 minutes. Then, at each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe!

$40
Bubble Run – Austin
SEP8
Brain Power 5K/10K
Cedar Park, TX, United States

The Brain Power 5K, 10K, Survivor Stride & Kids Run is Central Texas' Race Against Brain Cancer funding brain cancer research, recognizing brain tumor survivors and remembering loved ones lost to this devastating disease. The 8th Annual Brain Power event is proud to continually benefit the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation for Brain Cancer Research at MD Anderson Cancer Center as well as local efforts in our Central Texas brain tumor community.

Brain Power 5K/10K
DEC14
Jingle Bell Run - Austin

The Arthritis Foundations Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. Its where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD. Together, well jingle all the way to a cure and have a fantastic time every step we take! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk. Get your jingle on and spread the Spirit of Yes: Yes to having fun and celebrating what you love. Yes to living life to the fullest. Yes to conquering arthritis for good. 100% of your registration fee and fundraising go to a great cause!

Jingle Bell Run - Austin
DEC29
Rockin Resolution Race
Round Rock, TX, United States

Finish this year strong. Begin next year stronger. Come run or walk a 20 mile, 10 mile, 5K or Kids K race! Perfect for runners or walkers of all abilities! This scenic course is beautiful with smooth surfaces and minimal turns. Throughout the race there will be New Years themed festivities for a truly fun, unique race experience. The race location is easily accessed and there is ample parking for participants and visitors.

Rockin Resolution Race

What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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