Zilker Relays kicks off fall running season on Sept. 8

Pam LeBlanc, Jody Seaborn, Mercedes Orten and Chris Thibert jump before the 2014 Zilker Relays. Photo by Chris LeBlanc

Fall must be coming after all.

The Zilker Relays traditionally kicks off the fall racing season in Austin, and this year’s race is set for Friday, Sept. 8. Teams of four run a cumulative 10-mile race around Zilker Park, with each athlete logging a 2.5-mile loop. Afterward, everyone gets food from Taco Deli and live music by the Staylyns.

Registration is open now. Entry fee is $45 per person, but that cost goes up by $5 on Aug. 15. To sign up, go here.

Go Little Leggies Go member Paige Price, left, with her friends Kiara Mallen and Skye Culver before the Zilker Relays. Sept 2014 photo by Pam LeBlanc

The event is capped at 300 teams, and more than 200 have already registered.

The Kids Relay starts at 6 p.m. The full relay begins at 6:30 p.m. Runners doing the third and fourth laps should bring headlamps.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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