Ready to race? All-comers track meet will help fund Austin High track improvements

John Conley, former director of the Austin Marathon, walks on the track at Austin High School. An all-comers track meet this weekend will raise money to renovate the track.
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Thinking of entering an all-comers track meet?

Anyone is invited to participate in this Saturday’s Back the Track Relays at Austin High School, 1715 Cesar Chavez Street. Proceeds will help fund the resurfacing and renovation for the school’s track and field, long a popular place for the local runners to train.

Registration closes at 7 p.m. today. The meet starts at 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information go here.

The USATF-sanctioned event will include 50-meter, 200-meter, 800-meter, 400-meter and 100-meter races, the long jump, and a 1-mile run dubbed the Austin Mile Challenge.

Entry fee is $15, plus an additional $5 for youth and $10 for adults who also enter the Austin Mile Challenge. All proceeds will go to the Back The Track account at the AISD Office of Innovation and Development. For more information go here.

The meet is capped at 175 registrants (no cap for the Austin Mile Challenge). Participants are limited to three events. No refunds or adding events the day of the meet.

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