Aug 30th–CrossFit Classics: Zilker Relays
Event: Run & Races
CrossFit Central and CrossFit Austin are taking on an Austin classic for the CrossFit Classics in August. The Zilker Relays are an Austin tradition not to be missed. This is a night full of fun, local food and beer, music and oh yeah, a little bit of running. via ZilkerRelays.com Every Zilker Relay is a [...]
CrossFit Central and CrossFit Austin are taking on an Austin classic for the CrossFit Classics in August. The Zilker Relays are an Austin tradition not to be missed. This is a night full of fun, local food and beer, music and oh yeah, a little bit of running.
Every Zilker Relay is a 10 mile”ish” event, depending on the venue. Teams are comprised of 4 runners, each running approximately 2.5 mile”ish” out and back laps from one central festival/transition area. The team concept of the Zilker Relays is not unique, but the combination of a relay, festival home base, drinks and music, make this experience a favorite for runners of all calibers and ages. You don’t have to train like a marathoner for this one. All you have to do is be willing to run/jog/walk/stroll 2.5 miles, enjoy live music and great food and get 3 (unforutnately you need to create your teams of 4, not us!) of your siblings/kids/buddies/colleagues to come join you for this unique running experience.
@ Zilker Park
Friday, August 30th
6:00pm – 9:00pm
$40 per team member until July 18th
$45 per team member between July 19th and August 15th
$50 per team member between August 16th and race night
$15 per team member until July 18th
$20 per team member between July 19th and August 15th
$25 per team member between August 16th and race night
If you’re the first to register, create a great team name for your team. You can register all four members if you’re that generous or you lost a bet, or you can just let them know the awesome team name you create and they will be able to select that team when they register.
New this year…We have very limited space to allow you to bring your own team/company/backyard 10′X10′ tent. For $50 we will allot you your very own space within our great live music transition area. Please select that option at check out an we will reach out with the details. You will need to provide the required leg weights for the venue.
What is Zilker?
Zilker Relays was founded in 2002 by Paul Perrone, owner of The Genesis Agency – an Austin based business that represents premium brands within the running, triathlon, cycling and outdoor industry. He gathered the help of a few friends with a desire to create something unique for the Austin running community.
“One summer evening I was running in Zilker Park while the sun was setting: I stopped and thought, what a great venue for a relay, party and concert,” states Perrone. “I believe we have set the bar very high in Austin for what a participant receives for their entry fee.” In addition to a great run, participants are treated to live music during the relay and beer garden after the event. We like to reinforce the “fun factor” that running can bring into a person’s life. Running doesn’t always have to be a solo effort and racing doesn’t always have to be focused on individual achievement.”
Given Zilker Park, home to the world famous Austin City Limits® Music Festival, allowed us to create such an amazing event in Austin for the past 10 years, we decided it would be best to keep the name and bring it to a city near you!
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