Austin Runs You Might Like - October

Austin Runs You Might Like - October

Here are a few runs in the Austin area that you may want to consider running this October.


Run Free Texas 80’s 8k

Date: October 8, 2017
Distance: 8k

Nostalgic for the '80s? Now you can run like it's 1989 with the Run Free Texas 80's. This is an 8K race, on a flat, fast, USATF certified course. Hair spray your hair tall, find your best neon and wear your hot pants - this is going to be one race you won't forget!

>Learn more about the Run Free Texas 80's 8k


The Haunted Half 

Date: October 15, 2017
Distance: Half Marathon, 5k, and Kids Run

Earn your candy this Halloween, and join the over 2000 participants near the haunted waters of Walter E. Long Lake for the Haunted Half Marathon, 5K, and Boneshaker kid's run. Run an amazing course, indulge in the costumes, the music, and the scenery. If you survive the course join the Haunted Halloween Party at the finish line. 

>Learn more about The Haunted Half 


Hill Country Halloween Half

Date: October 28, 2017
Distance: Half Marathon, 5k, and Kids Run

While costumes are optional at this half marathon and 5k, you are guaranteed to have a good time. You will create lasting memories at this Halloween themed event and its fun for the whole family. Bring the kids for a unique Kids Run that encourages them to run before race day race.

>Learn more about the Hill Country Halloween Half


Aga Khan Foundation Run

Date: October 29, 2017
Distance: 5k and Kids Run

Aga Khan Foundation National Walk/Run is a public event to raise unrestricted funds and educate people about global poverty. The Austin event features a 5k run as well as a 1k trick or trot fun run.

>Learn more about the Aga Khan Foundation Run

OCR & Fun Runs

Bubble Run

Date: October 7, 2017
Distance: 5k ish fun run

At this fun bubbly run participants run, walk, dance and play across 3 miles of absolute awesome! Each kilometer, participants will run through the Foam Bogs where there is enough colored foam to cover you from head to toe! Each of the four Foam Bogs along the course are represented by different colored foam, so make sure you make it to the finish to get all the colors.

>Learn more about Bubble Run 

Zombie Charge 

Date: October 21, 2017
Distance: 5k ish Mud Run

Zombie Charge is a 5K mud run filled with obstacles and the most dangerous ones being the zombies waiting for the runners on the course. Sign up as a zombie or a runner. If you survive join the safe zone festival and party as you hear live music, visit with vendors, eat good food, enjoy a beverage or take selfies with well trained zombies.

>Learn more about Zombie Charge

Looking for More Races?

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Published on Sep 12, 2017