Saturday, May 28, 2016
5K and Kids Mile
39th Annual ARC Daisy 5k
Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with the 39th running of Austin’s oldest 5k! The Daisy 5k will held at Camp Mabry.
The Daisy Kids Mile will be a full mile on the same track that the military uses for their time trials! We welcome all kids 12 and under to take part. Every participant will get a shirt and a medal!
Net proceeds of the Daisy 5k will benefit Marathon Kids.
We’ve added a new competitive element to the Daisy 5k — a cross country style Team Challenge! The Daisy 5k was originally an all women’s race, and we wanted to keep that spirit alive by having a coed competition. Participation in the team challenge is optional, but why not grab some friends and join the fun?
- Each team must have at least 5 and no more than 7 members
- Each team must have at least 2 male and 2 female members
- To qualify as a masters team, all team members must be 40 or older.
During registration, you will have the option to create a team or join an existing team.
Creating a team
- Choose your division: Open or Masters. To qualify as a Masters team, all team members must be at least 40 years old.
- Choose your team name: The first team member to register chooses the team name and has the option of setting a password. Any participant will be able to join a team that does not have a password.
- Recruit your team: Give your friends the team name (and password, if you have one) so they can join you!
Join an existing team
- During registration, search for your team’s name and enter the password if there is one.
Remember, teams may have no more than 7 members and must have at least 2 male and 2 female members.
Points are awarded to the individual runners of eligible teams, equal to the position in which they cross the finish line (first place gets 1 point, second place gets 2 points, etc.).
The team score is the point total from the team’s top 2 male members, top 2 female members, and the next fastest finisher (either male or female).
The team with the lowest score wins!
We will have awards to recognize the fastest team and the fastest masters team. In order to qualify as a masters team, all team members must be 40 or older. Each member of the fastest overall team will win a free pair of 361 Degrees running shoes!
Packet Pickup will be available at Rogue Running ( 410 Pressler St.) at the following times:
- Thursday, May 26th: 5PM-8PM
- Friday, May 27th: 1PM-5PM
Race day packet pick-up will only be available to out-of-towners or race day registrants, starting at 6:30AM.
VIP Tent Access
While all participants will receive post-race snacks and water from Whole Foods, the VIP tent with catering from Serranos will be open to those who raise at least $75 to support Marathon Kids. To get started, go to Donate > Become a Fundraiser on the event registration site. The top fundraiser will receive special recognition during the awards ceremony.
We will be presenting awards to the top male and female finishers in the following categories: Overall, Masters, and Age Group. We will also have awards for fastest team and faster masters team.
Today’s generation of children have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Only 1 in 5 children receive the recommended amount of physical activity per day, leading to health problems, poor behavior, and low self-esteem.
Marathon Kids is on a mission to change that. By introducing children to running at a young age, they’re more likely to develop positive associations with physical activity, to see themselves as capable and strong, to improve their confidence, and to remain active for life! Running is more than just fun — it is a catalyst for change!
Want to save $5 on your Daisy 5k registration? Consider becoming a member of Austin Runners Club! As a member of ARC (a local non-profit since 1974) you’ll be privvy to a plethora of discounts on running gear, health & fitness services, and local race registrations. At just $30/year for individual or $40/year for family, the membership practically pays for itself!
To take advantage of the Daisy 5k Discount for ARC Members, simply sign up for ARC MEMBERSHIP HERE. Once you are registered, you’ll be given access to the Discount Code needed for Daisy Registration. (You must register as an ARC Member before registering for the Daisy 5k in order to redeem the discount code.)
Did we miss something? Please contact the Race Director Elaine Chung firstname.lastname@example.org.