Race Course

Rules & Restrictions

  • The 10K course will close on a gradual schedule based on a 2:00:00 finish time (approximately a 20-minute/mile pace). Participants will not be allowed to start the race after the starting line closes at 8:50 a.m. It is imperative that participants maintain a 20-minute per mile pace so that the closed course can be reopened to normal vehicle traffic. Race officials and local law enforcement will strictly enforce this policy.
  • The following are prohibited from the course: no hand cycles, no in-line skates, no bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles. Violators will be disqualified and removed from the course by race officials.
  • Baby joggers/strollers are permitted. For the safety of children and other participants, parents pushing baby joggers are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to start with Corral-D Family Area. Baby joggers positioned in a manner that creates an unsafe obstruction will be removed by race officials.
  • Participants are allowed to run with a leashed dog. Leashed dogs are NOT allowed in Corrals A & B regardless of owner’s corral assignment. Austin Police will remove any animal displaying aggressive behavior immediately from the corral with their owner.
  • Participants must follow instructions as given from all event officials including race staff, volunteers, medical personnel, security officers and city officials throughout the duration of the event.
  • All participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner during their participation in the event. This means, for example, that urinating or defecating anywhere on or near the course shall be strictly prohibited except in toilet facilities. Anyone violating this rule of conduct shall be disqualified from the event and will be asked to leave the course.
  • Any person participating in the event without a current official event bib number or timing device or a bib or timing device not officially assigned to him/her is subject to removal and disqualification from future events.
  • No persons are authorized to be on the course unless they are registered participants or authorized event staff. Therefore, no person shall be allowed to accompany a participant if he/she is not registered in the event, nor shall any participant be allowed, without the permission of the event management, to receive assistance or refreshment from anyone during the progress of the event. Any person not properly displaying an issued current official event bib number will be directed to leave the course.

The following event rules are intended to help produce and direct a large scale event, to ensure the safety of all participants, to meet the requirements of local government permits and to be compliant with applicable USA Track & Field (USATF) regulations for participant performance records and event liability.