Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water presented by Keller Williams Realty is the second largest fully charity-produced road race in Austin, Texas. The event is solely produced by and benefits the Gazelle Foundation, an Austin-based non-profit improving the lives of citizens of Burundi, Africa, through the building of water systems. Simply by registering to run, you are providing access to clean water for one Burundian for life. Our award-winning event has been recognized by numerous publications and organizations, including the Austin Chronicle, Austin Fit Magazine, Austin American-Statesman, and Road Runners Club of America. We are also the only 10mi race in Austin!
Both races finish on the South First Street Bridge. The Kids K (9:15 AM) starts and finishes on the South First Street Bridge. Ample parking is available on the street and in several parking garages, including One Texas Center (505 Barton Springs Rd), Palmer Events Center ($7.00), and the Austin American Statesman on Congress Ave.
Sunrise on race day is 6:45 AM. Average weather at sunrise is 51 degrees with afternoon highs averaging 72 degrees. Dating back to 2009 the average temperature has been 52 degrees at the start.
Results for 2007-2016 are available HERE.
The 10-Mile and 5K utilize chip timing. Results will be available shortly following the finish and posted near the start line.
Run for the Water is excited to be partnering with SpotHero in providing race day parking. Head on over to their website to browse options for reserving a spot ahead of race day!
No worries, you can still be part of the Gazelle Foundation Run for the Water by signing up for the Global Run.
Since the inception of the GLOBAL RUN in 2014, over 1500 individuals have run in their home cities as part of the Run for the Water. The long term goal of this extension of Run for the Water is to match or exceed the number of participants in Austin, creating a truly global movement.
Connect with coworkers and friends to change lives in Burundi. Find out more here
Register by September 30 to receive your shirt/bib by Nov. 5th, otherwise they will be mailed after the event.