Run the Rock TX – Virtual Running Series

We are so excited to bring you the first annual Run the Rock TX race. As our inaugural race series, this one will be virtual and feature 3 “fun runs” around Round Rock that you can do on your own.

Who is Run the Rock TX?

Round the Rock is the website and social media platform that has been providing Round Rock with news, information and stories about our great city since 2013. We have wanted to create a running event that could benefit a charity that gives back to our community for a while now and we hope to continue it each year.

What is Run the Rock TX?

Run the Rock TX is a virtual race series where we ask you to run 3 fun runs/walks (5K/3.1miles) in your own time between March 1 and May 31, 2021. The registration fee will provide you with a fun race shirt and donation to the CHASCO Family YMCA.

Where is Run the Rock TX?

VIRTUAL! (Sort of).

We ask that in the 2 month time frame, you complete 3 physical runs at 3 different locations. This is a great time to get out and explore the trails that Round Rock has to offer. You figure out the run and the pace you want to set – just make sure you complete a 5K (3.1 miles) at each location.

Old Settlers Park

Old Settlers Park has so much to do – fishing, soccer fields, baseball fields, multiple playgrounds and even a water park. But did you know there are approximately 3.3 miles of paved trail in Old Settlers Park? The trail connects the Dell Diamond, through the soccer complex, past the Rabb Pavilion and Lakeview Pavilion and playground, across the lake to the disc golf parking area. 

Photo Credit: Round Rock Parks & Rec

Brushy Creek Trail – East

From A.W. Grimes to Red Bud Lane, runs the Brushy Creek Trail on the east side of IH35 and it happens to be exactly 3.1 miles. (#5 in photo below)

Brushy Creek Trail – West

On the other side of IH35, is the West side of Brushy Creek Trail which starts at Great Oaks Drive and continues to Hwy 183 in Cedar Park, a full 6.75 miles. (#1 in photo below)

Photo Credit: Round Rock Parks & Rec

When is Run the Rock TX?

March 1 – May 31, 2021

Participants will have 2 full months to complete the 3 races/walks.

How do I Run the Rock?

3 easy steps:

  1. Purchase your Race Registration Fee here.
  2. Run your 3 races/walks anytime between March 1 – May 31, 2021. Make sure to post them to your social media channels and use the hashtag #RuntheRockTX2021 We will be looking for your photos to share and will be randomly awarding prizes to those who post!
  3. Once you have completed all 3 races, complete this form to notify us you are ready for your T-Shirt!

Why Run the Rock TX?

And lastly, the most important reason for this race – who it benefits!

Every year, the CHASCO Family YMCA hosts an annual fundraising campaign to raise money to provide scholarships to help Round Rock families with childcare, after school care, and Y programs. Last year, they were able to award over 30,000 program scholarships totaling over $1,000,000 to families and individuals. Their goal is to ensure that all kids, families, and individuals have access to Y programs.

Because of COVID-19, they anticipate the need will be greater this year. So we decided that a fun run benefiting an organization that care about the health of our community would be a great idea!

What Next?

Sign up!

Gather a team or family or friends and set dates to run each “run” together! Make it a fun event! Get outdoors in the sunshine for a good cause!

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