General Information: This is an out and back 5k run from Fleet Feet Austin to Howdy Donuts on South Congress via the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail. At Howdy Donuts, participants will eat the number of donuts per their registration (1, 3, or 6). Participation fees will cover the cost of donuts and winner prizes.
Divisions: There are no age group divisions, only donut division by gender. (1 donut female, 1 donut male, 3 donuts female, 3 donuts male, 6 donuts female, 6 donuts male)
Course: Starting west on 3rd Street from West Avenue, turn left on Walter Seaholm Drive, right on Electric Drive, left on Sandra Muraida Way to pick up the pedestrian bridge to cross Caesar Chavez and Lady Bird Lake. Turn left and head East on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail and continue on the trail until you turn right on the east side of the Congress Street Bridge. Run parallel to Congress Street and then on the sidewalk of Congress Street until you arrive at Howdy Donuts. Follow the same course back. There will be course maps at the start and markers along the way to ensure everyone is following the designated course.
History: In 2010, Steve Roach was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumor. Over the next 20 months of fighting like hell, Steve spent time traveling, hanging out with family, and enjoying his favorite treats from Baker’s Pride, a local bakery in Savannah, GA. In 2012, Steve lost his battle, but his family continues to remember him in an annual donut run. Matthew Roach, one of Steve’s sons, organized the inaugural donut run in 2015 in Savannah, GA, and now, Stephanie Roach, one of Steve’s daughters, is bringing the event to Austin, TX on Sunday, November 10, 2019.