Cool weekend fitness events

By Pamela LeBlanc | Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 05:25 AM

With three major fitness events lurking on this weekend’s horizon (not to mention that awesome Treeathlon at Barton Springs on Saturday, which I blogged about a few days ago), I thought I’d get a jump start.

Bun Run

If the thought of a sandwich spurs you to sprint at record pace, line up for the Schlotzsky’s Bun Run, the longest-running 5K in Austin, which adds a 10K option this year. The races start and finish near Auditorium Shores, with the 10K at 7 a.m.; the Kid’s K at 7:45 a.m.; and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 29. Think your pooch is the fastest in town? Dogs are invited to enter the 5K ($10 per dog). Packet pickup is 3-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Schlotzsky’s, 218 S. Lamar Boulevard, or at Auditorium Shores on race morning. Proceeds benefit the Austin Sunshine Camps. For more information go here:


Register Now for the 28th Annual Schlotzsky’s® Bun Run® Benefitting Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps

Austin, Texas (March 12, 2010) – Are you ready to run your buns off? Registration is open for one of the most popular races in the Austin area, not to mention the longest-running at 28 years and counting!

Scheduled for Sunday, May 2 at 7:30 a.m. at South First Street near Auditorium Shores, the 2010 Bun Run hosts an average of 5,000 competitive runners, casual joggers, and walkers, not to mention numerous four-legged friends and onlookers of all ages. The race is organized by the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL), and all proceeds benefit Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps, YMBL’s program for at-risk and disadvantaged youth.  Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps’ adventure and scholarship programs send kids to camp and teach leadership, team-building and trust, with the ultimate goal of eliminating the high school dropout rate and increasing college participation.  The Bun Run raises an average of $50,000 annually for the camps.

Additional events during this year’s Bun Run include the pre-race expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 and the Lil’ Bun Run 1K on the same date at 1 p.m., both at Auditorium Shores.

For complete details and to register for the 2010 Bun Run, visit