Race day: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Start time: 8AM
Course open and supported until 12PM
The Decker Challenge Half Marathon, a history:
The Austin Runners Club founded the Decker Challenge in 1978 as a foot race on the hilly roads surrounding Walter E Long Lake (aka Decker Lake). The inaugural race was called the Decker Fun Run, and participants celebrated completing the 11ish mile race with some good food and beer. After that, the race became known as the Decker Challenge but maintained the fun, community-supported vibe and excellent post-race food and drinks. The race distance has been 11ish miles, 20K, and as of 2008, a half marathon. The Decker Challenge Half Marathon is now the third longest running race in Austin!