Want to run on at COTA? Win HITS Austin entry and gear here

Win free entry into the 5K, 10K, half or full marathon at HITS Austin.
Win free entry into the 5K, 10K, half or full marathon at HITS Austin.

Running on a race track is bound to make you move faster, right?

On Dec. 14, runners will streak down the track at the Circuit of the Americas, on their way to finishing their choice of a mile, 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon or sprint duathlon at the HITS Austin event.

All the races finish at Pit Row. We can only hope no one has a flat tire or engine blow out.

All distances are USATF certified, and the marathon is an official Boston qualifier, too (woo hoo!). A health, wellness and fitness expo is planned, too.

Sound like fun?

Event organizers are giving away four free entries into the event – one each for the 5K, 10K, half and full marathon. Winners will also get running gear, free weekly training and other schwag.

To win, post below the Fit City blog  or on the Fit City page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FitCityAustin, telling us why you deserve the entry. You’ll need to include your email and phone number, but if you don’t want to post that, you can email it directly to info@hitsendurance.com.

Specify which race you want to run, and check back after 5 p.m. next Friday, Oct. 24, to see if you were picked. Beginner athletes are encouraged to enter; no professional athletes, please.

Starting Oct. 27, winners will write weekly blog entries about their training experience.

To skip the contest and register for the race on your own, go here.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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