Librarians to swim, bike and run at Texas Library Association conference in Austin

SuperLibrarian2So much for that stereotype.
The Texas Library Association meets in Austin this month, and organizers are planning a lineup of fitness events that feel more badass than bookie.
“This year we decided to Austin-ify it a bit,” says Cate Sweeney, a librarian at Bee Cave Public Library who serves on the Health and Wellness committee of the annual conference.
Actually, and I love this, the group has planned a 5K and downtown walking tour as part of its meeting for quite some time.
But this year, organizers are adding a “Cycle 4 Libraries” event on Tuesday, April 14. Librarians will pedal about 25 miles, touring libraries along the way. They’re also hosting a Barton Springs “polar bear plunge” on Wednesday, April 15. The 5K fun run is set for Thursday, April 16.
Those who participate in all three events will receive T-shirts and medals for “biking, swimming and running their books off” in the TLA “Tri-ology.”
The good news for you non-librarians? You don’t have to be an actual librarian – or even associated with the conference – to participate.
Registration is $35 for the bike ride (if you have your own bike) and includes lunch from Thundercloud Subs. The swim costs $25 and the race is $25.
Participants can register for an individual event or the full “trilogy.” To sign up 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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