Luke’s Locker unveils new summer race series at The Driveway

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Luke's Locker will kick off a new running race series at The Driveway this month. Pam LeBlanc/American-Statesman staff
Luke's Locker will kick off a new running race series at The Driveway this month. Pam LeBlanc/American-Statesman staff

Luke’s Locker will kick off a new running race series at The Driveway this month. Pam LeBlanc/American-Statesman staff

First came cars. Then bicycles. Now runners will race at The Driveway track in East Austin.

The inaugural Luke’s Locker Driveway Summer Series will kick off May 20, with chip-timed races at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 19.

Runners will make two laps of the twisting, rolling course for a total of 3.2 miles. The races will be fully supported, with live announcing, music, and post-event refreshments. At the end of the summer, racers who accrue the most points in the series will win awards.

Registration is online or at The Driveway, home of the Driveway Criterium series, the largest bike racing series in the country.

The Driveway is the home of a popular summer bike race series, too. AMERICAN-STATESMAN/Rodolfo  Gonzalez

The Driveway is the home of a popular summer bike race series, too. AMERICAN-STATESMAN/Rodolfo Gonzalez

“Our desire is to provide an opportunity for runners and walkers to maintain their fitness level during the summer months in a fun, social environment,” Rod Newlin, manager of Luke’s Locker Austin, said in a press release.

Cadence Sports will produce the weekly event.

“We have long wondered why there is not a fun, weekly series in our running crazed city. The Driveway series will be a great place to meet new people, start getting in shape, or test your fitness against your longer-term race goals,” said Gary Metcalf, president of Cadence Sports.

For more information, go here lukeslocker.com or contact Cadence Sports at info@cadencesports.com.


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