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Join Brooks at SXSW for Your Morning Runspiration

**SXSW Run Update**

We’re teaming up with our buddies at RunHaven to bring you the Double Challenge on Sunday (March 15) only! Come out to run with us at 7:30 a.m. and then double up with RunHaven at 9:30 a.m.. Share Instagram proof that you ran at both (think pic-stitch) and we’ll pick three lucky winners to get a free pair of shoes! Entries must use the hashtag #RunHappyHaven. See official rules here.


When the going gets tough, runners get going. It takes a special sort of inspiration to get us moving day after day, and this year at SXSW we’re inviting runners in Austin to celebrate that.

For the third year in a row, we’re going to lace up and log some morning miles with the amazingly creative and inspiring minds of SXSW-goers and other Austin runners, and we want you to join us.

Who: You!

What: Brooks SXSW Morning Runspiration

Where: The corner of E 4th and Neches St., Austin, Texas

When: 7:30 a.m. March 14, 15 and 16

Why: Because burning off beer and queso never felt so good in the morning, and to share the inspiration for why each of us decides to run

We’re serving up more than just miles for these morning runs. To inspire you to get out and run long after SXSW ends, participants will get some sweet swag each morning like T-shirts, drink koozies and more while supplies last.*

Run one morning, run two or run every morning with us.

While we’re only in Austin this March for the Morning Runspiration, we still want to know what inspires you to run, especially early in the morning. Leave us a comment and tell share the reason you get out there.

If you’re joining us in Austin, don’t forget to pack light (we won’t have lockers), dress for the weather and bring a water bottle! Don’t forget to sing up for The Loop newsletter to stay in touch for all your Run Happy news.

*Promotional items will be given out while supplies last and on a first-come, first-served basis.



No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the 50 United States (including DC) who are at least 18 (or the age of majority under applicable law). Void where prohibited. Promotion runs 3/15/15. To enter, take a picture at the Brooks Running SXSW Morning Run and Run Haven morning run and post it to social media using the tag “#runhappyhaven”. Three winners will be selected by a Brooks judging panel based on the following criteria: (i) overall creativity of submission; (ii) consistency of submission with taking a leprechaun selfie; (iii) the most apt, interesting, and original submission, and (iv) the overall quality of the submission. Three winners will receive one pair of Brooks Running shoes. In the unlikely event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the submission’s score in the following criteria: overall creativity of the submission. Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received. Contest subject to Official Rules; details and restrictions apply. For more details, further restrictions, and Official Rules, click Contest Rules and Regulations.

Sponsor: Brooks Sports, Inc., 3400 Stone Way North, Seattle WA 98103.

About Derek
I’m a runner, a writer, and a shoe lover who enjoys morning coffee, travel, singing in the car, and getting legitimately lost on trail runs. Three things I can’t live without: bubble tea, Fridays, and my Brooks PureFlow’s.
  1. leftymama

    I love being in the city (downtown) early on a weekend morning when everything is fairly quiet and the city is just starting to come to life for the day. As a ‘burbs dweller, seeing Austin on foot this way feels like a special occasion and a peek into a secret view that few Austinites ever see.

  2. Robert Woehlke

    Do I have to sign up/register for these runs, or can I just show up? I plan on running on Saturday and Sunday.

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