Running in Leander

Cooking Light & Health's Fit Foodie 5K Featuring Host Alison Sweeney on September 13 for 1 or 2 (Up to 41% Off)

Cooking Light & Health’s The Fit Foodie 5k

Historic Browning Hangar at Mueller

$55 $35

After a stretch and dance, runners or walkers complete a 5k; chef and fitness demos, food tastings, and a beer sample to follow

ROC Race – Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K Entry for One, Two, or Four on Saturday, September 27 (Up to 48% Off)

ROC Race – Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K

Circuit of The Americas

$111 $60

Face down 12 obstacles—including waterslides, a giant wrecking ball, and a Tarzan swing—inspired by wacky game shows

Four Small-Group Sprint-Training Sessions for Adults or Kids at Outright Fitness Speed & Performance (51% Off)

Outright Fitness Speed & Performance

Multiple Locations

$72 $35

Certified trainers and athletes David Braswell and Terrance Simms supervise sprint drills for up to 10 adults or 8 kids ages 12–17

Entry for One or Two to Sights & Sounds 5K Jingle Bell Run 2014 on Saturday, December 6 (Up to 40% Off)

Sights & Sounds 5k Jingle Bell Run 2014

San Marcos

$30 $19

Participants run, walk, or jog through 5K course led by Santa and Mrs. Claus; top performers earn prizes and everyone receives a t-shirt

Race Entry for One or Two to the House Our Heroes 5K (56% Off)

Alamo Community Group

Woodlawn Lake Park

$45 $20

Proceeds from the 5K benefit the Alamo Community Group's homeless-veteran program

One or Two Entries to Electric Run on Friday, November 21 (Up to 40% Off)

Electric Run

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

$79 $49

Runners and walkers of all ages bedeck themselves in glow-in-the-dark swag and groove through a neon course to the afterparty at its finish

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Competitive bodybuilder, personal trainer, and life coach Curtis Harwell takes a comprehensive approach to fitness. That approach means designing individualized meal plans and tailoring programs to each client's abilities. Besides personal fitness regiments, he also customizes group boot camps. Those boot camps focus on the entire body and include everything from sprint and agility drills to cardio training and body-weight exercises.

333 Appaloosa Run
Liberty Hill,
TX
US

Most runners simply want to cross the finish line of their first marathon. Steve Sisson wanted Austin’s runners to set loftier goals, so he created Rogue Running and hired a staff of experienced and decorated coaches. Steve himself is tribute to what drive can accomplish: he was a three-time all-American cross-country and track runner at the University of Texas, and is currently the assistant coach for the women’s track-and-field team.

His vision is to pass on that sense of discipline as well as advanced running techniques in a training program tailored according to how hard runners want to work, rather than how frequently they’ve spotted Jesse Owens in the supermarket. Using this method, the Rogue crew has readied runners for everything from 5K races and marathons to triathlons and trail runs. One of Steve’s ultimate goals is to create a thriving running community. To this end, Rogue Running has trained more than 10,000 runners of varying skill levels, and opened retail stores that outfit the community with athletic apparel and running shoes.

2800 E Whitestone Blvd
Cedar Park,
TX
US

Motivation to work out sometimes requires that you light a fire inside yourself, but not the kind you endured during your fire-eating internship at the circus. For $69, today's Groupon gets new clients four weeks of unlimited sessions at Camp Gladiator (a $160 value). This deal is good during any of Camp Gladiator's 36 workout times at all Dallas-area locations. Bring your own mat, towel, water, and sweat (and for the truly prepared, a jump rope and pair of dumbbells).

Camp Gladiator is a fitness boot camp far different than the boot camp disobedient teenagers are sent to on Maury. Feel the burn under the watchful eye of experienced trainers in a program founded by Ally Davidson—also known as the 2008 American Gladiator Grand Champion. No drill sergeants will be barking commands through cigars as you drop and give them 200 push-ups in the rain at this fitness boot camp, but there will be obstacle courses, tug of war, plyometrics, sprint and agility drills, and, well, some push-ups. As with personal trainers, fitness boot camps deliver results. Unlike with personal trainers, however, this deal lets you attend as many sessions as you like at whatever location you choose.

Regardless of how many times you have been named American Gladiator or Ninja Warrior, fitness boot camp is beneficial for those looking to lose some pounds, try something new, or gain the endurance that cheetahs would and have killed for.

Reviews

Seven Yelpers and three Google Mappers give Camp Gladiator five stars:

  • I Love Camp Gladiator. – Lori P., Yelp
  • This bootcamp will kick your ass and then laugh while you lie writhing on the floor...but in a good way! – Jessica M., Yelp
  • This class is so much fun that you lose track of how much work you are actually doing. The instructors are very motivational! – Scott, Google Maps
1468 East Whitestone Boulevard
Cedar Park,
TX
US

Six days before Halloween, the Austin Halloween Half Marathon will set out across Cedar Park in benefit of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas. Costumed or not, participants will work their way across a USATF-certified 13.1-mile course. Chip timers will keep track of each runner's time, and everyone who crosses the finish line will receive a custom finisher medal. Those medals won't be the only rewards waiting at the race's end. An after party will celebrate the day's efforts with music, massages, and activities for kids who aren't already exhausted from watching their parents run all morning.

2100 Avenue of the Stars
Cedar Park,
TX
US

Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson?s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.

Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010?2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.

2701 Parker Road
Round Rock,
TX
US

Too Cool Racing charters adventure races in the backwoods, waterways, and bike trails across the greater Austin area. The outdoor circuits range from scavenger hunts completed mostly on foot or bike to multifaceted races that include rappelling, snorkeling, and ziplining through unspoiled Texas countryside, encouraging guests to enjoy nature while getting a workout or bribing native wildlife for tips on how to navigate the trails. Races typically conclude with a festive gathering replete with music, door prizes, complimentary craft beer, and the presentation of prizes totaling $500 to the first through third finishers.

2501 Pace Bend Park Rd. N
Spicewood,
TX
US