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When I’ve gone to Circuit of The Americas™, I was lucky to have a media credential that got me behind-the-scenes access. I got my credentials direct from Circuit of The Americas™, had access to media parking and lots of other things were taken care of.  Now, Circuit of The Americas™ is making that kind of access available to the public, too.

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That special treatment given to media, TV partners and major sponsors is now available through Circuit of The Americas Experiences,  to groups, companies, fans and rabid motorsports enthusiasts at www.COTAExperiences.com.  The packages consist of tickets, on-site parties in the VIP lounge, pit lane walks, driver appearances, food, beverages, insider access and amenities, parking and hotel accommodations plus ground transportation for out-of-towners.  There are multiple price levels and packages can be customized according to what kind of special experience you desire.

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www.COTAExperiences.com features Official Ticket Packages available for three of the the facility’s biggest 2013 attractions:

  • MotoGP™ World Championships April 19-21
  • V8 Supercars Championship May 17-19
  • FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™ Nov. 15-17.

These Official Ticket Packages come direct from Circuit of The Americas™, so there are no concerns about scalpers or bogus passes as you head for the VIP experience of a lifetime!

For more information visit: www.COTAExperiences.com

Photo Copyright: Circuit of The Americas™ and QuintEvents™

The Texas Rollergirls are one of the most raved about things to do in Austin as it is a one of kind experience. This Saturday will be the second match up of their 2013 season!

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Saturday is your chance to come out and see what all the fun is about. This is a very family friendly event, fans are encouraged to come early and take pictures with the girls! Don’t miss out on the excitement!

To win a set of 2 tickets to Saturday’s games share, comment or like this post. Winner will be chosen using random.org on Thursday.

To buy tickets, click here.

When: Saturday, March 30th

Time: Opening Ceremonies: 6:00 p.m.

First Game: 6:00 p.m.

Second Game: 7:45 p.m.

Location:
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78701

http://texasrollergirls.bpt.me/

If you can’t beat ‘em, might as well join ‘em.  March Madness is upon us and it seems that everyone is obsessed with it.  People that I’m pretty sure couldn’t name one basketball team suddenly are making brackets.  I love the thrill of a good competition, so it’s all good fun.

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I must say, there is something about seeing a sporting event take place live.  Rounds 2 and 3 are happening this weekend at the Erwin Center. And before you think that tickets are too expensive and you probably couldn’t afford them, I just did some research and was able to find them starting in the $40 neighborhood.  So if this is your scene, it may be worth it.  Of course, I would rather be watching Texas play football, but March Madness comes as a close second.

When: today, March 22 and Sunday, March 24

Location:

The Erwin Center
1701 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.uterwincenter.com/events/2013/NCAA

If you have not been out to Circuit of The Americas you are missing out on fun at one of the best venues in town. A trip out to the racetrack is something that needs to be added to everyone’s 2013 calendar as we are lucky enough to have it right in our own backyard.

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Here is a glance and quick guide to some of the biggest events in racing coming this year.

What: MotoGP™ World Championships
When: April 19th – April 21st

MotoGP™ is the premier motorcycle racing event in the world.

  •  It is an 18-race series, covering 13 countries, 4 continents.
  • These motorcycles produce 200HP and can go 0-60 in three seconds and reach speeds of over 200 mph.
  • It is something to see as these riders are in a class of their own achieving lean angles as low as 45 degrees.

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What: V8 Supercars Championship
When: May 17th – May 19th

This race features The Car of the Future!

  • This will be the first V8 Supercars Championship on American soil
  • This sport evolved from a tradition of Australian touring car racing
  • Cars reach speeds of 185 mph
  • American Idol’s Elise Testone will be performing in the Circuit of The Americas Experiences’ in-track party venue next to the Main Grandstand.

What: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™
When: November 15th– November 17th

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  • This is the world’s most prestigious motor racing series and the world’s most popular annual sporting event.
  • This race is the place to see and be seen. Big names from all over the World came out last year.
  • Formula 1® the fastest, most exhilarating and sophisticated sport in the world.
  • The cars racing present the very summit of automotive technology, racing at top speed of over 200 miles per hour.
  • The sport also provides a valuable research and development laboratory for the leading motor manufacturers.
  • It takes an average of 10 years for the technology used in Formula 1® cars to make it to our everyday vehicle.

I have already been out to the track several times. The world of racing sports is so fan friendly. These events offer Pit Walks, interactive experiences, opportunities to mingle with the drivers, roam the track and even a chance to go up to the top of the tower. Each day throughout the weekend is so different and such a unique experience. Heading out there is one of the things you must do in Austin. Keep in mind people travel from all over the world to come to the track and it calls Austin home, this is not something to take for granted.

Each of these races offer a variety of seating options from the Main Grandstands to the most exciting turns throughout the track. So there are options for all price points and all seats give a different perspective and experience!

For more information or to purchase tickets visitCOTAExperiences.com

Photo Copyright: Circuit of The Americas™ and QuintEvents™

SXSW is here and it is in full swing. The city is just alive with energy and excitement surrounding this week and the unknown adventures that lay ahead. Knowing the basics can be overwhelming even for Austnites, so this guide will hopefully help you has we get started on the ultimate Spring Break.

 
Space Chimp Media has put together this cool infographic guide to the madness that is SXSW. Hopefully this will help you navigate the craziness & serve as a guide. Click the image to see the whole thing!

Best of SXSW 2013

 

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Great Urban Race is an exciting scavenger hunt around Austin! Participants get to know the hidden gems of their city by competing in teams of 2-4 people in a race for cash prizes.  They solve puzzles and participate in 12 challenges. The event runs from 12pm to 5pm and concludes with an after-party where all participants 21 and over receive one free drink.  Winners are announced and a contest for best costume is held.

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$300 is offered to 1st place with smaller cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place winners.  The top 25 finishing teams also qualify for the Championship race in San Juan where $10,000 is up for grabs!

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Like, Comment or Share this post for a chance to win a team entry for up to 4 for the Great Urban Race. Winner will be chosen March 11th.

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When: March 23rd

Location:
Fado Irish Pub
214 West 4th Street
Austin, TX 78701

http://greaturbanrace.com/event2013_austin.php

I’m sure most of us know someone running in the marathon this morning, and they need our support! Having run a marathon and cheered on my friends, I can say that all the random people cheering for you is very motivating and much needed.

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So go support your favorite runner! And if you don’t have any favorites, go support everybody!

Does anyone have any good signs? A few of my favorite are, “(Persons Name) is kicking asphalt,”  and “Dear Stranger, you are my hero.”

Road closure warning — make sure to look at the map because a bunch of roads will be closed this morning.

I was reading the spectator information on their website and I found this section/paragraph interesting.
“University of Texas Intramural Fields, 51st and Guadalupe (Mile 22)Mathematically, the marathon is “almost over”, but DO NOT shout that at the runners, because physically and mentally, it’s just not. The average marathoner will still have 40 to 45 minutes of running left. Most are now going further than they have ever run in their training. Bodies are low on fuel, and most runners have found the infamous “wall”, right as they head into the long hill up 51st. There’s a large water stop that will join you to up the noise and positive energy levels. The best access is from inside the course’s loop, from Lamar, or from outside the loop via Airport Blvd, down 53rd.
Fuel/Tunes: Epoch Coffee House (221 W. North Loop Blvd.), Flightpath Coffee House (5011 Duval) music TBD, but it always rocks

Location:When: today, February 17th

http://youraustinmarathon.com/files/Austin_RaceRoute_2012-10-22.pdf

If you are looking for something anti-football to do tonight, the Scoot Inn on East 4th is calling your name.

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They are having basically an anything goes  but Super Bowl party.  No boyfriends, no rules, nothing but fun.

However, if you are looking to watch the Super Bowl with other fanatics, these are some of the places around town having watch parties – War Horse, Lucy’s, Molotov Lounge, Bar 96, The Belmont, Dogwood, Cuarto’s, The Ranch, J.Black’s, The Brew Exchange, Liberty Bar, and Black Sheep Lodge.

For those asking, I hope Coach Harbaugh wins tonight!

When: today, February 3rd

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location:
Scoot Inn

1308 E. 4th Street

Austin, Texas 78702

http://scootinnaustin.com/ai1ec_event/anti-super-bowl-party/?instance_id=205

I love competition, especially the Olympics.  In elementary school I had a birthday party with a theme of the Atlanta Summer Olympics.  To this day I am still a very avid watcher of the Olympics.

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This weekend is the 21st Annual Special Olympics Winter Games and like all sporting events, it’s more fun to compete when you have an audience.  If you have a few hours this weekend, join the fun and head on out and support the athletes while they compete in bowling, powerlifting, volleyball, and table tennis.

To view the weekend schedule visit, http://www.sotx.org/competitions/wintergames/winter-games-schedules.html.

Click on each event that you are interested in watching and supporting and it will take you to that schedule.

When: today, February 1st – February 3rd

Location:
See Schedule (Venue Varies based on event)

http://www.sotx.org/competitions/wintergames/winter-games-info.html

It’s no secret that Austinites have an affinity for fitness. Austin, TX was ranked America’s 10th fittest city by the Huffington Post last year and 7th best city for runners by Forbes.com, so it stands to reason that there are a wealth of trails, streets, and tracks available to keep Austin in the healthy elite and meeting all those pesky New Year’s Resolutions. From the obvious running choices to the secret gems awaiting your footfalls, Austin’s running terrain is as broad as the Lone Star State.

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Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail

Whether you’re training for the Austin Livestrong Marathon or you’re a weekend huffer, there are plenty of places to hit the road and put in a couple miles before work. For beginners, you can try the friendly trails around Auditorium Shores. The 3.2-mile loop from the South First Bridge down to the Mopac Bridge is the best place for newbie runs or quick tune-ups. The trail also offers 7 and 10 miles loops for the more experienced and eager, but you’ll be safe keeping it to 3.2 miles with two water stops along the way and a RunTex nearby. You’ll also gain inspiration from all the other runners along the trail. Learn more.

Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail

The Shoal Creek Hike and Bike Trail offers a stunning 3 miles of terrain in Central Austin (6 for a round trip). It’s a little bit less groomed than the Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike so be prepared to do some root and rock dodging along the way. You park at the trailhead at 2600 N. Lamar Blvd or pick up the trail from Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike between Caesar Chavez and Lamar Blvd. Learn more.

Brushy Creek Trail

The Brushy Creek Trail is a great gravel-paved trail located in the Avery Ranch area of Austin, TX. Running parallel to Brushy Creek and offering 2.5 miles one-way, Brushy Creek Trail offers adequate biking, running, and walking in a pet friendly atmosphere. Learn more.

Barton Creek Greenbelt

The Barton Creek Greenbelt is Austin’s largest green space right in the heart of the city. Beginning at Zilker Park, the trail leads southwest through 7.25 miles of dense foliage, limestone cliffs and various waterfalls through the greenbelt. This trail is usually heavily populated by mountain bikers and contains some rough terrain by the Mopac/360 trailhead. But once you get down alongside Barton Creek, it’s easy going. During the summer months, the Barton Creek Greenbelt offers shade but is usually very humid due to the canopy overhead. It is considered the 7th best trail in the state of Texas. Learn more.

Travis Heights Neighborhood

Depending on where you live/work, running in residential neighborhoods are a great bet for steady running with no limit on mileage. One of the better neighborhoods in town for running is the Travis Heights neighborhood. Offering arteries of quiet residential streets, this safe, hilly neighborhood is residential running at its best. You can follow along Blunn Creek or run along the South Congress entertainment district. Learn more.

McKinney Falls State Park

The McKinney Falls State Park is a truly picturesque area in Southeast Austin that is host to running trails, water falls (if you catch the season right), some Austin history and “Old Baldy” one of the oldest bald cypress trees held on public land. Both running trails, the Onion Creek Hike and Bike Trail and the Homestead Trail provide several miles of terrain as well as several hundred feet in elevation gain. There is an entrance fee of $6, but it’s well worth the cost, as this is one of Austin’s hidden gems. Learn more.

Hyde Park Neighborhood (Alphabet Streets)

While Travis Heights is a bastion for residential running to the south, the Hyde Park neighborhood’s alphabet streets offer equal safety and terrain for central Austin. Avenues A – G run parallel from 38th Street all the way to 51st and sometimes beyond. A run through these quiet, residential street leaves plenty of time for deep contemplation. Learn more.

Other Running Trails

PRO TIP: MapMyRun.com can help you find out different routes in your own neighborhood, allow you to specify your location, distance, and vertical ascent.

This post was provided by the Austin running enthusiasts at Realty Austin.