Blackberry Pie 5K & 10K

Hosted by Zeds Real Fruit Ice Cream

A new twist on the classic…twist. The resulting ice cream comes out in a soft-serve-like spiral, tinged the color of the fruit. Zeds puts an Austin style twist on the New Zealand tradition by using Tillamook ice cream and berries from the Willamette Valley, including marionberries, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Enjoy.

Featuring East Side Beer Runners club

East Side Beer Runners

It’s Free to participate in this special summer tour but only passport bib holders get the inside scoop on discounts and event services.

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Heat Advisory

Pace yourself–save your energy for the ice cream. The temperatures are estimated to be in the 90’s on the evening of the event. Bottled water will be provided and small bottles will be available to carry on the route.  Iced down cooling towels will also be available for each participant. Stay within your personal fitness limits, there is no need to over exert. We have a 5K or 10K route option and anyone can shorten either route to meet their fitness ability. The event is not a race and it is not timed.  

Participation

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LOCATION

Zeds Real Fruit Ice Cream
East Austin
(806) 782-2175
1814 Harvey Street
Austin, TX 78702
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SCHEDULE

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Social run starts at 7:00 p.m. General announcements, directions and questions answered before the start.

6:30 p.m. – Meet ‘n’ Greet
7:00 p.m. – Run Start
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Local Social
7:54 p.m. – Sunset
9:00 p.m. – Event Ends

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PARTICIPATION

  • Run, walk, skip or stroll.
  • Participation is free but purchase a passport bib and tee to enjoy ice cream discounts at each tour stop.
  • Tour bib passports limited to the first 200 registrants.
  • The run is self-guided and self-paced–no timing.
  • Distance: 3.1-mi. or  6.2-mi. routes
  • Not Texas summer fit yet? No problem. Follow the map and U-turn at any point to shorten the distance.
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PERKS

Show your Ice Cream Tour Passport Bib for 50% off your Zeds order* and enjoy a free express massage* from Austin Massage Company.

Valid at participating location. Valid on ice cream purchase. Limited time offer. Limit one use per participant per passport. Zeds Real Fruit Ice Cream discount Expires 10:00 p.m. 8/31/2023.

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WEATHER

Check the local forecast with KVUE weather and sunset time before you head out the door.

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Sunset Times

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TOOLS

  • Run by yourself, with your family or with a friend.
  • Make sure you have a map.
  • Bring your smartphone for route tracking, directions, or photos.
  • The social run is not a race.
  • The run is not a closed course, streets are not closed for this activity.
  • Use a sidewalk, pedestrian path, or bike lane when possible.
  • Pedestrians should yield to cyclists when using the bike lane.
  • Travel on the side of the street facing oncoming traffic when possible for safety.
  • No restroom or aid station services are provided on the route.
  • Adult supervision is required for all youth participation.
  • Baby Joggers and strollers permitted.
  • Leashed, well-behaved dogs permitted.
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ESSENTIALS

  • Friends & family, co-workers, best buds, and girlfriends.
  • Your smartphone to capture the fun and make your followers jealous.
  • Receive audible turn instructions with the RunGo app.
  • Sync your watch our phone to the Strava.
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses recommended.
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PHOTOS

Share your Austin’s Ice Cream Tour experience with us, show us where you ran, what you saw, or maybe one of those Austin murals — we’d love to see your photos.

Gifts donated by event partners will be raffled off from the photo entries received.

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MASSAGE

Relax post run with a express massage from Austin Massage Company. Massages are limited and tour passport holders receive priority seating.

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REHYDRATION

Add in a free samples of Drip Drop dehydration relief to your bottle of water  and deliver a precise ratio of sodium electrolytes and glucose to activate a hydration shortcut.

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GAIT ANALYSIS

Put your best foot forward with an expert gait analysis and footwear consult from Fleet Feet. Discover how a proper footwear evaluation can elevate your performance.

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YERBA MATE

Experience the tradition of Guayaki Yerba Mate. Decreed the symbol of friendship by Yari, mythical goddess of mate, the culture of yerba mate is just as rich as its flavor. Energize with sample of mate after the run.

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EVENT PARTNERS

Virtual Tour Guide

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Route Surface

6.2 mi. – Sidewalk, Bike Lane or Neighborhood Street

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Turns

5 – Left or Right turns

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Traffic Lights

27 – Traffic Lights
1 – 4-Way Stops
2 – Rail Road Crossings

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Topography

— ft. – Elev. Gain
479 ft. – Min. Elev.
596 ft. – Max. Elev.

The Essential Route Guide

Discover a new way to enjoy your next social run with RunGo’s voice-guided tour. Download RunGo from the App Store or get it on Google Play. Explore each of our supported routes with turn-by-turn voice navigation. This year’s Austin’s Ice Cream Tour events are already mapped out for your convenience. Now you can relax and focus on the run.

Be a Great Guest

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PARKING

Arrive early to find parking. Limited parking on site. Street and neighborhood parking available. Review posted signage for parking restrictions.

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RESTROOMS

Outdoor restrooms available.

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PET FRIENDLY

Well-behaved leashed pets welcome on the run but not inside the ice creamery.

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DAIRY FREE

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VEGAN

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HYGIENE SAFETY

Please observe and follow proper hygiene safety while attending the event. Respect your neighbor’s choice to mask up or un-mask.

  • Face masking optional outside.
  • Practice social distancing of 6-feet when possible.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Utilize mobile pay when available.
  • Fist bump or elbow bump recommended.
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ADDITIONALLY

Stay home if you have any of these symptoms:

  • fever
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • chills
  • muscle pain
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • loss of taste or smell
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

Social events are run and walk-friendly, free, open to the public, and begin and end at each respective host location. There is no official start time and there is no official timing or scoring. Digital course maps and directions are provided online. Pick up a printed copy of the route from the event host before you start. Parking information is variable based on the location. Follow local parking information for parking policy.

This is a self-guided and self-paced activity. There are no street closures or directional signage marking the training route. Participants should abide by and follow all local and state traffic safety signage and public use information. Social run routes are measured to an approximate 6.2-mile distance however, participants always have the option to U-turn at any point to match their fitness ability. Social run route surfaces will vary from sidewalks and crushed granite to paved pathways and bike lanes.

Participation in social-run events is potentially hazardous to the health of individuals who are not in good physical condition and health, and they should not participate unless medically able and properly trained. All participants must abide by the rules and decisions of any event organized, and assume all risks associated with the event and any associated event or activities, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, and effects of the weather, traffic, road conditions, and all such risks being known and appreciated.

DISCLAIMER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

I acknowledge and ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS and aspects of the Event. I acknowledge that running, walking and other portions of an event are inherently dangerous and I understand that I will be participating in an event at my own risk, that I am responsible for the risk of participation in an Event, and that I am waiving and releasing my legal rights to sue for any injury or damages arising out of or resulting from my participation in an Event. I understand that I am solely responsible for the conditions of the areas in which I will be participating in the Event and that the Event Organizer has no control over these areas nor will they incur any liability if I should become injured during participation. I understand that participation involves risks and dangers which include, without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, sickness, and disease, permanent disability, paralysis, and loss of life; loss of or damage to equipment/property; exposure to extreme conditions and circumstances; accidents, contact or collision with other participants, spectators, vehicles or other natural or manmade objects; dangers arising from adverse weather conditions; imperfect course conditions; water, road and surface hazards; equipment failure; inadequate safety measures; participants of varying skill levels and situations beyond the immediate control of the Event Organizers. I further understand that any injury or damages incurred may be the result of negligence, omission, or carelessness by the Released Parties.

Having read this disclaimer and knowing these facts, and in consideration of the acceptance of my participation in social rune events, participants waive and release Gannett Co., Inc, d/b/a Austin American-Statesman, and any other individuals, firms, and organizations associated with the activity, their representatives, and successors, from all claims of liabilities of any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in social rune events or the acts or omissions by and organization, firm or individual that take place in connection with social run events. By participating in social-run events, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of this Disclaimer and Release of Liability.

If you have a general question about the social run events or if you would like more info about being a partner please let us know.

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