Brentwood Hitch 10K
Hosted by Merit Coffee
For many of us, coffee means more than a morning jolt of caffeine. It’s an indulgence, a ritual, a small happy moment in the day. That’s why we keep pace with the rapid evolution of coffee craft and often lead the way. Like you, we care about the taste and quality of the coffee we serve and the hospitality you experience at Merit Coffee. We’ve trained with some of the best coffee people in the world, some of us earning certification as professional coffee stewards and all of us acquiring the skills to make your cup of coffee the best in Texas.
Featuring Austin Runners Club
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Social run starts at 8:00 a.m. General announcements, directions and questions answered before the start. If you’re not an early riser, no problem, go for a run when you’re ready.
7:37 a.m. – Sunrise
7:45 a.m. – Meet ‘n’ Greet
8:00 a.m. – Route Instructions
8:05 a.m. – Run Start
10:30 a.m. – Event Ends
- Run, walk, skip or stroll.
Participation is free.
- Purchase a passport bib and enjoy coffee house discounts at each tour stop.
- The run is self-guided and self-paced–no timing.
- Distance: Up to 6.2-miles
- Not 10K fit yet? No problem.
Follow the map and U-turn at any point to shorten the distance.
Show your Sunrise Tour Bib Passport for 15% off your coffee drink order.
Valid at participating location. Valid on coffee beverage. Limited time offer. Limit one use per participant per day. Expires 4/8/2023.
Austin Runners Club. Special invitation from club representative.
- 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.
- 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.
- PPE, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
Share your 2023 Sunrise 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 the coffee houses will be raffled off from the photo entries received.
Virtual Tour Guide
6.20 mi. – Neighborhood Street, Bike Lane or Sidewalk
18 – Left or Right turns
12 – Traffic Lights 6 – 2 or 4-Way Stops
130 ft. – Elev. Gain
636 ft. – Min. Elev.
715 ft. – Max. Elev.
The Essential Route Guide
Discover a new way to enjoy Austin’s Coffee House 10Ks with RunGo’s voice-guided tour. Download RunGo from the App Store or get it on Google Play. Explore each of our Sunrise Tour routes with turn-by-turn voice navigation. The Sunrise Tour has each coffee house route mapped. Now you can relax and focus on the run.
Be a Great Guest
Free parking available on property. Review posted signage for public neighborhood parking restrictions.
Many of Merit Coffee’s specialty beans come from a single farm or even from a specific area on the farm (micro-terroir), so they are limited in quantity and superior in quality.
Once the beans reach us, we roast test batches, cup, taste, adjust, test some more and finally establish the perfect roast for the beans.
CorePower Yoga is joining us for a post-run yoga stretch session. Meet at the Triangle Pocket Park located about 100-yards past the Natural Grocers. Starts at 9:30 a.m. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel. No other equipment is necessary.
Lite local pastries and Tacodeli breakfast tacos while supplies last.
Indoor restrooms are available.
Well-behaved leashed pets welcome on the run. Pets not allowed inside.
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.
Stay home if you have any of these symptoms:
- shortness of breath
- muscle pain
- sore throat
- loss of taste or smell
- nausea or vomiting
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.