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Global Running Day

Hosted by Central Machine Works & East Side Beer Runners

Global Running Day is a day for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity on June 7, 2023. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run with friends, or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving too. Central Machine Works & East Side Beer Runners are hosting a free social run from Central Machine Works. You’re welcome to join us, we’d love to see you.

Central Machine Works is a 12,000 ft brewpub and beer hall in east Austin situated in a machine shop that made airplane parts during WWII. The space has an industrial, yet polished and elegant taproom, a massive outdoor beer garden, and an event/entertainment venue. We have hosted amateur wrestling, big-name bands, motorcycle shows, commercials and so much more. We like to create a good time. Our aim is to brew the highest quality, session-able beers with a focus on lagers and historical ales. Our kitchen offers an array of classic and contemporary European pub fare with a focus on pizza, which is damn good.

Featuring East Side Beer Runners


It’s Free to participate but RSVP with Eventbrite, it’ll help us plan our supplies.
We will also send you to travel and/or weather advisory info when needed.




Central Machine Works
(512) 220-2340
4824 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78702
Google Location Map



Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Social run starts at 6:30 p.m. General announcements, directions and questions answered before the start.

6:00 p.m. – Meet ‘n’ Greet
6:30 p.m. – Run Start
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Local Social
8:00 p.m. – Movie
8:31 p.m. – Sunset
9:00 p.m. – Event Ends



  • Run, walk, skip or stroll.
  • Participation is free.
  • 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.


  • Pirq Plant Based Protein Shake samples
  • Mizuno Running
  • Austin Massage Company
  • Card.io
  • Fleet Feet
  • Drip Drop Hydration
  • Shokz

(more announcements coming soon…)



Help us celebrate the premier of Central Machine Works newest smash ale Smash PRs. This single malt and single hop ale using Rahr North Star Pils malt and Cryo Pop hops. With some tropical nuances with aromatics of berries, citrus, and stonefruit, this should be in the 5% abv range with low bitterness and bright on the palette. Very crushable. Brewers are also considering upping the electrolyte content of sodium and potassium to really make it a “runners” brew.



SHOKZ will have 50 units of bone conduction headphones to do a demo on your run.



Sit back and enjoy the 1987 American dystopian action film, The Running Man, directed by Paul Michael Glaser and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, María Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Yaphet Kotto, and Jesse Ventura.

The film’s story is about a television show where convicted criminal “runners” must escape death at the hands of professional killers is very loosely based on the 1982 novel of the same name written by Stephen King.


Central Machine Works will be serving free popcorn during the movie.



  • 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.


Want to be a part of a great Austin tradition, join our team of volunteers and help make this year’s Global Running Day a memorable one. Sign-up today for one of these positions:

  • Aid Station
  • Exhibitor Set-up
  • Greeter/Info
  • Pace Group Leader


  • 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.
weather sun


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

KVUE Weather

Sunset Times



Share your 2023 Global Running Day 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.

Raffle Prizes:

  • Central Machine Works: 2 – hats, 2 -tote bags and 2 – pairs of socks.
  • Austin Massage Company: 3 – 50% off One (1) hour massages.
  • SHOKZ: Headphone, sportbelts and bags.
  • Pirq Plant Based Protein Shake: 1 – 12-pack of Pirq.
  • 3M Half Marathon: 1 – Race entry + T-shirt, mug and goody bag.
  •  USA Fit Austin: 1 – Summer program membership.
  • FIT4MOM: 1 – North Austin/Pflugerville Run Club training session (valued $199).
  • Card.io: 1 – $10 Gift Credit.
  • Marathon Kids/Austin Runners Club: 1 – race entry into club event.
  • Statesman Cap10K: 2 – 2024 race entries, 4 – signature embroidered Cap10K hats.


Virtual Tour Guide


Route Surface

6.20 – Sidewalk, Bike Lane



6 – Left or Right turns

traffic light

Traffic Lights

6 – Traffic Lights
3 – 4-Way Stops
3 – Rail Road Crossings



209 ft. – Elev. Gain
450 ft. – Min. Elev.
570 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 Global Running Day event is already mapped out for your convenience. Now you can relax and focus on the run.

Be a Great Guest



No parking off East Cesar Chavez Street, go around the block to parking lot entrance off East 5th Street. Limited parking available on property. Street parking is the norm in the area. It’s not uncommon to park 1/4 to 1/2 mile from venue. Review posted signage for street parking restrictions.



Clothing is not optional. Participants must wear appropriate attire while on the premises of Central Machine Works. Running without a shirt is okay while you’re on the run but must be put back on before entering the venue.



Indoor restrooms are available.



Well-behaved leashed pets welcome at the venue and on the run.

picnic table


Keep the celebration rolling when you step out the back door to the a spacious beer garden. Enjoy shaded picnic tables while you wind down over drinks and food from the Central Machine Works kitchen.



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:

  • 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.


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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