Few things irk a serious runner more than starting a race, then spending the next 30 minutes weaving around slower runners who lined up at the front of the pack.
Unless, perhaps, it’s someone who stops in the middle of the course to tie a shoe. Or who, while attempting to throw away a half-full cup of Gatorade from the aid station, showers the runners behind him with sticky green liquid.
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If you go
Registration for the Keep Austin Weird 5K is open through Fridayat www.keepaustinweirdfest.com. Entry fee is $65 ($25 for kids) and includes admission to the festival. You can also sign up at Luke’s Locker during packet pickup, or at the festival the day of the race. The race starts at 7 p.m. Saturday outside the Long Center.