Where and when is the Pump Run happening…and where can I park?

The Pump Run is happening on April 8, 2017. Volunteer check-in is at 6 a.m., packet pick-up opens at 7 a.m., the Kids’ K begins at 8 a.m., and the main event begins at 8:30am. The Pump Run is being hosted by Concordia University in Austin, at 11400 Concordia University Dr, Austin, Texas 78726.

A map of the race route and parking is coming soon.


Is it timed?

Yes, and chip timing will be available.

Do I have to run?

No! You can run, walk, dash, crawl, roll, or even carry a jerry can during this 5K. You can walk your dog! Competitive athletes will be asked to line up at the front for the official start. Joggers, walkers and strollers will be asked to start farther back.

What is included when I register for The Pump Run?

Every paid registration gets an official Pump Run t-shirt , dash bib, and items from our generous sponsors. Free food and family activities will be provided to everyone in attendance. Register here…NOW!

Are there refunds?

No refunds are available, but please contact us with any questions you may have concerning registration and The Pump Run.

Can my children join me on the course?

Of course! The Pump Run is a family-friendly event. There’s the Kids’ K to run, they can join you in the 5K, they can run a Virtual 5K. In addition, we are planning plenty of fun activities: face painting, coloring, sidewalk chalk, and a Walk for Water that lets you experience the way many African children collect water every single day.

Will The Pump Run still happen, even if it is raining?

YES! Rain or shine it will occur…as long as it’s safe to be outside.

Are dogs allowed to race?

Yes!  Man’s best friend is permitted at The Pump Run…as long as you have your pup on a leash and bring your poop bags.

What are the age limits for The Pump Run?

There are no age limits! However, if you are walking with young children we suggest that you bring a stroller. A 5K is a pretty good distance for kiddos. There are three different age categories listed below…so register NOW!  Contact team@watertothrive.org for questions on registration.

*Kids’ K (12 and under)

*Youth (18 and under participating in the 5K/main event)

*Adult (19 and up participating in the 5K/main event)

What are the registration fees?

Registration fees are $30 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids’ K.


In addition, you can register at any time to run our Virtual 5K, which can be run on your schedule during the week of prior to our event on April 8. The registration fee for the Virtual 5K includes the race shirt. Registration for the Virtual 5K is also $30.

Where do I pick up my race packet?

You can pick up your race packet at 7am on race day (April 8) or early at one of our packet pick-up locations. Check back for more details on early packet pick-up dates and times.


Is The Pump Run timed? What happens after the race?

The Pump Run will be timed, yes.  We will provide times for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the men’s and women’s 5K and Kids’ K.   Names of those who placed will also be posted on our website.  You will also be able to participate in fun event activities and enjoy free food from our sponsors.

How can I let others know about The Pump Run?

Check in on our Facebook Event page and use it to invite others to run with you. Start training now…use it as a goal for your New Year’s fitness resolutions!

If you’ve got a group you’re setting up, or training tips or milestones to share on that page or Instagram, use the hashtag #w2tpumprun. And closer to the race, you’ll be able to download our race poster to hang up or hand out at other races, coffee shops, churches, schools, offices, and gyms, with a larger size pre-printed if you’d like to come pick one up. Let us know on the Event page how you’ve reached out and we can help feature your work!



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