Saturday, December 19, 202012:00 am CST -
Sunday, January 03, 202111:59 pm CST
Austin, Texas 78745

The Inaugural Akins Early College High School (ECHS)* 5k - A Virtual Race - benefiting Akins ECHS Yearbook** and Akins Student Support Services***.

The meaning of our Yearbook theme this year - ESSENTIALLYAKINS - is YOU. YOU are essential to Akins. How? If you are running this race, you are helping Akins Yearbook students pay for contests and conferences where they can be recognized statewide and nationally for their skills. You are assisting our staff in being able to have staff t-shirts. You are providing the means for some of our Seniors to do… well… typical Senior things: things like get a yearbook, take a college tour, have a cap & gown for graduation. 

This year, many have had a tough go of it. We began the school year as we ended it... virtually.  We have Zoomed, swabbed and socially distanced our way through. Some have experienced unparalleled hardships. We all watched as our world got smaller. We focused on the important things in life - just the essentials. We celebrated, protested, laughed, cried and looked for the light in dark places. 

We don’t know about you, but we’re pretty ready to end this year and start 2021. So, we thought we’d go with the idea of hosting a virtual race to end the year. RUN FROM 2020 as fast as you can.

What a way to get healthy while saying goodbye to an unprecedented year. 

Entry Fees

Students: $15 (+5 to mail shirt)

Adults: $25 (+5 to mail shirt)

Award Categories

Akins Fastest Person(s) - The top finishing male and female who attend or work at Akins High School will be awarded with their names on the plaque as the Fastest Person at Akins for 2020. They will also receive a free yearbook.

Overall Male/Female - The top finishing male and female will receive an original piece of artwork from an Akins designer. 

Logging Your Results

If you get stuck on any of these steps -- send a message to and we'll figure it out!

How to log your results - each individual person must log in as him/herself:

  • Sign up for the race
  • Get moving! 
  • <<<If you don’t have an account on, set one up – make sure the email address you use is unique to you and hasn’t been used by someone else in your family.  If you need help getting this straightened out, just contact>>>
  • Log in
  • Head to your event page on
  • Click Results
  • Look up your name and click Update
  • Enter your daily mileage and click submit – results might not post immediately
  • Tell all your friends!
Contact Info

Sean Claes - Akins Yearbook Advisor - - (512)841-9900


*W. Charles Akins Early College High School - located in south Austin, Texas -  is dedicated to preparing all students for success in any postsecondary endeavor. About 2,680 students are attending the school either in person or virtually in the 2020-21 school year. Akins hopes to graduate over 600 seniors in 2021.


**Currently, 50 students make up the Akins Yearbook staff -  many of whom are in a 4 year Graphic Design program in Akins’ New Tech Academy where they are learning skills in journalism, graphic design and professionalism.


***Akins’ Student Support Services offers support such as individual counseling services for support during a time of crisis or ongoing support when needed. They also offer group services and connection to resources in the community. SSS is dedicated to helping Akins students be successful in school and in life.