Saturday, December 18, 202112:01 am CST -
Tuesday, January 04, 202211:59 pm CST
Austin, Texas 78745


The Second Annual Akins 5k

The Second Annual Akins 5k is a virtual Race - benefiting Austin, Texas' Akins ECHS Yearbook** and Akins Student Support Services***.
This years theme is "RISE UP."


We are back in person for learning and we've learned many things while we were virtual learners... and this is the year we step out from the shadows of isolation and away from our computer screen and RISE UP. Get outside. Leave the dark and embrace the light. Grow at a stready pace. Life is not a sprint, it's a marathon.... and to celebrate that we're hosting our 2nd Annual Virtual Akins 5K.


Who is this benefiting? 

If you are running this race, you are:

  1. providing the financial 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. 
  2. helping Akins Yearbook students pay for contests and conferences where they can be recognized statewide and nationally for their skills.
  3. assisting our staff in being able to have staff t-shirts.

What will I receive? 

All participants will receive a t-shirt with the RISE UP theme, specifically designed by our Yearbook Editor in Chief and Design Director, senior Rhiannon Ferguson.



In 2020, thanks to our sponsors The just keep livin' Foundation and Manchaca United Methodist Church,  we were able to purchase staff shirts for our Yearbook staff and present a $1,000 check to Akins' Student Support Services.

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 2021. They will also receive a free yearbook.

Overall Male/Female - The top finishing non-Akins affiliated 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 2,900 students are attending the school in the 2021-22 school year. Akins hopes to graduate over 600 seniors in 2022.


**Currently, 35 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.