We are excited that our club will finally be having our walk at Richard Moya Park this coming Saturday, September 26th. This walk was originally scheduled for April 25th, but we postponed it due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We will have both a 6k and a 10k route available. Both routes go through Richard Moya Park, which is heavily wooded with pecan trees, on hike and bike trails by Onion Creek, across the historic Moore’s Crossing Bridge, and on a walking trail along Burleson Road that is just across from the South Terminal of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. The 10k route also crosses Burleson Road and goes onto the airport property.
One of the great things about this walk is that Richard Moya Park is on land that used to be a pecan orchard. You can see the rows of beautiful pecan trees in both of these pictures. The picture above was taken on the trail near Emma Browning Avenue, and the picture below was taken from the Hike and Bike trail along Onion Creek.
Richard Moya Park is on the south east side of Austin, and it is managed by Travis County. We’ll be following the Travis County Parks COVID-19 guidelines and will have hand sanitizer available at the Start/Finish. Please bring a mask so that you can wear it when you are not able to keep a 6-foot distance from others.
Walkers may start the walk between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and must finish by 2:00 p.m. See the flyer for more details:
We are also excited to announce that this event qualifies for the new special program of “Airports – Celebrating American flight.”
For an idea of how close our checkpoint is to the ABIA South Terminal landing strip, check out this video taken from the checkpoint on Burleson Road:
We hope you can join us!