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  • Gilbert's Prayer by Holly Reed

    Feb 1, 2015

    Gilbert Tuhabonye, in a moment of spiritual reflection, captured by photographer Holly Reed. This limited edition, 11x14 archival print is signed and inscribed by Gilbert, with his prayer for peace. Special price for Gazelles is $35.00.

    To order a print, please contact Holly Reed at hollyreed@austin.rr.com.

    20% of the sale of each print will be donated to the Gazelle Foundation.


  • Labor Day Giveaways, Family Picture Day & More!

    Aug 27, 2014

                  12th Annual Family Picture Day
        Saturday, September 6, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

    Join us on Saturday, September 6th for the 12th annual Gazelle Family Picture! One of Gilbert's favorite days of the year, this is a chance for all Gazelles to get together and celebrate the past 12 months of running, fitness, health, friendship and so much more.

    Meet at Jack & Adam's at 8:45 AM, wear your Gazelles or Gazelle Foundation shirt (or buy one that morning) and be ready to smile!

    To view previous years pictures, visit Holly Reed Photography.


     

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  • 12th Annual Gazelles Family Picture

    Jul 29, 2014

    Join us on Saturday, September 6th for the 12th annual Gazelle Family Picture! One of Gilbert's favorite days of the year, this is a chance for all Gazelles to get together and celebrate the past 12 months of running, fitness, health, friendship and so much more.

    Meet at Jack & Adam's at 9:00 AM, wear your Gazelles or Gazelle Foundation shirt if you have one and be ready to smile!

    To view previous years pictures, visit Holly Reed Photography.

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    12th Annual Family Picture Day
    Saturday, September 6, 2014 @ 9:00 AM

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    Join us on Saturday, September 6th for the 12th annual Gazelle Family Picture! One of Gilbert's favorite days of the year, this is a chance for all Gazelles to get together and celebrate the past 12 months of running, fitness, health, friendship and so much more.

    Meet at Jack & Adam's at 9:00 AM, wear your Gazelles or Gazelle Foundation shirt if you have one and be ready to smile!

    To view previous years pictures, visit Holly Reed Photography.
     


    Kickoff Meeting - Saturday, Aug. 2nd @ 9 AM
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  • Sat., June 21 - Find Your Perfect Mizuno Running Shoe!

    Jun 17, 2014

    At Jack & Adam's on Saturday, June 21st get fitted for the right Mizuno running shoe by the store staff, Gilbert, and Mizuno employee Bob "Wish" Wischnia.

    From 8:00-9:30 AM all Gazelles receive 20% off one pair of Mizuno shoes. It's a limited time offer so don't miss out!


  • Fall Marathon & Half Marathon Information Session (June 7, 2014)

    May 8, 2014

    We can't believe it's almost that time of year again, but June is just around the corner which officially kicks off the Fall Marathon/Half Marathon training season!

    Gilbert's Gazelles is the group for you whether this will be your first foray in to the 13.1 or 26.2 mile distances, you're trying to qualify for Boston and New York, or anything in between! The Gazelles are not just for fast people - although we do help you get faster while staying off the injured list. Over the past eleven years, runners of all abilities and ages completed our training programs and clocked times from the 2:40's to over 6:00 hours in the Chicago Marathon alone! And that's not counting Portland, Steamtown, New York, San Antonio, Sacramento, St. George, Twin Cities, Grand Rapids...the list goes on and the opportunities are endless.

    Join us on Saturday, June 7 at 9:30 AM in the new home for Gilbert's Gazelles at Jack & Adam's (300 S. Lamar Blvd) for information on training with us during the 2014 Fall Marathon/Half-Marathon season. Gilbert will cover topics such as weekly mileage, following the training calendar, pace runs, core workouts, and hydration.

    Training under former NCAA Champion Gilbert Tuhabonye and his highly qualified team of assistants, you'll experience an exciting group dynamic and gain a broad understanding of training philosophy, race strategy, nutrition, and more! Our workouts include runs all over downtown and west Austin doing hills, intervals, pace runs, and long runs. All groups meet three times per week - twice during the week and on Saturday for the long run.

    Joining the Gazelles also means you get to enjoy the benefits of seven free weekly boot camp and yoga classes, nutrition and injury-prevention clinics, discounts at both Texas Running Company locations, Gazelle apparel, access to on-site physical therapists, and on-going video analysis of your running form!

    For more information on any of our programs, please email info@gilbertsgazelles.com.


  • Gazelle Coach Michael Madison to Bike Across Burundi

    Mar 18, 2014

    Austin, Texas - March 18, 2014 - On Sunday, May 18, Michael Madison will embark on a 420-mile bike ride around the country of Burundi, Africa to raise money and awareness for the Gazelle Foundation. The Austin-based nonprofit has been building water systems in Burundi for seven years, to date providing access to clean water for over 25,000 citizens.

    Home of local running celebrity Gilbert Tuhabonye, the country was mired in civil war from 1993 to 2008. According to World Bank statistics Burundi ranks behind only the Congo as the poorest country on the globe. In 1993, Tuhabonye – co-founder of the Gazelle Foundation – survived a genocide attack that took the lives of more than 100 classmates and ignited 15 years of civil unrest.

    The seven day ride will take Michael Madison around the outer edges of the country, where he will average about 60 miles per day through elevations at times eclipsing 6,000 feet. Located just south of the equator, Burundi has a temperate, tropical climate throughout the year.

    Bike Across Burundi began in 2013 by Simon Guillebaud, a long-time missionary to the country. The group plans to raise at least $250,000 with the funding going towards the Gazelle Foundation as well as Guillebaud’s Great Lakes Outreach charity.

    “It’s an exciting adventure to be a part of this year and I hope that through my efforts we can help put Burundi on the map for people and they will see the need,” said Michael Madison. “Considering the recent turbulent times, Burundi has come a very long way to even be able to offer the ride. The country still needs the most basic necessities, most importantly, clean water for its people.”

    For more information about the Bike Across Burundi ride and/or the Gazelle Foundation, please visit gazellefoundation.com/bikeacrossburundi.


  • Enter the Gazelle NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge

    Mar 17, 2014

    It's time again for the annual Gazelle Bracket Challenge! Sure, we'll have a winner and a small payout for second and third but more importantly - can you pick games better than Gilbert? Our coach is no slouch, finishing in fourth last year and a mere four points from taking the overall title.

    Log in and check the forum for all of the details. You can also click HERE.

    But hurry, picks are due by Thursday at 11 AM!


  • Own A Bike? Register It With APD In Case It Ever Goes Missing!

    Feb 12, 2014

    APD has a bike registration program that can be accessed from your home computer and allow you to input all the necessary information to have your bike registered with APD. If your bike goes missing and is recovered by the police we can use the information you provided to get your bike back to you. It is as easy as filling in a few blanks. And after you have completed it, you should make a copy of the information and keep it in a wallet, purse or backpack. This way if something happens, you are ready.

    To register your bicycle just copy and paste the address below into your web browser:

    http://www.austintexas.gov/page/bike-registration# overlay-context=user

    Along with registering your bicycle you can also take steps to not be a victim of theft.

    First and foremost everyone should have a good U-lock to secure their bike. Many people buy $500-$1000 bikes every day and then buy the cheapest lock to secure it. Cable locks can be easily cut with large wire cutters and even the larger ones will be defeated given enough time. A good U-Lock is what all the pros use and so should you.

    Secondly, be mindful where you park you bike. Is it well lit? Is it a bike rack or some tree or fence? Always put your bike on a bike rack when possible and in a well-lighted area and not in dark locations just because it is close.

    When at home, place your bike in a secured area such as a garage or storage area. Leaving it under a car port or on the outside front rail makes it easy for someone to see it and attempt to take it.

    By doing these things you can take steps to avoid being a victim of bike theft and help aid in the recovery if you are a victim.

    Thanks for your time and be safe.


    Sergeant John Spillers
    Region 1 Command DTAC District Representatives Unit
    Austin Police Department
    John.Spillers@austintexas.gov
    512-974-5708


  • The Trail Foundation is seeking your input

    Jan 16, 2014

    As you likely realize, after the public-private partnership Boardwalk Trail Completion project is opened this summer, the eastside of the Butler Trail will transform because it will become so much more used. The southeast Trail area immediately past the eastern end of the Boardwalk and on around to Longhorn Dam is beautiful though the Trail and parklands along there have some needs. The Trail Foundation (TTF) is currently engaged in the Southeast Shore Master Plan in collaboration with the Austin Parks & Recreation Department. Once the master plan is finished, it will enable TTF better to focus our private projects and also allow the City to commit public funds in the future.

    In order to have this plan adopted by Council, it is important that we have good public participation. We are doing a number of things to get input including our online survey, a public meeting on January 29, and this Saturday's on-Trail input hours.

    1) This Saturday we will have two on-Trail locations where we will have maps so Tail users can easily and directly mark their comments when they are out at the Trail. We will also have little cards that give them the online survey link. This on-Trail user outreach is akin to how we took our February Trail Memory Board out to the Trail users where we know they are, at the Trail. (We don't expect everyone to go to a public meeting on a weeknight when people are busy with other things.)
    This Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., there will be an eastside Trail location under I-35 and a westside location under MoPac at the Johnson Creek Trailhead from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

    2) Fill out a survey: www.TrailSurvey.com; Also, share the survey using the link www.TrailSurvey.com with your Trail friend networks via FB or email or however you would like.

    3) Attend the Wednesday, January 29 public meeting at Fiesta Gardens on the eastside.


  • Gilbert Selected As Austin Fit Magazine 2013 "Best Of" Runner & Coach!

    Jan 7, 2014

    A record response for the 2013 Austin Fit Magazine "Best of" awards has netted Gilbert's Gazelles founder/owner Gilbert Tuhabonye two prestigious honors.

    With 20% of the vote as Austin's "Best Running Coach", Tuhabonye nearly tripled those received by the second place winner.

    For the third year in a row he was selected as "Best Runner", matching his vote total from 2011 with 13%.

    Additionally, Run for the Water 10 Miler & 5K which is produced by the charity Tuhabonye co-founded - Gazelle Foundation - received 3rd place in the "Best Race" category.

    Tuhabonye/Gazelles Awards
    AFM 2013: Best Running Coach (1st), Best Runner (1st), Best Race (3rd)
    AFM 2012: Best Runner (1st), Best Running Group (2nd), Best Race (2nd)
    AFM 2011: Best Runner (1st), Best Running Group (3rd)

    For the full results, visit http://www.austinfitmagazine.com/January-2014/The-2013-Best-of-Awards-1/.


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