2017 Fun Run

A Light Run. Then Have Some Fun!

Each year the Austin Trail of Lights hosts an exciting 2.1 mile fun run under the stars and 2+ million twinkling lights, ending with a Finish Line Festival and expo. And this year is no different!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 2 – Austin Trail of Lights 6th annual Fun Run. You won’t want to miss it!

Registration Is Now Open!

The Details

The run will start at the Zilker Tree near Barton Springs Pool and move through Austin’s beloved Trail of Lights in Zilker Park ending at the Finish Line Festival in the middle of the park. Run or walk, you decide, through nostalgic displays and colorful lights with friends and family.

Two waves of runners/walkers will participate – Wave 1 beginning at 6:30pm and Wave 2 beginning at 8pm.


Finish Line Festival

Stick around for the Finish Line Festival with DJ entertainment and dance party, fitness expo, activities, food trucks, drinks and more!

  • Eats from local food trucks – Available for purchase.
  • A Free Post-Run Beer or Cocoa – Cheers!
  • Fitness Expo – Mix and mingle among our fitness partners.
  • Activity tents – Stop by for post-race yoga and more while engaging with local brands.
  • A costume contest – Get wacky and dress for the holidays!
  • Let loose and kick off the holidays the Austin way!

Registration Is Open! Get your tickets today.


NEW! Go VIP at the Fun Run!

Run or walk in style with VIP Fun Run Tickets – It's more than just a run! VIP tickets offer:

  • Receive an upgraded long-sleeve 2017 Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run T-shirt
  • Access to the VIP lounge at the Finish Line Festival
  • Snack bar buffet provided, along with cocoa & cookies
  • 3 drink tickets, with access to the VIP lounge full bar
  • A memorable night spent with family and friends!

Purchase your VIP registration today!

Groups & Teams

Team Registration opens September 13, 2017.

Show your holiday enthusiasm in numbers and register as a team! It's a great morale builder for all types of companies, organizations, schools or even friends. Celebrate the holidays together while doing a little exercise in disguise in the middle of Zilker Park and festive holiday lights!

  • Choose your start time (wave 1 or 2)

  • Access to the Finish Line Festival and Fitness Expo

  • A free beverage post-run

  • Access to food trucks at the Finish Line Festival – Available for purchase.

  • Costume Contests and Giveaways

  • Long sleeve 2017 Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run T-shirt (100% cotton) – Optional shirt upgrade

  • Photo by a professional photographer with your team in the Fun Run warm up area (starting line) – provided by Austin Trail of Lights

  • Teams of 15-35: Qualify for early packet pick up and team name on bib (registration deadline: 11/10)

  • Teams of 36 or more: Qualify for early packet pick up, team name on bib and team name on Fun Run T-shirts (registration deadline: 11/10)

Ready to create your team? First, head to our Eventbrite page and create your team. Then, shoot us an email including your team name, wave time and how many team members you expect, and we'll send you a promo code for 10% off your team members' registrations. Discounts not available for Youth or VIP registrations.

Read our FAQs for additional information.

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Reach thousands of health and fitness enthusiasts in the middle of Central Texas' largest holiday celebration!

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