2017 Fun Run

A Light Run. Then Have Some Fun!

The 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!

Fun Run Registration Now Closed!

If you've already registered for the 2017 Fun Run, click below for packet pickup details & parking details!

GA Adult Wave 2 = $37*

Child (11 and under) = $20*

VIP Adult = $75

VIP Child (11 and under) = $35

Parking (registration not included) = $15

Finish Line Festival (registration not included) = $12

Have a team of 15 or more? Email Us for a 10% discount code off adult registration!

*Pricing tiers will increase periodically, so purchase today! Taxes and Service Charges may apply on top of pricing.

For registrations after 11/30, t-shirt inventory may be limited and specific sizes may not be available. An alternative t-shirt pick-up time will be open the week following the Fun Run. You must still pick-up your Fun Run bib by 2pm on Saturday, December 2 to participate in the run.

The Details

Keeping Austin Active, the Austin Trail of Lights is a great opportunity to get some exercise in disguise with family and friends. 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!

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!

Groups & Teams

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 sold out - Wave 2 starts at 8pm)

  • 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 – 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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