Saturday, December 3, 2022

  • The annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run, presented by Chuy's is back! Walk or run a 2 mile course through the iconic Austin Trail of Lights in your best holiday costume! Then, stick around for the ultimate after party celebration.



Run, Jog or Stroll the 2 mile Fun Run course – Starting at the Zilker Holiday Tree near Barton Springs Pool and moving through the colorful lights and festive sights of Austin’s beloved Trail of Lights.

3 Waves to Fit your Schedule

  • Wave 1: 5:45PM start time
  • Wave 2: 6:45PM start time
  • Wave 3: 7:45PM start time


  • Commemorative long sleeve Fun Run t-shirt
  • 2022 Race Bib
  • Fun Run Swag Bag
  • Complimentary beer or cocoa
  • Free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus


Stick Around For The Ultimate After Party – After crossing the finish line, ALL fun runners will receive a free beer or cocoa, plus entry into the epic Finish Line Festival & Expo – where you’ll engage with health brands and show off those dance moves.

  • Grab bites from Austin’s famous food trucksAvailable for purchase.
  • Dive into the Fitness Expo – Mix and mingle with health and fitness brands.
  • Join The Fun Activities – Engage with local brands.
  • Show us your moves in a spontaneous Dance-Off to DJ entertainment provided by DJ Supa Q
  • Ride the iconic Ferris Wheel or CarouselRide tickets available for purchase.
  • Kick off the holidays the Austin way!


Chuy's Children Giving to Children Toy Drive

Help spread cheer this holiday season with Chuy's. Benefiting Operation Blue Santa, providing toys and food to local families in need during the holiday season. Ways to participate:

  • Bring a toy to donate at the start of the Fun Run on 12/3
  • Drop off a new, unwrapped toy at any Austin-area Chuy's location now until 12/4
  • Use the QR code located on all Austin-based Chuy's dining tables
  • Make a monetary donation in person
  • Donate at with any to-go order



Run or walk in style with exclusive VIP Fun Run access!

  • VIP registration gives you access to ANY wave! Just show up!
  • Early Packet Pick-Up access
  • Admission to the exclusive VIP Lounge at the Finish Line Festival – with climate-controlled tent, comfortable seating, beautiful holiday decorations and private bar.
  • 2 Complimentary drink tickets for Adult VIP Fun Runners
  • 1 Complimentary drink ticket for Youth VIP Fun Runners
  • Snacks
  • Complimentary hot cocoa & holiday cookies
  • Complimentary t-shirt upgrade: Receive a performance long-sleeve event t-shirt with VIP Adult registration. ($10 upgrade value. Not available for VIP Youth registration)



Show your holiday enthusiasm together and register as a team! Celebrate the holidays with your company, organizations, schools or friends.

Have a team of 36 or more? Contact us to coordinate large team benefits and registration.

  • Teams of 36+: Qualify for early Packet Pick-up, team name printed on Fun Run bib and on the back of event t-shirts*!
  • Team members may register for any registration type (Adult, Youth, VIP Adult or VIP Youth). All team members must register for the SAME start time, or wave.


Have questions? View our Fun Run FAQ's here.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Brands can engage with fun runners at the Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run through SPONSORSHIP or with an EXPO SPACE. Connect with active Austinites who share your passion for health and fitness at the 2022 Trail of Lights Fun Run!

Contact us for more info

2022 Sponsors


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