FUN RUN EVENT INFO

General Event Questions

+ CAN I WALK? DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE DISTANCE ALL AT ONCE?

Do what makes it most fun for you. We list the Fun Run as a “run”, but we welcome all participants.

+ COURSE MAP

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+ HOW DOES IT WORK?

Simply register for the Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run and you will receive an email with packet pick up information to pick up your shirt and bib. You can complete the course (5K) anytime and anywhere you desire.

+ WHAT IS THE FUN RUN THIS YEAR?

After detailed discussions with the City of Austin surrounding COVID-19, we have made the decision to reimagine the annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run so registrants can enjoy their own route on their own time. The health and safety of our participants, staff and volunteers is our utmost priority. Though we will not be meeting in person at Zilker Park this year, with your help, we can keep the spirit of the Fun Run alive!

+ WHAT IS THE FUN RUN ROUTE?

A 2020 Fun Run can be run (or walked!) anytime and anywhere, even indoors on a treadmill. Participants have the freedom to create their own course. However, we invite you to follow the Fun Run 5K course to enjoy many of Austin’s landmarks (COMING SOON).

+ WHEN DOES THE VIRTUAL RACE START?

The Fun Run will start on November 28 and will run until January 3. Run (or walk) at any point during this time and share photos of your experience on socials @atxlights!

+ WHEN IS PACKET PICK UP?

Wednesday, November 25th ~ 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Gold’s Gym | 8900 South Congress Ave | Austin, TX 78748

Can’t make it Nov 25th? No sweat! A friend can pick up your packet for you! Just give them a copy of your registration "ticket" either as a print-out or on their mobile device for scanning verification by our registration and packet pick-up staff. Plus we’ll have two more pick up opportunities on Dec 2 and Dec 9th. Exact hours & location details to come.

+ WHERE CAN I RUN?

The beauty of the 2020 Fun Run is that you can create your own course. Whether that be your favorite riverside route or through your neighborhood, you can run wherever you like! While we will provide a recommended course, you are not required to run this course in order to participate in the virtual race.

+ WHERE DO I PICK UP MY SHIRT, BIB AND ATX LIGHTS SAVINGS CARD?

You can pick up your Fun Run swag bag during packet pick-up on November 25, December 2 and December 9. Time and locations to be announced.

+ WHERE SHOULD I PARK TO FOLLOW THE FUN RUN COURSE?

There is no official start line, so you can start anywhere on the course and park nearby. We recommend parking at One Texas Center parking garage and starting at the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue in Auditorium Shores.