If you missed packet pick-up, swing by the Trail of Lights ZIP box office on Sunday, December 10th from 12-5pm to pick-up your ordered fun run t-shirts. Please bring your registration confirmation and a photo ID.
Temporary parking will be available on Barton Springs Road near the Zilker Playground.
2017 Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run
Saturday, December 2nd
6:30pm - 10pm
Wave 1 begins at 6:30 PM and closes at 7:00 PM.
Wave 2 begins at 8:00 PM and ends at 8:30 PM.
The fun run will conclude with our annual Finish Line Festival, featuring freebies, a dance party, DJ and more! The park closes at 10 PM.
All Fun Run Registrants MUST pick-up their Fun Run packets during one of our designated packet pick-up times. Your Fun Run includes information necessary for participation in the 2017 Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run, including your event T-shirt and race bib. Registrants planning to run or walk the course must be wearing their race bib to enter the Fun Run, participate and gain access to the Fun Run course (with the exception of babies and toddlers in strollers).
LOCATION: Packet pickup is located just southeast of the William Barton Drive and Barton Springs Road intersection near the Zilker playground. Adjacent temporary parking will be available during packet pick-up times.
WHEN CAN I PICK UP MY PACKET?
Packet Pick-Up closes at 2:00 pm SHARP on Saturday, December 2, so don’t wait to pick up your bib and event shirt.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO PACKET PICK-UP?
Be sure to bring a print out of your registration ticket (NOT the confirmation email) for each person registered.
We encourage teams of 15+ to be picked up by the team captain.
Can’t make it yourself during scheduled pick-up hours?
A friend can pick up your Fun Run 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.
Can’t make it yourself during scheduled pick-up hours? A friend can pick up your Fun Run 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.
Park downtown and walk to Zilker Park. Recommended parking lots include Austin High, One Texas Center, or public lots downtown. Please know that roads around Zilker Park will be closed starting at 4:00pm. Plan ahead to arrive for your registered start time and expect traffic delays.
Ride your bike! Bike parking is set up near the entrance to the Start Line queue.
All Fun Run registrants will enter the queue through the bib check in on Barton Springs Road. Remember, bags are discouraged and subject to search.
From North and South MoPac
Exit Barton Skyway (NOT 2244 Bee Caves Rd)
Follow signs and staff instructions to parking
From Bee Caves Rd at MoPac
Turn right (SOUTH) on MoPac Feeder
U-turn at Barton Skyway
Follow signs and staff instructions to parking
All purchased parking must enter Zilker Park via the northbound MoPac feeder road. There is no access to parking via Lamar and Barton Springs road. Streets around Zilker will be closed from 4 pm – 11 pm. Please plan ahead for delays.
Review the parking map below for specific road closures and details!
Fun Run Registration Packets
Packets include each participant's bib along with their t-shirt included with registration. The Fun Run bib is required for participation at the event on Saturday, December 2nd. You will not be able to access the Starting Line without your bib, with the exception of babies and toddlers in strollers.
Know your start times!
Wave 1 starts at 6:30pm
Wave 2 starts at 8:00pm
We strongly recommend that you travel lightly without a bag. All bags are subject to search.
Write your name and emergency contact info on the back of your bib.
Finish Line Festival
Festival tickets are included with your Fun Run registration! Grab a beverage, explore the expo activities and take a photo with Santa in the St. David’s HealthCare tent. Food and rides will be available for purchase.
Don't Forget Your Holiday Cheer
Teams with the most spirit and best team costumes will be awarded trophies. Also, look for team photo op in the Finish Line Festival.
The Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run is approximately 2.1 miles over easy, paved terrain.
The course stretches through Zilker Park by Barton Springs and finishes through the Trail of Lights ending at the Finish Line Festival in the middle of the park. Wear something warm and comfortable for a 2.1 mile run or walk.
Costumes are strongly encouraged - have fun and put a little jingle in your step!
Our event will utilize a wave start system. Wave 1 will begin at 6:30 PM and will close at 7:00 PM. Wave 2 will begin shortly after at 8:00 PM and will close at 8:30 PM. Both start times will be signaled by a horn at the starting line.
This is a Fun Run - it's a non-competitive, group and family-friendly event.
Youth registration options for General Admission and VIP access are available at a discounted rate for the younger Fun Runners.*
Children and minors 11 and under who plan to walk or run the Fun Run require the purchase of registration - which includes access to walk or run in the Fun Run, a commemorative event t-shirt and a Fun Run bib.
Children 11 and under will need to purchase Youth registration.
Children 12 and older will need to purchase Adult registration.
* Toddlers and infants who ride in a stroller throughout the Fun Run do not need to purchase registration.
Run or walk in style with VIP Fun Run Tickets – Get more than just a run!
Receive an upgraded long-sleeve event T-shirt
Access to the VIP lounge at the Finish Line Festival
Snack bar buffet, along with cocoa & cookies
3 drink tickets, with access to the VIP lounge bar
A memorable night spent with family and friends!
Please Note: Parking is NOT included in your VIP registration. We will send an email to the address provided about how to purchase parking passes.
Teams of all sizes are welcome. We offer a 10% discount* off the current advertised price for teams with groups 15 or more.
*Team discounts not available for Youth, VIP Adult or VIP Youth registration. However, children and VIP purchasers may join a team.
HOW TO CREATE A TEAM
If you haven’t already, kick things off by registering yourself for the event through your brand new team page—or get busy customizing your team page by clicking "No thanks."
HOW TO JOIN A TEAM
HOW TO SEE WHO'S ON YOUR TEAM
HOW TO ACCESS AND MANAGE YOUR TEAM
1. Log in to your Eventbrite account.
2. Enter the email address you used to register for the event.
-Note: If you've forgotten your password, no problem! Just enter your email address where it says "Forgot Password?" and we'll send you an email to help set your new password.
3. Scroll down to the Groups section and click on "[[ENTER TEAM NAME HERE]]".
4. If you're the team captain and you'd like to edit your team name or password:
5. Click or tap edit team info to the right of your team name
6. Make the changes you'd like
7. Save your changes
8. As a team captain, you can also:
-Edit your team photo
-Edit your team description
-Invite team members
-Communicate with team members
-Track how much money your team has raised
Note: only the team captain can edit the team page, invite others to join the team, and edit the team page.
HOW TO INVITE OTHERS TO JOIN YOUR TEAM
HOW TO REGISTER OTHER PEOPLE WITH YOUR TEAM
CAN I MAKE SOMEONE ELSE THE TEAM CAPTAIN?
Right now, we don’t have the ability to pass the torch to another group member, but you can encourage your existing group members to transfer to a new group with a new group manager.
For step-by-step instructions on how to transfer existing group members to a new group manager, follow these instructions here:
HOW TO JOIN A TEAM AFTER REGISTERING INDIVIDUALLY
Yes, you can start the transfer process to join a group from your order details view.
Note: If you've already registered for an event, don't join a group through their page or you'll be registered for the event twice.
For step-by-step instructions, check out this Help Center tutorial: http://help.eventbrite.com/en_us/t/can-i-join-a-group-after-registering-individually
HOW TO TRANSFER TEAMS
Transferring to a different group/team is as easy as logging into your Eventbrite account, viewing your order under Your Tickets and selecting Transfer! Also, for complete insight into the process, step-by-step directions on transferring to a different team can be found in our Help Center.
Note: Discount and access codes are not case sensitive.
1. To get started, locate the event for which you would like to purchase tickets. Click the Enter promotional code link that appears below the Quantity dropdown menu in the Ticket Information box.
2. Next, enter the discount or access code into the text field.
3. Then click Apply
4. If you're using a discount code and the code is valid, you should see the Price and Fee columns update to reflect the discounted amount. The amount or percentage that was discounted will be displayed next to the name of the ticket type.
5. If you're using an access code and the code is valid, the hidden/password-protected ticket type will appear.
6. Now that the discount or access code has been applied, you should be all set to order! Initiate your order, and then enter your information on the next screen to complete your order.
7. A confirmation email will be sent to you.
All Fun Run registrations include a special edition 2017 Trail of Lights Fun Run long-sleeved shirt.
Upgraded T-shirt Option: Registrants will be offered an option to upgrade their basic long-sleeve t-shirt to either a short or long-sleeve RacerMesh performance T alternative (at additional cost).
WHO GETS THE BASIC COTTON T?
General Admission (GA) Adult and Youth registration comes with the standard long sleeve event t-shirt. (upgrade optional at additional cost)
GA Runners registered in a team will also receive the standard long sleeve event t-shirt. (upgrade optional at additional cost)
WHO GETS THE UPGRADED PERFORMANCE T?
VIP registrants will automatically receive a long sleeve RacerMesh performance T included in their registration.
Due to the amount of participants we cannot accept t-shirt changes post-registration.
Teams of 36 or more: Registration and t-shirt requests must be made on or before November 10, 2017 to receive the team name printed on the back of their event t-shirt.
We recommend you dress warm, with layers, but make sure you're comfortable and able to move around. Weather in Austin can be unpredictable, so be sure to check local weather reports and be prepared for the current conditions.
Costumes are highly encouraged! The more lights, the better!
Check out our video from 2015 for inspiration!
Strollers of all kinds are permitted.
Any toddler or infant riding in a stroller is free. Children in strollers do not need to purchase registration, but please note that they will not receive an event t-shirt or fun run bib.
Children 11 and older will need to purchase Youth registration.
Children 12 and older will need to purchase Adult registration.
Due to the large amount of strollers on the Trail, runners without strollers will be queued first just inside the start line. Runners with strollers will be queued behind runners with strollers.
Though we love our furry friends, pets are not permitted during the duration of the Trail of Lights, including the Fun Run.
Only registered service animals that have been trained to provide a service for a person with disabilities will be allowed.
Please Note: Your Fun Run registration does NOT include a parking pass.
Parking and other transportation information will be sent to all registrants via email after purchase of Fun Run registration. We encourage runners to purchase site parking passes as availability can be quite limited near Zilker Park. All event parking must be purchased in advance online. Purchase parking here before it’s sold out!
For all promo code related issues or concerns, contact us at email@example.com
Example: My employer gave me a promo code for the run, but I’ve already signed up. Can I get the amount from the promo code applied to my registration?
HOW TO FIND MY REGISTRATION:
TIP: If you haven't set a password for your account, we'll send you an email with a link to set your password. If you've forgotten your password, select the "Forgot Password?" link to reset it.
I tried to redeem my code, but am getting the following error message:
"Sorry, the promotional code you entered is not valid."
"Sorry, the promotional code you entered has been claimed."
"Sorry, the promotional code you entered has expired."
"Sorry, the promotional code you entered is not valid yet."
If you're still having issues getting a promo code to work email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baby Strollers of any type (at the end of the start line please)
Hand drawn wagons (at the end of the start line please)
Personal cameras, including digital cameras, DSLR's with stock lenses, point-and-shoot cameras and traditional film cameras.
Weapons of any kind
Skateboards, scooters or personal motorized vehicles
Bicycles inside Festival grounds (bike racks are available near each entrance)
Pets (except service dogs; tags required)
Thank you Austin! 2017 Austin Trail of Lights was filled with smiling faces, amazing performances from our community and of course millions of twinkling lights! From spinning under the Zilker Tree, around the carousel and Ferris Wheel to visits with Santa - check out a few highlights!