$15 – $75

2019 Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run

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Zilker Metropolitan Park

2100 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

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Walk or Run. Then Have Some Fun!

Be among the FIRST of the season to see the Austin Trail of Lights.

Run, jog or stroll a 2.1 mile, untimed course – starting at the iconic Zilker Holiday Tree and moving through the beloved Austin Trail of Lights in your best holiday costume. Then stick around for the ultimate after party celebration – the Finish Line Festival – located in the heart of Zilker Park.


  • FIRST ACCESS to the Austin Trail of Lights
  • NEW! 4 Fun Run waves to fit your schedule
  • One (1) FREE beer or cocoa after crossing the finish line
  • Pre-Fun Run Activities – warm up sessions, spins under the Zilker Holiday Tree, and more
  • Finish Line Festival and Expo access with fun activities, free samples and swag
  • FREE photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, courtesy of St. David's HealthCare
  • Countless unique holiday photo ops
  • Ferris Wheel and Carousel rides
  • Post-Fun Run dance party and costume contest
  • Additional food and bevs from food trucks and bars, available for purchase
  • Commemorative long-sleeve 2019 Fun Run shirt included with registration! * (Performance long-sleeve event t-shirt available for additional fee.)
  • VIP Lounge access for VIP registrants including access to any wave, heated tent, complimentary food, drink tickets and more!
  • Join or create a team for additional perks

* T-shirt sizing is subject to availability for registrations made after 6:30pm on 11/29/19.


All wave participants will receive one (1) complimentary beer or hot cocoa after crossing the finish line within the Finish Line Festival.

WAVE 1 – 6:00pm start time

  • Lead The Pack! Recommended for those looking to run the course. Wave 1 starting line will remain open until 6:15pm, so get there early to experience all the fun.

WAVE 2 – 6:30pm start time

  • Families with young kids love this option. Still early enough to Fun Run, party at the Finish Line Festival and still make it home for bed time. Wave 2 starting line will remain open until 6:45pm.

WAVE 3 – 7:00pm start time

  • Make a night of it! Not too early. Not too late. Happy hour, then Fun Run... we don't judge! Wave 3 starting line will remain open until 7:15pm.

WAVE 4 – 7:30pm start time

  • Bring up the rear for an extra beer! Wave 4 Fun Runners receive TWO complimentary beers or cocoas at the Finish Line Festival. Wave 4 starting line will remain open until 8:15pm.

NOTE: We encourage all Fun Runners to arrive on time for their wave, allowing extra time for traffic. However, if you arrive late for your wave start time (Wave 1, 2, or 3) and the wave has closed, you may participate in a later wave.


Prices increase to Regular pricing October 16, or when quantities sell out. Prices will increase throughout the season!

  • Early Bird Adult Registration = $29 (Wave 1 Early Bird SOLD OUT)
  • Early Bird Youth Registration = $15
  • Regular Adult Registration = $37
  • Regular Youth Registration = $20
  • VIP Adult Registration = $75 ***
  • VIP Youth Registration = $35 ***
  • Parking = $15 per vehicle (race not included)
  • Finish Line Festival ONLY pass = $15 per person** (race not included)

*Wave registration quantities per wave are limited at the current available price. Once quantities at each price level are met, pricing increases for that wave. Taxes and Service Charges not included.

** Finish Line Festival Pass – Ages 5 and under are free to enter

***Limited VIP Adult and Youth registrations available.

Children 11 and under are eligible for YOUTH registration. Any children with feet on the ground will need a Youth Registration. Toddlers and infants in strollers are complimentary. Complimentary t-shirts are only offered to paid registrants.


Don’t Sweat… Sparkle! Run or walk in style with exclusive VIP Fun Run access!

  • NEW: 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
  • Snack / Nacho bar buffet
  • 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)

Youth VIP registrations are available for children 11 & under. Toddlers and infants in strollers may enter free and do not require registration. Complimentary event t-shirt not provided to free entrants.


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

How to Register as a Team: Click "Create A Team" (or "Join A Team" if your team is already created), before adding the registration type to your cart. 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 a team of 15 or more? Get 10% off your Fun Run Adult registrations! Contact us to receive your 10% off group discount code before you register.

  • Teams of 15+: Qualify for early Packet Pick-up, team name printed on Fun Run bib (Must register by Saturday 11/08/19 to have team name printed on bib)
  • Teams of 36+: Qualify for early Packet Pick-up, team name printed on Fun Run bib and on the back of event t-shirts! (Must register by Saturday 11/08/19 to have team name printed on bib or t-shirt)

10% off team discount does not apply to Flash Sale, Youth or VIP registration prices, Parking or Finish Line Festival tickets.


Parking Passes are available per vehicle online in advance, granting you access to onsite lot parking. Fun Run registrations DO NOT include onsite parking. Parking Passes do sell out quickly, so don’t wait to purchase parking!

Parking Passes are sold specific to your Fun Run registration wave.

WAVE 1 & 2 PARKING: Lots will open for Wave 1 & 2 Fun Runners at 5pm.

WAVE 3 & 4 PARKING: Wave 3 & 4 Fun Runners can gain access to parking lots at 6:30pm


Want the Fun without the Run? Finish Line Festival (Only) Passes allow access to meet friends or family members after they cross the finish line.

  • Access to Finish Line Festival and Expo through separate entry to enjoy entertainment with family and friends
  • Cheer on friends & family at the start line
  • Finish Line Festival ONLY ticket holders may NOT enter the 2.1 mile Fun Run course, including the Austin Trail of Lights

Finish Line Festival access opens at 6pm, and the entrance is located across Barton Springs Road along Stratford Drive.

Children ages 5 and under receive complimentary entrance into the Finish Line Festival.


All Fun Run registrants receive a complimentary commemorative 2019 Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run long-sleeve cotton blend t-shirt included with event registration. After adding registrations to your cart, you will have an opportunity to upgrade to a performance long sleeve, for a $10 fee.

VIP Adult Registrants automatically receive a complimentary upgraded performance long-sleeve t-shirt option, included in registration costs. No upgrade necessary for VIP registrants.

For registrations after 11/29, t-shirt inventory may be limited, and specific sizes may not be available. You will receive your event t-shirt at event Packet Pick-up. An alternative t-shirt pickup time will be open the week following the Fun Run.


Questions? Check out our FAQ page for more info.

PLEASE NOTE: The Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run will take place rain or shine. Because of the logistics of planning for a race of this size, we cannot offer refunds for any reason. In the event that weather is severe enough to create an unsafe environment for participants, organizers may cancel the event with no refunds issued.

For general questions about the Austin Trail of Lights, visit our website or contact us!

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2100 Barton Springs Road

Austin, TX 78704

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