8th annual Trail of Lights Fun Run draws thousands


(KXAN Photo: Chelsea Moreno)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Trail of Lights Foundation hosted its 8th annual fun run on Saturday.

The 2.1 mile course brought together walkers and joggers for a holiday atmosphere to get their workout in.

The route started at the Zilker Holiday Tree and moved through the beautiful Austin Trail of Lights. Attendees were encouraged to wear their best holiday costume.

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The experience included the option of a free cup of hot cocoa at the finish line, warm up sessions before the race, free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Ferris wheel and carousel rides and a shirt.

As of about 4 p.m. on Saturday, a representative from the Trail of Lights Foundation said there were about 9,000 people registered for the race. On an average night, about 28,000 people attend.

The Trail of Lights will have it’s official grand opening on Dec. 10 and will be running through Dec. 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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