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    The Austin Trail of Lights annual Fun Run, presented for the first time this year by Austin’s iconic Tex-Mex restaurant group, Chuy’s, includes a festive course beginning at the iconic Zilker Holiday Tree. Thousands of Fun Runners sporting holiday costumes will run through the grounds of the Austin Trail of Lights, ending at the Finish Line Festival celebration, which features a DJ dance party, food and drinks, an opportunity to take photos with Santa, a vendor expo and more.  Attendees will be encouraged to participate in Chuy’s long-standing annual effort to support the Austin Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa Program, providing toys and food for local families in need during the holiday season. 


    Producers expect over 9,000 participants who will have the option of choosing from three waves of start times to accommodate a variety of schedules and guests needs. 

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


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