Back for its 15th year, the Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party is The Trail Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event that brings together two of Austin’s favorite things—running and margaritas! Unlike other major fundraisers in Austin, this event allows ladies to trade their little black dress and heels for shorts and running shoes while gentlemen can leave their ties at home.
More than 2,500 runners are expected for the 5K run that will begin at 8 p.m. along Walter Seaholm Drive and travel the streets bordering Lady Bird Lake. The Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party helps raise critical private funds for improvement projects on the 10.1-mile lush, urban path in the heart of Austin.
The Run and the Party are separate ticketed events, both beginning at 8 p.m. Participants can choose to run/walk the 5K Race and celebrate with a margarita cheers at the finish line; join the Party on the lawn of the Seaholm Power Plant and enjoy all you can eat Tex-Mex and margaritas catered by Maudie’s, OR do both!
Tickets for the Run include an event T-shirt, a margarita at the finish line for all runners 21 or older, and race timing. Tickets for the Party include margaritas and dinner by Maudie’s Tex-Mex under the stars and lights of downtown Austin, complete with music and dancing, photo ops with TTF’s giant new 3D Trail Love sculpture, and a pop-up shop by active lifestyle brand Outdoor Voices.
Now through June 4, tickets for the Run and Party are $100; tickets for the Run Only are $35; and tickets for the Party only are $70. Prices will increase starting Tuesday, June 5. Visit https://thetrailfoundation.org/MMR to register now.
To join the online conversation about the Moonlight Margarita Run and Party, use #RunSweatParty on social media; to join the convo about The Trail Foundation’s 15th anniversary, use #TTFturns15.