Holiday Fun Runs


Lace up your running shoes and tie them with some jingle bells! Ready to run for the holidays? There are plenty of season-theme holiday runs in Austin, including kid-friendly fun runs and especially Virtual Fun Runs!! This years there are so many options to get a great your family running all over town!

Cedar Park Turkey Day 5K – Virtual

Thursday November 22nd – 29th

Cedar Park. Where: Virtual Run Due To COVID Restriction.

We are sadden with the news that we were unable to obtain a permit for this years Turkey Day 5K due to the COVID Restrictions. We have been working with all the parties involved for over six months.  2021 will be a great year.  We have a really good goodie bag planned for our virtual run. We even added a 10K this year since it is virtual. 

Packet Pickup

Race Pickup for the 10K, 5K  and 1 Mile

  • DATE: Wednesday November 25th, 2020
  • Time: 1 PM to 6 PM
  • Location: Cedar Park Recreation Center  1435 Main Street Cedar Park, Texas
 This year the packet pickup will be a drive thru experience to stay within the COVID Restrictions.

7th Annual Drippin’ with Thanks VIRTUAL 5K and Family Fun Run

November 22nd – 28th


Like everything else in 2020, COVID has forced us to make some changes to the 7th Annual Drippin’ with Thanks 5K, held every year on Thanksgiving Day in the Highpointe community. This year’s race will be a VIRTUAL event and we are super excited to bring this fun activity to our community. Now more than ever, local families rely on the Helping Hands Food Bank to help them through tough times. We have a goal this year of donating $5,000 and we hope you will help us reach this goal! This year, thanks to our rock star sponsors, EVERY race participant will receive a FREE race t-shirt to commemorate the event.

So how does a VIRTUAL race work you may be wondering? Well, in this case you will have the entire week of Thanksgiving to get your 5K (or family 1K) in. After you have completed your run, if you’d like to be considered for an age group prize, you can submit your time online. We know this year’s event will be different, but we sincerely hope you will consider signing up to participate. It’s a great motivator to work off the Thanksgiving indulgences, while also helping OUR community. 100% of your race registration (as well as any additional donations) goes directly to the Helping Hands Food Bank and $1 equals 1 pound of food, so any contribution, large or small, really helps!

2020 LTEF Hill Country Turkey Trot – Virtual

November 21st – 29th

Join us for the 4th annual Hill Country Turkey Trot 5k presented by Hill Country Indoor and help us support Lake Travis student scholarships and teacher grants!!!
Run or walk anytime, anywhere Thanksgiving week and post your time on our Race Website to get your efforts recognized and win valuable prizes!
The first 1,000 race participants will receive a 2020 commemorative shirt featuring “Lucky” and a custom race medal (new this year). Each race packet will include a pedometer and swag from our generous sponsors.
Race packet and t-shirt/medal pick up will be graciously hosted by our presenting sponsor, Hill Country Indoor at their facilities in Bee Cave.
This race is 100% virtual and shall be run at your chosen location and time the week of Thanksgiving.


Round Rock Turkey Trot

November 26th


It’s that time of year again, we are excited to announce the fourth annual Fleet Feet Round Rock Turkey Trot with the help of the City of Round Rock and the Parks and Recreation Department. Challenge your family, friends, and co-workers to come out and run on the roads through the scenic and historic Old Settlers Park. The race will feature an untimed 5K (3.1 miles). We will be taking the necessary precautions to help keep everyone safe and following all local ordinances in place at the time of the race. We will NOT provide water bottles or water coolers on the course, if you need water please bring your own water bottle.
This is a family-friendly race. Strollers and leashed pets are welcome. So put your turkey in the oven and join us for a fun Thanksgiving morning.

Proceeds will be shared between The Round Rock Serving Center, Operation Blue Santa, and the Backpack Coalition. We will be collecting non-perishable items for the Round Rock Serving Center and new toys for Operation Blue Santa.

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot – Virtual

November 26th

Austin. Participate virtually on Thanksgiving Day!

A virtual event is an event that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill or on the track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself.

You’ll be given the opportunity to record your time for the 5 Mile and 1 Mile Walk/Run and see how you stack against others in the same distance. The Kids event will include some warm up activities and a walk/run in your neighborhood.  You may also participate in the ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot Challenge on Strava throughout Thanksgiving week.

Virtual Georgetown Turkey Trot

November 26th

Georgetown. 5 Mile Run or 1 Mile Walk. The Georgetown Turkey Trot tradition continues into year 8 with a contactless, safe, virtual race experience!

  • Long sleeve tech shirt & medal will ship prior to Thanksgiving for entries received by 11/8.
  • All entries received 11/9 or later will receive their race shirt and medal in mid-December.

A link will be available on 11/26 to post your 5 mile or 1 mile results.

Proceeds will be shared between the Williamson County Meals on Wheels and Friends of Georgetown Parks and Recreation (Park Pals).

2020 Trail of Lights Fun Run

November 28th – January 3rd

I’ll Walk, Yule Run, We’ll Drive!

Join us this winter and celebrate the 9th annual Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run, presented by Humana. Reimagined in Downtown Austin, registrations are currently available as an add-on through your vehicle pass purchase or you can purchase with the link below.

Run, jog or stroll 3 miles anywhere between November 28, 2020 – January 3, 2021. Participants can choose to run around our city’s most celebrated landmarks, or a route of your choice. Whatever option you choose, keep it merry & bright!

Mosaic Trail Run – Virtual

December 11th – 13th

All of us are like pieces of a mosaic. We’re all different sizes, shapes, colors, styles, ages…But when we join together for a common goal, we create a beautiful picture together, a mosaic of fun if you will!
So we created this trail running weekend right here in the outskirts of Austin to give us an excuse to play together. All ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, and generations are invited to our new trail run at an awesome historic Texas ranch, right next to the city, on the San Gabriel River. We are especially challenging families to make a common goal to exercise together, to finish a race together, to play in the dirt together, to try something new together, and to come together to help complete this massively fun mosaic with others in our community!

Old Town Rudolph Run 5K

December 5th. 9:00 am

Leander. The 5th annual Old Town Rudolph Run 5K takes place in Old Town Leander. This chip timed event starts in the heart of Old Town and tours through the streets of Leander. The course is flat and fast with no hills or rough terrain. This 5K will have limited participation, so sign up early to ensure you can join us for this exciting event.

This is a stroller friendly & dog friendly race, all dogs on leashes and only friendly dogs allowed.

Austin Jingle Bell 5K

December 6th – January 6th

Austin. Calling all runners (and walkers) near and far! It’s time to kick off the holiday season with the 25th Annual Austin Jingle Bell 5K!!! Covid-19 has affected everyone and every race including the Austin Jingle Bell 5k. That is why we have gone VIRTUAL for the 2020 event.

Join us for the month of December for the festive Austin Jingle Bell 5K and Kids’ Fun Run!!! While we wish more than anything that we could gather in person for the 25th Annual Austin Jingle Bell 5k, we are excited to keep the race tradition alive in a creative way! Partake in the Holiday tradition where and whenever you can for this virtual race.

Experience the family fun with Santa hats and jingle bells!

The first 250 registrants are guaranteed swag bag with jingle bells and a newly designed event athletic shirt that wicks away the sweat! All runners will receive their very own participation medal! Don’t delay and register your family today!

ARC Decker Challenge

Sunday, December 20th, 7:00 am

Austin. Come join us on Sunday, December 20th at 7 AM for the 42nd annual running of this classic Austin race at the Circuit of the Americas race track. Each registrant receives a technical race shirt and each finisher receives a highly-coveted Decker Challenge finisher’s medal!

The 2020 Decker Challenge Half Marathon is presented by Rogue Running. The Decker Challenge is the fourth race of six races in the Austin Runners Club’s Distance Challenge. Net proceeds from the Distance Challenge will benefit The Trail Foundation.