Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run
The Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party began in 2005 to bring two of Austin’s favorite things together – running and margaritas! This event has served as The Trail Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser and this year will be no exception! Please mark your calendars for Thursday, June 8th! Unlike other major fundraisers in Austin, this event allows ladies to trade the little black dress and heels for shorts and running shoes while gentlemen can leave their ties at home. While the attire is casual, the event raises critically needed funds for Austin’s beloved Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. Over the years, there have been many wonderful local sponsors as well as dedicated participants who have come out to support the work of TTF. The Trail Foundation wouldn’t be able to complete these projects without the help of Austin’s loyal supporters. No other event in town is more fun!
Starting at 8:00pm runners depart on a 5K course traveling along the streets bordering Lady Bird Lake. Those attending the post-race party (a separate event within an event) will enjoy margaritas and catered dinner with Maudie’s Tex-Mex under the live oaks of the American Legion Hall. To finish the night, post-race party attendees dance and mingle to live music!
Planning for this year’s Moonlight Margarita Run will begin in January. If you would like to help, please email a completed Committee Application and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 6th.
Can I bring my dog? | Can I get a refund? | Where is packet pickup? | What is the race course? | Can I switch my shirt at packet pickup? | Can anyone under 21 participate? | Can I bring my child to the post race party? | Where do I park? | Will there be taxi’s available after the party? | Does everyone get a margarita, even if you don’t go to the party? | How do I volunteer? | Can I transfer my registration to a friend? | Are strollers allowed?
For information on sponsorships or corporate rates, please contact Rachel Rountree at 512-791-7572
Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run & Party Sponsors
Team Builder ($3,000)
Corporate Running Teams
1. Can I bring my dog to the race?
Don’t get us wrong, we love dogs. Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run isn’t on the trail so we worry about the heat on puppy dog’s feet! We do not recommend bringing your four legged friend with you. It’s just too hot.
2. Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, no. The Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run is The Trail Foundation’s major annual fundraiser, and a rain or shine event. We are simply unable to offer refunds due to schedule changes, weather, cancellations, etc. We clearly state on the registration site that there are no refunds.
3. Where is Packet pick up?
- Tuesday, June 7 from 10-6 at Luke’s Locker
- Wednesday, June 8 from 10-6 at Luke’s Locker
- Thursday, June 9 from 10-7 at Luke’s Locker
*THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE PACKET PICK UP THIS YEAR
4. What is the race course?
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5. Can I switch my shirt out at packet pick up?
We strongly encourage you to use the sizing chart that is on the registration website to choose the right shirt at registration. If we have shirts available after the race, we are happy to switch out your shirt size at that time, not before.
6. Can anyone under 21 participate?
Of course, but only those 21 and over are able to attend the Finish Line Party (‘run only’ option at registration) or the Post Race Party
7. Can I bring my child to the post race party?
Unfortunately, this is a 21 and over event.
8. Where do I park?
There will be plenty of parking available south of the river in the lot under Mopac off Stratford Drive (map).
9. Will there be taxi’s available after the party?
10. Does everyone get a margarita, even if you don’t go to the party?
Yes. All 21+ runners are greeted at the finish line with a margarita!
11. How do I get information on volunteering for the race?
Please fill out our volunteer registration form or contact Maddie@TheTrailFoundation.
12. If I am unable to attend the race, can I transfer my registration to a friend?
Unfortunately, no. We clearly state on the registration site that there are no transfers.
13. Are strollers allowed at the race?
Yes! We ask that anyone with a stroller stay towards the back for a smoother race experience, for you and your little one.