butler-trail-austin-mile-markersIn late 2005 we set out to replace missing mile markers and move those that were in the incorrect spots. Once the Trail was re-measured and certified, we learned that the “correct spot” for many of them was on a bridge or location where the original block-style markers would not fit. We held a successful Mile Marker Auction, hosted by new marker designer Spoonbend (formerly Yellow Fin Studios), and raised all of the necessary funds to replace these whole and half markers.  Their new design made it possible to put them exactly where they should be. Thanks to generous funding by Austin Runners Club (via Decker Challenge race proceeds) and our own fundraising programs, this project was completed in the first half of 2006.