Zilker Relays is a truly an iconic Austin running tradition and is celebrating 20 Years! For the second year, Marathon Kids will be the beneficiary of the relays which will be held at Zilker Park on Friday, September 8th, 2023.
Teams of 4 run 2.5 miles around scenic Zilker Park for a total of 10 miles. And, there’s a Kid’s Dash before the relays for the younger runners — a 200 yard dash for pre K – K and 400 yard dash for 1st – 5th graders!
Local businesses Tacodeli and Real Ale Brewing will provide the post run fun! Austin favorite, the Love and Happiness Band will entertain the crowd!
It’s the 20th Anniversary of the Zilker Relays, but most importantly proceeds from the race support Marathon Kids, which, every year, gets hundreds of Central Texas kids moving and running with the goal of promoting an active lifestyle. The program is implemented in AISD elementary schools and does focus on Title One schools here in town as well. While the program was started in Austin by a local mom and runner, it is now nationwide, in 45 states and 672 communities. Last year, over 205,000 children across the country participated throughout the year and they collectively ran over 4 MILLION miles, with more than 1/2 a million miles from Central Texas kids alone!
Marathon Kids is truly an Austin original, as are the Zilker Relays. So join us for a family-friendly event and support the mission of transforming lives through running and building healthy communities for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Sign up today at: austinrunners.org/zilker-relays
Learn more about the Marathon Kids program at marathonkids.org