The 2021 H-E-B Austin Sunshine Run races on certified 5K and 10K courses along W Cesar Chavez St. in downtown Austin, parallel to beautiful Lady Bird Lake. We aim to provide a great experience for the whole family, with our timed and untimed options, the Fastest Dog in Austin 5K and our Kids K.
If you are going to run with your dog, please register for the Fastest Dog in Austin 5K. It helps the Sunshine Run bring in pet related sponsors when we know how many pooches we have out each year. There are also special perks for Fastest Dog runners, so we need to know how many to budget for. Thank you!
All registrants receive a super soft Sunshine Run T-shirt (including our Virtual participants), and all finishers of the Kids K will receive a ribbon. Our kid friendly expo area will showcase our sponsors and provide fun activities for the kids.
For 2021, we have added Virtual 5K & 10K options for all of our supporters to participate remotely. Additionally, we’re offering portraits of your pooch! Whether you’re running with them, or just bringing them out to the park to spectate, you can purchase a professional photo of you and your dog from our partners Zilker Bark!
WHY WE RUN: All of the proceeds and funds raised from the Sunshine Run benefit historically underinvested youth of Central Texas through life-changing experiences at the Austin Sunshine Camps (ASC) at no cost to their families. Campers receive a free five-day, four-night Summer Camp experience at our Zilker Park and Lake Travis facilities.