Keep Austin Weird at This 5K Event This June!

friends blowing colorful confetti at Keep Austin Weird Fest

The Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5k is quickly approaching! During this event, the people of Austin celebrate this great city for what it is most famous for: being weird. This obscure city is home to an amazing music scene and even better local foods. So, with this event, it will feature many hours of live music, good eats, and “plenty of weird Austin attractions”. You can register for both the festival and 5K here.

Festival Information

This festival will take place on June 24th, 2017 at approximately 4:00 PM. It is expected to run until about 9 PM. The location for this event is 701 W. Riverside Dr. in Austin. Admission is about $11 for children and $23 for adults. Some things that are allowed into the festival include strollers, chairs, umbrellas (Not Patio), and personal bottled waters. Please refrain from bringing in coolers, pets, and glass bottles for safety reasons. Be sure to sign up for the costume contest at the merchandise table throughout the day!

5K runners at the Group of people with animal costumes on at the Keep Austin Weird Fest

5K Information

As for the participants in the actual race, you will need to be there before the first horn at 5:45 PM. Upon registration, Adult’s will receive an entry into the race and festival, a runner’s bib, and information packet. If running isn’t your speed, don’t worry! This race proudly holds the title of “The Slowest 5K on the Planet”! You can walk, as well as enjoy the 15 Fun Stops along the course.

You can pick up your runner packet on Friday, June 23rd from 11 AM to 6 PM at Rogue running. Click here for directions to pick up your packet. For answers to any missed questions, check out their webpage FAQs.

Group of people with animal costumes on at the Keep Austin Weird Fest

Costume Contest

Probably one of the best parts of the entire experience is that you will be able to sport the wackiest gear you can find. By bringing your strangest, weirdest, and most outrageous costume you can win a full year of free Amy’s Ice Creams. The winner is selected after their photo is posted on Facebook and attains the most likes. Click here for some amazing examples and more details about the Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K.

Volunteer at Keep Austin Weird Fest


If you would rather not participate in all of these fun events, you also have the opportunity to volunteer! They are allows looking for assistance and your services to ensure the festival and race run smoothly. The perks of volunteering include a free festival pass, a commemorative T-shirt, and of course lots of appreciation from its workers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, click this link here for registration!

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