Saturday, January 20, 2018

Meeting Place: Austin American-Statesman
Activity: Run, Walk, Skip or Stroll
Participation: Free
Parking: Free
Meeting Time: 8:00 a.m.
Running Time: 8:05 a.m. (leave by)
Sunrise Time: 7:27 a.m.
Weather Forecast: 72ºF High & 56ºF Low
Route Map: MapMyRun 3 mi. | 5 mi.

Where we Start

start_17The Austin American-Statesman is located at 305 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704. The Statesman’s West parking lot is at the intersection of Barton Springs Rd. and S. Congress Ave., look for the white flags at the north end of the parking lot. Parking is free for those attending Austin 10K’r events.

Parking & Meeting Spot Map

What You Get

  • A super fun 3 to 5-mile run into Austin’s SoCo District to seek out one of only three Moonlight Towers south of the river.
  • Enjoy a nostalgic mini Moon Pie when you return from the run (chocolate, vanilla & banana flavors).
  • Free samples of Clif Bars (post run).
  • DASANI bottled water (pre & post run).
  • Fresh brewed, locally roasted and organically grown Ruta Maya Coffee.
  • Special edition Cap10K chap stick for those winter lips.
  • And some good ol’ fashion high fives when you finish.

12-Week Training Schedule

What to Bring

  • Friends & family, co-workers, best buds and girlfriends.
  • Your smart phone to capture the fun and make your followers jealous (#MoonlightTowerRun).
  • Baby Joggers welcome.
  • Leashed pets welcome.


Moonlight Tower 2 Run – Route Description

map_my_route_17The Moonlight Tower 2 Run is a creative 3 to 5-mile route that travels south into Austin’s South Congress (SoCo) District to seek out one of only 17 remaining light towers. Starting from the Statesman’s West parking lot we will head down South Congress weaving along the shops, hotels and restaurants that line the avenue. This is your chance to window shop or explore the strip before hipsters and locals roll out of bed to grab their cafe´ from Jo’s Coffee or breakfast taco at Torchy’s Tacos. The route is a gentle climb south but well worth it as overlook downtown on the return trip. Participants have two route distance options, 3 mile route that turns a W. Mary St. or the 5 mile route that continues south to W. Oltorf St before turning. Either route will turn off Congress and head west at these two intersections and travel over to South First St. The #2 Moonlight Tower sits partially hidden by the tress as the corner of S. First and W. Monroe St. If you pass the silver airstream Gourdough’s Big Fat Donuts food trailer you’ve gone too far. Once you reach the moonlight tower u-turn and retrace your steps back to the Statesman for refreshments and high fives.

It is our recommendation that participants use sidewalks, pedestrian pathways or hike & bike trails and avoid using the street. There are NO STREET CLOSURES for this route. Participants should obey traffic and pedestrian laws at all times. Please use caution when crossing streets and only cross at designated cross walks.

Print Route with Directions

Celebrate the 120th anniversary of Austin’s moonlight towers
Illuminating Austin in a moonlight glow–Hannah Thornby
Five things you should know about the Zilker moonlight tower
By Staff – American-Statesman staff

Map of Austin Moonlight Tower Locations


After the Run

  • Enjoy iced down DASANI bottled water.
  • Warm up with fresh brewed, locally roasted and organically grown Ruta Maya Coffee.
  • Savor some free Clif Bar samples.
  • Post your Resolution Run photos using our official hashtags: #MoonlightTowerRun, #Austin10Kr or #Cap10K




Where We’re Going


Contact Organizer