Publish Date: April 5
Millions of people every year run races and marathons, ranging from 5ks to the Iron Man and beyond. These are incredible feats that people aspire and train towards, and these athletes are often among the most healthy and fit. It takes a lot of willpower and a solid frame of mind to be able to train for and participate in these type of athletics events. For some, that’s a daunting task, and they create a mental block that prevents them from participating in these fun and exciting events. But there might be a way to make them far more fun and enticing than just simply running a 5k or from start to finish, which would tempt people who normally might not be interested in just the running part. That’s exactly what Fun Stop 5K & Fest has done.
Fun Stop 5K & Fest is a 5K and festival in Austin, TX that sets the stage for a different kind of 5K. The first thing they’ve done is combine a 5K race with a music festival, which completely fits with Austin’s music history and is a major attraction. Creating a band lineup and activities revolving around the festival brings adults and families alike from Austin and the surrounding cities. The second thing they did was take the 5K course and add 15 stops, where they each are a different activity on their own, most of which have yet to be revealed as they slowly reveal a new stop every so often as we get closer to the run date. The last piece of the puzzle is the costume aspect, where they combine both the 5K and the Festival plus Austin’s own weird culture into one, making it a super fun and amusing event where you get to watch people in the weirdest, most outrageous costumes participate in the festival as well as run in the race and do all the activities.
This combination lead the Fun Stop 5K, which used to be called the Keep Austin Weird Fest, to be a favorite among the residents of Austin, as they consider it something of a tradition. Each year, they get to experience a different band lineup and set of festival activities, while running a 5K race that’s so different and fun that they don’t even believe they’re really running a 5K. As with many other runs, this 5K also does support a couple of different charities, including the Central Texas Food Bank.
There are all the best aspects of a really fun and healthy event at the Fun Stop 5K & Fest, and we really encourage you to see one of the best festivals in Austin that bring out the culture and the people. This year’s festival is to take place June 23rd, with the festival beginning at 4 PM and the 5K beginning at 6 PM. Tickets are currently at $27 for adults and the prices will rise as we get closer to the event.
Check out the race’s home page at https://funstop5k.com.