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Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run

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Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 8:00PM
Sand Beach Park


Wednesday, June 7 - 8:30AM - 5:30PM | 1333 Shore District Drive, Ste 602
Thursday, June 8 - 5:00PM - 7:00PM | Moonlight Margarita Run Site


  • 7:30PM – Runners Stretching led by Hannah Friggel of FrigNFit

  • 7:45PM – National Anthem & Lift Every Voice and Sing performed by Melat

  • 8:00PM – Shotgun Start for the Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita 5K

  • 8:00PM – 10:00PM – Finish Line Celebration with music by DJ Chorizo Funk performing from the AIMI Passion Flower Art Car


Celebrating the 20th anniversary, Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita 5K Fun Run brings together two of Austin’s favorite things – running and margaritas!

For two decades, runners, joggers, walkers, and margarita lovers have converged at Sand Beach Park in downtown Austin for a shotgun start and 5K course that travels along the streets bordering Lady Bird Lake and the Butler Trail before ending back at the park for the highly anticipated Tex-Mex party and margarita celebration. 



This year’s run will be Thursday, June 8, 2023, with an 8:00pm start.


Registration includes:

  • Race Entry
  • 20th Anniversary Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita 5K Run shirt
  • Entry to the Maudie’s Finish Line Celebration
  • Two Maudie’s Margaritas
  • Maudie’s Tex-Mex appetizer-sized bites

Register as a team: 

Do you want to register your margarita buddy and run as a team? Easy. Register as a Team Captain and set your team to public or private so that your friends can join you. If you have already registered and want to join a team, just log into your Event Dog account and select a team. It’s as easy as choosing salt on the rim.

 All registration fees from the run go directly to The Trail Conservancy, providing critical funds needed to achieve our mission to protect, enhance, and connect the Ann & Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail for all! 

Course Map

The 5K run leaves Walter Seaholm Drive and travels alongside Lady Bird Lake and the Butler Trail on Cesar Chavez before looping around Austin High and returning back to Sand Beach Park.

Getting There

We highly encourage using the Butler Trail or ride-share to get to the race. Road closures will go into effect beginning at 6:00PM, so traffic will be heavier than usual in the area surrounding the event.

BUTLER TRAIL. We highly recommend parking off-site and using the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail to get to the race site. Plus, it counts as your pre-run warm up! Plan your trip with our Trail Maps.


CAPMETRO. Want to rest before your run? Hop on public transportation, and get dropped off nearby. Plan your trip with CapMetro.


PAID PARKING. There are several paid public parking options nearby:

  • State Garage N – 300 San Antonio Street, available after 5:00PM

  • City Hall Parking Garage – 301 W. 2nd Street, available after 5:00PM

  • Seaholm Garage – available after 5:00PM, available for ADA parking

  • On-Street parking along 3rd Street

  • Additional parking locations – Getting Around Downtown

Frequently Asked Questions

Packets will be available for pick up at The Trail Conservancy offices beginning Saturday, June 3.

Address: 1333 Shore District Drive, Suite 602, Austin TX 78762

Pick-Up Hours:
Saturday (06/03) from 10:00AM – 4:00PM,
Monday (06/05) from 8:30AM – 6:30PM
Tuesday (06/06) from 8:30AM – 6:30PM.
Packets will not be available to pick up in person on the day of the event.

No. We welcome all ages.

But, only those 21 and over will be served a post-race Maudie’s margarita.

If you have already registered and picked up your runner’s packet, plan to arrive around 7 PM.  We will have a guided pre-run stretch starting at 7:30PM followed by pre-run programming. Runners will begin and end the race along Water Seaholm Drive and Sandra Muraida Way.

Unfortunately, no. The Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run is one of our major annual fundraisers and a rain-or-shine event.

We cannot offer refunds or transfers due to schedule changes, weather, cancellations, etc.

Both policies were stated at registration.

But you can still get your shirt!

We order shirts based on the size you requested, but will have a few extra in each size. Shirts are on a first come, first served basis so to guarantee you get the size you want, please plan to come to packet pick up early.

Don’t get us wrong – we love dogs and know they run fast! However, Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run isn’t on the Trail, so despite the respite from the heat this week, we worry about the heat on puppy dogs’ feet!

We do not recommend bringing your four-legged friend with you. It’s just going to be too hot.

Yes! We do ask that anyone running or walking with a stroller stay towards the back for a smoother race experience for you and your little one.

We would love to have you!

Sign Up to volunteer for packet pick-up on Saturday, June 3.

Sign Up to volunteer during the event. We need people to help with directional support, party assistance, and help out at the course water stations.

Registration includes entry into the after-party, located at Sand Beach Park. Your bib is your entry, so please leave it on!

There will be a Maudie’s Tex-Mex Nacho Bar, and you’ll have two coupons for Maudie’s margaritas. We will also have Hi-Sign Brewing, Kosmic Kombucha, and water available. 

This year, we will have music by DJ Chorizo Funk and the Passion Flower setting the stage for a fun celebration.

Absolutely! Any participant seeking accommodation in respect of a disability must submit a written request to the event’s customer service team at before June 1. 

Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run draws around 2,000 runners to downtown Austin near the Seaholm District along Cesar Chavez. Mild traffic congestion resulting in some inconvenience to you or your customers may be anticipated on race day. The race will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will utilize Cesar Chavez; between Mopac and San Antonio St, and Stephen F. Austin Dr.

2nd Street between Sandra Muraida and Walter Seaholm will close to traffic at 3:00 p.m. and remain closed until 10:00 p.m.,

Walter Seaholm Dr and Cesar Chavez between Mopac and San Antonio and Stephen F. Austin Dr. will close to traffic at 6:45 p.m. and will remain closed until the conclusion of the race around 9:15 p.m.

Intersections along the race route will be manned by officers of the Austin Police Department and traffic will be controlled when runners are on the course. Motorists will be rerouted to 5th and 6th street for east-west travel between Mopac and San Antonio St.

3rd Street and Lamar will remain open throughout the event.

Access to local businesses and residents on Sandra Muraida will be maintained from northbound Lamar Blvd.

Local access for tenants and customers to the Seaholm parking garage on Walter Seaholm will be maintained through the 3rd Street intersection, there is no access from Cesar Chavez. Expect heavier than usual traffic in the area on race day.

A portion of Sand Beach will be closed on race day for setup prior to the event; access to the parkland will still be maintained for public use. 

The following items are prohibited from the race and post-race venue:

  • Weapons of any kind, including firearms, knives, mace, etc.
  • Any dangerous item or “dual use” item that could be considered dangerous, including hammers, saws, sharp objects, etc.
  • Flammable liquids, fuels, fireworks, toxic chemicals and explosives
  • Large packages, coolers, pop-up tent or camping tents and lean-tos
  • Duvets, sleeping bags, and large blankets or comforters
  • Unmanned aerial devices, drones, survey balloons, photography mini-copters, or any other flying device
  • Opaque trash/plastic bags (clear trash bags are allowed)
  • Animals/pets
  • Folding chairs, camp chairs and tables of any kind
  • Glass containers
  • Containers of liquid larger than one liter
  • Suitcases and rolling bags
  • Camelbacks and any type of hydration backpack (fuel belts and handheld water bottles are allowed)
  • Weight vests or any other vests with multiple pockets, especially those that can be used as water reservoirs
  • Costumes that cover the face and any bulky outfits that are not reasonably form-fitting
  • Props, including sporting equipment, military, and fire gear, and signs larger than 11” x 17”
  • Selfie sticks and camera mounts/rigs that are not attached directly to participants’ heads or torsos

TTC follows local COVID-19 guidelines. 

We ask that participants not attend if any of the following is true for you or anyone in your party/household:

  • Within 14 days before attending the race, you have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for  COVID-19
  • Within 48 hours prior to attending the race, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Within 14 days prior to attending the race, you have traveled to any international territory identified by federal or applicable state or local governments as being subject to travel or quarantine advisories due to COVID-19

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