2017 Silicon Labs Sunshine Run

 
 
 
Benefitting Austin
Sunshine Camps
#ATXSUNSHINERUN
 
 
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Introducing the fourth annual Silicon Labs Sunshine Run! Coordinated by volunteer members of the Young Men's Business League of Austin, this downtown race will bring the community together to have fun, promote an active lifestyle, and raise funds for their worthy benefactor – the Austin Sunshine Camps.

With both 5K and 10K timed/untimed options, the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run is the perfect race for both casual runners and serious racers! By entering the race, you'll get the official

Sunshine Run technical shirt at packet pickup. Competitors listen up – these are certified courses and there are medals and cash prizes for the winners!

And let's not forget about the kids and dogs! Kids are welcome to sign up for the 5K or 10K, but if they aren't quite ready, they can run the Kids K. Yes, your dog can join in the 5K competition as well. The winner will be titled the Fastest Dog in Austin and will awarded a tasty treat.

 

 

YMBL & Austin Sunshine Camps

The Silicon Labs Sunshine Run benefits the Young Men's Business League whose main endeavor in money and time is to support the Austin Sunshine Camps. As the only FREE camp in Central Texas, it provides a nurturing environment where our community's low income youth are introduced to camping, conservation, nature studies, physical exercise, and social interaction while enjoying the natural beauty and outdoors of Zilker Park and Lake Travis.

Our programs enrich the community by encouraging and facilitating the power to succeed through education and healthy living. Recognizing education can serve as a transformative tool, Sunshine4Afterschool was developed to arm our participating youth with the skills needed to succeed socially and academically. This program, which focuses on STEM, life skills and outdoor education, brings together middle school students for an afterschool program five days a week.

Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps renders the space and comfort our kids need to look beyond their current situation and dream big.

For more information about the the Austin Sunshine Camps, visit sunshinecamps.org; and for Young Men's Business League of Austin, go to www.austinymbl.org.

 
Austin Sunshine Camps remains the only FREE camp in Central Texas that provides
a nurturing environment where our community's low income youth are introduced
to camping, conservation, nature studies, physical exercise, and social interaction.
 

Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs is a leading provider of semiconductor, software and system solutions for the global electronics industry. We solve the industry's toughest design challenges, providing customers with significant advantages in performance, energy savings, connectivity and design simplicity. Headquartered in the heart of downtown Austin, Silicon Labs is a proud sponsor of the Sunshine Run. You'll dash right past our offices on Lady Bird Lake after you cross the 1st Street bridge. To learn more about Silicon Labs, please visit www.silabs.com.

 
 

Entry Fees

Register early to get lower entry fees. All 10K entry fees include timed registration, while the 5K has the option of timed or untimed. All Kids K, 5K, and 10K entries include an official Silicon Labs Sunshine Run technical t-shirt. Fastest Dog in Austin entry can be added with 5K timed entry and includes the official dog bandana.

Early Before March 1st at 7pm CST
5K Timed/Untimed $30
10K Timed $35
Regular Before April 30th at 7pm CST
5K Untimed $35
5K Timed $40
10K Timed $45
Late After April 30th at 7pm CST
5K Untimed $45
5K Timed $50
10K Timed $55
 
Kids K $15
Fastest Dog 5K $15 (with 5K entry)

Online registration closes at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 4th. You can register in-person at packet pickup on May 5th and 6th. Registrations after May 1st will not be guaranteed their shirt sizes, but we'll do our best to accommodate requests.

 
 

Times & Locations

Friday, May 5th 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Packet Pickup
Academy Sports & Outdoors (183 & Oak Knoll)
12250 Research Blvd
Austin, TX 78759

Saturday, May 6th 10:00am - 5:00pm

Packet Pickup
Academy Sports & Outdoors
Sunset Valley Market Fair
5400 Brodie Ln
Sunset Valley, TX 78745

Sunday, May 7th

6:00 am   Packet Pickup & Race Day Registration
7:00 am   Race Expo Kicks Off
7:30 am   5K, 10K, and Fastest Dog in Austin 5K Start
9:00 am   Kids K Start
9:30 am   Awards Ceremony

Start/Finish for all races will take place at
Vic Mathias Shores at the corner of Riverside Dr & S. 1st St.
800 W Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78704

 

 

 

 

Overall Winners

The overall fastest Male and Female finishers will receive the 2017 Sunshine Run Winners Trophy. These trophies will be awarded for both 5K and 10K timed events.

Cash and prizes for top 3 male and female 10K runners and free 2018 race entry. All other revenue raised by the race goes to the Austin Sunshine Camps.

1st$350
2nd$100
3rd$50

Top 3 Male and Female 5K runners receive a prize and free 2018 race entry.

Masters division (40+) 1st place Male and Female 10K Winners receive a prize and free 2018 race entry.

 
 

Awards

AGE GROUP WINNERS
The top 3 Male and Female winners of each age group, for both 5K and 10K timed events, get winner medals. The age groups are:
13 and under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

KIDS K
All Kids K participants receive finisher ribbons!

FASTEST DOG IN AUSTIN 5K
Dogs finishing with the top Male and Female winners of the 5K timed event will win a prize, trophy, and be crowned the 2017 Fastest Dogs in Austin. Dogs crossing the line with the 2nd and 3rd place Male and Female finishers will be awarded a well-deserved trophy.

 
 

 

 

 

 

5K & 10K COURSE

The certified 10K course will start at Vic Mathias Shores near the corner of Riverside Dr and South 1st St. Runners will head north on the 1st St bridge, hang a left on Cesar Chavez St, then veer off at Austin High School on Stephen F Austin Dr. They'll continue under Mopac, turn down Lake Austin Blvd for a few strides, then head back to a cheering crowd at the start/finish line at Vic Mathias Shores. The 5K will follow the same course, but loop back when they reach Austin High School. Register Now

 

 

See the 5K course in under a minute

 

 

See the 5K course in under a minute

 

 

 

Kids K

If your kids aren't quite ready for a full 5K or 10K but still want to get out and run - sign 'em up for the Kids K! It's a fun, easy 1K race for kids 12 and under, and all participants receive ribbons. The race will start at the 5K/10K start line, and parents are allowed to accompany their kids at no extra charge.

After the race, bring them to the Kids Zone where they can enjoy fun activities including a bounce house, face painting, and other fun. Kids K registration includes a Sunshine Run t-shirt, an official race number, and winner ribbon. Register Now

 
 

Fastest Dog in Austin 5K

Think your dog is the fastest in Austin? Prove it and win the grand prize along with a trophy! Dogs finishing with the top Male and Female winners of the 5K timed event will be crowned the 2017 Fastest Dogs in Austin. Dogs crossing the line with the 2nd and 3rd place Male and Female finishers will be awarded a well-deserved trophy.

Have a dog that prefers a Sunday stroll to racing pace? That's okay! The Sunshine Run is one of the few dog friendly races in town, so bring 'em out to run, jog, or walk with you! We'll be sure to have dog bowls at every water stop to keep them as hydrated as you are. Just make sure all dogs participating in the run are on a leash and don't trip up other runners trying to achieve their goals. Register Now

 
 

Corporate Team Challenge

Austin is full of fit people and fit businesses. But have you ever wondered which Austin company has the fittest and fastest runners? With the introduction of the Sunshine Run Corporate Team Challenge, now you can test your company’s fastest runners against those of other Austin firms.

Here is how the format works: Register your company to compete in the Corporate Team Challenge and the company will automatically receive five entries to the timed 5K race. In addition, your company will receive an additional 20% discount for each employee who registers for the 5K race and joins your team. There is no limit to how many employees can join a team. The cumulative finish times of the fastest five team members will be added up to create a team time.

Prizes and Recognition

  • The fastest three qualifying teams will receive a team trophy as well as prizes for the competing (5) members of the overall winning team.
  • The team with the most registered team members will also receive a team trophy.
  • Each registered team will also receive recognition for their business on our race website.
  • Teams with at least 10 members registered by April 27 will receive a unique race shirt with your company logo.

Rules and Other Information

  • Team registration is available only online and through April 27, 2017.
  • The cumulative finish times of the fastest five (5) team members will be added together to create an overall team time. Finish times will be based on chip times.
  • The overall team time will be used to determine winning teams. Team members may compete only in the timed 5K race, not the 10K race.
  • Teams must register at least five (5) different team members to qualify for team awards and prizes.
  • A team must have at least five (5) different team members who complete the race with finish times to qualify for team awards and prizes.
  • Each team member also qualifies for age group and overall team awards.
  • Each team shall designate a team captain to make necessary decisions and communicate with race officials.
 
 

Entertainment

There will be live bands playing on the course and at Vic Mathias Shores after you finish the race. Check back closer to the race for the lineup.

 
 

Race Results

No need to wait for paper print outs after the race. You'll be able to view your personal results as soon as they are posted. Look for a link closer to race day.

 
 

Photos

We'll have volunteers stationed at the start and finish line to snap off photos of you and your running mates with your phone or camera. Be sure to use our official Snapchat filter for all the best bragging rights.

 
 

Public Parking

One Texas Center Garage: 505 Barton Springs Road
.3 miles | 7 minute walk | Standard Rates Apply

City Hall: 301 West 2nd Street
.4 miles | 8 minute walk | Standard Rates Apply

Palmer Events Center Garage: 900 Barton Springs Road
ADA parking available.
.4 miles | 9 minute walk | $8

TxDOT Parking Lots 118, 150, 200: Off East Riverside
.4 miles | 9 minute walk | Free

Downtown Public Parking: View Map to find closest locations

Metered Parking: View Map to find closest locations

 
 

Premium Race Parking

Vic Mathias Shores Surface Lot:
$25 via online race registration | 500 ft | 2 minute walk

Park in the Vic Mathias Shores lot and hop right into the race without wasting valuable energy walking from outside parking. Only 90 spaces available. Reserve your space when you register for the race. All proceeds go directly to the Austin Sunshine Camps.

Access to the lot will be limited to a single entrance north of Riverside as you head towards downtown on 1st Street. Enter on the right just before going over the 1st Street bridge.

 
 

Bus

One of the most convenient ways to get to the run is by Capital Metro's bus routes that connect downtown to all parts of Austin. If your nearest stop isn't within walking distance, you can park at one of the many Park and Ride lots throughout the city and take MetroBus, MetroRapid, or MetroRail downtown. You can even go multimodal by bringing your bike on board.

Use Capital Metro's convenient Trip Planner or download their mobile app for ticketing and schedules. Find out more about Capital Metro.

Closest stop: 301 S 1st/Riverside

 

 
 

Taxis & Personal Drivers

Get dropped off by a personal driver at Barton Springs and S 1st St for a .2 mile, 4 minute walk, to the start line.

Ride Austin - You can now choose the Austin Sunshine Camps as your charity of choice when you use the Ride Austin app to get around town. Just another way to help the ASC kids!

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Austin Cab Company

 
 

Car Sharing

Car2Go and Zipcar are great car sharing services available to drive around downtown Austin on an as-needed basis.

Car2Go
Closest parking at 301 S 1st/Riverside

Zipcar
Closest parking at 5th and Rio Grande

 

 

 

Trails

Austin also has a great network of trails that can get help get you to the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run! Find out more about the trails in Austin here.

 

 

 
 
 
 

A heartfelt thank you to our corporate partners, without whom this race would not exist.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The success and buzz of the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run would not exist without generous corporate sponsorship and community support. By contributing, you are not only adding to the health of the Austin Community, but continuing to support the low-income, high-potential youth that are benefitting from their experiences at the Austin Sunshine Camps. If your company or organization would like to gain exposure through this high-profile race, get in touch with our VP of Sponsorships, Adriel J. Meditz.

Jorge Padilla
Co-Director
512.236.2044
jpadilla@jw.com

 

2017 Sunshine Run Sponsorship Packet (PDF file - 5.8 MB)

 

 
 
For The Kids Fundraising Campaign
 
 

 

 

The Sunshine Run is a non-profit race that's 100% coordinated by volunteer members of the Young Men's Business League of Austin who's goal is to raise funds for their worthy benefactor – the Austin Sunshine Camps. In an effort to increase this race's impact on the youth of Austin, we've given the option to sponsor a less fortunate Austin kid to compete in the Sunshine Run at NO COST to their families. Register Now

For just $10, you can promote a more motivated and healthy Austin youth!

 
 

 

Another way you could greatly impact the Austin Sunshine Camps is to consider making a donation of your own when you register for the race.

For every $500 raised, we help send another kid to camp in Zilker Park or Lake Travis this summer, so any amount you can donate is greatly appreciated!

The Young Men's Business League has hosted kids at camp since 1928, and it would not be possible without the generosity of individuals like you.

 

 

 
 

We love volunteers, and we know you'll love the feeling of giving back! If you or your group is interested in donating time to this event; whether it be setting up the night before, manning a water station during the race, or handing out bananas afterward; we welcome you to join us. Here's a list of volunteer opportunities for this race:

  • Packet Stuffing
  • Packet Distribution
  • Race Course Set-Up
  • Late Registration
  • Silicon Expo Tent
  • Vol & Info Booth
  • Kids K
  • Water Stop 1
  • Water Stop 2
  • Water Stop 3
  • Course Tear-Down

If you have questions or need specific information, please contact our volunteer coordinator.
Josh O'Brien
joshua.s.obrien@gmail.com
512.618.0123

 
 

Couldn't find what you were looking for with regards to the Silicon Labs Sunshine Run? Shoot us an email at info@austinsunshinerun.com.

 
 

Jorge Padilla
Co-Director
512.236.2044
jpadilla@jw.com

Jay Horn
Co-Director
512.618.0123
jhorn@daringtonllp.com

Michael Harman
Marketing Director
214.402.4246
michael@harmanfriday.com

 
 

Press Releases

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