• See you again ... Sep 8th, 20023!

    Thanks for a terrific event Austin! Race Results are Live

    Registration is closed

    We look forward to kicking off the 20023 fall racing season in Austin with the 20th Zilker Relays.
    Let's Go Austin!

    September 9, 2022


    6:00pm - Kids

    6:30pm - Full Relay Start


    Registration is Live
    Rates per Individual:
    $50 through July 24th
    $60 through Aug 16th
    $70 after Aug 16th



    • Open Men (All male team)
    • Open Women (All female)
    • Open Mixed (2 women and 2 men)
    • Open Non-binary (Team of 4)
    • Masters Men (All male, 40+)
    • Masters Women (All female, 40+)
    • Masters Mixed (2 men, 2 women, 40+)
    • Senior Men (All Male, 50+)
    • Senior Women (All Female, 50+)
    • Senior Mixed (2 men, 2 women, 50+)
    • Odds & Ends (Team of 4, mixed genders)
    • Just for fun (No Awards. We're just here to run and enjoy the fun, the food, the drinks and the band)
    • Family (All members are from the same family)
    • Corporate (all members are from the same company)
    • Running Store (all 4 employees of the same store)
    • We salute you (Fire, Police, Military, Civil Servant)
    • Fitness Division: If you're a member of a CrossFit box, gym or other fitness studio, you can compete against other like-minded athletes.
  • Not quite ready for 2.5 miles on those little legs?
    Don't worry! We have an event for kids 12 and under.
    All legs are approximately 150 meters.

  • The Zilker Relays is made possible
    thanks to these great partners!

  • Sponsorship and Vendor Tent Inquiries

    Get information on how your company can get involved in the Zilker Relays!

  • The After-Party ...

    Yes. We'll be bringing back the beer garden thanks to our friends at

    Real Ale Brewing Company!

    Live Music | TYPE A

    Like your favorite mix-tape, Type A's set list is filled with your favorite party anthems of the 90s and 2000s; including artists like: Maroon 5, Weezer, Sublime, Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182, Third Eye Blind, and so many more!!

    Food will once again be provided for all runners by our Founding Partners from Tacodeli.

  • Volunteer Austin

    We're using EventDog.com to organize our Volunteers.

    Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

    1) Click the link below
    2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
    3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.


  • Packet Pick-Up: Race Day Only

    Packets are to be picked up by one member of each team on race day.

    Race Day Packet Pickup will begin at 4:00PM at Zilker Park on Sep 9th and end at 6:25 PM.
    LIMITED TO FIRST 1800 RUNNERS - No Exceptions. We want to keep our event manageable and focused on the running and fitness community, so we are limiting registration.

    We have a great spectator-friendly course, allowing us to put on a post-race party on the grass under the shade of the park's beautiful Oaks.

    2022 Course

    The 2.5 mile course starts and finishes on the north side of Zilker Park (about 200 meters east of the volleyball courts). The post-race party is conveniently located right next to the finish line where trees, the Zilker lawn and team tents create a festive atmosphere.
  • Beneficiary

    We are committed to building a healthy, fit community. We think working to help keep kids active and healthy is cool and we want to do what we can to help get them off to a great start in life. We look for beneficiaries with the same interests in mind when we form our partnerships.

  • FAQ's

    We want to help make things easy. If we haven't answered your question below,
    please contact us at info@zilkerrelays.com and we'll work to help you find an answer. 

    Who Should Participate

    Anyone who wants to combine a fun run around Zilker park with great friends, Tacodeli and live music.

    Do I need to find all 4 of my teammates?

    Yes. All captains are responsible for finding and filling their teams. All teams are required to have 4 Runners to participate. Runners may run for more than one team, but must pay additional entry fee.

    Can children participate in the Zilker Relays?

    Definitely, if they can make it 2.5 miles on their own. If they're not quite ready for a full relay, we have a Kid's Relay for children 12 and younger...sign up for the Zilker Kids Relay...teams of 4 kids each run a much abbreviated course of ~150 meters.

    What is included for my registration?

    We provide chip timing, an awesome Zilker Relays T-shirt, Tacodeli dinner and Nuun at the finish line for all race participants.
    Free beer is for anyone of legal drinking age with a valid ID and is NOT a condition of your race entry.
    We also have a concert in the park after the relay, so bring your blankets and lawn chairs and prepare for some fun live music with Type A !

    Can family and friends hang out and support me?

    We are bringing back the post-race beer garden thanks to our friends at Real Ale. The beer is free to all and is NOT a condition of your entry. If friends/family would like to eat, they can purchase a meal ticket prior to the event. No onsite sales available for meal tickets.

    Are the Zilker Relays associated with a charity?

    Definitely. We are partnering with Marathon Kids. We believe in getting kids excited about running and building great communities.

    Do I need to buy a meal ticket if I'm on a team?

    No. Your race entry gets you full access to the race, the dinner, the band and all other race amenities. Beer is not part of the race amenities, and is available for anyone of legal drinking age possessing a valid ID.

    Covid-19 POLICY

    An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. By attending the Zilker Relays, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


    For more information go to the City of Austin Center for Events


    Why didn’t you answer my question?

    We’re truly sorry. If there is something else you’d like to ask please feel free to reach us directly at info@zilkerrelays.com.

    Are the Zilker Relays a timed event?

    Yes. All runners are chip timed.

    How Much is Registration?
    $70 Per Person after Aug 17th
    $60 Per Person through Aug 16th
    $50 Per Person through July 24th


    The Zilker Relays has a NO REFUND policy. ENTRY FEES AND DONATIONS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE for any reason. This policy applies regardless of whether you become injured, have an unexpected business/family emergency, pregnancy, travel issues, weather cancellation, etc. There are NO exceptions. Any inquiry regarding this policy will be directed back to this statement.


    The Zilker Relays has a NO REFUND policy. ENTRY FEES AND DONATIONS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE for any reason. This policy applies regardless of whether you become injured, have an unexpected business/family emergency, pregnancy, travel issues, weather cancellation, etc. There are NO exceptions. Any inquiry regarding this policy will be directed back to this statement.

    "There’s only 2.5 miles between you and what is known as Austin’s best post-race party."

    — Denise Malan, The Runner's Bucket List: 200 Races to Run Before You Die

    "This great running of the tribes offers the absolute best post-run food (thank you Tacodeli) and music in Austin, not to mention a unique 4-person relay!"

    — Bob “Wish” Wischnia

    “It doesn’t matter whether you’re fast or slow, young or old, as long as you like to run and have fun."

    — James Allen, Founding Sponsor
  • Parking

    We have plenty of places to park…

    Parking Notes:

    • Designated drivers are awesome
    • Bus #30 Runs right by the park 
    • Carpooling is appreciated
    Info on Bike Commuting
  • TEAM UP !

    Looking for a team, or in need of a teammate? We can help try to connect you.
    TEAM UP - CLICK HERE and we'll help bring people and teams together.


    10 Mile Relay. 4 Person Teams. 2.5 Mile Legs.

    Complete with Fun, Food, Music & Drink

    The Zilker Relays is a 10-mile race with teams comprised of 4 runners. Each participant runs a 2.5 mile loop from one central festival/transition area. The team concept of the Zilker Relays is not unique, but the combination of a relay, festival home base, drinks and music, make this experience a favorite for runners of all calibers and ages. You don't have to train like a marathoner for this one. All you have to do is be willing to run/jog/walk/stroll 2.5 miles, enjoy live music and great food and get 3 of your siblings/kids/buddies/colleagues to come join you for this one of a kind running experience.

    Start of the 1st Zilker Relays

    Some Background

    "One summer evening I was running in Zilker Park while the sun was setting: I stopped and thought, what a great venue for a relay, party and concert," states event founder, Paul Perrone.

    Still have questions or concerns about the Zilker Relays? Please contact us below and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.