What to Know for the Taste of East Austin Festival & 5K

September 19, 2019 FILED UNDER:

We’re just a little more than a week away from the Taste of East Austin Festival & 5K! Whether you’ve signed up to run or you just want to attend the festival, here are a few things you should know ahead of Whisper Valley’s exciting Austin 5K and festival on Saturday, Sept. 28:

5K Registration & Packet Pickup

If you haven’t registered for the 5K yet, now is the time! Early registration ends on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m. Early registration enables you to pick up your race bib and packet early at Whisper Valley.

If you miss early registration, don’t worry. Online registration will continue through Friday, Sept. 27 and you can pick up your packet on the morning of the race beginning at 8 a.m. Same-day registration will be available on the morning of the race at 8 a.m. The 5K will start promptly at 9 a.m.

Packet pickup for early registrants will take place on Friday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Whisper Valley Discovery Center, located at 9400 Petrichor Blvd. Whisper Valley, TX 78653. You can also pick up your packet on the morning of the race beginning at 8 a.m.

Race Information and Parking

The 5K starts and ends on Petrichor Boulevard. The race is a timed event and will start promptly at 9 a.m. 5K participants are welcome to walk if they prefer.

Street parking will be the only parking available, so participants are encouraged to arrive early to allow plenty of time for parking.

Taste of East Austin Festival & 5K Race Route

Weather

The Taste of East Austin 5K and Festival will happen rain or shine! In the event of severe weather, we will watch the forecast and push back the start time if needed. We will email participants as needed and also post updates on Whisper Valley’s social media pages.

Central Texas Food Bank

Not only will you feel accomplished by starting your day with a good run, but you’ll feel good knowing a portion of the registration fees from the Taste of East Austin 5K benefit the Central Texas Food Bank!

Festival

The Taste of East Austin Festival will begin after the 5K at 10 a.m. with music, kids activities and plenty of delicious food and beverages. Admission to the festival is free! There will be food and drinks available for purchase. The event ends at 1 p.m.

Homes

One of the best parts of the Taste of East Austin Festival & 5K is that you’ll also be able to get a taste of the Whisper Valley lifestyle! Our builder model homes will be open for tours during the festival and our Discovery Center staff can help you learn more about our zero-energy capable homes and community amenities.

We are anxiously counting down the days until this exciting Austin 5K and festival! Don’t forget to register for the 5K today and be sure to RSVP on our Facebook event for more updates.