Early humans developed the ability to sprint in order to chase down sprightly prey and invented long-distance running to escape from slowly approaching glaciers. Follow in their fossilized footsteps with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $22 for one entry in the Retro Run 5K Race (up to a $55 value)
- $42 for two entries into the Retro Run 5K Race (up to a $110 value)
Starting at 9 a.m., runners dressed in their favorite ‘60s, ‘70s, or ‘80s outfits take their mark for an untimed race that starts at the Travis County Expo Center. Entry includes a free commemorative T-shirt and sunglasses. After the race, runners can head to a celebratory festival complete with ‘80s music and a costume contest.
The Retro Run 5K
When participants at The Retro Run 5K take their marks, they're more likely to be taken for Cyndi Lauper than a marathon runner. That's because the 3-mile run eschews the put-ons of most modern races: there are no times collected, and those with the best '60s, '70s, or '80s costumes are the ones destined to win the big prize—in the post-race costume competition, anyway. Neon spandex, fanny packs, and fingerless gloves are a hot choice among racers, but even if you're just there in a T-shirt and shorts, the staff will hook you up with a free pair of sunglasses to help you look the part. After the race, runners, walkers, and even pets celebrate with an '80s-themed festival complete with top party music, a costume contest, and pyramid teams reenacting the fall of the Berlin Wall.