Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 3, 2013
Like costume runs? Add this one to your fall fitness calendar: The Run For All 5K at the Texas School for the Deaf.
The race, scheduled for Oct. 19 at the campus, 1102 S. Congress Ave., is part of the Run For All festival, known last year as the Spooky Skedaddle.
Costumes are encouraged, and last year’s run drew an assortment of zombies, swamp creatures, super heroes - and one very real Ryan Gosling, who showed up as a sort of thank you to the school while he was in Austin filming an upcoming Terrence Malick film set against the backdrop of the Austin music scene.
Expect live music from two bands - Kimball and Painter, and Ruby Jane, an under-the-stars on-the-football-field presentation of the movie "Beetlejuice," carnival games and food from local trailers. You can even get your hair streaked or a temporary tattoo, and kids can enter a mini pumpkin decorating contest.
Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. and the race begins at 6:15 p.m. Music starts at 6:45 p.m. and the movie screens at 8 p.m. The party moves across the street to Freddie’s Place when the movie’s over.
Proceeds will benefit the Texas School for the Deaf Foundation, which raises money to support the education of more than 7,000 deaf and hard of hearing children.
Festival admission is $10; entry into the 5K plus the festival is $30. Carnival tickets are $1 each (two included with entrance fee). Free parking is available at One Texas Center, Barton Springs Road and South First Street.
For more information or to register for the race go to www.RunforallATX.com.