Race Information

Lace up those running shoes and get those buns in gear for the 35th Schlotzsky’s Bun Run! The Bun Run is the perfect race for casual runners and serious racers! And don’t forget the kids and pets! Kids are welcome to sign up for the 5K, but if they aren’t quite ready they can run the kids only 1K! And bring along man’s best friend for an easy jog or enter your pet to be timed to see if your dog is the Fastest Dog in Austin.

The Schlotzsky’s Bun Run benefits our corporate national cause, JDRF, formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Proceeds from the race will go directly to JDRF to benefit both the national and local chapters. Since announcing JDRF as our corporate national cause in 2012, Schlotzsky’s has provided almost $1,000,000 in support and donations to JDRF.

Date & Location

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Race Expo - 7:30 am

8:00 am – Kids K 

8:30 am - 5K

Start/Finish – In the heart of The Domain at 11401 Century Oaks Terrace Austin, TX 78758

$500 Prize Purse
5K Male - $250
5K Female - $250


The flat and fast certified 5K course will start in the heart of the Domain on Century Oaks Terrace. You will traverse the streets of the Domain filled with eateries and shops before the finishing run in down Esperanza Crossing and Century Oaks Terrace. The Kid's K will be a fast, fun 1K race and will start and end at the start/finish line.

Kid's K

If your kids aren't quite ready for a full 5K and still want to get out and run - sign 'em up for the Kid's K! It's a fun, easy 1K race for kids 12 and under. After the race, bring them to the Kid's Korral at the Expo where they can enjoy fun activities, including inflatable soccer, face painting, special treats and more. Kid's K registration includes a Bun Run T-shirt, an official race number and a winner ribbon.

Team Challenge

You know what's even more fun than running the Schlotzsky's Bun Run? Running the race as part of a team! Challenge your friends, family members and coworkers to a little friendly competition and sign up a team to run the race. The more teams we get on the course, the more money we raise for JDRF and the more fun you have! Registered teams will automatically be entered to win prizes for Austin's Fittest Buns, Austin's Fastest Buns, Austin's Best Lookin' Buns and Austin's Most Generous Buns.

Fastest Dog in Austin

Think your dog is the fastest dog in the city? Then prove it! When you register to run the 5K you can add man's best friend to your chip timer and your dog's time will be clocked in along with yours. We'll have special awards after the race for the official Fastest Dog in Austin. Have a dog that prefers a Sunday stroll to racing pace? That's okay! The Bun Run is one of the few dog friendly races in town, so bring ‘em out to run, jog or walk with you! Just make sure all dogs participating in the run are on a leash.


Register anytime before 11:59pm CST on Saturday, September 23 and pay just $35 for the 5K. Online registration ends at 11:59 pm Saturday, September 23. Registrations will also be accepted at packet pick up or onsite. After 11:59pm on September 23, fees will be $40 for the 5K.

Kid's K prices are $15 right up until the race, and Fastest Dog in Austin prices are $10/dog until the race.

VIB Status

As a Very Important Bun, your $25 donation will go directly to JDRF and just for being so generous, you’ll get access to our VIB tent the morning of the race, where you’ll have access to breakfast, drinks, and additional swag. Swing by before or after the run!

Add VIB status to your registration in the Additional Purchases section!

Packet Pick Up

Pick up your race packet this Friday & Saturday before the race or Sunday morning onsite.

  • Friday, September 22
  • Schlotzsky’s Northcross
  • 2545 W. Anderson Lane
  • 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, September 23
  • Schlotzsky’s Northcross
  • 2545 W. Anderson Lane
  • 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 24
  • The Domain
  • Start/Finish area near Century Oaks Terrace @ Rogers Rd.
  • 6:30 am to 8:15 am