Join the Friends of Austin State Supported Living Center at the annual Spooktober 5K & Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 22. This family-friendly event includes a 5K run/walk and a Kids 1K as well as a Fall Festival for the community with arts and crafts, a petting zoo, carnival games and more!

2016-ausslc-spooktober-banner_final-web1920x480-768x192The Spooktober event takes place on the Austin State Supported Living Center campus, and it’s a great chance for the Austin community learn about the residents who call it their home. Proceeds from the event will directly benefit these 184 residents who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Center provides support to individuals to increase their independence and improve their quality of life.

— About the Fun Run:
The 5K is a chip-timed run, and awards will be presented to the top finishers. Registration includes a t-shirt, race bib, and fall festival tickets. Adult registration for the 5K is $30 and is $20 for children age 13 & under. The Kids K registration is $10 and includes a youth t-shirt, race bib, fall festival tickets and finish-line medal. You can click here to register online.

starting-line— Schedule of events:

  • 9 a.m.: 5K  (course map)
  • 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Fall Festival
  • 10:30 a.m.: Kids K

— About the Fall Festival:
Advance registration is not required to attend just the fall festival. All are welcome to come out and enjoy the festivities. Tickets will be available to purchase at the event for $1 each, and $20 wristbands will be sold for unlimited access to the fall festival activities (excluding food & drink). The Fall Festival will feature Juice Austin, food trucks from FryDeez, Games2U Mobile Arcade and Giant Hamster ball, prize drawings and much more!

spooktober2The Fall Festival includes:

  • Mobile arcade
  • Giant hamster ball
  • Bounce house
  • Petting zoo provided by Tiny Tails to You
  • Arts & crafts
  • Photo booth
  • A lounge for sports fans
  • Carnival games
  • Face painting
  • Popcorn, cotton candy, and other concessions
  • Marketplace where you can purchase handmade jewelry, artwork, and other items

Costumes are encouraged at this spectacular Spooktober event! To learn more about the event and to register for the Fun Run, please visit

–> Fun Run Registration Giveaway! We have a family 4-pack of registrations to the Spooktober 5K Fun Run to give away. This includes: bib, race t-shirt, runner bag and fall fest tickets. Enter below. Good luck! Entering the giveaway will add you to the Do512 Family email list, where we let you know about the best family events in Austin each week.

This giveaway has ended. Thanks to all who entered.