Saturday, January 08, 20228:00 am CDT
4800 Jack C Hays Trail
Buda, Texas 78610

Join us for this community celebration benefitting the Hays Highstepper Booster Club.  Build your own favorite cup of chocolate at the Hot Chocolate Bar at the finish! 

A chip-timed 5k Fun Run/Walk and then a little .5K for those not quite ready for a 5K!


Entry Fees

0.5K Fun Run$15.00
VIP Pass (I just want a shirt)$15.00
Virtual 5K$25.00

Read Additional Info Section for FAQs


5K Route Map here

.5K Route will be inside the parking lot

Packet Pickup and Walk Up Registration

Early Packet Pick up and Walk Up Registration

Night before the Race - Bales Gym Parking Lot - 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Race Day Pickup and Walk Up Registration
1 Hour Before Race Start Time – Near Start/Finish, Look for Signs

Race Day Schedule

07:00 AM - Packet Pick Up and Walk Up Registration
08:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk
09:00 AM - 0.5K Fun Run

Award Categories

5K Run/Walk
Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Male/Female in age groups:
     1-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-100
0.5K Fun Run
No age group awards
Virtual 5K
No age group awards


Special Awards:

We always have special award trophies for participants that catch our eye. Wear your craziest costume, bring the cutest dog, be the first stroller to cross the finish line.....and more!


NEW THIS YEAR: The Hays Highstepper Hot Cocoa Cup will be awarded to the school organization with the MOST PARTICIPATION race morning.

Check in at the registration table at 7:45 am for a photo. The school organziation with the most participants will be awarded the first ever Hot Cocoa Cup!


Additional Info


Shirt Guarantee Deadline is December 27th

Extra shirts are ordered conservatively so as not to expend funds on shirts that could go to the cause.  If having a shirt is important to you, please register by Shirt Guarantee Deadline.

Races start and finish in the parking lot, Bales Gym, at the address listed at the top of this page, last parking lot before Mountain City.

We are Rain or Shine, Hot or Cold. 

5K is chip timed.

.5K will not begin until all 5K participants have returned to the finish line.

Medals are not awarded to .5K participants.  All participants 10 and under receive a finisher token. 

Online Registration will close 4 days before race day. Walk Up registration is available during stated Packet Pickup times above. Cash, Check, or Venmo accepted.

Walk Up Registration closes 15 minutes before race start time.

No refunds, but you may transfer your registration to another person.

Packets may be picked up by another person.

All Registration Changes must be handled on race morning with the timing company.

If offered, Packets to be shipped will be shipped following the close of the race.

All packets not retrieved by the end of race morning will be donated to Hays Clothing Closet.

Contact Info

Race management provided by For the Love of Go, Jennifer Crosby,

Race Coordination and Sponsorship opportunities please contact