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About The Hunter 5K

In December of 2018, Hunter Lane Henderson tragically passed away after he was critically injured at home while playing with his sister. The Hunter 5K was created to honor and celebrate his fast and free spirit. Hunter loved Halloween and dressed up in costume year-round, so it is only fitting that the Hunter 5K be held on Halloween weekend!

We are bringing back the in-person race this year, but also offering a virtual registration option. Wherever you run, we strongly encourage you to dress in your most creative Halloween costumes and go for your personal best race time!


This year, funds raised through the Hunter 5K will benefit the Dell Children’s
Medical Center through the Dell Children’s Trust. The care and attention given by doctors, nurses and staff at Dell Children’s Medical Center made a truly traumatic time a little less painful for the Henderson family.

As an Ascension Seton nonprofit hospital, Dell Children’s Medical Center is the only Level One Trauma Center serving a 46-county region across Central Texas, and beyond. Caring for a population of roughly 70% uninsured or underinsured patient families, philanthropic support from our community ensures that no child is ever turned away regardless of their families’ ability to pay.

Please make a gift to impact the lives of local children today.

Event Details

Hunter 5K 2022

Race Date

October 29th 2022, 9:00am

Race Location

The race will begin and end at

Bear Creek Elementary School

12801 Escarpment Blvd, Austin, TX 78739

Join Us for A Fun-Filled Post-Race Celebration!

Don’t miss the post-race celebration happening at the finish line! Enjoy delicious food and services from local vendors and the opportunity to win some amazing prizes! We’ll be raffling prizes the day of the race. Raffle tickets can be purchased on site for $5 and $10. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate and receive a $5 raffle ticket in return.


Here are some highlights of what to expect:

  • 2 night stay at Kalahari Resort

  • Urban Air Birthday Package for 10

  • $100 gift card to C’est Chic

  • Yeti cooler

  • Jewelry from Kelly’s Diamonds by Design

  • Tennis lessons at Greyrock

  • Desert Door Distillery gift basket

  • Dripping Springs Distillery tour for four

  • 2 night stay at Fredericksburg AirBnB

  • Free foam party rental from Flyside Games

  • Botox giveaway from Westlake Dermatology

  • And more!


Is the race in-person or virtual this year?
This year, the Hunter 5K will offer both in-person and virtual race options.

When does the race start?
The in-person event kick-off is Saturday October 29, 2022 at 9am at Bear Creek Elementary School. Virtual participants can run the race at their convenience. 

Will there be road closures?
Yes. Roads along the race route will be closed from 8:30am to approximately 10:00am. Road closures include Escarpment, Bernia, Gandia, Taomina, Orihuela, Vicenza, Veronese, Mundomar, Javea, Ondara, Trissino, Teulada and Orba. Set up will begin at 8am.

Are bikes and/or scooters allowed?
No, bikes and scooters are not permitted at the race. Strollers are allowed.

Can I bring my dog?
Please leave your furry friends at home, no pets are allowed this year.

How can I get to/out of Avana during race times?
Parking for race participants outside of Avana will be staged at HEB on Escarpment and Slaughter and start running at 7:30am. Shuttles will be provided to and from Avana and HEB. Neighbors concerned about road closures are welcome to use this service for free. Complimentary transportation will be available throughout the morning for pick up at Escarpment & Padua.

Another option is to park on Estana/Antigo prior to 8:00am. Please email us at [email protected] to arrange golf cart transportation to and from your car.

What cause will the funds raised go to?
Dell Children’s Medical Center Trust and Foundation will be the recipient of all funds raised through the Hunter 5K Halloween Fun Run. The care and attention given by doctors, nurses and staff at Dell Children’s Medical Center made a truly traumatic time a little less painful for the Henderson family.



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