Run for It

11th annual Keep Austin Weird Festival and 5k celebrates the eccentric with Shiny Toy Guns


kaw starting line
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KAW Maculele Capoeira performs
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KAW Elisha Infante and her dog Mocha
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KAW Erin McCarley
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KAW Gypsy Eyes Drum & Dance performs
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KAW Lindsey Carpenter, Laila Wagner and Jolene Velarde
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KAW "Mario and Luigi"
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KAW Laura and Casey
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KAW Mason and Hunter
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KAW  bee group
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KAW  Christian and Kara Nieoson
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kaw  Laurie and Bill Potraz (superman & superwoman)
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kaw Lloyd Doggett introduces the race
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kaw runners
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kaw Memphis Strange
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kaw  Shiny Toy Guns performs
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kaw  Shiny Toy Guns audeience
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Weirdos and sportsmen alike partied and raced at the 11th Annual Keep Austin Weird Festival and 5k featuring Shiny Toy Guns.

Runners and festival-goers celebrated the city's slogan with music, drinks and costumes before the start of the 5k at The Long Center. 

Keep Austin Weird 5k Starting Line.

Maculele Capoeira performs.

Elisha Infante and her dog Mocha.

Erin McCarley.

Gypsy Eyes Drum & Dance performs.

Lindsey Carpenter, left, Laila Wagner and Jolene Velarde.

"Mario and Luigi"

Laura and Casey.

Mason and Hunter.

Andres, Chris, Carmen, Pepe, Veronica, Sebastian, Estban, Stephanie, Derek and Chad.

Christian and Kara Nieoson.

Drunk 1 and Drunk 2

 Laurie and Bill Potraz -superman & superwoman- waiting to start.

Lloyd Doggett introduces the race.

Keep Austin Weird 5k Runners.

Memphis Strange.

 Shiny Toy Guns.

Audience members watch Shiny Toy Guns perform.