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Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K Officially Changes Name to Fun Stop 5K & Fest

Austin, TX, February 02, 2018 --( Today, the Keep Austin Weird Festival & 5K event is officially changing its name to the Fun Stop 5K and Fest. The rebrand reflects years of participant and sponsor feedback, as well as a renewed focus on the elements that have made the landmark Austin event one of the most anticipated and celebrated in the city’s history.

“We’ve always been looking for fun, new ways to improve and elevate the event experience, but the main feedback we’ve received over the years was how much everyone enjoyed the Fun Stops along the route,” says Drex Earle, COO & Creative Director of Bounce, the company which owns the event formerly known as the Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K. “So, our goal with the new name —Fun Stop 5K and Fest — was to acknowledge the things people seem to love most, to invest even more in that experience and ultimately to make it the most fun anyone would ever have on a 5K.”

While the Fun Stop 5K and Fest will continue its tradition of celebrating Austin’s originality and eccentricity — crazy costume contests and random festival oddities are still cornerstones of the event — the 5K itself will feature even more elaborate, interactive and indelible fun stops than ever before.

In addition to the alcohol stops, the 5K has become nationally-known for, participants will also see a variety of new fun stop concepts, including things like a super-sized foam pit, a puppy kissing booth, super soaker war zone and a donut stop. Between now and event day, the Fun Stop 5K and Fest will continue to unveil new stops exclusively on and via social media.

The Fun Stop 5K & Fest will take place Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 on Riverside Drive in front of the Long Center. The Fest begins at 4 p.m. and people are encouraged to dress up in their quirkiest costumes while enjoying local music, food, beverages and fun activities before taking to the streets of downtown Austin at 6pm for the Fun Stop 5K. For every ticket sold, a dollar will be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. And for a very limited time, early-bird pricing for the Fun Stop 5K & Fest is just $15 with code FUN15 ($11 for kids 12 and under).
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About Bounce
Bounce is a marketing-communications and events company based in Austin, Texas. Founded in 2008, Bounce has built an industry-leading portfolio spanning a broad spectrum of marketing-communications and event clients. Past and current clients include: American Heart Association, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Google, Thinkery, STUBB’s Legendary Bar-B-Q, United Way, Dell, H-E-B, Home Builders Association of Greater Austin and RideScout.

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The Fun Stop 5K & Fest was formerly known as the Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K. The trademark “KEEP AUSTIN WEIRD” was pursuant to a license from Outhouse Designs. Bounce Marketing & Events is not affiliated or connected with Outhouse Designs.
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Shermayne Crawford
512-524-2953 ext 103

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