Good Life

Children take off during the Kids K Saturday morning at Bull Branch Park. All participants in the Kids K will receive a medal and the first place winners will receive a special chicken hat. File photo

Runners will beat the pavement this Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Good Life 5K race to help raise money for a future percussion park in Taylor.

"The Percussion Park will feature a multi-piece instrument ensemble, native plants and trees, shade sails and wall-art seating. It will be completely ADA accessible,” said Julie Rydell, Good Life founder. “This amazing park is destined to be one of the best in Williamson County."

Last year, Good Life raised $22,000 for the percussion park and will continue until costs for the park are covered.

The 5K will be held in Bull Branch Park and begins at 8 a.m. Runners will meet at the pavilion on Dellinger Street. The course takes runners through north Taylor and returns to Bull Branch with the longest stretch along T.H. Johnson Drive.

Trophies will be awarded to each of the top three finishers in each age group. Fleet Feet Shoes in Round Rock and Farm 2 Market Deli have donated gift certificates to the overall finishers.

The Kids K and the egg confetti battle both return this year. The kids’ race is free, and each runner will receive a medal. First place winners in each age group will receive a special chicken hat. Families are encouraged to register their kids for the free race online at

The races will be followed by an awards ceremony and the Good Life Fair, which lasts until 1 p.m.

Chubby Knuckle Choir will announce the event and perform at 9:40 and 10:30 a.m. Their shows will feature interactive music so children in the audience can have fun along with the music.

Adult registration fees are $30 until Oct. 10, when online registration ends.

Registration fees are $35 the day of the race.

To register, visit

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