Bat and Ghosts Night Run | Congress Avenue | October 17
The Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue bridge in downtown Austin is the spring and summer home to some 750,000 bats with up to 1.5 million bats at the peak of the bat-watching season. Each evening around sunset the Congress Avenue bats emerge like a black cloud from the crevices of the bridge. Covering the countryside in search of food, it is estimated that the bats consume from 10,000 to 30,000 pounds of insects. Join us on a casual 3 mile running tour as we explore some of Austin's most famous landmarks including the Congress Avenue bridge, where we will witness the exodus of the largest bat colony in North America.