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From your point of view, what sets the Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run & Party apart from other races in town?
There is nothing like the Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run; it is so very Austin in every possible way! It’s on a Thursday night which gives you a nice jump on a three day weekend if you go ahead and take Friday off. You get to go run a super fun 5K at dusk along Caesar Chavez and take in the beautiful view of the Austin skyline. Then go have an ice cold margarita and wonderful food from Maudie’s while you dance under the stars to a local Austin band. How cool is that?! Adding in the over-arching goal of giving back to the Trail in this really special way makes it the perfect event.
How do you see this race/The Trail Foundation fulfilling your company’s mission?
SunEdison is so proud to be a part of this event because it aligns with our company’s purpose of Changing Lives Through Innovation. The Trail touches all of Austin. People from all walks of life come together in this very special place and form a community. TTF enhances all of our lives through the work of preserving, protecting, and enhancing this jewel. At SunEdison we are working hard to touch lives through our innovative products and services, be it large solar and wind utility installations, solar water pumps in Africa, or lighting places like the Trail around the world.
Funds raised through your sponsorship will go back to the Trail. What future Trail projects are you most excited for?
The Boardwalk was transformative. What that part of the Trail brings to all of Austin and our visitors is breathtaking. I am looking forward to seeing how the south shore district comes together as well as the opportunities around the Holly Street Power Plant.
If you had to (not that we would make you choose), would you pick running or margaritas?
LOL! That’s an easy one! I’d pick running.