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Austin PD Hosts 'Run With the Heroes' to Support SOTX
Special Olympics Texas

September, 2015

Lace up your running shoes and get ready to race to the finish line with some of Austin’s finest! The seventh annual Run with the Heroes 5K returns to Southpark Meadows on Sunday, Sept. 13. The race gets underway at 8:00 a.m. and wraps up with post-race awards and a celebration.


The Austin Police Department and Special Olympics Texas invite runners of all levels –beginners through advanced– to participate and compete. This Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) fundraiser features both competition and fun for all skill levels; it’s a day of community and enjoyment with friends and family!


Registration can be completed online today at: The fee is $25 for the general public, $20 for students, $20 per person on a team (minimum of four runners), $20 for the “Out for Donuts” special (includes T-shirt and registration for a child) and $15 for children if registered by Friday, Aug. 21. All fees increase by $5 after the early bird registration period until Sept. 10. Day of race registration will be held and will be $35 for all participants.


Race day check-in and packet pickup begins at 6:30 a.m. at Sports Authority in the Southpark Meadows Shopping Center


Packets can be picked up in advance at Sports Authority beginning on Friday, September 11 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or Saturday, September 12 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For additional questions, visit or contact Courtney Shelton ( at 512.491.2927.


About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics' largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation.  In the last decade, Torch Run has contributed over $11 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX.  The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 53,400 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.


About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 53,400 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter Visit the SOTX-Central Texas Area Facebook page at


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