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DPD to host Blue & Brave 5K Nov. 21
Special Olympics Texas

November, 2015

Runners of all levels will come together to take part in the Chief Floyd Simpson Blue & Brave 5K at Bachman Lake on Saturday, Nov. 21. Simpson, who spent more than 25 years with the Dallas Police Department before moving to Corpus Christi and becoming police chief there, died in an off-duty motorcycle crash in May 2015. All are invited to join some of Dallas’ bravest heroes in running to the finish line in Simpson’s memory and in support of more than 6,900 Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes in the Greater Dallas area.

The Blue & Brave 5K, now in its second year, was established as a way to share law enforcement’s love for SOTX with the community that they serve. The “Blue” signifies law enforcement and the “Brave” signifies SOTX athletes who have stolen the hearts of our men and women in Blue.


Registration can be completed The cost is $25 per runner if registered by Nov. 9. The fee increases to $30 after Nov. 9 and the Day of Race fee will be $35. All participants receive a t-shirt with their entry fee.


Race day check-in and packet pickup begins at 6:30 a.m., followed by a pre-race warmup at 7:00 a.m. The Fun Run gets underway at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K race begins at8:00 a.m.


The event wraps up with an awards ceremony, which will recognize the top three masters male/female, the top three overall male/female and the top three finishers male/female in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10 – 14, 15 – 19, 5-year age groups from 20 to 70+


For additional questions, visit or contact Doug Ray ( at 214.943.9981.


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, visit or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; Visit the SOTX-Greater Dallas Area Facebook page


Statewide Year-Round Co-Sponsors:
Coca-Cola   Food Town  LETR  HEB  Walmart  Sams Club 


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