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Run with the Heroes 5k

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5 K
Southpark Meadows Shopping Center
Austin, Texas
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The “Run with the Heroes” 5K is a race with a purpose... more than just winning! It was designed to bring communities together with first responders, to honor fallen heroes of emergency services and to show support for their families. Emergency responders, which include Police, Fire and EMS, are one large family and each year “Run with the Heroes” honors all our fallen brothers and sisters. This year we will honor EMS Captain Randy Trinkle who died on December 1, 2012. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Each year, Austin Police officers team with Special Olympics Texas athletes to run the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of Special Olympics Games. In the spirit of the partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run, “Run with the Heroes” is honored to donate its proceeds to Special Olympics Texas athletes and their goals!

Each year, the race honors all fallen heroes and their families from the Fire, EMS, and Police first responder agencies. We also honor those who serve and protect our communities every day.

Event Start Location
Next to Waterloo Ice House

Course Description
Flat, fast 5k course through Southpark Meadows Shopping Center. USATF certified.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Friday Sept 13th 10 am to 7 pm
Saturday Sept 14th 10 am to 5pm
Suite D300 (right next to Waterloo Ice House, facing Sports Authority)

Timing / Results
Cadence Sports, bib chip timed

Post Race Activities
Post race refreshments and awards ceremony

Parking
Target parking lot, northwest of start line
 
 

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Clubs and Groups
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 Austin Athletics Running Team  Austin TX club info
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This is a partial list of the 120 Running clubs and teams in Texas and approximately 10,000 clubs in the U.S. To find a club or team in your area click here.

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Retailers (near this event)
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 Runtex Riverside  Austin TX 6.4 Miles store info
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 Austin Tri-Cyclist  Austin TX 6.4 Miles store info
 Austin Tri-Cyclist  Austin TX 8.7 Miles store info
 Texas Running Company - Downtown Austin  Austin TX 9.4 Miles store info
 Rogue Running  Austin TX 9.4 Miles store info
 RunTex at Lake Austin  Austin TX 9.4 Miles store info
 RunTex at The Triangle  Austin TX 11.3 Miles store info
 Capital City Running  Austin TX 16.4 Miles store info
 Runtex on the Square  Georgetown TX 33.6 Miles store info
 Foot Dynamics  Georgetown TX 35.1 Miles store info
 CK Sports  New Braunfels TX 36.8 Miles store info
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