Our Heroes Make It Happen

It takes a great deal of HOPE to envision a world without child abuse and neglect. It takes a community of HEROES to raise their hands and make a difference. We depend on our partners to keep the dream alive and provide meaningful support here in our own community. Here’s how YOU can join our well established team of heroes:

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You can make a huge difference within yourself and your community by joining the team. Train to achieve the Full Marathon or the Half Marathon at your own pace, even if you’ve never done anything like this. We have lots of folks just wanting to improve their health or lose some weight, and some who are overcoming illness and injury. Join as an individual or as a couple. Don’t live in Austin? You can train with us wherever you are and benefit abused and neglected children in your own community! 

See those company logos at the bottom of our website pages? Instead of taking big national corporate sponsors who take all the glory with their big corporate dollars, we search for “uniquely Austin” business leaders who really care about their own community to contribute a reasonable amount equally. We promote them as much as possible … on our t-shirts, running jerseys, event banner, links on all our social media and emails, and in person at our events. We can’t thank or talk about them enough!  Together we build Austin into a community that takes care of its own!

One of our goals is to promote equality within the Austin business community.  Rather than settling for a single, wealthy, non-local “title sponsor”, we weave together a relational network of “equal partnerships” who really care about the community in which they do business. We know that sometimes a business wants to do more to help out, and at the same time, there is another business that needs a little extra help to get connected but cannot afford it.  It’s kind of like a real community barn raising, real social action and partnership at work! Everyone wins!

We’re working hard in our training to make for a great, injury-free race day experience. You can support us (and the Austin Children’s Shelter) by offering trusted products or services that help us nurture our bodies and reach our goal. In return, we’ll promote you here and put 10 tickets in our raffle for you! Special thanks to our current heroes who are helping us:

Want to help, but can only make a smaller contribution? We created a raffle as an incentive for donors to give more to the shelter, and we also offer prizes in a competition among our runners to raise more. Create positive community visibility for your business by donating raffle items or runner incentive prizes of $25 or more. (ex: 4 Tickets, $50 Gift card, Dinner for 2, etc.)! The greater the value, the greater the anticipation is built toward your business. Add your name and link to your business today! Along with our Grand Prize, the NEW APPLE iPAD, be seen among our other generous current and past contributors:  Manuel’s Regional Mexican Cooking, M.J. Neal, FAIA ArchitectNutritional WisdomBody BusinessLuke’s LockerAlamo Drafthouse TheateriPic Theaters, SPIbeltaRoma Italian RestaurantJen’s Zen DenAustin Fitness ClinicAustin Ozone TherapyAnn Lowe DesignAustin Massage ClinicMockingbird DomesticsEcoCleanContigo RestaurantKome Restaurant, South Congress Athletic Club, Betty’s Bed & Breakfast, Torchy’s Tacos, Passionately Fit, East Side Yoga, Billy’s on Burnet, Lauren Lewis-Personal Trainer, Snap Kitchen, Myo Massage, Spi-Belt, Tarrytown Pharmacy, Congress Avenue Kayak, Zen-Japanese Food Fast, Triggerpoint Performance Therapy, Lucky Robot, NVIDIA Austin, Vulcan Video, Bill Miller B-B-Q, Bouldin Creek Cafe, and more!

Looking for awesome, health and community conscious people to become customers while spreading the word about your business? You can drive traffic to your business by offering our team members a special discount on your products or services! We will list/link your business here and let the team know about your generous offer! For example, Luke’s Locker offers our team members a 10% discount! Now Luke’s is our favorite running store and we talk about them all the time! Works out great for everyone!

All runners and walkers are required to raise a minimum amount each as part of their commitment to the team. Help them reach their goal by donating to your favorite runner today! 100% of your donation goes directly to the Austin Children’s Shelter and is 100% tax deductible.

Our team can’t get by without our awesome race weekend support crew! We are always in need of photographers throughout race weekend, as well as race route support and drivers on marathon day. Get a Team FX crew T-shirt, free entry into our big raffle, and be recognized with much gratitude at our After Marathon Celebration!

THANK YOU! CONTACT US on our home page with any questions today!