The Rogue Rescue Run 5-K on Sunday morning (September 22) in Leander is not a new race. But it might as well be.
This is actually the third year of the race which was formerly known as the Texas Humane Heroes. But the fund-raiser for the Humane Society of Williamson County was a fairly small, self-managed race that didn’t get the field or the attention it deserves.
Rogue Running has stepped in this year to help and rebranded the race to—hopefully–increase the size of the field. It’s a terrific way to kick off the fall racing season with a low-key, 5-K on a flat, loop course along Crystal Falls Parkway in Leander.
The 5-K begins at 8 a.m. Right after that, there will be a 5-K dog jog with a kids K at 9 a.m.
It’s especially fitting that there’s an event for folks who want to run or walk with their dogs (cats aren’t allowed) because the Rogue Rescue benefits the important work the non-profit Texas Humane Heroes do in the Cedar Park/Leander area. The Human Heroes operates two no-kill animal adoption centers that strive to eliminate pet homelessness.
The Humane Heroes, funded entirely by donations, grants and modest fees, will get 100 percent of the proceeds of this race which will go a long way to supporting the important work the Heroes do, including adoption programs, low cost neuter/spay clinics and inexpensive vaccinations.
Again, the 5-K begins at 8. To get there, from Austin, head north on 183 and get off at Crystal Falls Parkway, just north of Cedar Park. We’ll be out there to cover the event and hope you’re going to join us!
For more info or to register, go to www.texashumaneheroes.org/5k/.