A new event to the November calendar kicks off on Saturday, November 2 at Brushy Creek, benefiting the Latino Leaders of America. The Walk-Run-Lead 5K is produced by the Central Texas-based registered 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to close the academic and professional gaps in the community by providing Latino youth educational, cultural, leadership, and mentorship programs and opportunities.
Starting and finishing at the familiar Brushy Creek Trail in Cedar Park, organizers are expecting at least 100 participants but would like to get over 150 to achieve their goal of raising $4,500 for the charity. With all the recent rain the out and back course should be spectacularly green and beautiful this time of year, and weather forecasts are projecting brisk sub-50 degree temps for the start – just about ideal racing conditions.
The 5K Run gets underway at 9:00 AM and the 5K Walk starts 15 minutes later at 9:15. Prices are still low to sign up and the youth 5K is just $10!
Registration is available via www.latinoleadersofamerica.org or TexasRunningPost.com’s event page (HERE). Packet pickup is set to be held at two locations on both October 31 and November 1. Rogue Running in Cedar Park from 2:00-6:30 PM on the 31st and 12:00-6:30 PM on the 1st. They’ll also be at My Fit Foods (Parmer/I-35) from 4:00-8:00 PM on both days. Additionally, walk up registration is available on event morning and participants are suggested to arrive early.
Awards are set to be handed out for overall male and female, overall youth male and female, and 1st place in each age group. Additionally, any participant is automatically entered in the post-race raffle where a number of gift cards will be given away.
If you aren’t able to make it out for the race this weekend, you can still get involved with the Latino Leaders of America by being a volunteer or donating. The organization is made up of community volunteers, teachers and students between 6th and 12th grade as well as their college alumni members. Founded in 2012 in Manor, the long term goal is to create more chapters statewide and eventually nationwide. Visit www.latinoleadersofamerica.org for more information and to keep up to date with all the happenings.