The Fun Run
Together, the Texas Lassos and the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT) are organizing a fun run in an effort to:
- Increase awareness and knowledge of Down syndrome;
- Fundraise for DSACT;
- Provide a fun family-friendly event for the local community.
5k will be a measured distance of 3.21 miles in order to represent the third copy of the 21st chromosome- present in those affected by Down syndrome. This year there will also be an additional and shorter route just under a mile that participants can run/walk if they so choose.
DSACT & UT’s Lassos held the 2nd Annual 3.2.1 Fun Run on April 5th, 2014. More than 100 runners attended the event, despite the chilly morning! When not cruising the 3.2.1 course, attendees could be found checking out the raffle booth, hanging out at the playground, or grooving to the music in the main square.
We also had an Awards Ceremony to salute our dedicated Run/Walk Club participants. Just about every Saturday, you’ll find Patrick Bradley, Benjamin Cantu, Kelly McCown, & Jack Shepherd on the St. Edwards Track staying active with the Texas Lassos. Nice work!
We want to give a huge thank you to the Texas Lassos for orchestrating the event, our sponsors, and all of our 3.2.1 Fun Run attendees.
When and Where
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
9:00am - 12:00pm
Mueller Lake Park
1829 Simond Ave.
Austin, TX 78723
Day of the Run
7:30AM Registration and packet pick up opens 9:00AM Fun Run starts! Strollers Allowed | No Pets | Event Takes Place Rain or Shine
When to Arrive
Arrive at least 1 hour before the start so you have plenty of time to park, pick up your registration packet, and warm up.
How to Check In
Follow the signs to the packet pick up tent.
Texas Lassos is classified as a service organization at the University of Texas at Austin. As an organization, we strive to promote spirit, service, and social activities to all members while fostering friendship, leadership, and cooperation with the University and community. Founded in 1998 with only seven members, today Texas Lassos is home to about one hundred and twenty active members and an accomplished group of alumni. In 2012, Texas Lassos adopted DSACT as our philanthropy as a way to concentrate a portion of each member’s service efforts. We volunteer with DSACT by assisting at their weekend classes and large events. We form bonds with the children and their families and find great joy in seeing a smile on each DSACT member’s face! We will be partnering with DSACT to put on the 3.2.1 Fun Run in which all proceeds will go towards benefiting and supporting families in Central Texas affected by Down syndrome.