Run Free Texas is happy to announce the 2018 Run Free Texas 80s 8K will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018 (09-30-18). 

Set your alarm clocks and come out for what is sure to be the best RFT 80s 8K yet!

2017 Results

Thank to all of our 2017 Run Free Texas 80s 8K!

This year was another successful year and we couldn't have done it without you!

Get Back To The Future with the 5th Annual Run Free Texas 80’s 8K!

You don’t need to be a DeLorean to have an 80’s excellent adventure.  Accelerate beyond the time barrier with high tops, hot pants, scrunchies, slap bracelets, and the glory of feathered hair!  Your time travel is set to depart at 7:30AM on Sunday 10/8/17 in Cedar Park, TX and the race will benefit Run Free Texas, a local cause serving at-risk youth. Remember it takes a village to raise a kid, so come out and show your support!  Race will be held RAIN or SHINE and all race entry fees once paid are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Ready To Get Involved?

Run for a Reason

Tough times don’t last, but tough people do!  The mission of Run Free Texas provides running programs for at-risk youth, giving them second chance that we all deserve.  The organization relies on fundraising support to make these programs possible, and we need your support. 

Add more meaning to your 80’s 8K miles by raising funds in conjunction with your run.  Getting started is simple, click the link below and choose to Fundraise for this Campaign.  We’ll be in touch with tips, tools, and assistance to help you be a huge success.

At Run Free Texas we work to change the course of a life through running, join us and help make that change possible.

Sponsor Now or Get Involved as a Volunteer

Without our generous sponsors, Run Free Texas would not be possible and our work in the community would not be as successful. As a sponsor of the race, you're receiving year-round logo presence on our website. For more information on how your business or corporation can become involved through our sponsorship levels, please send us an email at sabine@runfreetexas.org


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For More Race Information

Race Director: Mason Wheeless

About Run Free Texas & The Race

This race is great exposure for your company and to shows your support of  the Central Texas community youth. As a sponsor, you will help us reach an additional 80 totally awesome youth in the coming year. Tax ID numbers will be provided for all donations. For more information about how you can involved with our organization, please visit our Run Free Texas website

Our Mission

“Run Free Texas is a running program designed to positively impact the lives of our community’s youth by promoting physical and mental wellness.”  —Sabine Medrano, Founder

2017 Race Registration 

Register for the race or sign up to volunteer!
Please note that the race will be held RAIN or SHINE • All race entry fees once paid are NON-REFUNDABLE

Rogue Running Austin

Race Location

John Gupton Stadium

200 Gupton Way Dr

Cedar Park, TX 78613

Introducing our 2017 sponsors...

2016 Race Information

2016 Official Race Sponsor–JustGoGirl

The 2015 race was presented by JustGoGirl–Helping Millions of Women Take Care of #1.  If you have ever run, jumped and leaked, we’ve designed a pad for you. read more >

Official Running Store Partner–Rogue Running

Awards provided: Rogue Running Gift Certificates to the 1st place Male andFemale winners in each age group and the overall Masters winners. Raffle drawings & prizes too!

Austin Distance Challenge

**To participate in the 80s 8K you are NOT required to sign up for the Distance Challenge.**

The 80s 8K is proud to be the 1st race of the Austin Distance Challenge for the 3rd year in a row.

Schedule of Events

  • Run Free Texas 8K (10/2/16)
  • Run For The Water 10 Mile (11/6/16)
  • Decker Challenge Half Marathon (12/11/16)
  • 3M Half Marathon (1/22/17)
  • Austin Marathon & Half Marathon (2/19/17)

More information is available at the ADC Website.

Thanks to all who participated!

Scan the QR code on your race number for results or use the links provided to visit the website. Check out the Race Videos on Facebook.

2014 Race Information