The Freedom Run® 5K was first organized by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) immediately following 9/11 to raise money for the Dallas Assist the Officer Foundation (ATO) in honor of Dallas’ first responders and police officers. The Freedom Run® has been held every September since 2001 and has raised OVER $400,000 for ATO thanks to the continued support of our generous sponsors and volunteers.
LET FREEDOM RUN ®
The Assist the Officer Foundation provides assistance to officers who are facing the loss of income due to a serious injury, life-threatening illness or other catastrophic event and to officer’s families in the event of the death of an active officer.
For more information on the Assist the Officer Foundation, including how to make a donation, please visit www.atodallas.org.
Due to the financial struggles resulting from COVID-19, ATO's need for assistance is greater than ever. Please help us reach our goal of donating $25,000 to ATO this year to help mee their increased need!
Now accepting sponsorship applications!
Please contact Cherie Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or the 2022 Freedom Run Event Chairs, Kathleen Klein and Hailey Hughes at DAYLFreedomRun@gmail.com for more information about sponsoring The Freedom Run or to get an application.
September 10, 2022
Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge - Trinity Groves
7:30 AM: Opening Ceremonies
8:00 AM: 1 Mile Run/Walk Begins
8:30 AM: 5K Begins
9:30 AM: Medal Ceremony
In addition to The Freedom Run 5K, there will be a one-mile fun run in honor of Officer William James “Bill” Carollo. Officer Carollo served as Vice President of the Dallas Police Association and was instrumental in establishing the Assist the Officer Foundation. An 18-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, Officer Carollo lost his life in a car accident on April 5, 2003, at the age of 46.