This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Freedom Run. 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 $350,000 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.
September 11, 2021
Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge - Trinity Groves
7:30 AM: Opening Cermonies
8:00 AM: 1 Mile Run/Walk Begins
8:30 AM: 5K Begins
9:30 AM: Medal Cermony
September 9 & 10 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
at Luke's Locker (3046 Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX)
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.