TEXSAR is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit first responder organization headquartered in Austin, Texas. TEXSAR serves all citizens of the State of Texas and deploys at the request of law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency management agencies. TEXSAR provides specialized services such as ground search and rescue; flood and swift water rescue; K9 search, rescue, and recovery; disaster relief services; wildland fire; aerial search; UAV support; and dive team operations. TEXSAR is fully self-sufficient, including incident management team (IMT) capabilities, logistics, and communications. TEXSAR’s services are free to requesting agencies and are staffed by volunteers who are trained professionals in their fields.
TEXSAR is made up of multiple divisions across the State and deploys to all 254 counties in the State of Texas. TEXSAR has been a significant leader in emergency services and disaster response in the great state of Texas since 2004 and over the years has evolved into one of the largest non-paid search and rescue organizations in the State.
TEXSAR's Trek Across Texas Challenge is a virtual, month-long physical challenge fundraiser. Registration is $35 ($45 for late registration), and participants can choose one of our courses based on distance (10 mi., 30 mi., 50 mi., 100 mi., or 150 mi.) to complete within the month by either walking or running that distance. If you'd like to participate by doing a different activity, we also have an Off-Road Trek category for all non-walking/running activities such as biking, swimming, kayaking, etc. Crawling is allowed, but 5.11 pants are expensive.
This challenge is perfect for anyone who:
- WANTS TO ESTABLISH EXERCISE AS A HABIT: It takes a month to form a new habit. If you are having trouble making physical fitness a priority or struggle with a lack of accountability for an active lifestyle, this is your solution. Your Division Lead will thank you.
- MISSES THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY: Running out of answers to that “how’s COVID going for you?” conversation? Invite your friends/family to join you and other challengers in this huge group effort to be fit and raise money for your favorite Search and Rescue team. Share photos, status updates, and words of encouragement. Bragging is also encouraged.
- LOVES TO COMPETE: i.e. any given TEXSAR member. There is a lot to compete for in this challenge: money raised, miles run, and completion time. Digital leadership boards give you real-time updates on the status of fellow participants so you know exactly how to get a leg up on the competition. "It’s better to live one day as a lion than 100 as a sheep."
- And most importantly...LOVES TEXSAR! All profits from this fundraiser go to TEXSAR. In addition to registration fees, any donations you solicit through your individual fundraising page helps our organization to do what it does best- help Texans in need.
Join our team in 3 simple steps!
- Register for the event at TEXSAR's 2021 Trek Across Texas race page.
- Craft your story on a personalized donation page by clicking the blue Join Team button at the top of this page.
- Share your story with family and friends!
For more event information and registration, visit TEXSAR's 2021 Trek Across Texas race page!