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:
For more event information and registration, visit TEXSAR's 2021 Trek Across Texas race page!