Each year, athletes from around the world race through Austin’s streets for The Capital 10K Race and The Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. TEAM FX trains runners AND walkers, and even folks who just want to improve their fitness level, while fundraising year-round for these and other events, all to benefit the SAFE Children’s Shelter – so it is never too late to get involved. Even in COVID times, we do virtual training to keep all our members safe.

Since Coach Gary Walker started TEAM FX in 2005, over 330 race medals have been achieved, with team members having raised more than $475,000 to make a positive difference for children who have suffered abuse and neglect in Austin. By signing up for the team, members commit to raising only $750 each for SAFE Children’s Shelter. All donations are tax deductible and go 100% to the shelter.

The TEAM FX membership fee includes much more than the cost of training and coaching sessions. The fee includes a team running jersey, team meals, a finish-line massage and celebration party, plus additional perks, all while raising awareness and donations to end the cycle of child abuse and neglect in our community. Learn more HERE.

While training for a full or half marathon or even a 10K may sound intimidating, Coach Gary Walker’s program has something for everyone, at any level, and is adapted for anyone from beginner to seasoned runner. Even if you have no experience, don’t worry! TEAM FX is designed with a “couch-to-race” mentality that caters to all skill levels. The team focuses on injury-free training in a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphere. There’s even a level for folks who don’t want to train for a race, but just want to improve mobility, stability, strength and flexibility.

Anyone can help

Even if you don’t want to commit to membership, you can still support the children’s shelter services by sponsoring a team member or support TEAM FX in other ways. All donations will go directly to the shelter, and you’ll also be entered into a raffle to win prizes from local businesses.

Registration for TEAM FX is always open, so please consider joining today to make a difference in your own life, as well as for the children of Austin.