What is a Virtual 5K:
You are still able to participate in the Coppell 5K, but you are able to do so at your convenience. You are welcome to map out your own route, or we can provide you with a sidewalk based route that begins at Andy Brown East. If you enjoy the community atmosphere of the Coppell 5K, please join us on Saturday, May 7th at 8am for a Get You In Shape sponsored workout that will provide you with an optional 5K route.
What is the Mission: The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic type sports.
For the past 6 years, the Coppell 5K has been supporting our local Coppell Special Olympics Athletes. We have been able to raise over $40,000 to support their various sports such as bowling, soccer, aquatics, track and field, basketball, cheerleading, volleyball and bocce ball. Each of these events requires rental fees, uniforms, supplies and travel expenses that reoccur annually. The support and sponsorship for the local community has been outstanding. Our goal for the 7th Annual Coppell "Virtual" 5K is to continue to rally around these athletes with special needs and provide the financial support that this great organization needs. Coppell Special Olympics receives 90% of their funding from this one event.
When: May 7th or any day you choose to run virtually.
Time: 2 Options:
1. Anytime. The idea of this event is that it's a fundraiser for Coppell Special Olympics. So you do a virtual 5k
2. 8am-9am Workout with GYIS or you can come and just do your 5k then.
9am - There will not be an official start or time but as a community we will all come together and do a 5k.
7:45am-10am - (T-Shirt Pick Up Time - If you choose to get a T-shirt)
Where: The May 7th event will be at Andy Brown East Park
260 East Parkway Blvd. Coppell, TX 75019
If you doing the Virtual 5k, you will choose your own 5k route and do it anytime.
Cost: $25 or any amount you wish to donate. You can choose different donation amounts that you would like, you can sponsor a Coppell Special Olympic Athlete for the year or a letter jacket for an athlete.