Mission Statement & Events
People Organizing Wealth & Economic Resources
The Mission of the Austin P.O.W.E.R. Team is to promote and highlight businesses located in the Austin community. We know that by shedding light on these great businesses we can create economic opportunities for the stakeholders of our community.
The way that the Businesses, Churches, Residents and Elected Officials have come together is more than anyone could have imagined. While when we started in 2015 we hoped to draw 250 participants in the event, it was a wonderful surprise when close to 600 friends, family, elected officials, including the City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, came out to run in support of our community event. The weather was perfect. Music filled the air. Fun was had by all.
This year’s Austin POWER 5K theme is "From Pain to Power, Surviving Trauma" and will take place on Saturday, September 17th at 9am! We are aiming for 1,000 runners/walkers this year with a huge crowd of friends and spectators. We hope that you will come out in support of this worthwhile event.
You can register for the Austin POWER of Life 5K Walk/Run by clicking on the registration link! We hope to see you there!