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Back On My Feet invites SXSWers to join them for Friday morning run

Pam LeBlanc
pleblanc@statesman.com

Editor’s note: This article was originally published March 13, 2014

Need a break from SXSW?

Back on My Feet is inviting festival goers to join them for an early morning run Friday.

Members of the group, which uses running to help people living in homeless shelters regain their independence, will meet on the south steps of the Capitol at 5:30 a.m., then head out for a 1-mile run through Central Austin. The run officially kicks off the non-profit organization’s Amplify Austin fund-raising campaign.

Mitscoots Socks will hand out socks to participants after the run.

The Austin chapter of Back on My Feet launched in January 2013. Since then, the organization has helped 54 Austin people get jobs, 18 move into housing and 18 enroll in education programs.

For more information go to www.austin.backonmyfeet.org.