The Texas Round-Up 10K became the official 10k race of the State of Texas when Governor Rick Perry signed House Joint Resolution No. 148 on May 11, 2005.
The mission of Texas Round Up, Inc. is, in part, stated:
The Texas Round Up is a footrace that provides a target and an incentive to those pursuing a healthier lifestyle. A cornerstone event of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's health and wellness initiative for Texan's, the Texas Round Up showcases a number of health related initiatives.
("Texas Round Up, Inc.")
Unfortunately, the Texas Round-Up 10K seems to have dissolved as a state symbol...
The Texas Round-Up 10K was discontinued by Texas Round Up, Inc. in 2010 citing
"restructuring in order to remain financially stable and to be able to continue to work on its mission of promoting healthy living through physical activity."
("Texas Round-Up 5K")
H.C.R. No. 148
HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
WHEREAS, The Texas Round-Up is a statewide effort to encourage people of all fitness levels to incorporate daily physical activity and healthy choices into their lives; designed to educate and challenge its participants, the event ultimately celebrates the vigor and strength of all Texans; and
WHEREAS, This year's event is being held in Austin on April 29 and 30, 2005, and includes numerous activities such as the Texas-style 10K, an activity training program, a health and fitness expo, and a post-race party with live music on the Capitol grounds; and
WHEREAS, Sedentary lifestyles are contributing to an increasing number of health problems for our state ’s citizens, and this program helps motivate individuals to adopt and maintain healthier lifestyles; and
WHEREAS, Drawing entrants from throughout the state, the Texas Round-Up 10K is for every Texan, from seasoned athletes to recreational runners to occasional walkers, and it has a positive impact on the lives of all its participants; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the 79th Legislature of the State of Texas hereby designate the Texas Round-Up 10K as the Official 10K of Texas.
The Texas Round-Up 10K race was adopted by House Joint Resolution No. 148 and is not listed in the Texas Statutes.
Only a small number of Texas' myriad symbols have been actually adopted by an act of the legislature and written into the Texas Statutes.
"House Concurrent Resolution No. 148." The Legislature of the State of Texas. The State of Tennessee, 2005. Web. 27 Sep 2011. <http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=79R&Bill=HCR148>.
"Texas Round-Up Mission." Texas Round-Up 5K. Texas Round-Up, Inc., 2010. Web. 28 Sep 2011. <http://www.texasroundup.org/mission.asp>.
Texas Round-Up: Texas Round-up.org official website.
What happened to the 10K: High Five Events is a multi-sport event production company based in Austin, TX.
Austaco/Taco Bell named presenting sponsor of Texas Round-Up: High Five Events is a multi-sport event production company based in Austin, TX.
More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Texas state symbols from NETSTATE.COM.