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Carry the Torch 5K

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Carry the torch in this race to honor the memory of President Kennedy and the spirit of giving back.

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Carry the Torch 5K Race Registration

$40 $32 20% off

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  • One Carry the Torch 5K T-shirt
  • LED baton to be carried during the race
  • Admission to post-race celebration
  • One pair of JFK wayfarer sunglasses
  • Carry the Torch 5K race will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the JFK Memorial- Downtown Dallas

What we love

  • Be part of a meaningful evening of community spirit and individual participation by registering for the Carry the Torch 5K race.
  • 100 percent of profits from the race will be presented to Special Olympics Texas, and 100 Special Olympics athletes themselves will participate in the run.
  • After the race, you can join in a celebration featuring a beer garden for all racers over 21 and sandwiches and drinks for everyone.
  • Plus, Gilt members receive exclusive #JFKDAY wayfarer sunglasses—much like the ones worn by President Kennedy himself.
  • The goal of #JFKDAY is to permanently connect new volunteers to existing charities and organizations.

What to know

  • Redeem on: Thursday, November 7, 2013
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • Offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Registration must be completed by October 10, 2013
  • Packet pick-up will be available from Tuesday November 5th - Wednesday November 6th from 10 AM- 7 PM at Luke's Locker located at
    2046 Mockingbird Lane
    Dallas, TX 75205
  • Must be 21 to consume alcohol; valid government ID required
  • Purchaser names will be provided to the vendor for ticketing purposes
  • Members must sign a waiver before participating in the race; please click here to download the waiver


646 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202

About Carry the Torch 5K

On November 23, 2013, the President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Day of Service (JFK Day) honors our fallen leader’s legacy by gathering thousands of volunteers to give back through community service projects. On the evening of Thursday, November 7, JFK Day will join with Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) for Carry the Torch, a 5K race throughout Downtown Dallas. Participants in this meaningful journey will carry an LED “torch” to symbolize the impact one person can make to “light the darkness” through individual efforts. Beginning and ending with a post-race celebration at the JFK Memorial, the race will benefit SOTX. This Texas entity is part of the nationwide Special Olympics, which was created in 1969 by President Kennedy’s younger sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

— Joelle Seligson, Gilt City Editor

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