Sgt. Ruben Orozco 8K Torch Run/2 Mile Walk - September 2017

DATE: September 24, 2017

AREA: Area 19 - Greater El Paso

Start Time: 8:00 a.m.

End Time: 11:00 a.m.

Conquer a competitive 8K run or a fun 2-mile walk in support of local Special Olympics Texas athletes...ANYONE CAN PARTICIPATE - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

The 12th Annual RO8K honors the memory of Sergeant Ruben Orozco, Law Enforcement Torch Runner who was involved with Special Olympics Texas for more than 13 years. Continue his legacy and promote dignity, equality and opportunity for all people.  For more information, please contact the Area 19 office at 915.533.8229. Thanks for your support!


Sunday, September 24, 2017

8:00 a.m. Competitive 8K Run begins

8:15 a.m. 2 mile walk begins


G2 (Geogeske Restaurant); Corner of Stanton and Cincinnati


Please call the office at 915.533.8229 or email Marsha Baray at or Norma Razo at  More online registration information to be announced.


The following volunteer positions are available: (Please call the office if you are interested in helping out)

Water Stations

Turn Monitors

T-Shirt and Goody Bag Pickup

Finish Line

Award Assistants

Hand out fruit and water

Packet Pickup for Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7

Set up and tear down


Not able to participate yourself? Donate to a team, individual or make a general donation.

Call the office for more information on how to donate.

Entry Fee

$30 per person - Includes T-shirt while supplies last!

$5.00 discount for:

  • Early Registration (before Monday, September 18, 2017)
  • Military Personnel
  • Seniors (age 55 and over)
  • SOTX Athletes
  • Team Member
Packet Pickup
Up and Running
3233 N. Mesa, Suite 205
El Paso, Texas 79902
Friday, September 22: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Trophies awarded to top three masters males/females and top three overall male/females.
Medals awarded to top three finishers males/females in the following age groups: 9-under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-over.
RO8K Largest Team Trophy: awarded to largest team.  Qualifications: Minimum of 10 team members.
Raffle prizes and special awards will be given at the end of the race.  Must be present to win.


Contact Special Olympics Texas Area 19 office at 915.533.8229 or Marsha Baray at or Norma Razo at


G2 (Geogeske Restaurant)
2701 N. Stanton  Corner of Stanton and Cincinnati
El Paso,  TX  79902


Marsha Baray or Norma Razo