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 hope to draw 250 participants to take part in the event, it was a wonderful surprise when close to 600 friends, family, elected official, including the City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, came out to run in support of our community 5K event. The weather was perfect. Music filled the air. Fun was had by all.

This year’s Austin POWER of Life Event will take place on Saturday, September 21st and will consist of the Austin POWER 5K Walk/Run and Marketplace Festival. 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 tab above. If you are unable to participate but would still like to offer your financial support, please click on the registration tab above.