Lightning Laces


What a great virtual ADAPT FUN*RUN! Our runners really enjoyed their solo FUNRUNs through different parts of Austin, and we loved all the support from folks following their updates on social media. Best of all, you raised over $8,000 for disability rights, supporting both CTD and ADAPT of TEXAS! Thanks to our runners, William, Marisa, Dennis, Geoffrey, and Bryson, and big thanks to all who sponsored them for going the distance, while keeping their distance!


It's spring, so FUN*RUN time is here! While the communal event at Yellowjacket Stadium is NOT happening, CTD staff & members are doing their own spin on the annual ADAPT FUN*RUN for disability rights to raise funds for ADAPT of Texas and CTD! 

How does it work? Each runner has charted their own route, which they will run the morning of April 25. You can follow along on CTD's Facebook and Twitter pages as William, Marisa, Dennis, Geoff, and Bryson go the distance, while keeping their distance, to fundraise for disability rights!

Support one of our four runners to help fund CTD and ADAPT of Texas through the spring!

Action shot of William in profile, running past a marathon tent

William Greer
CTD Film Festival Director & our resident speedster

Support William!


Dramatically backlit by the sun, Marisa stands proudly with one hand on her hip

Marisa Cogswell
member & CTDFF Adaptive Fashion Challenge model

Support Marisa!


Dennis raises an eyebrow as he smiles up at the camera.

Dennis Borel 
CTD Executive Director & frequent FUN*RUNNER

Support Dennis!


Geoff's face is almost entirely obscured by a red head band, American flag sunglasses, and paper face mask.

Geoffrey Glass
long-time member, volunteer, & frequent FUN*RUNNER

Support Geoff!


From a low angle, Bryson, wearing a burnt orange UT shirt, smiles at the camera.

Bryson Smith
Concerned Citizen, long-time member, volunteer & frequent FUN*RUNNER

Support Bryson!


About Lightning Laces

Lightning Laces logo: running shoe shooting lightning bolts

CTD believes that there are no barriers to fitness or competition. That's why we founded a running team, Lightning Laces; running is for everyone! Our goals are:

Founded and led by CTD staffer William Greer, the Lightning Laces team is composed of both able-bodied people and individuals who have a variety of disabilities, including blindness, deafness, and quadriplegia.

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Lightning Laces logo © Greta Gardner 2013