Runners hope to end bullying

Paul Shelton/KXAN

DEL VALLE, Texas (KXAN) – Runners hit the streets in Del Valle Saturday morning to take a stand against bullying.

The 2nd annual Stand-Up and Run 5K benefited the Anti-Defamation League of Austin.

KXAN Meteorologist Mark Monstrola emceed the event, and The Travis County Sheriff’s and Austin Police Department joined in the campaign to help kids stand up for themselves.

“A lot of kids get bullied all the time, every day,” Matt Clark with The Travis County Sheriff’s Office said. “A lot of it’s unreported so anything we can do to get out and help.”

The group said 160,000 kids miss school every day due to bullying. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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