Paul Carroza opened RunTex in 1989 and quickly became known as an important contributor to sports programs in Austin. He started Marathon Kids, a family activity involving many thousands of participants annually. His Shoes for Austin Program – awarded free shoes for children who performed well academically. He has sponsored many running events and gives his time privately coach coaches, parents and children in running. Paul was appointed to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness.