With autism estimated to occur in one in 150 people, there’s a good chance that you know someone who is affected by this complex developmental disability. Help raise autism awareness by strapping on your running shoes and jog down to Veterans Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept. 19 to show support for a parent-run volunteer advocacy group during the Treasure Valley Chapter of the Autism Society of America’s 5K run/walk.
At 9 a.m. the kids’ race takes off, followed by the 5K race at 9:15 a.m., and at 9:30 a.m., the 2.5-mile family stroll gets rolling.
With the early registration deadline already passed, late or on-site registration will only cost you five bucks more. Participants who raise $50 for autism education in Idaho receive free entry to the race.
Saturday, Sept. 19, 9 a.m., $27, Veteran’s Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, entry forms are available at asatvc.org or by calling 208-336-5676. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.