Sports & Fitness

Autism Awareness 5K Run/Walk

When: Sat., Sept. 19, 9 a.m. 2009

Support the Treasure Valley Chapter of the Autism Society of America, a parent-run volunteer advocacy group, in their efforts to increase autism awareness. Estimates reveal that autism, a complex developmental disability, affects 1 in 150 individuals. The kids' course begins at 9 a.m. followed by a timed 5K run/walk at 9:15 a.m., and a 2.5-mile family stroll at 9:30 a.m. All routes begin and end at Veterans Park. Participants who raise $50 for autism education in Idaho receive free entry to the race. Entry forms are available at www.asatvc.org or by calling 208-336-5676. For more information, e-mail asatvc.autism@yahoo.com.

Price: $22, includes a short-sleeve T-shirt

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