OSWEGO – Autism Awareness Month will be kicked off this April with the inaugural Out Run Autism 5K and the support of top sponsor The Beacon Hotel.
“We are very grateful to have the support from the Beacon Hotel and the Avery family for our first event of this kind,” said Oswego County Autism Task Force president Tammy Thompson.
The run/walk will take participants through Oswego’s east side, scenic Fort Ontario area on April 2.
Spectators and supporters who opt out of the 5K can also participate by enjoying a delicious meal for a great local cause.
The Inaugural OutRun Autism 5k and Breakfast of Autism Champions will benefit the Oswego County Autism Task Force who provide Autism awareness and creates possibilities for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder in Oswego County.
The 5k run will kick off at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Press Box Restaurant on East First Street in Oswego with awards to follow.
All runners/walkers looking to celebrate the cause post-race or supporters looking to cheer on runners can meet up at the Press Box and enjoy the Breakfast of Autism Champions (from 9 – 11 a.m. for additional cost paid upon service to the Press Box) and proceeds will go be donated to the event as well.
“We are excited and planning for great participation and supporters for this first of its kind events in the Oswego Area,” said Julie Chetney, race director. “Supporting local children and families who have been touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder with this 5K and breakfast will be a wonderful community event for all who are looking to support the cause.”
Registration is open by going to www.auyertiming.com.
Registration will close on March 31.
Limited same day registration spots will be available.
Donations can also be made on the site, and all are welcome to cheer on runners at the Press Box the morning of the race.