About the event
We are spreading AUTISM AWARENESS in and around the Lowcountry. The proceeds will help those on the spectrum that could not otherwise afford to attend our programs. 1 in 40 kids today are born on the autism spectrum. The 5k race starts and ends at Red Cedar Elementary. It is a fast flat course thru Bluffton Park in Old Town Bluffton and will be chip timed by Tim Waz with Grounded Running. There will be one water station on the course approximately at the halfway point. The race will start promptly at 8am with the Children’s DASH followed by the 5k run. Parents are welcome to run with their child(ren) if necessary. All participants will be welcomed back to the finish with a shower of bubbles (representative of special needs) and a finisher’s medal. NOTE: Each participant MUST turn in their timing chip to receive a medal!
The award ceremony will take place after the last runner completes the 5k course. The overall top male and female runners and the top age group male and female runners of the 5k in each of the following age groups (<10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) and DASH in each of the following age groups (<4, 5-7, 8-10) will receive awards. You must be present to receive an award. Refreshments will be available for all during the event.
We are also adding a silent auction to this years event.
Shirts are guaranteed if registered by April 14th.
Registrations accepted until 7:45am on race day.
Packet Pick up is Friday April 26th 9:00am-7:00pm at Ignite the Senses Children's Gym, 163 Bluffton Road, Suite C-1 and race day morning from 7:00-7:45am at the race start.
Why should you sponsor?
**Proceeds from this event will be used to provide support groups, special events and activities like art, music, yoga and fitness opportunities for our local special needs population that can not otherwise afford these.
I am a mother of an Autistic child who is my idol. When he was diagnosed I could not find any resources in the area to help so, I opened Ignite the Senses Children's Gym. We have an inclusive program here for these kids because they need to be able to go out into the community. It is the only sensory gym in the area to provide these kids with the input they need in order to survive and thrive. After opening the gym I have learned truly how many kids are in the area that don't have the opportunities that others may get because of their finances. I now provide support groups to help new and old parents get important information so, that they don't have to go through what I had too and know that they are not alone. Next, I am looking to train the fireman and police officers in the area how to spot and help those with autism that may not be able to communicate their needs. I want to do whatever it takes to better the lives of these wonderful and beautiful kids.
Contact the Organizer
Contact the Organizer