FEAT of Louisville, Inc. will benefit from the 6th Annual “Outrunning Autism” 5K Run / Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk which will be held Saturday, September 24th at Westport Village. The 5K Run/Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the 1 Mile Fun Walk will begin at 8:45 a.m. Sign-in begins at 7:00 a.m. the day of the race for those who did not pre-register. In addition to the Run/Walk, the event will also include family fun activities featuring: Moon Bounce, face painting, balloons and music.
Early registration fee is just $25 per person through September 18th and then increases to $30 through the day of the race. Each participant registered before September 19th will be guaranteed a long-sleeved T-shirt and will be placed in a drawing for various door prizes. Participants are given the option of picking up their race packet on Friday, September 23rd at The Trail Store in Westport Village Shopping Center between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 5K race, along with awards for the top three male and female finishers within each age group. Additional prizes and awards are available based on individual and team fundraising performance.
Participants for the 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk can register online now at www.feat5k.com.
All funds raised support FEAT programs for children with autism, including the Dreams in Motion summer camp for children with autism. Autism is a complex neurological disorder that typically surfaces prior to age three. Affected children generally lack appropriate social engagement, have significant communication impairments, and often demonstrate repetitive behaviors due to sensory dysfunction. Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability today, affecting a startling 1 in 110 children.
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