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WHAT IS THE AUTISM SpectRUN?
        Teenage girls in colorful tutus      Two Friends running for autism     Star 99 personalities with runners
The Autism SpectRUN was started two years ago to help support The Kennedy Center Autism Project in its efforts to provide affordable accessible program supports for children with autism and their families. With little state funding, The Autism Project depends mainly on dollars raised through fundraising events, donations and grants.
 
View Our Video from last year's race.


Our GOAL this year is to raise $50,000. These dollars will allow The Autism Project to not only meet the demand of program services, but will also help keep our rates low for ALL families. So SHOW YOUR COLORS and SUPPORT THE AUTISM PROJECT by dressing in as many colors as you can; be creative from your head to your toes even include strollers or wagons. 
 
The 5K Run/Walk and Mile Stroll will be held at Jennings Beach in Fairfield and will include two designated routes -  a 5K Timed Race and 1 Mile walk/stroll both starting at 9AM.  A FREE Non-competitive Children's race will take place at 8:30, where every child is a winner. 8:45 join us for PARKING LOT ZUMBA to get you warmed up for the race. There will be lots of things for the kids to enjoy, including Bounce House, Face painting, Sensory Tent, Games, Entertainment and Much More.  There will also be Food Trucks and a SpectRUN Take a Chance with lots of cool items to win, so don't forget to have a little cash on hand.
  
And what's a RACE without an ending CELEBRATION?   For registered participants, snacks will be offered at the VIP tent after the race.  Prize Awards will be announced for Most ColorFUL child, adult & team, Most Dollars Raised - individual and team and for the timed race - Male & Female Champions plus Top Finishers in 8 age groups.
 
Become a SpectFUNdraiser and ask your friends, family and co-workers to help support The Autism Project. SpectFUNdraisers can register individually or as a Team.  It’s Easy to do! Just CLICK HERE to start.
After Registering, click the SIGN IN button in the top right hand corner to create and personalize your fundraising page.

 
Raise $100 and your Registration Fee is waived.  For your hardwork, prizes and recognition will be awarded at targeted levels of support ($100, $250, $500, $1,000 & above).
 
Online Registration is open until September 9th.  After the 9th, you can register at the event.

RACE WILL TAKE PLACE RAIN OR SHINE.  The race organizers reserve the right to cancel the race in the case of inclement weather causing unsafe conditions. Please go to our website the day of the race for information www.KC-Autism.org.


RACE INFORMATION
Every pre-registered participant will receive an official SpectRUN T-shirt.
LOCATION:  Jennings Beach - 800 S. Benson Road, Fairfield, CT or google map
Registration: 7:30 - 8:45am
 T-shirts & bibs are distributed at registration
START TIME for FREE Children's Run:   8:30am               
PARKING LOT ZUMBA: 8:45am
5K and Mile Stroll:
There will be 2 routes - a TIMED 5K Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Stroll
START TIME for 5K & Mile Stroll: 9:00am
 
 Parking
 There is ample parking at Jennings Beach.
 Other Notables:
 Sensory Tent, Entertainment, Bounce House, Face painting, Food Trucks, Take a Chance & More will be available throughout the morning.
 Everyone who is participating must sign a waiver when registering
 No pets are allowed except for service dogs.
We need volunteers the day of the event. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Gina at dkane@kennedyctr.org or call 203.365.8522, Ext. 213.
 
For Questions or More Information, please call Jo Ann at 203.365.8522, Ext. 229 or email jmcmullan@kennedyctr.org