Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K Run/Walk & Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course
This 5K features a course through the North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area, a 160-acre natural area preserves comprised of mesic Flatwoods, wet flatwoods, depression marsh, and dome swamp ecosystems. The Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course is perfect for all ages and abilities and will feature an array of obstacles that involve jumping, balancing, water, crawling, and more located at The Els Center of Excellence. Can't make it to the race? No need to stress, you can join in on the fun virtually!
At the Expo, we will have vendor booths consisting of micro-businesses with products created by individuals with autism, race sponsors, and autism employment partners. The Expo will also have performances, activities, race awards, and more, a morning you won't want to miss!
All races support the Els for Autism Foundation. Your participation will help us continue to secure funding for the Sports, Medical and Research, and Adult Services Facilities at The Els Center of Excellence®.
Every runner will be provided with his/her own disposable timing tag which will be affixed to the race bib. AccuChipUSA will record the net timing for each participant.Strollers and pets are not allowed in the race.On race day, parking directors will assist you once you enter the gates at The Els Center of Excellence.
Race Day Schedule (tentative)
7:00 AM: Parking Opens8:00 AM: Welcome Announcement and National Anthem8:15 AM: Race Expo, Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K, Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course 11:00 AM: Race Expo & Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course close
Early packet pickup will be held at The Els Center of Excellence Pavillon on the following days:
Tuesday, March 21st from 8 AM - 6 PM Friday, March 24th from 2 PM - 6 PM
The Foundation relies on generous sponsors to make these events possible! To find out more information about sponsorships, download the Sponsorship Brochure or contact Jennifer Nicholas at [email protected]