Heartland Endurance Sports has once again teamed up with Autism Speaks to host a run, in Noblesville on June 1. This chip-timed, USA Track & Field Sanctioned run will take place at Promise Road Elementary, and will include a 5K and a 10K option, plus a 1.5 mile youth run and fun walk. All athletes will receive a t-shirt, custom race bib, and a finishers medal. Proceeds from this event will go to benefit Autism Speaks.
Did you know
Autism now affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys
Autism prevalence figures are growing
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
Autism receives less than 5% of the research funding of many less prevalent childhood diseases
Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
There is no medical detection or cure for autism
The proceeds of this race will benefit Autism Speaks, and their efforts for awareness, fundraising, science, and advocacy for those with Autism.
Autism Speakswas founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the worlds leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Promise Road Elementary is located on Promise Road, north of 146th Street, about 2 miles east of Hwy 37 or West of I-69, Exit 10.
7:00 am 8:15 pm Race day registration and packet pick-up 8:00 am All volunteer meeting at finish line 8:45 am Mandatory pre-race meeting at finish line 8:45 am Invocation 8:45 am SSB 8:45 am Security meeting by camp building 8:45 am Timing system finalized 9:00 am Cannon Start 9:20 am First 5K finisher 9:45 am First 10K finisher 10:00 am Last 5K finisher 10:00 am 5K Awards 10:30 am 10K Awards 11:00 am Last 10K finisher
Packet Pickup:Packet pickup will take place in Noblesville on Thursday, May 29 or Friday, May 30, 2014, from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM. Please make all efforts to pick up your packet at this time. An email with packet pickup directions/location will be sent when plans for this are finalized.
Race Day:We will be onsite by 7:00am for packet and chip pickup, as well as race day registration. To ensure we can start the race on time, please plan to be onsite at least an hour prior to race to pick up your timing chip. Please note, we may not be able to allow registrations within 45 minutes of the race starting, or check in within 30 minutes of the race start. Check-in will be at the blue tent near the finish line.
Parking:The school has ample parking available. Should the parking become full, you will be directed where to park.
Please do not hesitate to email [email protected] if you have any questions, concerns, or are celebrating a special day with us.