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Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K

Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K
Save the Date for 2023 – Saturday, March 25

We hope you enjoyed the 3rd Annual Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5k here in Jupiter, FL, on Saturday, April 30, benefiting Els for Autism®!

The 3rd annual Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K  featured 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. Since the run will take place in natural woodlands, participants should be cautious and aware at all times during the race. Racers should expect to encounter multiple ground surfaces throughout the race such as pavement, gravel, sand and grass.

The Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course was perfect for children, family, and non-competitive runners. This course featured five obstacles that involve jumping, balancing, water, crawling, and more.

All races supports 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®.

If you interested in becoming a vendor at the 2023 Post-Race Expo, please contact Olivia Butler at



Join the Couch to 5K Program!

Healthier Jupiter, in partnership with the Town of Jupiter’s Recreation Department, and Jupiter Medical Center’s Cary Grossman Health & Wellness Center, will be offering their 5th annual FREE 9-week Couch to 5K Training Program to help individuals gradually increase their physical activity levels enough to walk or run a 5K (3.1 miles). You will receive encouragement and training guidance from Jupiter Medical Center Wellness Center trainers and be supported by other participants along the way. This program is a great way to ease your way into a healthier lifestyle and get ready for that 5K you have always wanted to run! Visit to register and learn more information.


Sponsorship Information

The Foundation relies on generous sponsors to make these events possible! To find out more information about sponsorships, contact Paige Thomas or download the Sponsorship Brochure.

Email: or Phone: 561-320-9532

Download Sponsorship Brochure