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POSTPONED – Roots & Ruts 5K

April 25, 2020 @ 8:00 am UTC+0

This event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus.

Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K

April 25, 2020 at 8 a.m.

The second annual Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K Run/Walk 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.

Because 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.


This race 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™.

  • T-Shirts are guaranteed to the first 250 registrants.
  • Finisher Medals for each 5K participant.
  • Advanced Registration is $35. Day of registration will be available for $40 per participant, based on availability. Cash, check and credit card will be accepted on-site.

Post-Race Expo

Starts at 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The expo will feature the race awards presentation, vendors, family-friendly activities, and lunch options!  It is a celebration of the awesome talents of people with autism, and a morning you will not want to miss!

Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course

Starts at 8:45 a.m.

The Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course is a new addition to Roots and Ruts. The course includes a variety of autism-friendly sensory obstacles designed to be enjoyable for all ages and abilities. Completing each obstacle is not required to cross the finish line. The Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course will stay within The Els Center of Excellence™ campus. Registration is not mandatory but is recommended if you’d like a t-shirt. All participants are welcome!


Register & More information here 


April 25, 2020
8:00 am UTC+0
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The Els Center of Excellence®
18370 Limestone Creek Road
jupiter, 33458 United States
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(561) 598-6200