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Roots & Ruts Off Road 5k | Family Fun Run | Post-Race Expo

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The inaugural Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K to benefit Els for Autism will take place on Saturday, March 30th, 2019. Enjoy a unique off-road race through the North Jupiter Flatwoods.  On the same morning, join us for a Family Fun Run (1 mile) and Post-Race Expo.

Thank you to our Sponsors:

 

                    

 

                                                  


Event Details

Start: 8 a.m.
Location: 18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter, FL 33458
About The Race:  The Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K features a track through the North Jupiter Flatwoods Natural Area where you will find beautiful native habitats, including mesic flatwoods, wet flatwoods, depression marsh, and dome swamp ecosystems. Participants are recommended to be cautious and aware at all times during the race and be mindful that there are multiple ground surfaces throughout the race such as pavement, gravel, sand, and grass. Strollers and pets are not allowed on the 5K track. The race will start promptly at 8 a.m. at The Els Center of Excellence adjacent to the Pavilion.  AccuChipUSA will provide net timing to each participant.

Price:
$35 each runner| Early registration ends March 24, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
$40 each runner, based on availability | March 25-28 and day of race March 30, 2019

Early packet pickup: Thursday, March 28th

For more information and to register: Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K

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Family Fun Run/Walk (1 mile)

Start: 8:45 a.m.

The Family Fun Run will begin at 8:45 am and will be 1-mile long. Registration is not required, but is recommended if you would like a t-shirt. The run/walk will stay within The Els Center of Excellence campus. All participants are welcome.

Location: 18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter, FL 33458

Price: $20 includes a t-shirt, if you do not want a t-shirt, the run is FREE

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Post Race Expo | Sponsorship Information | Volunteer

Post-Race Expo (Awe in Autism Expo)

Celebrating the Awesome Talents of People with Autism

The Post-Race Expo (Awe in Autism) will be held in the courtyard of The Els Center of Excellence from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on March 30, 2019.  It will feature:

  • Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K race awards (9 a.m.)
  • Expo vendors
  • Family-friendly activities
  • Lunch options

Awe in Autism will be a celebration of the awesome talents of people with autism, a morning you will not want to miss!

Location: 18370 Limestone Creek Road, Jupiter, FL 33458

Price: Free! Registration not needed.

Event Day Schedule

View the event day timeline

6:30 am – Parking Opens & Registration Begins

Where:  Parking will be on the south side of The Els Center of Excellence campus (free parking) and registration  will be in The Els Center of Excellence Pavilion on the north side of the campus

7:45 am – Welcome Announcement and National Anthem

Where: At the start of the race, adjacent to The Els Center of Excellence Pavilion

8:00 am – Roots & Ruts Off Road 5K Begins

8:30 am – Post-Race Expo (Awe in Autism) Begins

Where:  The Els Center of Excellence Courtyard

8:45 am – 1 Mile Family Fun Run Begins

Where: Parking lot in front of the Pavilion

9:00 am – Awards Presentation

Where: The Els Center of Excellence Courtyard

12:00 pm – Post-Race Expo (Awe in Autism) Closes

Become a Sponsor

Support this inaugural event!

Sponsorship Levels

$1,000 BRONZE

Website and e-blast recognition, expo table

$2,500 SILVER

Logo on t-shirt, 5 runners, website and e-blast recognition, expo table

$5,000 GOLD

Name or logo on race bibs and race signage, logo on t-shirt, 5 runners, website and e-blast recognition, expo table

To become a sponsor, contact: Nicole Poundstone | email: nicole.poundstone@elsforautism.org  | phone: 561-598-6197

Volunteer

Lend a helping hand!

Volunteers are needed before the event and on the day of the race.

  • March 28: Volunteers needed for packet pick-up, course and sign set-up, expo  set-up
  • March 30: Volunteers need for course and sign set-up, expo set-up, race registration, race stations (water, directions, and cheering), Family Fun Run stations

To volunteer, contact: Paige Scollard | email: paige.scollard@elsforautism.org | phone: 561-320-9532 | or register here