MELBOURNE, FL—A 5K Run/Walk for Autism Awareness, on Feb. 26, will be presented by the Brevard Autism Coalition. Beginning and ending at the Florida Institute of Technology Scott Center, the event starts at 8 a.m. Participants may sign up through the Running Zone or on the morning of event. Race registration forms are also available at the Scott Center front desk.
A Kid’s Fun Run starts at 9:15 at no charge.
Proceeds from the race will be used to provide community outreach programs and support to children and families dealing with an autism spectrum disorders in Brevard County. Last year’s inaugural event hosted nearly 400 runners and walkers.
The Brevard Autism coalition is a group of medical providers, educators and parents of children with autism. These people work together to share information and resources with area residents and sponsor public–awareness events concerning autism.
The Running Zone is located at 3680 N. Wickham Avenue in Melbourne. Parking is available near Florida Tech’s Scott Center in the multilevel parking deck on Panther Place.
The Scott Center at Florida Tech is dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment, training and applied research to enhance the functioning and improve the quality of life of children with autism and related disabilities in Central Florida.