Florida Tech to Host 5K Run for Autism Awareness April 9

MELBOURNE, FLA.—On April 9, the Florida Institute of Technology Zeta Sigma Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, also known as Pike, will host the Pikes Peak 5K Run for a Cure to raise funds to benefit autism awareness. In partnership with the Running Zone Foundation, this second annual event will be at Wickham Park in Melbourne, Fla., starting at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds support the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Tech.

Participants may register before the day of the event with a general registration fee of $25 and $20 for students. Registration on the day of the event is $30 and $25 for students.

Registrants will be provided free breakfast, brunch, music and fun-filled activities starting at 8:45 a.m. Following all races will be an awards ceremony. Awards will be given in the following categories: Top Three Overall, Top Masters (40 years and older), Top Wheelchair, and the top three finishers in 16 age groups, from eight years and under to 75 and older.

For the generous donors in the community, several types of sponsorship are available at the gold ($250), platinum ($500), and “presenting” ($1,000) level. Each level offers sponsors different benefits that may include the appearance of a company’s name on all forms of advertising- and promotion- related material, such as a Florida Today ad space.

Checks can be made payable to Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and mailed to: 2401 Riverview Drive N.E., Palm Bay, Fla., 32905. Walk-in registrations are also welcome at the Running Zone, located across from the Brevard Community College Pavilion on April 8, from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wickham Park is located at 2500 Parkway Dr. The main entrance is in front of the Ranger’s Office off of Parkway Rd. For more information, email chapter president Tom Veltri at tj_veltri@yahoo.com or contact him at (321) 266-9341.

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