- $15 for race registration with a T-shirt, bib, and swag bag ($35 value)
The Heroes for Autism 5K/10K Run takes place on Saturday, August 30 at Magnuson Park.
Heroes for Autism 5K/10K
Autism affects more than three million people in the United States, and tens of millions of people across the globe. In fact, the CDC identifies one in 68 American children as being on the Autism spectrum. The disease appears during early childhood and lasts a lifetime, hindering the communication and social skills of those affected.
This Labor Day weekend, the Autism Society of Washington—the state's oldest Autism society—will host its first annual 5K in an effort to make the state safer for individuals with Autism. The society's mission is to not only improve the lives of those affected by the disease, but also to provide lifelong access to treatment and services for the individuals themselves as well as their families. Located just a few minutes from the University of Washington, Magnuson Park will play host to the event. With 350 acres, it's Seattle's second largest park and sprawls across a picturesque stretch of Lake Washington's shoreline.