Events

Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K

$40 8:15AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Registration ends March 24, 2023 at 5:00pm EDT

Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course

$0 8:15AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Registration ends March 25, 2023 at 8:00am EDT

Virtual Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K

$10 Registration ends March 25, 2023 at 8:00am EDT

Description

 
Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K Run/Walk & Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course
This 5K 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. The Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course is perfect for all ages and abilities and will feature an array of obstacles that involve jumping, balancing, water, crawling, and more located at The Els Center of Excellence. Can't make it to the race? No need to stress, you can join in on the fun virtually!
Race Expo
At the Expo, we will have vendor booths consisting of micro-businesses with products created by individuals with autism, race sponsors, and autism employment partners. The Expo will also have performances, activities, race awards, and more, a morning you won't want to miss!
 
All races support 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®.
 
Additional Details
  • Every runner will be provided with his/her own disposable timing tag which will be affixed to the race bib. AccuChipUSA will record the net timing for each participant.
  • Strollers and pets are not allowed in the race.
  • On race day, parking directors will assist you once you enter the gates at The Els Center of Excellence.
 
Race Day Schedule (tentative)
  • 7:00 AM: Parking Opens
  • 8:00 AM: Welcome Announcement and National Anthem
  • 8:15 AM: Race Expo, Roots & Ruts Off-Road 5K, Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course 
  • 11:00 AM: Race Expo & Sensory-Friendly Obstacle Course close
 
Packet Pickup
Early packet pickup will be held at The Els Center of Excellence Pavillon on the following days:
  • Tuesday, March 21st from 8 AM - 6 PM 
  • Friday, March 24th from 2 PM - 6 PM
 
Sponsorship Information
The Foundation relies on generous sponsors to make these events possible! To find out more information about sponsorships, download the Sponsorship Brochure or contact Jennifer Nicholas at jennifer.nicholas@elsforautism.org.

Place

The Els Center of Excellence
18370 Limestone Creek Road
Jupiter, Florida 33455

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Emerald Sponsor

Ruby Sponsor

Friends Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsor

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.elsforautism.org/roots-and-ruts/.

Race Map

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PDF

Directions

The Els Center of Excellence
18370 Limestone Creek Road
Jupiter, Florida 33455

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