CARES SpectRUN & Au-some Family Fun Day

Sat April 22, 2023 Hurricane, WV 25526 US Directions


SpectRun 5K

10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

SpectRUN 10K

10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
Open to ages 12 - 65.

Au-some Family Fun Day / Walk

12:30PM EDT - 3:00PM EDT

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Meeks Mountain Trails / Hurricane City Park
3511 WV-34
Hurricane, WV US 25526


Join us for the 5th Annual SpectRUN 5k/10k on the Meeks Mountain trails in Hurricane, WV supporting Community Autism Resources and Education Systems (CARES) followed by Au-Some Family Fun Day and .5 K Family Sensory Walk at Hurricane City Park. 


Join us for our biggest and best event of the year, the 5th Annual Autism SpectRUN and Au-some Family Fun Day at Hurricane City Park on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

The SpectRun 5k/10K kicks off on the Meeks Mountain trails at 10:00 a.m. Racers will be timed as they enjoy a beautiful mountain trail featuring artwork by JP Owens and Putnam County community members.

Au-some Family Fun Day kicks-off at 12:30 with our annual  Sensory Family Walk that’s suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities.  CARES' families and supporters will experience numerous sights, sounds, and activities that will surely excite their senses while strolling around Hurricane City Park.  Family-friendly activities, games, entertainment, music, and food (available for purchase) will follow the Sensory Walk and will be available until 3:00. 

This is a great opportunity to connect, get active and have fun, while making a difference. So grab your walking /running shoes, round up the family, and join us for a day of fun and giving back!

With autism prevalence growing to 1:36, almost everyone has a friend or family member affected by this neurological disorder. Yet, desperately needed services are severely lacking.  Community Autism Resources and Education Systems (CARES), is a West Virginia non-profit organization focused on increasing access to evidence-based services while providing education, advocacy, and community outreach to empower West Virginia children on the autism spectrum and their families. 


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