By James Feichtner
Running in a five kilometer race is a great way to exercise, but for the Behavioral Analysis Center for Autism, it’s also a great way to raise awareness. That’s why the Fishers-based school is putting together its second annual BACA Bolt for Autism on Sept. 13 at Fort Harrison State Park.
“This is the second year that we’ve done the BACA Bolt,” BACA Director of Marketing Sarah Cox said. “It’s a run that’s really good for the avid runner and then it’s also going to be very family friendly.”
For the 5k race, prizes will be given to the top runners. Donations from various sponsors offer some unique awards.
“We’re going to give out prizes for first, second and third place for male and female runners,” Cox said. “The prizes are actually going to be some donations that I’ve collected from different businesses around Indianapolis.”
Even if you’re not ranked in the top three, those who registered are still eligible to win prizes. Participants also receive a free T-shirt.
“After the race is done and we’ve given out prizes to the top runners, we’re going to do random prize giveaways,” Cox said. “So it won’t even be dependent on the timing the person gets.”
For those not interested in the run, family and kid-friendly activities will be available at the event.
All proceeds of the event will go towards BACA based charities. Registration is $25 and $30 for late registration. A $7 entrance fee per car is required for Ft. Harrison State Park.
For more info or to register, visit www.getmeregistered.com/BACABoltforAutism